Week of Weeknight Meals: January 2023

We’re again in motion with the primary version of my Week of Weeknight Meals sequence of 2023! This sequence started on the weblog some time again as a method to keep true to my running a blog roots and offer you guys a peek into our meals throughout one week of each month. Photos of our dinners are snapped in actual time with no fancy meals images allowed!

Final week our meals appeared like a mix of repurposed leftovers, straightforward soup-and-sandwich combos, a easy weeknight favourite and two meals out. (Two meals out in the course of the week is uncommon round right here however you gained’t hear me complaining!) When you’re searching for a meal so as to add to your weeknight dinner rotation, I hope a few of these dishes name to you and offer you just a few concepts! As at all times, they’re all extremely straightforward and never too time consuming which is the secret round right here.

Week of Weeknight Meals: January 2023

We had a number of leftover taco fixings from my mother and sister’s go to so I whipped up taco bowls for dinner on Monday evening. In our bowls: Brown rice, floor beef + Thrive Market taco seasoning, shredded lettuce, pico de gallo, sautéed peppers and onions and plenty of cilantro.

On the boys’ plates: Quesadillas with sliced bell peppers and pear slices

  • Tuesday: Salmon and Tuna Plate

On Tuesday evening, I went out to dinner with mates at Hyperlink & Pin, a restaurant with three Charlotte-area places. My meal started with a shared appetizer — the hummus trio which was a lightweight and beautiful method to kick off our meal. (The marinated artichokes and heat, gentle pita bread stole the present.) For my major course, I opted for the salmon and tuna plate as a result of if there’s uncooked fish on the menu, there’s a 95 p.c probability I’ll order it! I’m a seafood lover via and thru and this dish was an excellent one! I ended up having fun with it poke-bowl fashion by mixing all of it up and would completely order this dish once more.

On the boys’ plates:  Breakfast for dinner! Earlier than I left for my dinner, I made the boys waffles and scrambled eggs paired with clementines and carrots.

  • Wednesday: Grilled Cheese + Tomato Soup

Wednesday nights are later nights in our home resulting from Chase’s soccer follow. Maintaining dinner easy is vital and we dug into grilled cheese and tomato soup which hit the spot and wasn’t too difficult to place collectively. I purchased the soup from Publix and whereas the flavour was good, Ryan and I each wished the consistency was a little bit thicker. I ended up stirring two spoonfuls of full-fat Greek yogurt into my soup which didn’t alter the flavour in any respect however undoubtedly elevated the creaminess!

On the boys’ plates: Grilled cheese, cucumber slices, blueberries and strawberries

chicken sausage sweet potato bake

This can be a throwback PBF recipe and one we nonetheless regularly make and love in our home! It’s so easy to throw collectively because it all bakes in a single baking dish and we love the combo of candy and savory flavors.

On the boys’ plates: Hen sausage with ketchup, apple slices, Easy Mills almond flour crackers and carrots.

Friday evening was date evening! Ryan and I started our meal along with his and hers Moscow mules and shared a calamari appetizer. The toasted bread that got here with the calamari tasted prefer it was nearly soaked in a garlicy butter and I imply that in the absolute best approach. It was unreal! For my major meal, I opted for the bison meatloaf as a result of how typically do you see bison on a menu!? The bison meatloaf was served with carrots and Boursin mashed potatoes and whereas I’m not the largest fan of mashed potatoes, I am an enormous fan of Boursin cheese so these acquired a thumbs up from me! Ryan and I additionally made a pit-stop for ice cream on our approach house and rounded out date evening on the sofa in our pajamas with huge bowls of ice cream.

On the boys’ plates: My mother made the boys mac and cheese and served it with fruit and veggie sides however I’m not precisely positive what made it onto their plates.

Query of the Day

Have there been superior weeknight meals in your own home currently? Please share!