August 27, 2012

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.


  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
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?


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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 :)

  4. 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.

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

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

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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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