Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Weeknight Menu

    I'm trying to get back into planning my weeknight menu each Sunday now that it is fall and life slows down a bit.  During the summer DFH and I both have so many after work events and activities and life is too hectic to even know what day it is, let alone plan a whole week of meals so it rarely happens. 

   However the weeks I do plan meals I feel like I am more satisfied and less likely to snack then when I just throw a meal together so I do want to try and be better about it. Below is our weeknight meal menu from last week.  Everything was tasty and meals I would definitely make again.  Maybe this is a sign that we need to follow more recipes and experiment less. 

Monday: Buffalo Turkey Meatball with Blue Cheese:  This recipe this found HERE on A. Liz Adventures Blog.  If you don't follow her, I would start right now.  She has the cutest blog and always shares the best recipes and fashion finds.  

  Side Note: These meatballs could definitely be served with toothpicks as an appetizer for a party.

  Side Note 2:  We had corn on the cob with our turkey meatballs and once our corn got covered in the buffalo sauce from the meatballs on the plate  it gave the corn amazing flavor.  I love accidental delicious mistakes. 

Tuesday: Fish Tacos:  We received the Williams-Sonoma The Weeknight Cook cookbook as a shower gift and we use it all of the time.  I love that it contains recipes for meals that are quick to prepare and that don't require a zillion ingredients.  It looks like Williams-Sonoma no long carries the cookbook I have, but they have an updated version which I am sure is similar and just as amazing.  You will not be disappointed with this Williams-Sonoma recipe.  I normally don't love leftover fish, but the tacos were just as delicious the next day for lunch. 

Wednesday:  Pretzel Encrusted Honey Mustard Chicken:  I came across this recipe on the Pawleys Island Posh blog and I am so glad I did.  This recipe took no time at all to prepare and was super tasty, had a great crunch and if you have a salty tooth this is the chicken recipe for you.   We had steamed veggies on the side and it was so filling.   I only had time to let the chicken marinate for 15 minutes, so next time I think I would let the chicken marinate overnight so that there was more of a honey mustard flavor. 

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Thursday:  Low Carb/High Protein Turkey Meatloaf:  This recipe has become a staple dish in our home.  DFH thinks that he accidently created it when he was throwing different ingredients together, but in researching the recipe it looks like other people had the same idea.   You can also switch this recipe up a bit and add different veggies or mix the turkey with onion soup mix.   You can find the recipe HERE on My Daily Dish.  The only difference is we leave out the cheese and mustard. 

I am always looking for new weeknight recipes, I would love to hear about your favorite weeknight dishes. 

1 comment:

  1. I saw a recipe for buffalo meatballs on Pinterest and I wanted to make them but forgot about it. These look fantastic, I will definitely try this one Sunday afternoon!