As a full-time working mom, the only way for me to get dinner on the table during the week is if I plan ahead. I am borderline obsessive about this because it makes my life so much easier in the long run: No post-work grocery store runs and no time wasted wondering what to have for dinner means I can hit the ground running when I get home and have dinner on the table by 7.
Here’s this week’s dinner plan (Friday is always pizza night!):
Sunday – Chicken Soup
D-I-Y chicken soup (super easy). We had Shake Shack for lunch so I tried to lighten up for dinner (because I can never NOT pig out at Shake Shack).
Monday – Pasta Pesto
Meatless Monday (and too many unsalted shelled pistachios to get rid of). Also, because my son loves pesto.
Tuesday – Grain Bowl
Grilled chicken breasts, kale, quinoa, avocado… all the good stuff to make myself think I’m healthy.
Wednesday – Turkey Meatloaf
With buttered egg noodles on the side of course!
Thursday – Stir-Fried Pork and Bok Choy with Noodles
When I made dumplings the other week, I had leftover filling (ground pork with cabbage, ginger and scallions – yum!) so I froze it. I figured at some point, I could cook it up with some greens and rice noodles. No time like the present!