Jen's Dinner Plan July 28-Aug 3

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

Sunday: Dinner Out - Sushi  

  • A break from the recent reoccurring chicken on Sunday. 

  • We went out as a family for sushi. We got 6 different rolls and shared them. I also had salad, miso soup, and hot green tea.


Monday: Zoodles and Meatballs 

  • Easy dinner of spiralized zucchini, spaghetti sauce, and pre-made, frozen meatballs.

Tuesday: Tacos at Taco Bamba

  • After my daughter and I got our hair cut, we went to a great local taco place. They have street-style tacos along with some fun specialty ones. I got a butter chicken with cucumbers and cilantro taco as well as a grouper with coleslaw and ink aioli. A nice Tuesday Taco treat! 


Wednesday: Mixed Greens, Roasted Radishes with Pan-Seared Salmon

  • This was a rare night I was having dinner by myself. 

  • I knew I wanted pan-seared salmon. So I found what veggies I had in the fridge about to go bad - mixed greens and radishes. 

  • Roasted radishes: halve radishes, coat with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Roast at 425 degrees for 20ish minutes.

  • The oil from radishes and salmon was enough to not need dressing on the mixed greens. 


Thursday: Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps and Steamed Broccoli 

  • Ever thought you had everything for a recipe and when you to make it, you realized you don’t have a key ingredient or ingredients? That is what happened here. 

  • I have made these Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps before (without the water chestnuts) on the stovetop. This time I wanted to try making them in the slow cooker. 

  • I thought I had limes and forgot to get cilantro at the store. Bummer!

  • I used lemon juice in place of the limes and skipped the cilantro. 

  • In the slow cooker, I placed 3 chicken breasts in the bottom, poured the ingredients over the chicken, and cooked on high for 4 hours. 

  • Overall, they tasted fine but would have been much better with the lime and cilantro. 


Friday: Dinner at a Friend’s

  • A dear friend had us over for dinner. 

  • Chicken and beef tacos were served along with roasted cauliflower - YUM!

  • I made myself a taco salad and skipped the tortilla. 

Saturday: Dinner at a Vision Board Party

  • My dear friend and podcast host of Shine Strong had a party creating vision boards. It was a good time with ladies sharing our hopes and dreams. 

  • Leah served BBQ chicken sandwiches, coleslaw, and fruit. I had it all minus the bun. 

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

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