Vacation Cooking

I’m going to handle meals on the fly this week, since the boys are off from school and we’ll be more flexible with both our eating times and locations. They’ve requested Baked Ziti one night, so I’ll make that. I’ll have to go food shopping first, because my fridge is really empty! But, we do have a nice store of homemade food in our freezer: 16 Bean Soup with Flanken, J.’s Smoked Beef Ribs, Vegetarian Mushroom Barley Soup, and Moroccan Beef Meatballs in Cumin & Coriander Tomato Sauce.

I also cut out a batch of recipes from the March 2011 issue of Cooking Light magazine — I am excited for some hearty, new meatless or low-on-meat ideas. The only problem is they’ll be a long-shot in terms of the boys eating them. And, when I handed J. the stack of recipes to see which he’d like me to make first, he said “None of them.” Boo! Everyone is raining on my new recipe parade. Still, I think they’re worth sharing in case you have more receptive families:

If you make any of these recipes, please let me know how you like them. Or, invite me over for dinner. I’ll leave my family at home.

5 thoughts on “Vacation Cooking

  1. The veg moussaka looks tempting. I will try it one of these days. Not today: company for lunch & different company for dinner. This is my 5-min. sit-down.

  2. The Chicken Fried Rice sounds delicious and I have nearly all of those ingredients handy in the house. The kids have been asking me to make fried rice for them and this recipe could be the winner. I’ll let you know if I make it.

    Thanks for sharing :)

  3. I recently made a vegetable fried rice for my family and they all loved it. I got the recipe from Ellie Krieger (Food Network). It uses brown rice, edamame, corn, egg, etc. The only complaint I got was that the little boy doesn’t like the little green things (scallions). The kids even asked me to add peas and carrots next time!

    1. The problem I’m going to have is that my kids don’t like rice much to begin with. A. will occasionally eat it, but G. won’t touch it. And then I will wind up eating too much of it when they decide not to!

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