This month’s Recipe Redux prompt was about getting back to the dinner table. Coming back from vacation, getting back into a routine, and sitting down to eat a healthy dinner together. After a vacation (especially one with many indulgent treats) there is nothing I want more than to eat a huge salad. Well, after a million cuddles with my kitties.
The problem with that? The LAST thing I want to do on my drive home from the airport or at the end of a road trip is to swing by the grocery store and restock my fridge. So instead for this recipe I focused on something incredibly easy (duh, what’s easier than a grilled cheese?) with ingredients I would normally have floating around my fridge, pantry, and freezer. Let running to the grocery store be future Kelly’s problem. Plus, this is perfect for squashing a craving for a greasy cheeseburger, if you’re into that sort of thing.
For me, the first meal when I get back from a trip will determine how well I slip back into healthy eating habits. If I let myself grab a pizza or snack on junk, I’m probably going to keep doing that and put off making good choices. This sandwich isn’t the most veggie backed dinner, so dig out any veggies left in your crisper or even grab some from the freezer to round this out as a healthy meal. Are frozen veggies the *most* ideal when it’s summer time? Obviously not. But when you’re just getting back into the swing of things, you need all the shortcuts you can get without resorting to a bag of greasy potato chips for dinner.