Week of Weeknight Meals: February 2023

I did one thing I haven’t finished in a very long time final week. I really 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 look ahead to dinner every night time as a result of I used to be excited concerning the meals and recipes I chosen however it additionally helped me really feel much less careworn 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 night time or the following day. Let’s hope I can follow 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 Hen

This chopped salad was what contemporary and nutrient-dense goals are product of and the one motive it occurred was as a result of I meal deliberate. If you happen to assume I might’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, pink bell pepper, artichokes, contemporary 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 hen breasts. (I marinated the hen 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.) 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 known as as a result of the elements had been everywhere. It was a winner although!

On the boys’ plates: I truthfully don’t know as a result of Ryan was in control of the boys’ dinners on Monday night time. I had a preschool board assembly to attend and forgot to ask him what he made!

This meal seemingly appears to be like acquainted in case 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 may eat a complete pound of it as a result of I like it a lot. I believe 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 night time and often 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 once 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 prime of a bagged chopped Asian salad combine together with avocado. Easy and engaging!

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

  • Thursday: Hen Grain Bowls

This meal was semi-homemade thanks to a couple shortcuts. I first ready Kevin’s Thai-Model Coconut Hen in a skillet. (Price noting: We’ve made Kevin’s hen meals prior 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 record 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 in case you use pre-chopped frozen broccoli which I at all times do). We served our hen and broccoli with a aspect of brown rice and beloved 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?