Sunday –Arroz con Pollo. I had the wonderful fortune of having dinner with Ingrid Hoffman, who created this version of Arroz con Pollo. She is such an excellent chef. This is not a complicated recipe but takes a bit of work. I don’t deviate from her recipe at all. This is a one dish recipe. With a meat, a carb and a veggie, you are all set. For the vegetarians, just omit the chicken. This dish could still stand on its on without the meat. As for the kiddos, I make quesadillas for them. They will eat the chicken, but won’t venture into the rest of the dish.
Monday–Oven Roasted Sausages, Potatoes and Peppers. This is a recipe that I found on Pinterest. We used turkey sausage and it turned out really well. This recipe is a crazy easy weeknight recipe. The hardest part is cutting everything up. And surprisingly, the boys actually ate the sausage and a few potatoes.
Tuesday– Grilled cheese/soup night. They boys LOVE this dinner. It’s great because you can customize for your fam. The boys like plain ol’ grilled cheese and roasted red pepper soup. Eric and I like grilled cheese with a twist (add ham, turkey or avocado). Yum. Easy and comforting.
Wednesday–Creamy Baked Mostaccioli. This is an excellent make ahead meal. I used Turkey italian sausage instead of ground beef and if you are trying to lessen the fat content, try using greek yogurt in place of sour cream and lite cream cheese. I haven’t tried the greek yogurt yet but I use it all the time in recipes and should work great. Cheap meal and delicious.
Thursday–Broiled Tilapia Parmesan. Delicious and easy week night recipe. The only thing I changed was using garlic salt in place of celery salt. I am not anti-celery salt, I just never have it on hand. I serve with brown rice and a veggie. The boys actually like this recipe but if your kiddos are anti baked fish, you could try fish nuggets (Trader Joes) or fish sticks.
Friday-Leftover night/make your own dinner night/go out to dinner night.
Saturday – BBQ Night! The Summer is coming to an end. Sigh. If you have a grill, get out there and grill some burgers, brats, hot dogs. Invite friends over. Boil some corn on the cob, make a potato salad, eat chips. Top it off with a yummy strawberry shortcake or make s’mores by the fire. (try this for a S’more twist-Peanut Butter Cup S’mores).
As always, here is a link to a printable menu so that you can print out and write your meals on it and stick on the fridge. Then when you’re ready to cook, just click on the link for the recipe.