Next Week’s Meal Plan: Five Simple Dinners for a Week of Travel — Next Week’s Meal Plan

This weekend, two moving containers were delivered to our driveway and slowly but surely filled with everything in our Georgia home. Left are a few kitchen staples and enough clothing for each of us to "camp out in our house" and on the road for the next two weeks. It would be incredibly easy to give up meal planning for the next couple of days or weeks while we move, but — and this is a testament to meal planning as a tool for improving our home lives — having a meal plan and feeding my family simple, nutritious meals during a hectic time makes me feel steady and confident in a time of total chaos.

This week I'm planning meals that can be made from the small bin of cookware I packed for traveling: knives, a cast iron skillet, a sheet pan, a few measuring devices, tongs, etc. Here are the five incredibly simple meals that I'm planning for our first week of travel.

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Next Week’s Meal Plan: Five Simple Dinners for a Week of Travel — Next Week’s Meal Plan

This weekend, two moving containers were delivered to our driveway and slowly but surely filled with everything in our Georgia home. Left are a few kitchen staples and enough clothing for each of us to "camp out in our house" and on the road for the next two weeks. It would be incredibly easy to give up meal planning for the next couple of days or weeks while we move, but — and this is a testament to meal planning as a tool for improving our home lives — having a meal plan and feeding my family simple, nutritious meals during a hectic time makes me feel steady and confident in a time of total chaos.

This week I'm planning meals that can be made from the small bin of cookware I packed for traveling: knives, a cast iron skillet, a sheet pan, a few measuring devices, tongs, etc. Here are the five incredibly simple meals that I'm planning for our first week of travel.

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50 Things You Need to Eat by the End of Summer — Recipes from The Kitchn

There are many iterations of the summer bucket list. Some include going to the beach, hiking, or watching the fireflies outside on the back porch. All crucial to the season, yes, but so is eating all the delicious things the warm weather brings. It seems there aren't enough hours in the long, sunny days to consume all the fresh produce, burgers, and ice cream cones the summer entails. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't try!

Here are the 50 foods we think absolutely must be eaten before the season comes to a close. This is our summer food bucket list.

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Cook Your Freezer! 5 Freezer-to-Table Dinner Recipes — Freezer to Table

My freezer door gets opened multiple times a day. It's my secret weapon against food waste, food boredom, and, most importantly, ordering takeout when I don't feel like cooking. A little bit of leftover pesto? Into the freezer it goes to be slathered on puff pastry dough for a savory summer tart. When walking down the freezer aisle at Trader Joe's, bags of frozen Asian dumplings, broccoli florets, turkey meatballs, and shrimp get thrown into my cart. That way, when dinner needs to happen fast, I'm armed and ready to dish out some tasty meals without a last-minute run to the grocery store.

These five dinner recipes revolve around foods I consider freezer staples. With just a little prep, you too can be enjoying teriyaki meatball bowls, lemon ravioli casserole, shrimp and rice casserole, a summer veggie pesto tart, or a spicy-sour Thai-inspired dumpling soup. Ready to stock and shop your freezer like I do? Let's go!

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At Home in Seattle with Chef Renee Erickson — Meet the Locals: Seattle

When Renee Erickson opened her first French-inspired restaurant in Seattle, Boat Street Café, she was barely out of college, winging it in a major way with the support of friends and family, but not much else. Fast forward a few decades, and she has become a cornerstone of Seattle's food scene, with a James Beard Award and heaping platefuls of national accolades.

Her restaurants — The Whale Wins, The Walrus and the Carpenter, Bateau, and Bar Melusine, plus the bar Barnacle and the doughnut shop General Porpoise — are musts for any food-inspired Seattle visitor. People come for the décor as much as the food. Always bright and airy, with pretty bold colors and whimsical touches, Renee's spots are an extension of her eye for design. (She was an art major, obviously.)

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The 3 Tough Love, Hard-and-Fast Rules for a Cleaner Kitchen, All the Time — Apartment Therapy

From Apartment Therapy → Tough Love: 3 Hard-and-Fast Rules for a Cleaner Kitchen, All the Time

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