It’s time to start thinking about your meal plan for next week. From Hawaiian Brisket Sandwiches made in a slow cooker to the ultimate summer pasta, we’ve got five weeknight dinners that will get you through the week ahead. So grab a pen, make your shopping list, and stock up before the weekend’s over. And if it’s easier for you to do that from your inbox, be sure to sign up for our weekly meal plan emails.
Top: Slow Cooker Hawaiian Brisket Sandwiches, photo by Joe Lingeman for The Kitchn | Browned Butter Scallop and Burst Tomato Basil Pasta at Half Baked Harvest
I’m obsessed with this Buffalo Cauliflower Salad with Tahini Ranch at The First Mess and cannot wait to make it. The combo of hearty cauliflower plus protein- and fiber-rich chickpeas will fill you up more than you might think. That, plus a side of buttery grilled bread won’t hurt either.
Lest you think your slow cooker and Instant Pot are just for winter, Caroline recently rounded up 6 summery slow cooker and Instant Pot recipes that I’m obsessed with, starting with these Slow Cooker Hawaiian Brisket Sandwiches that she found at The Kitchn. I have a feeling my kids will want these in heavy rotation — all year long.
If you don’t already know, frozen shrimp is my favorite family kitchen ingredient and this Honey Sriracha Shrimp Sushi Bowls at Get Inspired Everyday are the perfect way to use it. Don’t be scared by Sriracha: Just add a little for big flavor and minimal heat, and you can always put the bottle on the table for those who want extra fire.
You really can’t go wrong when you combine pasta, browned butter, and summer tomatoes and corn. Then throw seared scallops on top and — whoa. I’m dying over this Browned Butter Scallop and Burst Tomato Basil Pasta at Half Baked Harvest and especially love that it comes together in about 30 minutes. If you like the sound of it, but aren’t sold on scallops, just skip them, or serve them on the side for those who like them and leave them out for the others.
Curry Chicken Salad | Pinch of Yum
Let’s keep this Friday casual, shall we? Pick up a rotisserie chicken and whip up the satisfying Curry Chicken Salad that Caroline spied at Pinch of Yum while rounding up no-cook dinner recipes. Grab some delicious bakery rolls and chop up a big green salad for the side, then take this easy Friday night meal outside. Perfect.