Van Life Meals

Cooking for van life is similar to camping, but has its own unique challenges. The van we rented had a very small fridge (you can read more about the experience here), so we had to choose our refrigerated items with care. Below, I’m featuring the four dinners we made in the van. They were all… Read more »

Our Week of Van Life

Here at Dirty Dish Club, we love the outdoors. A lot of our best food has been inspired by our adventures. Like many of you, big adventures got put on pause due to the pandemic. With the ability for our adults to get vaccinated though, the possibilities began to open up again and we began… Read more »

Dish Details May and June

Hello! It’s been awhile since we’ve done one of these posts. We’ve been busy with then end of school and then busy with all things summer. Here are some of the highlights of things we’ve eaten these last two months. This has been a season of quick meals hardly worth mentioning and celebratory gatherings (thanks,… Read more »

Dish Details 5/10/21

Let’s start this meal recap with something good: Pizza

Dish Details 4/23/21

It’s about time I did another meal round-up. Here are some of the things we’ve eaten recently.

Last Week’s Dish Details – 4/8/21

This week we’ve got the whole gamut: traditional Easter dinner complete with ham, veggie burgers, epic s’mores, and a vegan dinner.

Dish Details – Backpacking Trip to Canyonlands

I am so excited that it’s getting warm enough to camp again! Below are the meals we ate for our most recent backpacking trip – a three day, two night affair in Canyonlands.

Dish Details – End of March

We start the next dish details round-up with a meal you’ve already seen here before. (Full disclosure, I am eating a microwaved chimichanga from the freezer section while I type this. Not all our meals are well-rounded or glamorous.)

Dish Details – 3/18/21

Here’s what we ate this week:

Agua Dulce Tea

Back in February of 2020, we went on a spectacular trip to Costa Rica. I’ve thought about that trip a lot over the last year. We’d initially thought about going over our kids’ spring break in late March, but the cheapskates in us decided to just take the kids out of school and go when… Read more »

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  • Italian Style Spaghetti Squash

    Apparently this dish is a metaphor for who we are. The last time we ate it, Noel turned to me, a forkful paused en route to his mouth and said, “This is totally us” as if he’d had an epiphany. “How so?” I asked, intrigued by what deep insight he had to share. “It’s healthy,… Read more »

  • Raspberries & Cream Overnight Oats

    Stepping out the door, everything is grey: the dirty snow, the overcast sky. I walk carefully on the ice because slow is smooth and smooth is fast. In the yards around the neighborhood corpses of inflatable Christmas decorations–Mickey Mouse, polar bears, penguins, and Santa Claus–lie as lifeless piles of nylon as if they were casualties of a great battle. Moms in… Read more »

  • Zuppa Toscana

    I know it’s the New Year and everyone is filling their pin boards and meal plans with low-carb recipes and green smoothies and even though our Pinterest widget reveals our complicity in this madness, here is our reality: Our kids are sick. They’re grumpy and snotty and more unreasonable than usual. We’re bending over backward… Read more »

  • Raspberry Sticks

    These cookies are a classic. They’re simple and usually not the first thing people grab at a party, but they always end up being the item people keep coming back for. Though similar in profile to a thumbprint cookie, they require a little less labor, but manage to have a more sophisticated feel. I’m going… Read more »

  • Lasagna Soup

    This one’s a regular at our house. We’ve seen a couple of versions out there, but this is our take on it. It’s as yummy as full-blown lasagna without being so tedious. If you don’t dilly dally you can have this on the table in half an hour. That’s less time than it takes to… Read more »

  • Peppermint Oreos

    So, here’s the thing. Yeah, we rag on Halloween candy, try to sneak whole wheat and veggies into everything, and give advice on healthier things to put in kids’ stockings, but despite all the preachiness and strong opinions, we aren’t the people on the block handing out carrot sticks to spread good cheer this time of year. I… Read more »

  • Dirty Dish Club Stocking Stuffer Guide for Kids

    We talked about stocking stuffers for grown-ups last time, but the same disclaimer goes for this guide. I always hate those guides that leave you thinking “Yikes! How much money do other people spend on XYZ holiday?!?” We here at the Dirty Dish Club are moderately frugal and are in no way suggesting you buy everything… Read more »

  • Dirty Dish Club Stocking Stuffer Guide for Grown-ups

    ‘Tis the season of gift guides is it not? I am generally against the over commercialization of Christmas, and I hate to add to it, but I just couldn’t help myself, especially since some of these are actually really good ideas. I’m hoping they can give you some guidance if you’re trying to find a few… Read more »

  • Almond Cranberry Muffins with Whole Wheat

    I am not a real fan of cranberry sauce (even when we make it ourselves), so we always make a small batch of the stuff for Thanksgiving and then have extra cranberries sitting forlornly in the fridge. Fruit generally doesn’t live a long life at our house, but cranberries are too tart even for our four-year-old… Read more »

  • Maple Pumpkin Pie

    And here you have it, the long-awaited conclusion to our pumpkin pie saga. As we learned last time, it is important to start with pumpkin purée that you made from a pumpkin if for no other reason than bragging rights. You may already know that I am a big pumpkin pie fan. Also, I am… Read more »