Hi, friends! Happy Sunday to you!
If you’re working on your meal plan for the week ahead, here’s another edition of What We Ate for Dinner. I hope it gives you some good ideas!
SUNDAY: Chicken burgers + sweet potato fries + green beans
Sunday’s dinner was totally from the freezer and it came together in no time at all. I cooked the burgers and fries in the oven together and steamed the green beans in the microwave.
Easy, simple, and delicious!
MONDAY: Shepherd’s Pie
I make my shepherd’s pie a little different every time, but, lately, I’ve been going off this recipe from Real Simple. I basically just make the mashed potatoes as directed (the instant ones from Whole Foods don’t have any crazy ingredients in them), add Worcestershire sauce and ketchup to the ground meat while cooking it, and then layer them in an oven-safe dish with a a bag of frozen mixed veggies.
I usually make dinner during one of Quinn’s naps, so I just pop everything in the fridge until it’s time to heat it up for dinner. By then, the veggies are usually defrosted.
I actually timed myself to see how long this meal took to put together and it was just 15 minutes, including clean up. You can’t beat that!
TUESDAY: Sushi at Fuji 1546
WEDNESDAY: Baked chicken breasts with roasted broccoli and rice (aka one of Mal’s favorite meals ever)
I made extra of everything, so we would have leftovers for Mal’s lunch the next day as well as dinner on Thursday night.
THURSDAY: Avocado Chicken Salad sandwiches
I was so exhausted after Thursday’s 20-miler, this is all I could manage to throw together before heading straight to bed. Recipe: Chicken breast mixed with avocado, garlic powder, sea salt, and pepper.
We had some leftover Avocado Chicken Salad in the fridge as well as some rice, so I mixed them together and dinner was done. And, of course, dinner included a little white wine. Hello, weekend!
SATURDAY: Pizza night!