You know the drill. Every night when 6pm rolls around everyone’s asking “What’s for dinner?” I always meal plan on Sundays for the week ahead and write it down, that way the boys know what we are having. It also helps so my husband can start dinner if he gets home from work before me. Here are 3 tasty weeknight recipes I’m SURE will be approved by all in your house!
Quick Chicken Kabobs
Cube 1lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs. Then toss it with Tbsp olive oil and 2 Tbsp soy sauce. Thread the chicken onto a soaked wooden skewers, alternating chicken with cubed nectarines (you’ll need 3 large ones) and either asparagus or green onions, 1-inch pieces. We prefer asparagus. Grill the skewers on medium heat while basting with a 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar. It will take about 10 minutes. Delicious!
Boil up a box if whole wheat spiral pasta noodles. While the pasta is cooking, chop up a large handful of cherry tomatoes, slice 1/2 a cucumber, press 1 garlic clove and grab 1Tbsp of capers. Put the cooked pasta in the strainer and run cold water over it to cool it down. Once it has cooled, pour it into a bowl and toss with the ingredients you just prepared. Then drizzle with some olive oil and a Tbsp of champagne or white wine vinegar. I serve it with grilled salmon or chicken. Yummy!
Easy Anything Stir-Fry
Just grab 1lb of shrimp or chicken (or whatever meat/fish you have), a complimentary vegetable (broccoli goes with everything!) and some hoisin sauce. Throw your meat in the frying pan with some olive oil, then throw in your vegetable with 1/2 cup chicken broth, about a Tbsp of grated ginger and 2 cloves chopped garlic. Once your meat is cooked through, add 2 cups snow peas. Toss it all together and serve over cooked soba noodles and drizzle extra hoisin sauce over the top. Tasty!
During the school year I will make a big Dutch oven batch of soup once a month to last us for several meals. Today, I made split pea soup with carrots and the BEST ham hocks from Metropolitan Market.
Good luck with weeknight dinners! Now that school has started it’s a little more chaotic but planning and easy meals makes it a heck of a lot easier.
Here’s to fall!