Thanks for the suggestions on last week’s post about easy weeknight dinners. So many options – I don’t know where to begin! I’ve looked around at Pioneer Woman’s Tasty Kitchen and I follow Annie’s Eats. I’ve bookmarked a few of Annie’s recipes, and I’m finally going to make one this week. Oddly enough, a good friend of ours from college recently moved here and has a ton of back issues of Cooking Light. She loaned me an issue this weekend from last summer featuring tons of tomato recipes (tomatoes are my absolute favorite). She and I are looking forward to swapping magazines back and forth. I’m excited to put these new-to-me sources to use.
I thought I would share my weekly meal plans occasionally, starting with this week. I’m hoping this will help me follow through with cooking a meal every night and not copping out and making a frozen pizza!
Garlic-Marinated Chicken Cutlets with Grilled Potatoes and Asparagus from Everyday Food: Great Food Fast, page 116
Weekly Dinner with K+J
Ever since our close friends from college moved in around the block, we have dinner together every Tuesday or Wednesday, swapping houses every week.
Steak with Grilled Tomatoes and Onions originally from Every Day with Rachael Ray
This recipe is one of our go-to quick dinners that satisfies us both. The original recipe featured a parsley or cilantro based sauce, but I made it once and wasn’t impressed with how it tasted or how long it took to prepare, so we dropped it. Now, Nick grills up a smallish boneless sirloin steak with a bit of salt and pepper. I slice tomatoes (beefsteak, roma, any tomato will work just make the slices thick) and half an onion (for Nick only, I am not a fan of onions). I lightly coat the veggies in olive oil, salt and pepper them and throw them on the grill for a few minutes. In the summer, we add pineapple slices. You could grill up any vegetable you like really. This works great for us because it is so quick – we have a somewhat healthy* dinner in 15-20 minutes with very little prep or clean up. *I know, red meat isn’t super healthy, but Nick is a meat lover. Some weeks we swap out the steak for chicken.
Tacos using Tequila Lime Grilled Chicken from Annie’s Eats
This chicken recipe suggests overnight marinating, so I will prep it after we get home from dinner at K+J’s.
Out for dinner and a movie! Nick’s off today.
Eat out or leftovers.
Saturdays are always up in the air, especially when Nick has them off.
What are you having for dinner this week? Do you plan meals?