Most of my posts will be planning for Monday-Friday just because the weekends are always up in the air between going out to dinner, visiting friends, or going on trips. But when I know we’ll be home for a weekend night, I’ll include them in my planning. This week we will be home at the start of the week for Sunday and having friends over on Saturday, all for the craziness that is March Madness!
Sunday– Keeping it simple and making stromboli with chicken sausage. Can’t spend time in the kitchen when there’s basketball to watch! I’m not following a recipe for this dinner. Here are my ingredients and steps.
- Pizza dough, split in half, so you have two pieces. I prefer to use dough that you find near the deli section in food stores instead of the dough from a can.
- 3 cheese chicken sausage (or whatever your preference is) 1 per Stromboli, cut into 1/2-1/4 inch slices. If we have left over pepperoni slices, I’ll make my husband’s using those.
- Shredded cheese
- Pasta sauce
- Roll two pieces of dough onto a greased baking sheet.
- Spread cut chicken sausage pieces over half of the dough and spread cheese on top
- Fold the other half over the side with the sausage.
- Seal edges with a fork and poke 5-7 air holes.
- Bake at 475 for 10-15 mins or until golden brown.
Monday– Salmon stir fry. I love this recipe; fresh, healthy, delicious. I often season fish in a mustard/honey dressing, so this recipe is a much-needed change. Plus it’s a one pot meal and who doesn’t love that! Salmon is on sale this week at Big Y for $6.98/lb, that’s the lowest I’ve seen it in a while.
Tuesday– Baked chicken with sweet potato and green beans. A new recipe I get a lot of ideas from the weekly flyers and this one comes from Stop and Shop. They haven’t disappointed me yet!
Wednesday– Quinoa fiesta enchilada bake. I’ve only made this meal once before and it was one of the best quinoa dishes I’ve ever had! It’s a healthy spin on Mexican and I can’t get enough of it!
Thursday– Lemon chicken with roasted brussel sprouts and rice. When in doubt on how to cook chicken, always go with lemon chicken- simple and reliable.
Friday– Leftovers. Once again, who wants to cook when there’s March Madness to watch!!?
Saturday– BBQ ribs in the crock pot with corn bread and strawberry shortcake trifle for dessert. We’re having our friends over and their TWO, that’s right, TWO sets of twins for dinner tonight. Since there will be more basketball to watch, a crock pot dinner is the perfect way to avoid not staying in the kitchen all night. Big Y is having a sale this week on ribs for $2.50/lb!!! I have never seen ribs at that price!
This week I will also be making this sweet potato, quinoa, kale recipe for lunch.
*****To use any of these dinner ideas, click on the italized link to be directed to the recipe****