Son going off to college the next day? Carnitas tacos with all the fixings.
Taking your college son leftovers? Ribs (275 degree oven for 4 hours & finish on grill with BBQ sauce), corn, green bean salad, strawberry poptart pie.
Last day of the pool for the summer season? Burgers, potato salad, baked beans, grilled asparagus.
Prepping for a big race that you signed up for at the last minute? Turkey burgers, sweet potato fries, green beans.
Kids want pasta and you want to try something new? Ottolenghi’s zucchini and edamame pasta
Getting home at 8:30pm after errands and practice and carpools and everyone’s starving? Fried rice with extra peas and eggs.
Just mom and dad home for dinner (because you only have two kids left at home and you feel like empty nesters already)? Shrimp salad with avocados, tomatoes, pepitas, and lime dressing.
Planning weeknight meals for school days? Grits and turkey sausage, salad.
Cleaning out the cupboard and found some goodies? Farro salad with cauliflower and prosciutto one night, and quinoa chickpea salad with lemon tahini dressing another night.
Late summer garden bounty? Grilled marinated eggplant, tomato chickpea salad, grilled skirt steak.
Cooling summer nights? Outdoor dinner party! Mediterranean appetizers, grilled swordfish, tomato pie, lentils & couscous, green salad with sprouts & lemon dressing, and dessert wines.
Enjoy! xo M.