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Meals meals meals. How I do love to cook and eat (when unhindered by little ones). I know some moms are awesome about their kids being super involved with meal prep and while I do make an effort for that by necessity as they’re always with me while I’m prepping food, honestly, I love being alone in the kitchen.

A brief run down of what we ate on our vacation-staycation from a few weeks back. Here’s last year’s peek too!

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Coop granola & seasoned ground pork for yummmmmmy sausage patties. Blueberry & banana & milk smoothie!

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Shredded pork, homemade guac via Alice Waters, chopped romaine, shredded cheddar, and black beans.

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King Arthur’s pancakes with loads of Hope Creamery butter!

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French Almond granola, plain whole milk yogurt, chopped dates, and blue berries!

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Monster sandwich with roast beef, turkey, ham, two kinds f cheese, onions, lettuce, avocado and lil dippers with hummus.

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This rhubarb crisp. Never look back.

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Peaches, cherry tomatoes, almonds, goat cheese, romaine, yup!

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Layers and layers of lasagna with mild spiced ground pork from the coop, lots of cheese, and homemade sauce. Don’t forget the basil and pepper.

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Another shot of the crisp. I may have doubled the topping.

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Snooker doodles. What a weird name for a cookie that I devoured in about 25 minutes. Nearly lots of them. Not telling how many. Okay. A lot. Family recipe!

Even though I’ve been in NYC all week, feasting like a queen with my brother-in-law the chef and on baby watch for my sister, I’m still revisiting these meals in my mind. I love cooking on vacation. Someone else watching the kids so I can create in the kitchen! It’s a small simply joy for me.

Your summer eats? Any fav recipes?

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4 Responses to Food on Vacation

  1. AnneMarie says:

    The monster sandwiches look amazing!!!!! The crisp sounds so heavenly, too.
    This summer we’ve been enjoying fresh veggies in Vietnamese summer rolls and falafels + pita bread. I also put together a Greek Honey Cake for our anniversary a few weeks ago, and decided that it’s now one of my top-favorite non chocolate, easy-to-make desserts. It’s a simple, slightly citrusy cake with walnuts and it’s drenched in a honey syrup. I may have eaten the majority of the cake myself haha.

  2. Momma Dye says:

    BLTs are easy and doesn’t heat up the kitchen too much. Sometimes I make with toasted bread, other times I roll up in a soft tortilla.
    Also anything on the grill, again trying not to heat up the kitchen in the summer.

    • Momma Dye says:

      BTW- Rhubarb Crisp looks great! I’ve only ever had rhubarb with strawberries. How does the taste compare to rhubarb without strawberries?

      • SuzanneMK says:

        I have never had rhubarb crisp or pie. However, my mom used to make a yummy rhubarb sauce; like apple sauce, and it was pretty bitter. Again, yummy if you like that taste.

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