morning afternoon and happy Friday! Yes, I’m a stay at home mom and still get excited about Friday… weekends are my favorite with more time with the hubby.
Dinner’s this week have been definitely not very planned. Check out the final week in my planning from last month…
Yeah, the last week just didn’t happen. I also didn’t go to the grocery store, which is why our meals were not as planned. Here’s a look at some things we had.
Bacon and brussel sprouts tortilla layer pie. I’ve made tortilla pies before, so for the filling I just switched it up.
I used 1 piece of chopped bacon + 2 cups chopped brussel sprouts. I sauted both first. Then I layered everything together (tortillas, brussels, parmesan) with the egg mixture. Check out a similar recipe for how to make it.
An even more simple dinner was this beef enchilada spaghetti. I had no clue what this was going to turn into when I tossed beef and enchilada sauce in the crockpot, but it actually turned out really well.
One pound beef roast + 1 jar enchilada sauce go slow n low in the crockpot all day. Shred beef. Cook your box of pasta. Add 2 cups frozen corn in with the pasta the last minute of cooking. Drain pasta + corn, and pour it into the crockpot with the beef. Add 1 can drained and rinsed black beans. Stir in 1/3 cup plain yogurt + 1/2 cup parmesan cheese.
For starting with no plan in the morning, I loved how this one turned out!
We also had chicken caesar salad + bread and pizza using some 5 minute bread (dough). I topped the pizza with BBQ sauce, pre-cooked chicken sausage, onion, parmesan cheese and feta. Last night was our leftovers night, so a super simple dinner. And that’s how I made dinners work for me this week! While it went really well, I am excited to go grocery shopping today. We’re desperately lacking in veggies.
Even without finishing off my month of meal planning perfectly, I still loved this idea! Since I stocked up on meats I was easily able to pull extra meals together with what I had on hand.
Last night I worked on a meal plan for May. Here it is if you’re looking for dinner inspiration!
I changed the categories a bit. Instead of 5 categories with 4 recipes in each, I went with 4 categories and 5 recipes in each. I got rid of casseroles and salads, and included grilling. It’s heating up here (going to be in the 80s this weekend!), so less cooking inside and more grilling outside is going to be a good thing.
Links to some of the recipes:
- crockpot chicken and mushrooms
- chickpea flour crepes with veggies
- crockpot berry cobbler
- crockpot bombay potatoes
- strawberry broccoli salad
- kebab salad
- brussel sprout burgers
- pretzel crusted chicken nuggets
- crockpot zucchini and tomato pasta
- jamacian chicken and mango salad
- tamale pie
- mozzarella sticks
- crockpot lime chicken tacos
- crockpot cheese burger meatloaf
- asian chicken salad (if there is one recipe to make no questions, it is this one)
How do you make meals when you don’t have a plan or recipe? Do you like winging it in the kitchen? Does it normally turn out?
This morning I taught body pump, ran tons of errands with Hunter and now… it’s nap time. Maybe I will take a nap too?? We’ll see. But in reality I will probably head outside and do some yard work. Slowing down kind of isn’t my thing.
Happy weekend everyone!