Spring Fever

7 Apr

So we are finally fully into Spring, having passed most of the major holidays and hallmarks (birthdays, anniversaries) and now we are just in crunch time trying to make it to summer. Work is busy, Michael and I both have races coming up, and Spring Fever is officially making it difficult to slave over the stove every night after work. But of course, we must eat, so I’ve put together another two weeks’ worth of meals – with a few slow cooker recipes to make life a little easier for us, and a few repeats of tried-but-true recipes that I can make pretty easily without having to concentrate much.

Monday, April 9th

Tilapia Baked in Couscous with Roasted Sesame and Honey Carrots

The boys love this dish and so do I.

Tuesday, April 10th

Slow Cooker Ham and White Bean Soup

One of my all time favorite slow cooker recipes. An easy way to use up leftover Easter ham. Quick, filling, inexpensive, and surprisingly healthy!

Wednesday, April 11th

Spaghetti with Muffin Tin meatballs

An easy pasta dish with meatballs that make excellent leftover sandwiches.

Thursday, April 12th

Chicken and Chickpeas over Couscous

A super quick, healthy, and easy dinner – with flavors mild enough for the little ones, but that can be punched up with a shot of hot sauce!

Friday, April 13th

Make-Your-Own Pizza

No recipe here – but B and K love helping to make pizza – we buy the dough fresh at Wegmans and they get to add whatever toppings they like. Add a salad and dinner is complete!

Monday, April 16th

Broccoli and Cheddar Frittata with salad and breadsticks

Who doesn’t love broccoli and cheese? This is a great way to have that wonderful combination in a full, healthy meal. And a way to use up the last of that Easter ham!

Tuesday, April 17th

Easiest Ever Baked Cheese and Mac with Apple Chicken Sausage

Back by B and K’s demand.

Wednesday, April 18th

Pasta with Slow Cooker Eggplant Ragu

A quick and easy vegetarian dinner.

Thursday, April 19th

Greek Turkey Picadillo

This turkey picadillo recipe is one of my favorites – although I tweaked it a little by doubling the black beans and skipping the raisins. But it also got me thinking that we could do something similar to this using traditionally Mediterranean or Greek flavors instead of Cuban. So here it is – and it’s delish!

Friday, April 20th

Slow Cooker Pulled BBQ Chicken and Slow Cooker “Baked” Potatoes

I’m lucky enough to have two slow cookers, but if you only have one, try the chicken with mashed potatoes or slaw, or make your potatoes in the microwave if you’re short on time.


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