So tired of hearing this question.
Both J and I had been feeling like we were in a food rut lately. Honestly, I’d be happy with oatmeal or salad for dinner every night, but the Mr insists on eating.
Anyway, I went rogue and made all new to us meals this week to help get out this situation and things seem to be going well- I’m actually excited to eat what I’m making!
Before I get int our meal plan for the week- here’s a screenshot of a convo my cousin I had this morning about cooking… it’s all in good humor, hope you enjoy! Excuse the typos.And potty mouth.
Side note: I seriously love this girl and would be lost without her.
Here is our dinner plan for this week (which, btw, thank GAWD is almost over)
Sunday- Baked pollock ($4.99/lb!) breaded with panko bread crumbs and a garden salad w/ strawberries. J had left over pasta from the night before too. We had enough for each of us to have for lunch the next day.
Monday- Shaved steak ($3.99/lb!) that I cooked on the stove top a with a little bit of olive oil, green and red peppers. J ate his on a toasted sub roll with American cheese and a side salad. I had the steak over the huge salad I made Monday without cheese. DELISH!
Tuesday- Left over steak/fish combo. J refers to this as ‘scraps’. As in ‘what’s for dinner, scraps?’. I like to call it ‘let’s not throw anything out’. You can pick which you prefer.
Wednesday- Buffalo chicken bites. I didn’t make the super healthy version but there is definitely potential. Nor did I manage to a pic of these tasty little treats, maybe I will get one tonight and post it!
one boneless skinless chicken breast, par boiled then shredded
1/2 cup your choice of hot sauce (I use Franks wing sauce)
one cup of shredded cheddar cheese (or to your liking
1.5oz cream cheese, softened
Mix all of these together in a medium bowl, use an ice cream scoop to make into little balls, place on baking sheet.
Next, get out three bowls to put one cup of flour in, 2 cups of crushed corn
flakes, and two eggs lightly beaten. Dip each ‘ball’ to make a fun crunchy coating- flour –> eggs –> corn flake. Bake at 350 for 25 min. Delish!
Thursday- Scraps again. I have tons of errands to run so no time to cook and plenty of left overs from the chicken!
Friday- pasta w/ meatballs. I have a really simple meat ball recipe, which is one lb hamburg or ground turkey, one cup milk, half cup bread crumbs of your choice, salt, pepper, garlic gloves to your liking- mix in a bowl, make into little balls (seems to be a theme here…) and bake on a baking sheet for 20 min at 275. Add to sauce pan with
jar homemade sauce and let simmer for how ever long you want, stir occasionally. Is this high end cuisine? No. Is it simple and delicious? Absolutely!
Thoughts? Critiques? Suggestions for next weeks meal plans?
Most importantly… what the heck are you having for dinner that I could make?