We returned home yesterday afternoon from our vacation (more like a rather fun business trip) and my wife & I decided that we’d do one more meal out for dinner. We unloaded the car and then hit our favorite sushi restaurant- Nikko Sushi with the kids. It was like a celebration for a job well done at the conventions and another successful family road trip.
Driving for two days means we often stop for fast food (In-N-Out Burger FTW) and neglect our fruit & vegetable intake (French fries don’t count according to my wife). When we returned home, our fridge was only filled with condiments & beers thus requiring a quick run to get groceries. The major staples such as bread, eggs & cheese will have to wait- we needed fruits and vegetables STAT. Luckily we live so close to farmlands that we went to a local vegetable market and stocked up. Time to eat healthy again!
It also appears that we brought back the nice weather from California so we will be grilling within the next few days. I’m looking forward to making our own meals and I know my family is as well. We make preparing mealtimes a family affair. The art of cooking is something I love teaching my children. They ask about how to make stuff, why we do certain things to the food, and they often want to get in and help on the stove or BBQ. They help set the table and everyone takes part in serving the food. However, washing & drying dishes is the chore grumbled at by everyone.
I’m looking forward to our first home cooked meal tonight. Ribs, roasted cauliflower and a spinach salad are on the menu. We even have the next few nights planned out as well (BBQ pizza and smokies). My mouth is watering thinking of all the home cooked meals we are going to make. Summer is almost here, so I’ll be heading out this afternoon to prepare our vegetable garden for the season.
Good eats everyone!