Tagged with weeknight

This Week’s Menu

Getting a late start on planning things out this week. Wednesday Tilapia with lemon-caper can sauce, sautéed spinach, baked risotto, and peas. Thursday Baked ravioli (Cover & Bake), side salad Friday Tomato Soup (Slow Cooker Revolution), Frittata (How to Cook Without a Book), salad Saturday or Sunday Meatloaf, twice baked potatoes, green beans with almonds … Continue reading

So Smug, Yet So Delicious

At the top of our weekly menus lately is sautéed tilapia fillets with a pan sauce, sautéed spinach and a baked rice or barley. It’s a pretty plain meal on the surface: fish, green, grain. But put together, I am really pleased with it. The white wine vinegar pan sauce is vinegary and mustardy; the lemon-caper sauce, delightfully acidic; … Continue reading

Broccoli & Blue Cheese Pasta

Broccoli & Blue Cheese Pasta

We’re going for light (ish) and quick dinners around here lately. An easy one that I love to throw together is this pasta dish with broccoli and blue cheese. I originally got this from my mom, and it’s a great weeknight dinner. I really like this, too, because it dirties only a few bowls: a … Continue reading

Chickpea Casserole

Chickpea Casserole

I made this once a long time ago (and then again on Monday), and honestly, I don’t know why I haven’t made it more often. This chickpea casserole is so good and fresh and lemony. And super easy to make ahead. Chickpea Casserole with Lemon, Herbs and Shallots from Faith Durand’s Not Your Mother’s Casseroles … Continue reading

This (and Next) Week’s Menu

This (and Next) Week’s Menu

This week I thought I would try planning my menu for 2 weeks instead of just one in the hopes that I can get away with only one trip to the grocery store. I don’t mind grocery shopping every week-I actually really like grocery shopping-but I tend to spend the same amount of money per … Continue reading

Bok Choy Brown Rice Salad

Bok Choy Brown Rice Salad

This bok choy/brown rice salad was super easy to make and great to make ahead. It made a ton – I had to break out my giant bowl (usually reserved for things like double meatloaf or clam ball mixing) to mix it all. That said, even though it made a party’s worth of salad my … Continue reading

On the Menu This Week

On the Menu This Week

Here’s what we’re eating this week! There are several recipes I haven’t tried before. And it’s almost all vegetarian, with the exception of Wednesday’s salad, because we have some leftover chicken to use. If we didn’t already have chicken on hand I probably would just leave that out. I’m also using 3 different recipes from … Continue reading

Taco Night

Taco Night

Tacos are one of the few dinners that I can make that my entire family eats. They may not all eat all parts of it, but I do not have to fix something special for each of the kids.  Our taco night menu has been evolving and one of the best new additions is a … Continue reading

Yummy, Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

Yummy, Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

I make a lot of soups. Particularly in the winter, but really all the time. Piano lesson night has become soup and baked potato night. The kids’ lesson is from 5-6, so it’s too early to eat dinner before we leave, and there’s not enough time when we get home to start to prepare something. … Continue reading

Dinner Time

We cook dinner at home most nights. Well, really every weeknight. We’re not take out people or take-the-kids-anywhere-in-public-for-dinner-on-a-weeknight (dear god no) kind of people. And we like food, we like delicious food, so often that takes a little more time than something easy and convenient. If I’m well-organized and have planned for something easily prepared … Continue reading