I'm back home after spending most of last week in New York City with Ben and Jackson, my sister and my five month old niece. We drove there and, to quote the border guard, were "quite brave" to tackle the trip with three young kids.
It was a great week though, and the kids were troupers as they traipsed through the streets of Manhattan in the obviously obtrusive heat, with sweat-beaded brows, sore heels and strollers that are seemingly offensive to the NYC public transportation officials.
But as fun as it was, it is even better to be home. And coming back, means a return to cooking and meal planning. I like this week's menu a lot. I think it's really representative of how we most like to eat, and while some weeks are more popular than others, I do think this week will thrill the masses.
What have you been cooking up these days? Anything exceptional? Please feel free to link to any great recipes you've made or come across, in the comments section.
Monday:: Pasta with peas, basil, parmesan and olive oil. Salad.
Tuesday:: Grilled sole sandwiches on baguette with chipotle aioli. Mixed greens.
Wednesday:: Taco salad with corn, avocado and pinto beans.
Thursday:: Lemon-oregano chicken skewers, warm pita, tzatziki. Salad.
Friday:: Grilled pizza with mushrooms and goat cheese.