This week’s menu is going to be a very brief one because franky, I’m not cooking recipes that are my own. On top of my cookbook research (stay tuned for more on that!) I’ve actually been using one of the weekly dinner box services to supplement my shopping and dinner list.
You might have read last fall that I had tried out a mail order box and that I really liked it. Well, I spent some time before the end of the year trying out several different services and I’ve finally settled on one that I really like – Home Chef.
If you haven’t tried this out yet, then I’m here to tell you that it’s not scary or anything, and that it actually can be a real lifesaver during an excessively busy week. Not having to worry about having stuff on hand to cook a couple of meals is pretty freeing – especially for those of us who think about food CONSTANTLY.
So feel free to give it a try yourself. Use the link below to go to Home Chef and you’ll get a discount for signing up (so will I, so you’re doing both of us a favor!)
And while you’re waiting for your box to arrive, here are two recipes for this week that you can add to your dinner list. One is new to me, the other is a tried-and-true recipe that I make often. If you need more, then take a look at my recipes page – several options here might fit the bill for your family. Enjoy!
Beefy Bolognese over Penne Pasta – Yep, another CL recipe – here’s the link. This one calls for a combination of bacon, ground beef and ground pork, which sounds amazing! I’ve found that including both pork and beef is the key to some really really tasty meat sauce (or meatballs for that matter) but the addition of the bacon is new to me. I’m excited to try this and see how it turns out.
Wine-Glazed Chicken – This is a Southern Living recipe from a LOT of years ago. It was featured in an “affordable chicken” article and calls for chicken legs. I’ve used this recipe with every cut of chicken there is and it works every time. The sauce is awesome and is so so good over rice. I’ve found that the kids won’t always eat the red bell pepper, but you can serve some corn or broccoli with this if you need a vegetable.