Please welcome Katie Workman for this month’s meal plans! Katie is a mother of two hungry boys and a meal planning wizard, so much so that it led to the creation of her blog The Mom 100 and a cookbook by the same name.
The dog days of summer are here, which means even the most avid cooks aren’t too excited about being chained to a hot kitchen for any length of time.
The luckiest of us might even be on vacation right now, where you want to spend even less time in the kitchen – and if you are reading this in a vacation rental house, then I’m guessing your kitchen might be on the austere side.
I have lovely memories of various vacations on Cape Cod in August, in rented houses with kitchens that had about two pans and a few knives barely sharp enough to cut a tomato.
And it didn’t matter one bit, because I was really ready to get to the beach with my family, and there wasn’t going to be a ton of fine mincing anyway.
If you are heading on vacation, here’s a piece of advice from years of renting – bring a selection of the things you use a lot, but don’t want to buy there because you will never use them up. Some examples are dried herbs, mustard, vinegar – bring those half bottles, or put a few tablespoons of spices in small zipper-top plastic bags, and then you wont have to buy those staples new at the market, and lug them home.
Enjoy these last weeks of summer, and if you’re getting ready for Back to School, I hear you – more on that soon!