Thursday, October 10, 2013

Weeknight Dinners

Who couldn't use more dinner ideas, amiright? So I thought I would share what I have planned for this week, plus something easy that I made a few nights ago.

Here's what I have lined up for this week:

White Bean Soup with Bacon
I love bean soup. It is so comforting and filling. I plan on making this on Friday since it's going to be rainy all day. I just have to remember to soak the beans tonight!

cooked pasta
Smoked Sausage Pasta
I made this pasta last night and it was sooooo good! I made a few changes. I added a chopped tomato because we had one, I omitted the spinach, and I added a slurry of 2 Tbsp. cornstarch and 1/4 c. water, to turn the broth into more of a gravy. It was perfect! Seriously soooo good!

Pork Chop Supper Recipe
Pork Chop Supper
These pork chops are on the menu for tonight. I love pork chops for a change up from chicken, which I can get bored with pretty quickly.

Salsa Chicken Casserole
Salsa Chicken Casserole
This will probably be Saturday or Sunday. We don't have much of anything planned for this weekend (except for sleeping!) and I'm on call so I will probably be around the house a lot. I'll probably be at my parents house on Sunday night to watch the Dallas-Redskins game though! Go Cowboys!

Here is an easy chicken dinner that I made last week. I was given a coupon to try Land O Lakes Saute Express. They are basically like compound butter, that you use to saute anything from chicken to fish to veggies. (I'm dying to try lemon pepper broccoli or green beans! Yum!) There are a lot of flavors, like garlic and herb, Italian, and savory butter and olive oil. I chose the lemon pepper because Jeffry loooves lemon pepper chicken.

Saute Express is so easy to use! You melt one pat in a pan, then add your veggies or protein.

As the chicken was cooking, the Saute Express turned into this delicious looking glaze and the chicken got a nice sear on it.

I served it with peas and with these Parmesan noodles that Jeffry likes. This is me being a weirdo and using every dish in the house so that none of my food touches each other. It's a thing. And yes, I am also using my laptop as a place mat. Don't judge.

I can't wait to try other flavors, or to try the lemon pepper with veggies. I bet it would be so good with fish too!


  1. I hate my food to touch too!! And Ryan loves those noodles too!!! Xoxox

    1. They're the pasta-roni ones. They have such mature palettes lol