We ate like royalty on our vacation. As promised, a run down. The kids ate everything! The marathon-training-husband needed lots of calories so we ate and ate and ate. It was so easy to cook and clean up with another adult around to play and be with the kids. Rocket science, right?
When I devised our grocery list before going on the trip, I wanted foods that could do double duty and that I knew the kids would eat. They’re good eaters and eat just about everything we do so that wasn’t too terrible. When in doubt, oatmeal and yogurt and blueberries, right?
I had to fuel up with chai every day because the baby took to sleeping like a newborn, literally. He had been sleeping through the night for over a month and night weaned. #regression.
Mixed greens, pear, peach, salted & roasted sunflower seeds with a homemade vinaigrette.
Mixed greens with hard boiled eggs, avocado, dried cherries, and pistachios with a homemade french dressing.
Ground turkey, black beans, white rice, flour tortilla, topped with avocado, garden heirloom tomatoes, shredded colby, and a dollop of sour cream.
All pork hot dogs, the avocado salad, my new fav dill cabbage dish, corn chips, and CORN on the cob!
Snack: hardboiled eggs, garden fresh tomatoes, cottage cheese, and pepper.
Big roasted chicken that still had a toe nail, much to the kids’ delight and horror.
Roasted chicken leftovers tossed into pasta salad with garden fresh heirlooms, basil, and mozzarella chunks. Topped with balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil.
Chicken white bean soup with yogurt (plain whole milk yogurt, grapes, strawberries, and pistachios). I nursed a chai every single day in the same mug!
Slow cooked cheesy eggs, smoothie, whole wheat toast with creamed honey from the farmer’s market.
Spiced Italian ground beef, homemade tomato sauce, on a bed o’ angel hair pasta!
Shea’s Apple Crisp with oatmeal & loads of butter. Apples from a tree out at the Lodge!
Whew. Now I’m hungry. I tried to ensure some of the food could overlap for two meals: the salad greens, the pasta, the ground turkey, the roasted chicken, the yogurt. We really just loved the joy of food! At home it’s still homemade mostly but less joyful for me because I’m cooking under the pressure of witching hour and less enjoyable for him because he’s eating while walking round with the kids who have eaten long before he comes home.
Take delight in sharing food with those you love!