Jen's Dinner Plan April 7-13

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

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Sunday: Bunless Burgers and Baked Fries

  • The hubs grilled burgers and my daughter made homemade baked fries.

  • For the fries- sliced potatoes, tossed in olive oil, seasoned with salt and pepper, baked at 425 degrees for 20ish minutes, tossing a couple of times.

  • I skipped the bun and added a pickle spear.


Monday: Easy White Chicken Chili from the freezer

  • 2 weeks ago I made too much of my white chicken chili and froze the leftovers.

  • I thawed it out during the day, just heated it over the stove, and topped it with fresh cilantro and lime juice.

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Tuesday: One-Pot Chicken with Farro

  • This makes a lot!

  • I made it with boneless, skinless chicken thighs.

  • A grain bowl favorite!




Wednesday: Pan Seared Salmon topped with Red Onions and Capers with Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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  • This time I took the pan seared salmon I loved and topped it with caramelized red onions and capers.

  • For  the topping- thinly slice a whole red onion. Warm olive oil in a skillet on medium-high heat and cook onions until caramelized. Season with salt. Add capers to taste and the juice of a lemon.

  • For the Brussels sprouts- half Brussels sprouts and spread onto a baking sheet. Toss in olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast in an oven at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes, tossing half way, until softened and crispy.

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Thursday: Shrimp Stir Fry WITH FORBIDDEN RICE

  • A ton of veggies sauteed with shrimp tossed in my favorite teriyaki sauce - Soy Vay.

  • This week’s veggies - broccoli, red peppers, zucchini, mushrooms, and onion.

  • My favorite rice is a black rice known as Forbidden rice. It has a nutty flavor and more nutrients than white or brown rice.

Friday: Leftovers- Chicken Farro

  • Easy Friday night after my daughter’s volleyball game.

Saturday: Neighborhood Gathering

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  • We had an impromptu neighborhood gathering. Potluck.

  • I made my homemade pizza which my hubby baked on his Big Green Egg.

  • All together was meats and salad.

  • La Croix was my drink of choice since I am alcohol free this month.

  • I also stayed away from dessert!

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

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