You have to make it feel like a vacation somehow.
Blueberry is preferable, but if there are children on your vacation make a few with just chocolate chips in case somebody in the house forgot how much they hate fruit.
Get ice cream
At least once a day.
Sure, this is more of a winter dish, but it’s cold and windy and the hurricane is stalled overhead so there’s almost no chance of anyone seeing you in a bathing suit this week. Make a lot because it’s even better after it sits for a few days.
Roast a leg of lamb
Or some big cut of meat. Maybe cook up a beef bourguignon? It’s ideal over risotto.
Throw it back as if you’re one of those women who wears wine socks without irony. Or drink beer. Or alcoholic seltzer water (my sister-in-law just turned me onto this). Mix up some cocktails. The point is get drunk, and start early.
Learn how to make a soufflé
Or something complicated that requires a precise combination of flour, sugar and butter.
Prepare a cheeseboard
Using a wide variety of fine cheeses and plenty of treats. Include some fig jam, a red pepper jelly, spiced almonds, grapes, a cured meat or two and any other overpriced delicacy you can find at the local gourmet store.
Try pecan butter
It’s $15 for a 6 oz. jar so it must be good.
Whatever the fuck you feel like eating. The windows are rattling. The beds are shaking. There are no rules.