Simple, Light, Kid-Friendly Meals for a Relaxing Vacation?

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Q: My family and I (husband and two small daughters) are staying at a lake house for a week in late May, and we'll be cooking for ourselves. Although I love to cook, I'd like to keep things simple so that we can all have a relaxing vacation.

What are your top suggestions for simple, light, lovely, kid-friendly meals? The kitchen is nicely appointed, and I think there is a grill too.

Sent by AnnEditor: Ann, my thought is to prep a few big things ahead of time — some grain salads, perhaps a pasta dish, and some cookies. Then take plenty of fresh fish or chicken and grill them and vegetables every night. It's simple, fresh, and quick. I particularly like these tangy boneless chicken thighs and winter wheatberry salad (pictured above). Also try this Meyer lemon grain salad and this five grain salad.

Readers, what would you suggest for Ann's trip with her family?

 

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.

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