Last night, as I was planning this week’s dinner plan, I realized I have not shared one of the simple, but very helpful tools I use for menu planning. In order to keep organized while grocery shopping, I have to have a plan and grocery list. Otherwise, I’ll get to grocery and just start buying all kinds of random things. I use this Weekly Menu Plan and Grocery Shopping List to keep organized. I love this sheet because I can list the meals we will eat and write the ingredients I need to buy all on one sheet. Also, I love that I can fold it in half to make it more manageable while grocery shopping.
Coconut Lime Chicken with Thai Garnishes
I served this dish with rice and sauteed sugar snap peas. My kids loved the garnish plate and being able to choose how to top their dish. Marinating the chicken in the coconut milk marinade adds a light, but not overpowering, Thai flavor. It’s a great exotic flavor to the typical roasted chicken.
Light Bolognese Lasagna
If you like traditional, no-nonsense lasagna, but want a slightly lighter version, you will love this dish. The recipe calls for substituting ground turkey for the typical ground beef. The homemade sauce in this recipe is a definite upgrade from sauce from a jar.
Orzotto with Asparagus
Usually, we try to eat one meatless dinner per week. This orzotto tasted very similar to risotto and the preparation was similar, too. We used only green asparagus because I couldn’t find the white asparagus. Next time, I will probably cook the asparagus separately from the orzotto and add it at the very end.
Crock Pot Flank Steak with Blue Cheese
We’ve been cooking this dish for some time, thanks to a Facebook post by my friend, Melissa, recommending it. Anytime we are craving a steak night, this is the dish I typically make. We serve it with broccoli and baked potatoes. It also works well with flat iron steak, too.
Have any great go to dinner meals you love? I’d love to see them! And, here are links to previous weekly menus: