Weeknight Meal Planner: Week of March 13th
This gorgeous dish is actually a Mexican breakfast classic, but there's no reason why it can't be your meatless Monday dinner. Give it a verde twist with tomatillos and let the family decide on toppings like hot sauce or sour cream. Because the base of the dish is tortilla chips, it's ready in about 20 minutes.
Breakfast meets dinner is this beloved combo. Dredge the chicken and bake it for 10 minutes. While the chicken is baking prepare your waffles according to the package directions-- this saves time and gets dinner on the table fast. You'll fall in love with the kicky syrup that gets its heat from Sriracha chili sauce.
You can't go wrong with a beautiful peice of salmon and a sour cream sauce. Add dill and horseradish to that sauce and you've created an upscale restaurant-worthy meal. Complete your plate with a side of steamed green beans. We recommend steam-in-a-bag veggies with a little salt and pepper for those on a time crunch.
These tender meatballs have a mild, warm spice that only seems like it simmered all day to accomplish. Chopped cilantro at the end adds a nice burst of freshness. You can substitute ground chicken, if that's what you have on hand. Heart-warming soup in 35 minutes? Don't mind if I do.
Beef tenderloin steaks are often considered a special-occasion cut, but when they go on sale (or you're ready for a splurge), this classic preparation is foolproof. Our pro tip: use a timer rather than turning, prodding, or overcooking the steaks, and set the timer again while they rest so you don't slice too soon. These steaks are ready in minutes, leaving time for you to fully enjoy them.
All of the elements of a classic hummingbird cake come together here in decadent cheesecake form. Layers of banana cheesecake, pineapple-pecan praline sauce, vanilla cheesecake, and white chocolate ganache are all stacked into a pecan-coconut graham cracker crust. This cheesecake is easier than you may think, making it the perfect weekend baking adventure.