It’s time to get a head start on your meal plan for next week. From a clever pasta dish to easy beef fajitas, we’ve got five weeknight dinners that will get you through the week. So grab a pen, make your shopping list, and stock up before the weekend’s over.
Take #MeatlessMonday a step further and try this vegan Roasted Red Pepper Pasta at Minimalist Baker. It’s super creamy and, well, if you don’t care about keeping it vegan, just use regular milk and grated Parmesan cheese instead of nutritional yeast. Plus, there are red peppers in the sauce. (You can tell the kids or not: We won’t judge!)
These Lamb Meatballs in Mint-Orange Tomato Sauce at Brooklyn Supper look unbelievably delicious and are a great way to nudge kids towards something more adventurous. If you don’t think they’ll accept lamb, you can always use beef. Also, this dinner, which is perfect with rice and a simple salad, takes about 45 minutes, a little longer than the usual quick weeknight meal. If that’s untenable on a Tuesday, prep the meatballs on Sunday for a quicker weeknight endeavor.
If you take a little longer to make dinner one night, keep it particularly short on the next. These Spinach and Artichoke Quesadillas at Domestic Superhero come together quickly and they are a great way to get kids to eat spinach and artichokes. Or, you know, whatever other veg you decide to pack in these.
Lemon Garlic Chicken | Rasa Malaysia
This recipe for Lemon Garlic Chicken that we found at Rasa Malaysia is an insanely easy way to make super flavorful chicken. You need little more than lemon, garlic, and olive oil, plus a side of buttered orzo and a salad for a delicious weeknight meal.
Pizza or grilling are my go-to Friday moves, and this week it’s all about the grill and these Beef Fajitas at Recipe Tin Eats. You can also cook the meat in a pan or a broiler and, no matter how you cook the steak, I’d say that the marinade is key if you have the time. If not, those charred onions and peppers in combination with avocado or guacamole will take plenty good care of you.