Hello out there! After a couple of crazy weeks, things are still no where near normal around here. We are still in the throws of mid-term exams (high school yay!) and we’ve had lots to do outside of school and work as well. So here is a menu for you for the coming week that should be not just easy, but comforting as well. Enjoy!
While you’re busy eating these amazing dinners, I’m going to be cooking some new dinners for my family out of my cookbook of the month – Wolfgang Puck Makes It Healthy.
You’ll recall that I made a resolution to read and review one cookbook per month this year, and this is my first pick. I’m excited about it because the recipes look amazing AND healthy. And there’s an exercise component to it, too. Puck is well-known for his amazing food, but not so much for his workouts. We’ll see how it goes!
Creamy Beef Noodle Bake – I found this on Pinterest a few years ago and it was a hit. I haven’t made it in a while, but since comfort food is all the rage in January, I’m bringing it back!
Brinner – Egg & cheese scramble with sausage patties and chocolate croissants – Scrambled eggs are my favorite and they’re typically something you can get kids to eat any time of day. Add some cheese (make it fancy cheese for the grown-ups if you want – like gruyere – mmmm!) The chocolate croissants are from Trader Joe’s and were recommended to me by a friend. They are amazing! You might want to consider buying an extra box. NOTE: The croissants need to sit out all day to thaw and rise. Set an alert on your phone to remind you to do this the morning you want to eat them!
Chicken Cutlets – One of my staples. Feel free to serve this with macaroni & cheese and a frozen steamable veggie of your choice.
Chicken Ranch Pasta – This is a casserole that I jotted down on a piece of notebook paper some time ago. There are a hundred versions of this in the world, so don’t be afraid to customize it. If you like veggies, ad some. If you like more pasta, that’s cool, too.
Spaghetti & Meatballs – Talk about comfort food. Nothing beats this meal for ease and pleasing the kids. Pick your favorite marinara sauce, grab a box of pasta off the shelf, add some frozen meatballs and you’re done.
Pizza – Yes, it’s pizza time again! Make the crust yourself using this easy recipe and top it with everything yummy. The biggest hit in our house is ham, bacon and pineapple.