This week was special because we were away over the weekend, so I specifically took off Tuesday and Wednesday (today) so I made sure to have time to do all the adult things like cooking and laundry and renewing my car registration.
So I didn’t make as many dishes, and I’ll still probably cook again on Sunday for the following week. But what I did make really highlights the fact that it’s grilling season!!
I did make a slow cooker dish, just so I had something that I was just a set it and forget it meal….this Chicken and Orzo that we’ve had a ton of times before. It’s a go to for me when I want to have a dish that is a whole meal really easily.
Then I made this super simple Grilled Peppers with Burrata – I was too lazy to make and add the breadcrumbs, which it honestly kind of needed for some texture variety, but it was tasty.
I did this Grilled Chicken, Asparagus, and Artichoke Pasta that has a nice lightly lemony creamy sauce. It’s pretty delicious, was simple to put together, and is well-rounded.
I do think I’m going to try to cut back on pasta, but I had this on the meal plan already and since we had been away I just didn’t feel like changing or updating it. Not that pasta is bad, it just makes me feel weighed down and often a little inflamed the day after.
And the best part of this meal….we made Grilled Hoisin Beef. This is one of my favorite marinades ever, and I think I’m actually going to make a container of it to keep on hand for whenever we want to marinate meat. We ended up marinating for a full day mostly just because that’s how the timing worked, but we ended up with juicy and incredibly flavor packed steak.
And we grilled some corn too, because that’s just what you do in the summer.
That’s it for this week folks!