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What’s for Dinner – Saying Goodbye to Spring Break


You may not have noticed it, but last week came and went without a “What’s for Dinner” post.  With everyone on vacation, I decided that mom should take a vacation as well.  We ate out.  There was junk food.  Oh, boy did they talk me into buying junk food!  Still, it was nice.  Wonderful even.  Reader, I barely did dishes.

Seeing as everyone is soon to head back to their normal routine (and how much Groceries, my oldest, missed the menu on the board), I needed a menu plan for this week.  Much like the inevitable end to one’s vacation, I’m happy to say, that vegetables are back!  It is possible that I am the only one who is celebrating this fact.

Thankfully, they’ll get over it.


I figure the end of vacation means we need to start things off with a bang.  Tonight’s dinner is Dr. Bruce’s Awesome Grilled Salmon (video and recipe) and Grilled Vegetable Salad with Sweet Poppy Seed Dressing (video and recipe) from Cynthia Lair’s “Feeding the Whole Family: Recipes for Babies, Young Children, and Their Parents.”  I’ll also be serving a very simply cooked quinoa along with it.  Hmm…did I mention that I’m cedar planking the salmon and veggies?

Monday is the end of our break, so we’ll be celebrating (or bracing ourselves) with pizza at Ian’s on State.

YMCA Tuesday needs a quick and easy meal.  Cynthia Lair’s Huevos Rancheros (video and recipe) from “Feeding the Whole Family: Recipes for Babies, Young Children, and Their Parents” plus lettuce, cheese, avocado,and black beans.

Wednesdays typically have a bit more time for dinner prep (at least until soccer starts) so I’ll be making a very simple grilled chicken with Millet Tabbouleh.

Another quick and easy meal for Thursday with BLTs and my Kitchen Sink Salad.

Friday’s meatless to help make up for the wild caught salmon on Sunday with Nava Atlas’ Middle Eastern Pita Bread Salad and White Bean Hummus from “The Vegetarian Family Cookbook.”

We’ll round out the week with frozen pizza and more salad so that I can devote extra time to the quilt I’m making for a contest because if you know me at all, you know I’m going to need it!

I think I hit this one out of the park.  So, dear reader, what’s for dinner?


2 thoughts on “What’s for Dinner – Saying Goodbye to Spring Break

  1. What time is dinner?