Weekly Meals for the week of 3/19

Well, last week’s food was delicious. And I had prepped these Air Fryer Chicken Thighs last weekend that I cooked with a side of Caesar salad mid-week. They were really good, although I made the mistake of not getting bone in chicken thighs, so I should have lowered the cook time, but live and learn….they were still tasty.

This week I went with a Mexican theme because I’ve been craving Mexican for weeks. Except for breakfast. I made one of my favorites for this week’s breakfast: this Grain Breakfast Bowl. I’ve had it many times before and it’s one of my favorites, because it’s filling and very wholesome. I always feel like I’m eating well when I have it for breakfast. Protein, grains, veggies…yum!

So I started off the prep by making these Enchilada Meatballs. This is a brand new recipe for me, and although it says to have them with tortillas, I also made some brown rice, because it just seems like they’d be really good over rice.

Enchilada Meatballs

Then we made (together) one of our tried and true favorites….Honey Glazed Chicken Quesadillas. The peach guacamole that goes with this has been an all time favorite of my friends and family, but I didn’t make it this time since it’s the wrong season. But these quesadillas are always a delicious dinner. Topped with some sour cream, and a little of this Pico De Gallo…😚

Honey Chicken Quesadillas

So my plate tonight was a nice little mix.

And I prepped some Mexican Shredded Beef which we’ve had before so we can toss it in the slow cooker later this week.

Here’s to good eats!

Weekly meals for the week of 3/12/2023

I’ve decided to pick up trying to write a bit again.

I always try to cook healthy food for myself and my husband, and I’m renewing an attempt to eat a little fewer simple carbs (it makes me feel bloated and makes my stomach a little sick), and to eat more variety of vegetables and fruits.

I love cooking from recipes I’ve found online, expanding my cooking skills, expanding the different types of cuisines we eat….and vastly expanding my husband’s pallet from a strictly meat and potatoes man to encompass many many more things, even some vegetables!

This week we have a few recipes from various sites. And man, have they been absolutely incredibly delicious additions to our regular rotation of foods.

My husband chose a braised beef recipe as a different meat option for us this week. We cooked it with just some garlic mashed potatoes. The beef recipe came from Simply Home Cooked: https://simplyhomecooked.com/braised-beef/

I think we should have added a little more liquid for it to cook in, but the flavor was excellent and with the garlic mashed potatoes it’s really yummy.

Btw, my husband doesn’t use a recipe for his mashed potatoes. He peels, dices, then boils some potatoes, then mashes them first with a masher, then adds in butter and milk (or cream) and salt and blends with a hand mixer. I can’t tell you specific quantities, you just kinda do it til it tastes right.

The second thing I made tonight really floored me. I had high hopes because I love orzo, and it did not disappoint, although since I really have no heat tolerance I’d prob cut back on the red pepper flakes a bit.

These Baked Rosemary Chicken Meatballs with Tomato Orzo are an absolute must try. The site The Original Dish has a number of really good recipes, here’s the link to this one: https://www.theoriginaldish.com/2022/12/14/baked-rosemary-chicken-meatballs-with-tomato-orzo/

These 2 recipes made enough for us to get through about half to 3/4 of this week’s lunches and dinners. We still have some leftovers in the fridge from ordering Greek, and I prepped these Air Fryer Chicken Thighs from Skinnytaste to cook quickly one night later this week.

Definitely gonna eat well this week!