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A Post-Vacation Menu

Nothing is better for me than cooking after a long vacation. It just fills my nerdy soul with joy to have a full fridge and a menu plan.

The dishes, however, are less thrilling to me. But that’s what Bart is for.

Monday

  • Grilled Peach Pizza – a little different, but quite good. Bart, especially, loved it.
  • Roasted asparagus (Ella blew my mind by scarfing down the asparagus. I guess she didn’t get the memo that this isn’t a normal toddler food). 
  • Grapes

Tuesday

  • Roasted Corn and Tomato Soup – Oh my word, this was amazing.
  • Grilled cheese sandwiches
  • Very mediocre peaches and excellent strawberries (feel free to substitute good peaches)

Wednesday

Thursday

  • Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Lasagna – I was a bit dubious about this recipe, but I found a bag of squash in my freezer from months ago and figured I’d just go for it. It was FANTASTIC. 
  • Strawberries
  • Sauteed zucchini

Friday

You can check out my previous weekly menus or my absurdly large collection of main dish ideas on Pinterest. Because who doesn’t love dinner? Or food, really?

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11 Comments

  • Reply Marie August 27, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Everybody loves food 😉

  • Reply smalldog August 27, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    I love butternut squash lasagna, it's such a Fall food.

  • Reply Melanie August 27, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    I made that roasted corn and tomato soup last week too. When it was still on the stove and I first tasted it, I was dubious, but it turned out to be really good! I love that it uses up so much of my CSA corn that I'm practically afriad to eat ever since being convinced that corn isn't a real vegetable.

  • Reply suffocatedbliss August 27, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    I love making up menu plans for the week … I think I just love lists. And all these recipes sound delicious and healthy … I like how you added fruit to every meal.

    – tianna 🙂

  • Reply Jodi August 27, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    I made a nectarine balsamic pizza last night and Taylor was so upset about having a "weird" pizza, but he couldn't stop raving about how good it was. SO, I bet the peach pizza was delicious. Also, I appreciate your easy sides. I struggled with this for a while- feeling like I had to whip up something else, but since we don't eat much meat anymore (and never as a main) there isn't much need so long as the dish has lots of good stuff in it.

  • Reply natalli August 28, 2012 at 2:23 am

    So glad I found your blog! I love it and I will definitely be trying some of these recipes.

    sisterhoodofthecraftypants.blogspot.com

  • Reply natalli August 28, 2012 at 2:25 am

    So glad I found your blog! I love it and I will definitely be trying some of these recipes.

    sisterhoodofthecraftypants.blogspot.com

  • Reply Ben and Summer August 28, 2012 at 5:05 am

    I saw that corn/tomato soup on Best Bites and it sounds mouthwatering. I love dinner food too, but am growing less and less fond of making it. Probably has something to do with the kiddos and hubby not liking at least 50% of what I make. Bleh. Your toddler indeed does not seem to have received that memo – good for her!

  • Reply girlseeksplace August 28, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    These dishes all sound amazing.

  • Reply Happily Ever Hall September 1, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Made the corn and tomato soup today. I was amazing. It will be a staple in my house this winter. Love the recipes you post.

  • Reply Lady Susan September 1, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    So does Ella eat the same food that you and Bart do? (I am thinking specifically about the salads. I can't get my toddler to eat lettuce although other veggies aren't a problem.) I find it hard to try to find meals that will work for everyone involved and that is with a pretty accommodating toddler.

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