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Dinners w/o 4/22:

Sunday – out

Monday –
Chips & Salsa
Grilled chicken fajitas (I grill the veggies in a grill basket instead of roasting) https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/melissa-darabian/grilled-chicken-fajitas-platter-recipe-2043277  

Tuesday –
Turkey burgers https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1016139-turkey-burgers
Sweet potato fries https://cookieandkate.com/2010/baked-sweet-potato-fries/

Wednesday –
Broccoli sausage pasta https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/broccoli-bolognese-with-orecchiette
Simple green salad

Thursday
Quinoa fried rice http://www.goodthymekitchen.com/quinoa-fried-rice/

Friday
Asian grilled salmon https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/asian-grilled-salmon-recipe-1944413
Sesame noodles https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ree-drummond/simple-sesame-noodles-3141496
Grilled asparagus https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/grilled_asparagus/

Saturday – out

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Dinner w/o 3/18:

Sunday –
Parents out at Manolin (only night we can get a date-night in is Sundays!) http://www.manolinseattle.com/ One of my favorites!

Monday –
Grilled salmon – olive oil drizzle, salt/pepper and topped with lemon slices
Easy oven rice (made on Sunday) http://marinmamacooks.com/2015/11/easy-oven-baked-brown-rice/
Steamed artichoke

Tuesday –
Steamed edamame
Stir fry noodles and shrimp  https://sunbasket.com/recipe/malaysian-stir-fried-hawker-noodles-with-shrimp
Easy oven rice (made on Sunday) http://marinmamacooks.com/2015/11/easy-oven-baked-brown-rice/

Wednesday –
Pulled pork sliders with apple slaw https://sunbasket.com/recipe/barbacoa-pulled-pork-sliders-with-apple-slaw

Thursday
Grilled chicken tacos https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/grilled-chicken-tacos-51175340

Friday – TBD

Saturday – out

 

Dinners w/o 3/11:

Sunday –
Pork tenderloin- marinated for a few hours in olive oil, soy sauce, fresh rosemary and chopped garlic.  Then grill
Simple green salad with Pasta Co Basic dressing

Monday –
Tacos using chopped chicken and steak from late last week. (chop into small bites then sauté with a little cumin to give a Mexican flavor)

Tuesday –  Easy pork ginger stir fry (using left over pork tenderloin from Sunday)
https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/easy-ginger-pork-stir-fry

Wednesday –
Pasta with prosciutto and orange (I use half amount of orange juice) https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/tagliatelle-with-prosciutto-and-orange-365161

Thursday
Shrimp tikka masala https://sunbasket.com/recipe/shrimp-tikka-masala-with-basmati-rice-peas-and-chard

Friday – out

Saturday
Alexia sweet potato fries (from freezer)
Kids get turkey burgers with buns
Lettuce wrapped turkey burgers https://sunbasket.com/recipe/lettuce-wrapped-turkey-burgers-with-green-goddess-dressing-and-lentil-salad 

Dinners w/o 3/5:

Sunday – out
Westward https://westwardseattle.com

Monday –
Cashew chicken curry (will freeze half – plan to use both chicken breast and thighs) https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/chicken-curry-with-cashews-231358
Brown rice
Roasted broccoli

Tuesday –
Kale, tomato, pancetta pasta http://www.cookinglight.com/recipes/kale-tomato-and-pancetta-pasta

Wednesday –
Asian salmon rice bowlshttps://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/asian-grilled-salmon-recipe-1944413
Brown rice
Sautéed snow peas

Thursday – out

Friday – out

Saturday
Chips/salsa
Make your own quesadillas
Some options that I personally love:
https://cookieandkate.com/2013/crispy-mushroom-spinach-and-avocado-quesadillas/
https://goop.com/recipes/black-bean-and-spinach-quesadilla/
kids will want basic – cheese with chicken or ground turkey

Dinners w/o 2/4:

