Welcome to this week’s dinner menu, intended to inspire you to eat a couple more meals at home. Our weekly meal plans have a little something for everyone, whether you want to go gourmet, or stick to the basics.
Even if you are wanting to go gourmet, but are a bit intimidated… don’t be. Occasionally we’ll splurge for a big extravagant weekend meal. But for the most part, any of these can be created on any given week night.
The Pan Seared Scallops with Bacon Cream Sauce are a perfect example. Sounds super fancy, right? When in fact, this sort of meal is actually super easy. Basic is best!
Now on to the 66th week of meal plans we have accumulated.
Weekly Meal Plan Week of 5/21/17
This is How We Do It:
•Pan Seared Scallops w/Bacon Cream Sauce and Sauteed Spinach
I saw this recipe on CakeNKnife.com and had to try it. We don’t splurge on scallops too often here in our land locked state. But I found a great seafood store that has really good ones. We’ll sauté the spinach in a little bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper. I’ll probably put the scallops and cream sauce over a bed of the spinach, and my husband will have it on the side.
•Crispy Chicken Caesar Salad
I have a bag of frozen (high quality) breaded chicken tenders in the freezer. Bake those off. Chop up some romaine lettuce. When the chicken is cooked, cut it into bite sized pieces, top the lettuce. Throw some croutons on for good measure. Then dress with your favorite Caesar dressing.
If you want to mix it up a bit, toss the cooked chicken in Frank’s Red Hot, or any buffalo wing sauce. Then add crumbled blue cheese to the salad, and use ranch or blue cheese dressing instead of Caesar.
•Steak, Corn on the Cobb, Potato
We are big fans of pan-fried steaks. Season each side of the steak with salt and pepper. Coat a non-non-stick pan with olive oil. Cook each side for a few minutes each depending on the thickness of the steak. We’ll grill the corn (’cause it’s best that way). And I’m not sure what we’ll do with the potatoes… mashed, baked, or sliced and grilled in a foil pocket with butter and parmesan cheese.
We’ll whip out the old George Foreman Grill for this. Take two pieces of rye bread. Layer thousand island dressing, deli sliced corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese. Grill on the Foreman for about 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
•Crunchy Beef Tacos
Good old Americanized tacos. Crunchy shell. Ground beef cooked with the taco seasoning packet. Add shredded lettuce, tomato, sour cream, avocado, salsa, and shredded cheese.
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