Tuesday – Cheese burgers. Nothing fancy, just a grilled burger so no recipe. But look at the cheese!
Wednesday – Cashew chicken stir-fry.
Thursday – Sheet pan salmon and vegetables.
Friday – BBQ chicken flatbread.
Tuesday – Chicken thighs with chickpeas
Thursday – Easy garlic lime chicken over quinoa
Friday – linguine and clams
Monday – Easy lasagna skillet.
Tuesday – Greek kale salad with grilled chicken. I grilled up some chicken strips for more protein.
Wednesday – Fish sticks. I didn’t make the avocado dipping sauce, but used guacamole instead.
Thursday – Ramen noodle soup.
Friday – Grilled salmon with avocado salsa. I used cauliflower rice, instead of orzo.
This easy pork ramen soup is made with left over pulled pork and will quickly become one of your family’s new favorites.
Do you ever get a craving for a certain kind of food or a particular dish? That’s how I was feeling recently with ramen noodle soup. I went out for my first Pho experience and loved it! Pho is a Vietnamese soup consisting of broth, rice noodles, a few herbs, and meat. The portion was so large that I took half of it home, cooked my own noodles, and added it to the broth to enjoy another day.
Ramen noodle soup has become very popular. The springy noodle and texture is a perfect match for the hearty broth. There are a few different types of noodles you can use – fresh, dried, or instant. And the options for toppings are endless. From simple vegetables and seasonings to meat and sauces that can be prepped in advance. And the most important ingredient of them all…the egg. Soft boil or poached are the two most common choices. For this recipe, I decided to use a soft boiled egg. Fun fact: it was my first time making a soft boiled egg.
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Easy lasagna skillet is a classic spin on a family tradition. Easier and faster to make, whip up this family favorite tonight!
There’s no better feeling than sitting down to dinner as a family with one of your favorite comforting meals. This easy lasagna skillet with meat fits the bill. Simmered tomatoes mixed with Italian seasoning, ground meat, and gooey cheese will leave the entire family running to the table for dinner.
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This kale, sweet potato frittata is the perfect weekend crowd pleaser. Family and friends will love sitting around and enjoying this flavorful egg dish.
Who doesn’t love a good frittata in the morning? Scrambled eggs and egg sandwiches can get old really quick. My hubby is the ultimate egg sandwich maker, I enjoy one at least twice a week for a quick morning breakfast. But sometimes on a lazy Saturday or Sunday I want to stay home with my slippers on, coffee in hand, and whip up a delicious tasting frittata.
Frittatas should be called the “clean out your fridge egg dish” because really that’s what it is. Any kind of veggie will work-broccoli, asparagus, peppers, any kind of cheese, and a variety of meats-chicken sausage, ham, etc. This frittata has one of my favorite leafy greens- Kale!
If you aren’t a kale lover, you need to get on board. Homemade roasted kale chips taste AMAZING and guess what, that’s what’s in this recipe. For another meal with roasted kale try this quinoa bowl. So for any of you doubters out there, did you know (according to WebMD) kale has nearly 3 grams of protein, 2.5 grams of fiber, Vitamins A, C, and K, folate (key from brain development), and omega-3 fatty acid! That should be all you need to hear to go and try this recipe!
Monday – Easy fettuccine pasta with kale, spinach, and cherry tomatoes. This polar vortex has got me dream of summery dishes.
Tuesday – Greek grilled chicken and hummus wrap.
Wednesday – Teriyaki glazed salmon.
Thursday – Lasagna carbonara.
Friday – Pulled pork sliders.
Happy last week of January/first week of February. This week’s theme is all about the Super Bowl! The New England Patriots are back in the big game, so they’ve inspired a week all about soups!
Monday – Orzo soup. You can also use chicken in place of the turkey.
Tuesday – Chicken gnocchi soup. I recommend keeping a close eye on the gnocchi cooking in the crockpot, or just cook it separately. It is easy to overcook.
Wednesday – One pot skinny lasagna soup
Thursday – Crockpot chicken tortilla soup
Friday – Chili Mac
Wednesday – Steak and bok choy stir fry. Use left over steak from Monday nights dinner for this easy stir fry.
Thursday – Spicy shrimp with garlicky quinoa
Friday – Prosciutto and brussel sprout pizza
There is nothing more tasty than fresh, homemade spaghetti and meatballs. Pair with a good glass of red wine and you have the perfect night!
Homemade spaghetti is not something I make often (spaghetti, yes; homemade, no), but every time I do, I wonder why I don’t it more often? It’s not hard or time consuming. I know, I know, boiling water and dropping in a box of pasta is much quicker. However, it just doesn’t give you, or your belly, the same satisfaction.
Kneading and rolling out the dough, getting your hands dirty is so rewarding! Plus, it’s a fun activity to do with your kids. It starts teaching them about food: measuring the ingredients, rolling out the dough, and watching it go through the pasta attachment.
I followed the recipe that was included with my Kitchen Aid pasta attachment. First, I made fettuccine, then spaghetti. I must admit we all enjoyed the spaghetti better, but I learned some tips as we went.
Tips for the best homemade spaghetti
The most important ingredient of a pasta dinner is good red wine. I want to thank my brother and The Every Day Travelers for bringing home red wine from my favorite restaurant in Positano, Italy, La Tagliata. If you ever find yourself in Positano, this is a MUST GO TO restaurant. This is non-negotiable. It is a pre-fix menu (whatever the chef feels like cooking that day). You get multiple courses: anti-pasta, salad, fries, pasta, meat, vegetables, dessert, and of course a bottle of wine. They can accommodate special diets, like vegetarian. The next best thing other than the food is the view! The restaurant is set up high on the cliffs where guests can take in the panoramic view of Positano, the Galli Isles and Capri below.