We’re moving on Friday, so this week we’re getting a lot of take-out. At first, it’s fun, but then I inevitably start craving home cooking. I can’t wait to hit up the farmer’s market and cook with fresh veggies again!
Last week’s big winner was the Smoked Cheddar Twice-Baked Potatoes. I wanted to make something easy, filling, and full of veggies, so these potatoes were perfect. We had smoked cheddar on hand, so I used that (and wow, was it good!), but you can really use whatever you like. I prefer to use strongly flavored cheeses on baked potatoes because you can get away with using less.
So onto this week’s meal plan! I was almost going to skip posting this week, but I thought it would be fun to write about the restaurants we’re going to, which are some of our favorites in Madison.
Monday: Ha Long Bay
This restaurant serves Vietnamese and Thai food–you’d think that it would be hard to do both well, but this is seriously the best Thai restaurant we’ve ever been to.
Tuesday: Leftover Ha Long Bay
Wednesday: Pizza Brutta
Pizza Brutta makes authentic Neapolitan pizza cooked over a wood fire and it is so good. I really hope there’s someplace like this in Raleigh. My favorite pizza is the Portabella, but they used to have the most amazing potato pizza. I was a sad panda when they took that off the menu.
Thursday: Monty’s Blue Plate Diner
Surprisingly, there’s only one restaurant in Madison that only makes vegetarian food. But on the bright side, there are a lot of restaurants that serve meat and also really innovative veggie dishes. Monty’s Blue Plate Diner is among my favorites because their vegetarian options go way beyond the standard veggie burger and mac & cheese. I will be getting the Meatless Meatloaf of the Gods, which is made with carrots, onions, and mushrooms and served with mashed potatoes and cashew gravy. Afterwards, we plan on popping over to Gail Ambrosius Chocolates (as seen on Food Network!) and getting a few truffles.
Friday: PB&J on the road
We’re hoping to be on our way to Raleigh at 4am on Friday. We’ll have our 4 cats in tow, so we’ve decided that rather than stopping for fast food, we’ll bring sandwiches and eat at rest stops–that way, we won’t have to leave the cats alone.
Saturday: Going out to eat… somewhere
The movers will be bringing our stuff in the morning, but I’m sure we won’t be ready to cook quite yet.
Sunday: Going out to eat… again
Either that or we’ll pick something up from Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s.
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