Weeknight Meal Planner: Week of January 30th
Meatless Monday can, and should, be filled with color and flavor. Create a gorgeous dish that makes you forget that you skipped the meat, like this spaghetti. Fresh mint, basil, and parsley as well as garlic and red pepper make each bite burst with fresh decadence.
You can't go wrong when you start with salmon and a sour cream sauce, especially if the sauce is flavored with dill and horseradish. Fill out the plate with a side of steamed green beans and you'll have an elegant, satisfying meal in no time.
Tacos make a family-friendly meal that everyone will love. Each person assembles their own taco to their preference with toppings like pico de gallo, green onion, avocado, and cilantro, held in place by a black bean mash.
A one-pan, assemble-and-bake Tex-Mex casserole is the answer for a busy weeknight. It takes just 5 ingredients to make a melty, cheesy, smoky green chile chicken dish. Add rice and black beans for a full on fiesta! Use the breast and leg quarters of a rotisserie chicken and store-bough enchilada sauce for convenience.
Dinner doesn't get much easier, or more fun, than sheet pan nachos. This version takes a detour to Greece with pita chips, a shredded Greek salad, and crumbled feta. Toast the chips in 2 batches first; then combine the chips, pile high with toppings, and return to the oven to heat everything through.
We all know that the addictiveness of the savory everything spice blend is amplified when paired with smooth cream cheese. Each popper is bursting with flavor and a variety of optional toppings keeps each bite interesting (and makes for a gorgeous platter). Make these for a weekend treat and share with friends.