Jen's Dinner Plan Feb 17-23

Jen's Dinner Plan Feb 17-23

Need some new ideas for dinner meals? Here are Jen’s dinner menu (and notes) from last week:


Sunday: One-Sheet Garlic Dijon Chicken Thighs and Brussel Sprouts

  • I doubled this for leftovers later.

  • Now that I have a jumbo sheet pan, everything can spread out nicely and cook better.

  • I’ve made this with both skin and skinless chicken thighs. Vote is still out on which tastes better.

Monday: Pan-Seared Salmon and Steamed Green Beans

  • Pan searing is now my fav way to cook salmon. It goes from stove top to oven and cooks so perfectly, not dried out (which happens when I just bake it).

  • Recently purchased a cast iron skillet and it makes searing even better!

  • To save time, use fresh green beans in the bag you can just steam in the microwave. Put in a bowl and toss in butter, then season with salt and pepper.

  • Dinner in under 20 minutes!

Tuesday: Sunday Night Leftovers- Chicken and Brussel Sprouts


Wednesday: Beef Chili

  • It was a snowy day, so a prefect dinner.

  • I doubled the recipe and goodness, I could feed my whole neighborhood!

  • I made it in my new Le Creuset Dutch Oven. I am a little in love with it.

  • Claims to be the “best bowl of chili ever”- not sure I agree with that. I would leave the beer out next time. Maybe that would help

Thursday: Crock Pot Chicken Tikki Masala with Boiled Potatoes & Green Peas

  • Yep! A lot of ingredients (like most indian meals) but soooo good!

  • My first time making it.

  • I wanted a simple side dish since the tikki masala has so much flavor. Boiled potatoes and green peas was prefect. I wiped up the sauce with the potatoes. Better than using naan bread.

  • For the side: first boiled small red potatoes whole until almost done, poked with fork to check doneness. Added a whole bunch of frozen green peas. Boiled until peas cooked. Drained and tossed them in butter and seasoned with salt and pepper.

Friday: Leftovers- Chili (Wednesday night) and Indian (Thursday night)

  • Still plenty of chili to freeze or have for one more meal.


Saturday: Dinner out- Pizza

  • I was out of town in New York City and had amazing pizza at John’s of Times Square.

  • Yes, I eat pizza occasionally. When I do, I make sure it is good quality pizza and I don’t over indulge. Therefore, I have no quilt.

Let me know if you try any of the recipes or have any good ones of your own  to share.



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