I know I am not the only working wife who struggles to make a legit dinner that is healthy, satisfying, inexpensive, and creative during the work week.
I enjoy cooking (in spite of our tiny kitchen) but often have trouble coming up with “what the h*ll should I cook tonight?”. I’ve done the meat, veggie, carb route but frankly that gets old real quick. I love when a fellow blogger posts a random “this is what I made for dinner this week” because it has therefore been tested and deemed feasible and tasty!
So I figured i’d pass along a few recipes i’ve been cooking lately in hopes that it gives a few people inspiration to get through the week! All of them make for good leftovers and lunches to get you through the week.
Two new recipes I stumbled upon last week:
*None of these are my pictures, mine are either bad or I ate it before remembering to take a picture)
- Bagged corn tortillas and rotisserie chicken makes this recipe a little less hands on.
- I kept romaine leaves in big chunks to act like lettuce wraps
- Dressing is delicious and super simple
- Boil the potatoes to speed up the process
- I added zucchini to make the hash a bit more green
- Too much red wine vinegar in the sauce doesn’t hurt (I learned this on accident)
- Don’t overcook the beef, it cooks quickly.
- There is a difference between curly and flat leaf parsley, who knew!
- Lastly, parsley smells very blah when chopping but if you mix well with other ingredients (I mortared/pestled) it magically becomes delicious.
Last night I made this recipe c/o http://www.thedailyjulie.com/
- I subbed collard greens for kale, same texture and I needed them for another recipe as well.
- I am going to add some rice for leftovers so that I can enjoy the delicious sauce/juice.
- I was brave and tried the chayote squashes, interesting, yummy and not very squashy.
Lastly, this one is an absolute FAVORITE of my husband c/o http://unabashedlyuncorked.com/
- I subbed collard greens when I couldn’t find swiss chard one time and liked it so stuck with it.
- I add one of the big 20oz packs of cheese tortellini to make it more substantial for a meal (read: to appease my husband).
- Boar’s Head sells pre-diced pancetta. Bacon ≠ pancetta but can work in a bind (I read you have to blanch it to get rid of smokey flavor).