Week of Weeknight Meals: December 2022

Hey buddies! Glad Monday! I hope you all had a superb weekend and aren’t feeling too frazzled this vacation season. I’m checking in as we speak with a peek into final week’s dinners as a part of the Week of Weeknight Meals sequence I share each month.

I started this sequence some time again to supply a peek into what per week of weeknight dinners seems like in our home for one week of each month. Photos are snapped in actual time with no fancy lighting or meals styling allowed. As requested, I introduced again a notice about what our boys ate every evening as effectively.

Final week our meals appeared like a whole lot of meals in bowls. ‘Tis the season, I suppose, since meals in bowls typically appear to be heat, comforting, nourishing dishes like soups, stews and chilis this time of 12 months!

Week of Weeknight Meals: December 2022

I’ve lengthy stated my one pot chicken cabbage bowl with sesame ginger broth is among the most underrated recipes I’ve shared on my weblog. I solely has 4 opinions however all of them are 5-star opinions so it’s small however mighty! After I shared it on Instagram, some DMs requested it it’s just like the egg roll in a bowl recipes on the market and flavor-wise there are comparable flavors (ginger, coconut aminos/soy sauce) however it’s way more brothy and makes use of pulled hen or leftover rotisserie hen so it doesn’t really feel overly just like me. We loved ours over a mattress of brown rice however I additionally had somebody ship me a message saying she loves it over egg noodles!

On the boys’ plates: Applegate farms natural hen nuggets with ketchup, spinach leaves + ranch for dipping and a clementine

  • Tuesday: Chickpea Pasta with Simple Bolognese Sauce

Ryan had a piece dinner on Tuesday evening and to make issues really feel just a little enjoyable for the boys with out Dad at dwelling, we did a mid-week frozen pizza evening. Chase, Ryder and Rhett eat a complete frozen pizza themselves so I made myself chickpea pasta topped with a straightforward Bolognese sauce (aka floor beef blended with jarred marinara sauce and a small sprint of cream). Easy and satisfying!

On the boys’ plates: Pizza, inexperienced beans and mango slices

Ryan had one other work dinner on Wednesday evening (’tis the season) however I wished to make a bigger meal so I’d have some straightforward reheat-and-eat leftovers available for lunch for the remainder of the week. I opted to make my Easy Cheesy Crockpot Chicken Corn Chili for the one millionth time. It’s a favourite in our home not solely as a result of it tastes improbable but in addition as a result of there’s no chopping contain and it’s such a easy recipe. You simply dump a bunch of stuff within the crockpot and name it a day! I really made this recipe within the Immediate Pot this time and cooked the hen, salsa, water and spices within the strain cooker on excessive for 10 minutes earlier than shredding the hen and following the remaining steps of the recipe.

On the boys’ plates: Quesadillas with a small serving of the chili + further shredded cheese, carrots with ranch or hummus (relying on the child) for dipping and blueberries

On Thursday night, I made a modified model of my teriyaki salmon bowls, swapping out a few of the veggies in favor of shishito peppers! In our bowls: Teriyaki salmon, jasmine rice and cucumbers topped with Every part Bagel seasoning and blistered shishito peppers. Are you able to inform Pepper wished in on this one?

On the boys’ plates: Grilled cheese, cucumber slices with salt for dipping and pear slices

  • Friday: Immediate Pot Hen Soup

We’ve been on an enormous hen soup kick in our home for the previous few months. I’ve been making an enormous batch of hen soup a number of instances a month and I don’t see that altering anytime quickly. It’s simply so delightfully comforting and I really like getting as many nutrient-dense veggies as I can into the soup so it feels further nourishing. To make Friday evening’s soup, I sautéed carrots, garlic, celery and onion in avocado oil within the Immediate Pot after which added thyme, oregano, rosemary, sage, salt and pepper. After stirring every part up, I added hen thighs, and hen bone broth to the combo and cooked it on excessive strain for 12 minutes earlier than shredded the hen and stirring in frozen peas, frozen edamame and frozen riced cauliflower.

On the boys’ plates: Hen soup, crackers and cheese, carrot slices and apple slices

Query of the Day

What was the very best factor you ate for dinner final week?