Six Posts and Another 10 Dinners

23 Mar

Wow, so this is my sixth post, which means I have been sharing my bi-weekly dinner plans for roughly 3 months now.  I hope that you have found them helpful and have used my ideas as a spring-board for your own menu planning.  If so, leave me a comment and let me know!  And keep sending me your own dinner ideas –  I appreciate them.  In the meantime, Spring is officially upon us and so I feel like our calendars are correspondingly busier.  The next two weeks have a lot of meals that can be made ahead the night before or thrown together in one pot (or one baking dish) pretty easily.  It just requires a little forethought.   Of course, April also is significant in our household because Michael’s birthday is on the 6th!  So you’ll see I have left one night without a “true” recipe as it will really be up to him to decide what we do for dinner.   

Monday, March 26, 2012

Parmesan Orzo with Smoked Salmon and Asparagus

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Slow Cooker Moussaka

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Feta Chicken with Zucchini and Grape Tomatoes over rice

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Kale, Beans and Sausage over Mashed Potatoes

Friday, March 30, 2012

Fiesta Chicken Bake

Monday, April 2, 2012

One Pot Italian Sausage and Rice

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Ground Chicken and Spinach Lasagna

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sour Chicken and Split Peas with Rice (Persian Morghe Torsh)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Southwestern Turkey and Pasta

Friday, April 6, 2012 (P.S. This is Michael’s Birthday!!!!)

Rotisserie Chicken, Steamed Edamame, Salad, Fresh Bread 

 I’ll let you in on one of our family’s secrets – there are some nights I just don’t feel like cooking anything.  Michael of course lobbies for fast food on those nights, but that is just not my style.  So we have come up with a good compromise – rotisserie chicken!  Both the Wegmans and the Giant near us make pretty good chickens and we’ll serve it (without the skin!) with some steamed edamame, a salad, and some fresh bread from the bakery.  It is a fast, no-cook dinner that costs less than take out (both in terms of our wallets and our health).  So next time you think of picking up a pizza, try this instead.


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