We spent the holiday weekend in Lake Tahoe. Since we’ve made the 8-hour drive countless times over the years, I know to expect a certain level of lethargy at the end of the day. It’s amazing how tired you get sitting for 8 hours straight. Going out to eat once you finally get home sounds criminal. After a week of dining out, our stomachs (and pocketbooks) want something from home. In the last few years I got in the habit of stocking our kitchen with a quick and effortless meal to eat after a long day of travel. It’s the last errand I run before we leave town. The note is to remind myself what we can have for dinner because, believe it or not, I usually forget.*
* Funny enough, the act of writing the meals down this time (pasta for the boys, tofu and brown rice for me) reinforced the memory. I’ve been anticipating my tofu and rice all week! Lake Tahoe is fun, but not known for healthy meal options.