Sunday –
Met Market crab cakes over mixed greens with lemon vinaigrette

Monday –
Grilled salmon – drizzle salmon with olive oil, s/p then place lemon slices on top and grill
Easy baked brown rice – made a batch for the week http://marinmamacooks.com/2015/11/easy-oven-baked-brown-rice/
Grilled zucchini – sliced in ½ rounds and cooked in grill basket with olive oil, smashed garlic clove s/p

Tuesday –
10 minute shrimp stir fry https://heatherchristo.com/2018/02/04/gingery-sesame-shrimp-stir-fry/
Easy baked brown rice –http://marinmamacooks.com/2015/11/easy-oven-baked-brown-rice/

Wednesday –
Pasta with Bolognese (sauce from our freezer) http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/simple-bolognese-recipe2-1956219
Simple salad with Basic dressing from Pasta & co.

Thursday – out

Friday – out

Saturday
Grilled steaks with blue cheese chunk – grill steaks and top with a piece of blue cheese – let melt over
Roasted Brussel sprouts http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/roasted-brussels-sprouts-recipe2-1941953

Dinners w/o 1/28:

Sunday –
Grilled lamb http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/grilled-lamb-chops-recipe-1942231.amp
Greek salad http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/greek-salad-recipe-1948517

Monday –
Roast chicken with arugula salad http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/roast-chicken-with-bread-and-arugula-salad-3539086

Will make overnight broth in crockpot to store in freezer https://www.100daysofrealfood.com/recipe-overnight-chicken-stock-in-the-crock-pot/

Tuesday –
Salmon tacos http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/roasted-salmon-tacos-3742574

Wednesday –
Pasta with sausage and broc https://www.williams-sonoma.com/recipe/orecchiette-with-broccoli-rabe-and-sausage.html

Thursday
I love this recipe! Sheet pan chicken with potatoes, arugula and yogurt (I leave the yogurt off the kids plates as they don’t like it as much as I do) https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1017359-roasted-chicken-with-potatoes-arugula-and-garlic-yogurt

Friday
Asian noodle salad with peanut sauce – https://goop.com/recipes/cold-noodle-salad-with-sunbutter-satay-sauce/

Saturday –TBD

Dinners w/o 1/21:

I was just looking back at my first post in May of 2010.   Gosh – a lot has happened over the past 8 years and can’t believe I have been doing this blog since then – that’s a lot of dinners!  From 2007 to 2010 I remember I had a list of people that I emailed each week with the weekly dinner list before deciding it was easier to just do a blog post.  (I still have all those emails archived!)  I’m glad that I continue to love cooking, eating and meal planning.  🙂

Anyway…  I am loving our bi-weekly Imperfect Produce delivery. If interested in trying it out click here to save $10. This week I had radishes and red onions as part of our delivery so I pickled them (and of course my kids were being a bit over dramatic over the vinegar smell….) They are now in the fridge and will last up to 2 months. I love either of these on tacos, sandwiches, burgers and more.

Sunday –
Ezells Famous Chicken – Had back to back basketball games so we got take-out – best fried chicken! We get the chicken tenders – original & spicy!

Monday –
Chips & salsa
Fish tacos (pickled radishes as a topper for me!)  http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/250071/grilled-fish-tacos/

Tuesday –
Slow cooker puttanesca (from the freezer) https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/slow-cooker-puttanesca-with-roasted-broccolini
Served with angel hair pasta

Wednesday –
Turkey zucchini burgers with my pickled red onions! https://www.skinnytaste.com/turkey-burgers-with-zucchini/

Thursday
Roasted shrimp and broccoli (major easy – and uses only a baking sheet) http://www.amateurgourmet.com/2009/02/roasted_shrimp.html
Brown rice

Friday
Marinated Flank Steak with Blue Cheese (I forgot about this little gem – its so good) Will use the pickled onions I made on Monday) 😊
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ellie-krieger/marinated-flank-steak-with-blue-cheese-sauce-recipe-2011478

Saturday
TBD