Need some new ideas for dinner meals? Here is Jen’s weekly dinner menu with notes:
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.
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.
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
We had an impromptu neighborhood gathering. Potluck.
I made my homemade pizza which my hubby baked on his Big Green Egg.
See Friday night of this menu to get my recipe.
All together was meats and salad.
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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