meals made easy. yes. easy. and yummy.
sunday | chicken caccitore & garden salad
baby portabella mushrooms, green pepper, garlic, sweet onion, s&p in olive oil
chicken breast. i buy the pre-cut and thinner breast because i hate to touch raw chicken meat.
added muir glen fire roasted red tomatoes, tomato paste, red wine, vegetable broth and spices - slap ya mama and fresh chopped flat leaf parsley. yes i love to use slap ya mama. serve over barilla whole grain spaghetti.
monday | naan pizzas & spinach salad
OMGOSH super easy. naan. olive oil. s&p. cherry tomatoes. goat cheese. spinach. drizzle evo onto naan. add tomatoes, spinach and goat cheese. sprinkle a bit of s&p. (kosher salt - i love the chunkiness of kosher salt. and fresh ground black pepper. fresh makes a HUGE difference). 400 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes directly on rack. DELISH!
tuesday | irish bangers, red cabbage & mashed potatoes
dang... where are my pics? heat bangers in a bit of evo with chunky slices of sweet onion. simmer red cabbage (i buy the jarred stuff and prefer red over the original white sauerkraut). red potatoes boiled and mashed with lots of butter and milk.
wednesday | grilled salmon tacos, salsa, guac and beans
just made the guac. heading back into the kitchen to finish prepping this yummy meal.
avocados. the best.
use fork to mash down a bit but leave some good chunks.
add some tomatoes. i found this medley of tomatoes at my local market. they are so sweet. i also added roughly chopped cilantro but forgot the pic. in additon, add ground cumin, garlic, s&p to taste, squeeze of lime and if you like heat, add a little jalapeno.
serve with multi grain chips and yum! i could stop here and eat the entire bowl for my own dinner. but i have to share. wahhh.
for the remaining week... here's the plan.
thursday | lasagna and salad
friday | pulled pork bbq sandwiches, sweet potato fries & broccoli florets
pulled pork bbq sounds hard but it is oh so easy. i buy pork tenderloins and throw them into the crockpot with some seasoning. whatever i have on hand. i add a little brown beer to give it some juice. at the end of the day, use two forks to pull the meat apart... it's so tender and it literally falls apart. then i add sweet baby rays (my kids love SBR but use whatever type of bbq sauce you have or like) and voila... easy peasy pulled bbq. serve alone if you don't want the carbs or on multi grain whole wheat buns. this saves really well in frig and makes great leftovers.
saturday | grilled chicken, couscous & pan seared brussels sprouts