Week of Weeknight Meals: February 2023

I did one thing I haven’t finished in a very long time final week. I truly took the time to meal plan. Why I’ve let meal planning fall to the wayside I’ll by no means know however I used to be reminded why it’s so useful for me final week. Not solely did it make me genuinely sit up for dinner every evening as a result of I used to be excited in regards to the meals and recipes I chosen nevertheless it additionally helped me really feel much less burdened as a result of I had a sport plan going into every day and will use small pockets of free time within the day to prep no matter we had been having for dinner that evening or the subsequent day. Let’s hope I can stick with it as a result of it labored like a appeal final week!

On our menu: Chopped salads, seafood, Immediate Pot meals, some pre-made shortcut dishes and extra. Hopefully one thing under pops out at you and makes it onto your weekly menu quickly!

Week of Weeknight Meals: February 2023

Monday: Greek-Impressed Chopped Salad with Baked Rooster

This chopped salad was what recent and nutrient-dense goals are fabricated from and the one motive it occurred was as a result of I meal deliberate. Should you assume I’d’ve taken the time to cut up all that stuff on the finish of the day when issues really feel chaotic, you’re sorely mistaken! As a substitute I chopped up all of the veggies after I picked up Ryder from preschool and he and Rhett had been entertaining one another within the early afternoon. Having all of the veggies prepared made the remainder of the meal a breeze! Within the salad: Chopped tomatoes, olives, cucumber, crimson bell pepper, artichokes, recent parsley, black-eyed peas (random, I do know) and feta cheese. I tossed all of it with bottled balsamic dressing we had within the fridge and sliced rooster breasts. (I marinated the rooster breasts in a mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, rosemary, oregano and garlic powder and baked them at 350-degrees till they had been cooked by way of.) Additionally, I titled this meal Greek-inspired chopped salad as a result of that’s what it appeared wish to me however I actually do not know what it ought to be referred to as as a result of the substances had been far and wide. It was a winner although!

On the boys’ plates: I actually don’t know as a result of Ryan was answerable for the boys’ dinners on Monday evening. I had a preschool board assembly to attend and forgot to ask him what he made!

This meal probably seems acquainted when you learn my Valentine’s Day recap! I nonetheless swear by ALDI’s wild caught tuna (discovered within the frozen part) — it’s solely $6! — and we used it to make Everything Bagel Seared Tuna and served it together with sesame ginger broccoli, edamame and a heat baguette we heated within the oven and served with butter. My recipe for sesame ginger broccoli is my all-time favourite strategy to make broccoli and I joke that I might eat a complete pound of it as a result of I like it a lot. I feel Rhett agrees as a result of he’s been all about that broccoli since he was a child!

On the boys’ plates: Shrimp, edamame, broccoli (from the above recipe), bread and butter

Ryan had a piece occasion on Wednesday evening and normally on his work dinner nights I’ll do one thing like breakfast for dinner for myself and even oatmeal however I deliberate to make a salmon salad for myself after I did my meal planning and that truly sounded scrumptious! One other win for meal planning! I ready the salmon within the air fryer and positioned it on high of a bagged chopped Asian salad combine together with avocado. Easy and attractive!

On the boys’ plates: Scrambled eggs, toast with butter and jelly, bell pepper slices and clementines

  • Thursday: Rooster Grain Bowls

This meal was semi-homemade thanks to a couple shortcuts. I first ready Kevin’s Thai-Fashion Coconut Rooster in a skillet. (Value noting: We’ve made Kevin’s rooster meals up to now and making ready it on the stovetop vs. within the microwave is the best way to go!) I then added a frozen Asian quinoa combine I purchased from Publix that included brown rice, bell pepper, peas and squash. Gotta love a super-easy dinner!

On the boys’ plates: Quesadillas, carrot slices, apple slices and grapes

This meal appeared on my listing of Blogger Recipes I Make Again and Again and clearly it’s nonetheless one I flip to very often! We love this recipe a lot as a result of it’s easy to make (particularly when you use pre-chopped frozen broccoli which I at all times do). We served our rooster and broccoli with a facet of brown rice and cherished each chew!

On the boys’ plates: Macaroni and cheese, broccoli (from the above recipe) and blueberries

Query of the Day

What was your favourite meal of the week final week?