It’s time to start thinking about your meal plan for next week. From a Ritz cracker-topped casserole (yum!) to an easy foil packed chicken dinner, we’ve got five weeknight meals that will get you through the week. So grab a pen, make your shopping list, and stock up before the weekend’s over.
Top: Ginger Pork Meatballs with Coconut Broth at Shutterbean
Joy the Baker may be best known for her sweets, but she’s a great savory cook as well. I love how she borrows from her baking expertise calling this delicious recipe Roasted Vegetable Winter Crumble, but don’t worry — this isn’t a dessert. In fact, the “crumble” is made of salty Ritz crackers combined with Panko breadcrumbs. I love this as is for a #MeatlessMonday meal, but you can always add chicken if that’ll hook the kids.
You know how much we love a good, super fast shrimp dinner and shrimp is even better when combined with pasta like in this Garlic Butter Capellini Pomodoro with Shrimp at Pinch of Yum. The name of this recipe might be long and fancy, but the recipe is exactly the opposite: quick and homey. The shrimp cooks in minutes, the sauce is made with a small handful of perfectly paired pantry ingredients, and then pasta. Yum.
I love a cozy soup, but to be honest, serving just soup never seems to fill my family up, even with lots of crusty bread on the side. This Ginger Pork Meatballs with Coconut Broth at Shutterbean is the perfect solution: a warming broth served with hearty baked meatballs and a pile of rice. My family will surely gobble this up — and be full at the end of dinner too.
We all love sheet pan dinners and one-pot meals. You know what else you have to add to that list? Foil packet dinners. They are just as easy and, with the right recipe, like these Mediterranean Chicken Packets at Real Food by Dad, just as delicious too. Wrap up all the easy-to-find Mediterranean ingredients, bake, and dinner is done. If you’re like me, crumble some Feta cheese on top too. Just saying.
We’re skipping pizza this Friday, but the kids won’t mind since I’ll be making dinner with a waffle iron! How fun is this recipe for Reuben Grilled Cheese at Damn Delicious? And so easy too. Just the way I need it to be since I’ll be up wrapping holiday gifts long after the kids go to bed.