Jen's Dinner Plan May 12-18

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

Sunday: Steak with Roasted Asparagus and Potatoes

  • After going to an evening yoga class on Mother’s Day, I came home to a wonderful meal prepared for by my husband and daughter!

  • My husband grilled steak and my daughter made roasted red potatoes and asparagus. Sparkling water to drink, of course!


Monday: Slow Cooker Whole Chicken and Salad

  • I love this whole chicken in the slow cooker by 100 Days of Real Food.

  • Takes very little time to prep.

  • After pulling all the meat off the bones, I place the bones back into an empty slow cooker, add chunks of onion, celery, and carrots, Season with salt and pepper. Fill the slow cooker bowl up with water and let cook on low overnight to make bone broth. I divide the broth up in quart size containers and freeze. The best broth!

  • My simple salad--mixed greens, olive oil, balsamic dressing, salt, and pepper.


Tuesday: Grilled Chicken and Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts

  • The hubs grilled chicken. I made roasted Brussel sprouts.

  • Tossed halved sprouts in olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper. Roast at 425 degrees for 20ish minutes until crispy. Soooo good!


Wednesday: Burger Salad and Potato Salad

  • Burger Salad - A burger patty on top of a pile of mixed greens with onion and tomatoes, mustard and ketchup.

  • The hubs picked up a fancy herb potato salad from Fresh Market.

  • When picking a prepared potato salad, it is important to look for something  fresh made at a quality deli. Traditional Potato salad made in mass quantities typically has a lot of sodium and processed ingredients.

Thursday: Monday’s leftovers

  • Chicken and salad again.

  • Okay with me. I like light dinners.

Friday: Wednesday’s leftovers

  • Another simple night...woohoo!!.. after a busy evening with my daughter’s volleyball game.

Saturday: Shredded pork with spinach salad & cornbread

  • Dinner at the neighbors. I have some of the best neighbors.

  • I had a lot of spinach salad with a little pork and cornbread. And sparkling water!

  • I brought strawberries for dessert.

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

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