Weeknight Meal Planner: Week of January 9th
Meatless Monday never looked so delicious. One poached egg adds 6 grams of protein to this dish and the yolk doubles as a creamy dressing that mends well with the peppery beans. This dish is irresistably fresh and suits beginners in the kitchen as well as the palate of a seasoned chef.
Give your average ham and cheese French flair with whole-grain mustard and heat from the griddle. Grueye cheese will give the sandwich rich, savory flavor but you can substitue deli swiss if you're on a budget. Make a few extra sandwiches for an ungraded desk lunch.
Serve with a:
Green Salad with Simple Vinaigrette
Make Orange Chicken that's cheaper, fresher, and more delicious than Chinese take-out. Believe it or not, all you need is sheet pan to make sticky, orange-glazed chicken and crisp green beans. If you can't find French green beans, blanch regular green beans for 2 minutes, dry them, and proceed with the chili sauce.
Fagioli is a traditional Italian dish that includes pasta and beans. This soup offers a wintery, warming twist on the classic comforting dish. Use jarred pasta sauce to make this soup super fast and inexpensive. It's flavorful, yet not overly spicy, making it adult and kid-friendly.
Precooked brown rice, canned tomato and green chile, and frozen onion and pepper make this recipe quick enough for a weeknight. Andouille is a smoky, garlicky pork sausage that adds depth to this dish, but you can use any flavorful pork or chicken sausage if you can't find it. The daring douse this dish in hot sauce for some delicious heat.
Go ahead and indulge in this lightly, tangy raspberry coffe cake with decadent cream cheese filling. Be sure to use raspberry preserves; jam or jelly will sink to the bottom of the pan during cooking. Enjoy throughout the chilli winter weekend with coffee in the morning or afternoon.