This week's meal plan includes a host of family favorites, including three customizable, serve-yourself supper bars with enough options to appeal to everyone's tastes. Kick off the week with hearty, meatless Five-Bean Chili. Set out Cheesy Corn Bread Croutons and/or Toasted Corn and Tomato Chili Topping alondside classic toppings like sour cream, crushed corn chips, chopped white onion, diced avocado, shredded cheddar cheese, sliced radishes, and goat cheese. Serve with: Cheesy Corn Bread Croutons Toasted Corn and Tomato Chili Topping
"Pizza on a Tuesday?" they'll ask. That's right. This easy pizza's sweet, tangy, spicy barbecue topping comes together in a snap with the help of supermarket rotisserie chicken. Pile crunchy slaw on top of the pizza or serve it on the side.
Keep this simple recipe in your back pocket for nights you're looking for a hearty, nutritious dinner idea. Choose between Cinnamon Chicken and Cashews Sweet Potato Topping or Cheddar, Broccoli, and Barley Sweet Potato Topping for an equally delicious meal. You could also set out a toppings bar with crumbled cooked bacon, chopped parsley, chopped chives, green peas and mint, mini marshmallows, and toasted pecans if some family members prefer the serve-yourself option. Hint: You can use leftover rotisserie chicken from last night's meal to make the topping. Serve with: Cinnamon Chicken and Cashews Sweet Potato Topping Cheddar, Broccoli, and Barley Sweet Potato Topping
Credit: Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower
Pasta is always a family-friendly favorite, and yours will love this slightly sweet yet super savory recipe. You can use any short pasta in place of the ziti, but whatever you do, don't skimp on the bacon breadcrumbs!
Take your pick: Lemon-Pepper Flank Steak Tacos or Smoky Tilapia Tacos. Whichever you're craving, or maybe it's both, serve them with tangy-sweet and slightly hot Cabbage and Mango Slaw and/or earthy Simmered Pinto Beans with Chipotle Sour Cream. Taco toppings should never be limited, so set out plenty of lime wedges, cilantro leaves, pickled red onions, salsa verde, sliced jalapeño peppers, shredded lettuce, and chopped fresh tomatoes. Serve with: Option #2: Smoky Tilapia Tacos Cabbage and Mango Slaw Simmered Pinto Beans with Chipotle Sour Cream
Your family already knows you're great at making dinner, but just wait until they see what you can cook up for breakfast! These sweet breakfast sandwiches will have everyone dancing around the kitchen. Happy weekend!