Week of Weeknight Meals: December 2022

Hey buddies! Comfortable Monday! I hope you all had weekend and aren’t feeling too frazzled this vacation season. I’m checking in in the present day 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 every week of weeknight dinners seems to be like in our home for one week of each month. Footage are snapped in actual time with no fancy lighting or meals styling allowed. As requested, I introduced again a word about what our boys ate every night time as effectively.

Final week our meals appeared like loads 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 likely one of 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! Once I shared it on Instagram, some DMs requested it it’s much like the egg roll in a bowl recipes on the market and flavor-wise there are related flavors (ginger, coconut aminos/soy sauce) however it’s way more brothy and makes use of pulled rooster or leftover rotisserie rooster so it doesn’t really feel overly much 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 rooster 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 night time and to make issues really feel a bit enjoyable for the boys with out Dad at residence, we did a mid-week frozen pizza night time. 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 night time (’tis the season) however I wished to make a bigger meal so I’d have some straightforward reheat-and-eat leftovers readily 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 unbelievable but additionally 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 truly made this recipe within the Instantaneous Pot this time and cooked the rooster, salsa, water and spices within the strain cooker on excessive for 10 minutes earlier than shredding the rooster 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 among the veggies in favor of shishito peppers! In our bowls: Teriyaki salmon, jasmine rice and cucumbers topped with All the pieces 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: Instantaneous Pot Hen Soup

We’ve been on an enormous rooster soup kick in our home for the previous few months. I’ve been making an enormous batch of rooster soup a number of instances a month and I don’t see that altering anytime quickly. It’s simply so delightfully comforting and I like getting as many nutrient-dense veggies as I can into the soup so it feels further nourishing. To make Friday night time’s soup, I sautéed carrots, garlic, celery and onion in avocado oil within the Instantaneous Pot after which added thyme, oregano, rosemary, sage, salt and pepper. After stirring every part up, I added rooster thighs, and rooster bone broth to the combination and cooked it on excessive strain for 12 minutes earlier than shredded the rooster 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 one of the best factor you ate for dinner final week?