Favorite just-home-from-vacation dinner?

Halfway home from a great vacation and wondering what people's favorite/go-to "we're home" dinners are. Ours is usually homemade mac and cheese but it's literally 102 where we call home so I was just wondering what other people's usual just-home supper is.

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dymnyno
dymnyno July 6, 2012

Depends on the season...If it's after a Christmas to New Years vacation, I usually have a turkey pot pie in the freezer which I pop into the oven. During the Summer, I usually have a Greek casserole to throw into the oven from the freezer. If I have time to shop before finishing the drive up the mountain, then I make a great salad.

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Pecan-Ann
Pecan-Ann July 6, 2012

I call in a pizza so it arrives home when we do!

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kbckitchen
kbckitchen July 6, 2012

Breakfast for dinner. Yummy fast and comforting

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ChefJune
ChefJune July 6, 2012

Scrambled eggs came immediately to mind. Or a grilled veggie sandwich.

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Bevi
Bevi July 6, 2012

A great salad with all sorts of surprises. When I recently stayed at a fellow food52er's house, we put together the most delicious salad with a creamy avocado dressing. Delish!

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petitbleu
petitbleu July 6, 2012

A rice bowl with whatever random veggies are around and an egg on top (furikake is nice, too, if you have it).

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Judith21
Judith21 July 6, 2012

Depends on the season for me too. After Christmas we often go to Florida to escape the brutal Nebraska winter for a few days. I try to save some Boeuf Bourguignon from Christmas dinner in the freezer for the first night home. it makes re-entry into winter a little easier. For a summer vacation, pasta with olives, tomatoes and fresh basil.

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Bill F
Bill F July 6, 2012

My family has been going to the Jersey shore for years. And every time before we get home we stop at a rest area along the PA turnpike and get Roy Rogers fried chicken. And to this day I still take my family when we get home. Love this tradition, we are leaving for the shore tomorrow. Not looking forward to coming home but there is always the chicken!

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MTMitchell
MTMitchell July 7, 2012

All great ideas. I am totally stealing the idea of putting something comforting like stew or casserole in the freezer for our "re-entry" after our winter/holiday vacation. I had two intentions last night -- one was breakfast for dinner and the other was spaghetti with garlic and olive oil. What happened was pizza delivery. The 2+ hour trip home from the airport (amazing how big of a back up a fender-bender can cause...) in 100+ degree weather sapped my will to do anything but open the door and open a bottle of wine.

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