Here it is: another week of how dinner went down in our house. Grocery shopping day snuck up on me and I wasn’t fully armed with a meal plan this week. I hate when that happens because grocery shopping inevitably takes longer and I often either forget something I need or buy things I don’t need. This week I did better than usual meal planning on the fly as I walked down the grocery store aisles and ended up with a good week of eats. Read on.
We went to a Super Bowl party. My “main dish” was cheese pizza. I also had a variety of appetizers and I got my fill of vegetables from the veggie tray. I brought some “taco bites” based on my Smoky Black Bean Taco recipe. Tim’s idea!
Beet Burgers with sweet potato fries (old picture, but same dinner). This is definitely the most labor-intensive meal I’ve attempted since Luke was born. It was totally worth it, though, since it is one of my favorite meals and I got a lot of leftovers from one night of preparation. The recipe makes 8 burgers, so we had them for dinner two nights, lunch one day, and I froze the rest for one more dinner. I also broke up the preparation by making the rice for the burgers at lunch time and chopping the veggies during nap time.
Leftover Beet Burgers with simply roasted cauliflower.
Sesame noodles with red peppers and edamame. (Pictures, along with the recipe, coming soon!)
Quinoa and vegetable loaded enchiladas. This was a throw together dinner that turned out really well! I made a mixture of quinoa with red peppers, green peppers, corn, and edamame and used organic red pepper and tomato soup for the sauce. (I got the idea to use the soup for the sauce from this post from Heather.) Sorry, I’m clearly not a “take a picture of all your food” kind of blogger.
Tahini Lemon Rice and Beans. Two of my favorite meals in one week! I love this one. It’s quick, easy, and very flavorful. I used kidney beans instead of black beans this time because red beans are Meghan’s current favorite beans.
Indian take-out. I had a vegetarian dish with chickpeas and spinach along with naan. It was delicious.
Need more inspiration? Here’s last week’s post on what we had for dinner.
What was the best thing you had for dinner last week?