Tag: Quick Weeknight Dinners

Bacon, Lettuce, Artichoke Salad

Bacon, Lettuce, Artichoke Salad

One of my favorite sandwiches is a BLT, which was what originally inspired this salad; but this has a little twist adding artichoke hearts, making it taste just as Yummy! This quick salad came…

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Grilled Chicken and Gorgonzola

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Grilled Chicken and Gorgonzola

Spinach Salad marinates in fresh strawberry balsamic vinegar before being topped with strawberry slices, grilled chicken, lemon zest and gorgonzola cheese, resulting in a flavorful and fresh…

Week 3 of the Just In Time Family Meal Planning Challenge!

Week 3 of the Just In Time Family Meal Planning Challenge!

Meal planning and make-ahead meals work together to make meal times easier.

Need ideas for your weekly meal plan? This week, for my Just In Time Family Meal Planning Challenge, I’m sharing my investment make-ahead cooking strategy which is guaranteed to save me time in the kitchen and add some excitement to my dinner menus. After a much needed trip to Costco this past weekend, I replenished my pantry and I’m ready to add more meals to my freezer.

My Weekly Meal Plan

First, we had a tasty recipe last night using a make-ahead ground beef mixture, which I then separated into approximately 2 cup portions for 2 other meals this week plus had extra leftover to add to my freezer.

Sunday: Tamale Pie using make-ahead ground beef mixture (recipe posting later)

Monday: Baked Pasta Penne  Simple Jambalaya (recipe posting later), Green Salad (leftovers will serve as lunch later in the week.)

Wednesday: Shepherd’s Pie

Thursday: Roast Chicken and Garlic (half the roasted chicken will be saved and used for White Lightening Chicken Chili recipe.)

Friday: Zesty Taco Ring Bake

Saturday: White Lightning Chicken Chili

 What’s cooking at your house this week?

Weekday Quick Fix Meals: Bacon Guacamole Burgers

Weekday Quick Fix Meals: Bacon Guacamole Burgers

Main Dishes in 30 Minutes or Less With having hectic weekday schedules, getting dinner on the table Monday through Friday is a challenge. When there’s not much time for cooking, I’m all in favor…

Cheeseburger Pizza

Cheeseburger Pizza

Homemade pizza is certainly a favorite dish in our house. It’s such a versatile meal that any toppings can work well. It’s on our weekly menu at least once a week. It’s super easy, fast and an…