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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