Does life ever get so busy for you that you just don't have the energy to put dinner together? Well I'm the same way and so I decided this week was going to be all about meal planning. And I've got some great make aheads to share!
Starting with some of my trademark meal kits.
The idea being that you do all your prep work on the weekend, and store your chopped veggies, measured spices - pretty much everything you need to put the meal together - in ziplock bags for quick and easy dinners like Monday's Crispy Oven Baked Crab Quesadillas.
Pad Thai, is our featured meal for Tuesday, and I guarantee a restaurant quality dish that can be wokked up in under 15 minutes if you put together a dinner kit!
Serve this with a beautiful tossed salad and you've got another amazing meal that can be pulled together in 10 minutes.
But after our vegetarian meal, it's time for some meat and potatoes on Thursday so we're going to make a marinade with 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice, 2 cloves minced garlic, 1 tsp salt, 1/4 cup fresh chopped herbs (I like to use parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme).
When ready to prepare, thaw and bake in a 375 oven for 1 hour with 4 medium russett potatoes and you've got another easy meal to serve with the veggies or salad of your choice.
Speaking of salad, we're going to round out the week another Kitchen Witch classic for Easy Taco Meatball Salad
Take the night off Saturday and order a pizza, but don't miss trying this week's featured recipe for creamy delicious beef stroganoff made in the slow cooker for Sunday dinner.
To see how these all come together, visit me in the Kitchen Witch Cottage and we'll cook then up together!
Lyndsay Wells is a professional
trainer, writer, and program developer with a passion for food and
cooking. She is an award winning recipe developer, a former website
ambassador for Kraft Foods Canada, the $20,000.00 winner of the online
competition "The Real Women of Philadelphia" and a finalist on the Food
Network Canada show Recipe to Riches. Lyndsay believes cooking should
be approachable and easy and has great tips and ideas for putting
together sophisticated looking dishes that cooks of all levels can