Dinner Tonight {On the Fly}

by Lisa on November 29, 2010

One of the many downsides of living  7 states away from my family is that in order to stay for a full weekend we have to fly home on Monday morning.  But getting up at 5 am and going straight to work does not really leave Jeromy or I in the best mood to make dinner.  Knowing that this would be the situation today, I made dinner last Tuesday night before we left for Thanksgiving.  I am a type A through and through so planning ahead is in my blood!   We ate more than our fair share of food over the weekend, as I thought we would, and I wanted to have something nutritious and full of vegetables prepared for dinner tonight.  Luckily, I stumbled upon this recipe two weeks before Thanksgiving–we came home to Oh She Glows’ Holiday Soup for the Soul.

The pot pictured below is our brand new dutch oven, thanks to my friend Jessica and her husband Orrin.  I loved using it for soup and can’t wait to try many more recipes in it.  Bread, anyone?  Thanks so much, Jess and Orrin!

The soup reheated beautifully and was delicious.  The combination of ingredients gave the soup a great texture.  I think next time I would increase the spices just a bit to add a little more flavor.  Even so, I am looking forward to having this for lunch!  Don’t forget to visit Oh She Glows for the recipe.

**One of the best parts of writing this blog is meeting other bloggers and readers.  I was fortunate to meet Emily through a blog meetup–the first one I ever attended.  She is the chef behind The Front Burner, a fantastic blog with lots of creative vegetarian and vegan recipes.  Trust me, when you see the flavor she packs into her dishes you will not miss the meat!  Emily is one of 24 contestants left in FoodBuzz’s Project Food Blog; she’ s competing for the grand prize of $10,000!!  So please check out her most recent entry and vote for Emily to advance to the next round–thank you!**

So, what about you?  Do you plan your meals ahead if you’re traveling or just grab something to eat on the fly? Share in the comments!

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Sarah November 30, 2010 at 12:39 pm

I try to plan ahead too! Whenever I make chili or soup I try to freeze the leftovers. It is nice to have a nutricious meal on the fly. Welcome back to dc!

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Lisa November 30, 2010 at 12:45 pm

Thanks! I do the same–so easy to pull some soup or chili out of the freezer.

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Victoria (District C November 30, 2010 at 6:25 pm

Yeah, I definitely have frozen chili waiting for me back home in DC. As well as a freezer that I stock with frozen veggies, meats that I pre-cook, and a pile of easy-to-assemble flavorings that I can fall back on when I get home.

There might also be green chile casserole in my fridge. Man, do I need my kitchen again…

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