Jen's Dinner Plan March 31-April 6

Need some new ideas for dinner meals? Here is Jen’s weekly dinner menu with notes:


Sunday: Marinated Tuna Steaks and Roasted Broccoli

  • This is one good tuna marinade. Unfortunately I overcooked the steaks on the grill pan.

  • For the roasted broccoli- Toss broccoli florets in olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast for 15-20 minutes in a 425 degree oven until slightly softened, but a little crispy.


Monday: Slow Cooker Garlic Butter Chicken and Veggies with Salad

  • This slow cooker recipe was a first for me. Star rating - 5 out of 5!! A new go-to for the family.

  • Yes, it uses a lot of butter. Don’t be afraid of good quality fat. Our bodies need good fat.

  • I used 4 Yukon gold potatoes and that was plenty.

  • To check off the green veggie box, I added a simple salad of mixed greens drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Tuesday: Taco Tuesday!

  • This meal was leftovers from Saturday night.

  • Shredded chicken on a romaine leaf shell with cilantro lime rice.

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Wednesday: Wild Salmon Patties with Salad

  • These are a favorite in our house.

  • I added a little dill to the mixture since I had some left over from the Baked Shrimp with Tomatoes recipe last week.

  • For the side, I added a simple salad of mixed greens drizzled with olive oil and lemon juice.

Thursday: Whatever Is In The Fridge Leftovers

  • There was about a single serving leftover from each of the meals we had on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday night. So we all picked one.

  • Salmon patties for me!

Friday: Dinner out- Italian

  • I rarely eat pasta. Like rarely, rarely. But when I do, I want it to be not only tasty but good quality.

  • We went to a nearby Italian restaurant we had not tried before.

  • A local staple, red and white checkered tablecloths, and homemade everything.

  • I treated myself to vegetable lasagna, fresh bread, and water. It satisfied my Italian craving for awhile.

Saturday: Smoked Chicken, Ribs and Deli Sides

  • I was at an all day fitness conference and not home until late.

  • My hubby smoked a chicken and some ribs.

  • We had some deli prepared sides from Fresh Market - kale and sweet potato, Texas caviar, and broccoli slaw.

  • Most (and typically found) prepared deli sides are of poor quality ingredients. Be picky about your deli sides.

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

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