Need some new ideas for dinner meals? Here is Jen’s weekly dinner menu with notes:
This Sunday I headed out of town for a 2-day public speaking workshop. Before I left the house, I put this recipe in the slow cooker for my family. For my own dinner, I brought leftovers from Saturday night’s dinner - burger patty, Brussels sprouts, and grilled potato salad.
Monday: Dinner Out - Salmon BLT with No Bun and Side Salad
After day 1 of the workshop, several of us went to dinner at a local brewery. I enjoyed my club soda and lime. For my meal, I had the Salmon BLT without the bun and a mixed green salad for my side.
Tuesday: Blueberry, Quinoa, & Kale Salad with Chicken
I got back home from the public speaking workshop late. I had healthy snacks in the car with for my 4 hour drive home - RX Bar and raw veggies.
For my dinner, I ate leftover Blueberry, Quinoa, & Kale Salad from Saturday night topped with some chicken I had cooked up last weekend. I LOVE this salad!
Wednesday: Garlic Shrimp with Brussels Sprouts, and Grilled Potato Salad
I cooked about a pound of shrimp with olive oil, butter, garlic, crushed red pepper, salt and pepper in a skillet over medium-high until the shrimp was cooked through and pink. A simple, easy protein to put with leftover sides from Saturday night - roasted Brussels sprouts and grilled potato salad.
Thursday: Grilled Chicken Thighs, Steamed Green Beans, and Salad
Dear friends of ours came to town to visit. I grilled up a huge package of skinless, boneless chicken thighs in my grill pan. Just seasoned with salt and pepper.
Green beans were the kind already trimmed and in a bag to microwave. After they cooked, I tossed them in butter and seasoned with salt and pepper.
A simple salad of mixed greens, carrots, tomatoes, onion, and cucumber with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Friday: Girl’s Night Out
I met a few girlfriends in a cute little area called Del Ray at the restaurant Evening Star Cafe.
One of my friends and I split a salad and fish dish. Light fair and glad to share so I could get a taste of both a salad and the main dish.
Saturday: Late Lunch/Early Dinner in DC with Ice Cream
We were tour guides for our friends visiting us. DC has so much to see! We went from Arlington Cemetary up to the Capital Building which required a lot of walking to see it all. We walked a total of 10 miles.
We took plenty of healthy snacks with us - oranges, raw veggies, RX Bars and Larabars - because you have to get away from the National Mall to find any place to eat outside of food trucks.
We had a very late lunch at Jimmy Johns and after getting ice cream, we were full for dinner.
Jimmy Johns is one of the few sandwich places I like.
I get turkey on their 9-grain bread (a lettuce wrap is an option) with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, and avocado spread, hold the cheese.
I absolutely enjoyed my sweet treat at Presidential Scoops. I got a scoop of Teddy’s Moose Tracks and Trump’s Extra Rich Chips.
Let me know if you try any of these recipes or have good ones of your own to share.
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