More Americans eating at home

The New York Times has a great article about how more and more Americans are eating at home rather than going out to dinner. Cost is one factor, but health benefits are also noted. Not really mentioned in the article is family time–cooking and eating dinner together is one of the best parts of the day in our home. I hope this site can help your family plan good relativity easy meals as it does for our family.

Dining In: Homemade Chili Gains Ground on Chili’s

Quinoa Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

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What a delicious summer salad from TwoPeasAndTheirPod.com. Loved the dressing of this and the combination of quinoa with the fruit made a yummy side salad. As indicated in the original recipe, it is very adaptable to the fruit on hand.

 

Quinoa Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing
 
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Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 1 Lime
  • 3 Tbs Honey
  • 2 Tbs Fresh Mint leaves
  • 1½ cups Blueberries
  • 1½ cups Strawberries, sliced
  • 1½ cups Mango, diced
Instructions
  1. Cook the quinoa according to directions and cool
  2. Juice the lime
  3. Add the honey to the lime juice and mix
  4. Toss everything together in a bowl
  5. Serve cold
 

Meals for the week, May 3-9

  1. 30 minute Ground Beef Enchilada Skillet Dinner
  2. English muffin or bagel pizzas with ham and pineapple with salads
  3. Pressure Cooker Pork Stew with Sweet Potatoes and Prunes
  4.  A simplified version of Korean Fried Chicken Tacos with Sweet Slaw, Crunchy Noodles & Queso Fresco
  5. Minty Pea and Arugula Wonton Ravioli
  6. Grilled Yogurt Chicken with Cucumber Salad
  7. Ham from the freezer, with rolls and salads