Tuesday, March 5, 2013

This Week's Meals...

Thin Crust Pizza
with Salad 
(my favorite store bought brand is Newman's Own Thin & Crispy)

Chicken Pot Pies
pre-made from Market Street

with angel hair pasta and garlic bread
(looking forward to trying this recipe - thanks for the recommendation CeCe!)

with oven roasted asparagus 

with Mexican rice and chips/salsa

Spinach & Black Bean Lasagna
with garlic bread
(frozen from last week - see recipe here)

Eat Out! 

If you have some easy, weeknight meals...please share!  I'd love to know your go-to recipes.  I still dread sitting down to meal plan...surely it gets easier, right?  It's like working out to me...dread it, but always feels good once it's done! :)


Betsy said...

I made the southwestern egg rolls last week and Bryan and I really liked them. I just made quesadillas for the kids because they are not big fans of spicy food. The only issue I had was getting the tortillas to roll up nicely (I had to use corn because Bryan is gluten free). Maybe large flour ones will work out better :/

The Scott Family said...

So impressed! Looks yummy. On the balsamic...definitely salt/pepper to taste. Brings out the flavor. :). Hope it turns out!

Gillian said...

Not sure if you use a crockpot, but I find that to be the easiest week night meals with a toddler running around. I throw it all in during nap time and by dinner, it's ready! Here's a link to a post I wrote about some recipes I tried: http://doseofhappiness.blogspot.com/2013/01/crock-pot-virgin.html

And, last night I made chicken tortilla soup in the crock pot which was pretty good! http://www.tablefortwoblog.com/2012/11/27/crockpot-chicken-tortilla-soup/

J & J Brymer said...

Thank you for these! Did you make your own sauce for the SW Eggrolls or use something store bought?

Mindy Rives said...

For the Southwestern Egg Rolls, I used large flour tortillas and did not have a problem with them rolling up (or staying rolled up). I also chopped up the chicken really fine after it cooked and then returned it to the pan to add all the other ingredients. I have not made a special dipping sauce for them. I just dip them in Ranch and salsa...delicious!

Amanda Miller said...

Mindy I have all of the recipes that I use regularly, about 40, written down in a notebook. Just the name, not the entire recipe. I have them separated into categories (white meat, red meat, crock pot, meatless etc). When I plan meals for the week i just go through that list and pull a couple of them. About every other week I'll try a new one from pinterest too. In that same notebook I will write our each day by week. I can see that on say this Wed. I will be busy all morning with a meeting so a crockpot meal that night would be best. Tuesday Jake is at school so I will have more time that day to prep a more intensive meal. We have life group and soccer practice on Thursday nights so that is always our night to eat leftovers. Hope this helps!