This Weeks Eats - Road Trip Edition

Wow, I'm really impressed with bloggers that are able to get race recaps done in less than 24 hours!  Lindsay and Jennifer, kudos to you.  I was too busy watching BREAKING BAD, OMG, last night and I'm still working through mixed emotions on my performance at the See Jane Run Half Marathon (time was 2:04:05) and will have a full report by tomorrow.

This week's eats is a bit pared down as we are taking our first family road trip (other than the two hour jaunt variety) to check out the Hoh rain forest and the beaches at La Push after an overnight stay in Forks.  Yes, I've already promised a number of people that I'd say hi to Bella and Edward, etc. etc.  Hopefully I'll have lots of fun travelogue pictures and activities to share and, of course, stories of hi jinks because we've never had the kids sleep in one room together, or in any kind of lodging other than their home, really...

The last road trip I went on was just about eight years ago, when we drove from Chicago to Seattle.  And, speaking of great road trip pictures...

This was as close as poor Peeps could get to Mt. Rushmore, no doggies allowed there.  Although, the pic from the parking lot was my favorite from the whole trip.  Classic.

Anyhow, since we'll be gone for two days, we're planning for five meals this week and will wing it based on what's easiest that day.

  • Pizza
  • baked chicken taquitos
  • braciole and mashed potatoes - we usually make this Giada recipe around the holidays/in the winter, but we've been craving it lately.
  • spinach artichoke pasta - this week's Pinterest experiment!
  • chicken fingers with honey mustard dipping sauce and big side salad: marinade chicken tenders in a little tomato sauce, hot sauce, garlic powder and Italian seasonings, then coat them with a mixture of 2 parts breadcrumbs and 1 part Parmesan cheese and bake at 425 for 15 minutes, flipping once.  For the sauce I just whisk together equal parts honey and yellow mustard and maybe a small tablespoon of mayo to give it a creamier consistency.


  1. Good Luck with the one room scenario. We have yet to conquer that fun adventure. We still split them up, and fork over enough dough for a room big enough. Sad, but true. I cannot wait till the gremlins can sleep on the pullout with less trauma than the current norm is.

    As for the rest of the trip it sounds great! Just don't forget your anxiety meds for bedtime. :)