When you start planning you vacation, you look at the attractions, tours, and restaurants that your destination offers. The last thing you think about is frijoles! For such a basic, simple food, a bowl of black beans, known to some as turtle beans, can be so satisfying, warming the tummy and the soul. A simmering pot of beans means home and hearth to me. Left-over beans can later reappear as refried beans, or frijoles refritos. Hispanics usually have beans with every meal, from breakfast to dinner.
Even though you love beans so much, you can survive a few days without them in your vacations. How about your little ones? Kids are very picky when it comes to food. If they are used to a specific menu that is not available at your hotel’s restaurant or anywhere else, your vacations can be completely ruined.
You can consider some tips to avoid such a big tummy problem:
- A few days before you go on vacations, try to vary your children’s food and don’t include beans, so that they start getting used to other meals. For example, for breakfast, you can try giving them oatmeal, milk and cereal, pancakes, etc.
- You can also try to bring with you some canned beans. They might not taste the same, but you can try frying them, and since most vacation condo rentals have kitchens fully equipped, this won’t be a problem.
- Before you booked a destination, try to find Hispanic supermarkets or restaurants that sell them. Some vacation rental resorts offer the grocery shopping service so that you can have your groceries by your arrival.
Summer will be here before you know it. So it is time to kick your vacation planning into high gear – especially if there are kids in the equation.