It’s time to get a head start on your meal plan for next week. From a quick and easy Chicken Chow Mein to a simple, fresh Spanish Tortilla, we’ve got 5 easy weeknight dinners that will get you through the week. So grab a pen, make your shopping list, and stock up before the weekend’s over.
This week, we’re taking inspiration from #TacoTuesday for #MeatlessMonday with these Southwestern Black Bean Tacos at A Beautiful Plate. These make great use of fresh corn on the cob, which will only be in season a little while longer.
My kids will definitely flip for this Quick and Easy Chicken Chow Mein at Foodness Gracious and, I have to say, I think it looks pretty delicious too—and not just because it comes together in 30 minutes. It also looks way more fresh than take-out and cooks as fast as it can be delivered.
It’s no secret that I think shrimp is one of the most time-saving ingredients for busy home cooks, but there’s a catch: My little one doesn’t like it. Since the rest of us do, I still cook with it often, but I’m always on the lookout for a shrimp recipe that might change his mind. I may have finally found it in this Baked Coconut Shrimp with Tropical Dipping Sauce at Oh, Sweet Basil. With a crunchy coating and an irresistible sweet taste, I can’t imagine he’ll turn his nose up at this!
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m going to grill until it’s too cold not to. There’s no stopping me, especially with a recipe like this Pork Souvlaki at Oh, The Things We’ll Make. So simple and totally delicious, these kabobs need nothing more than a big salad, pita bread, and tzatziki (store-bought or plain Greek yogurt mixed with chopped cucumber, minced garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, and salt, all to taste). If you don’t eat pork, you can easily swap in chicken.
Fridays are all about laid-back cooking and this Spanish Tortilla with Tomato Salad makes a delicious casual meal that’s perfect for the end of summer (can you think of a better way to enjoy peak season tomatoes?). You can even make it ahead and serve the tortilla at room temperature. Serve this with crusty bread—maybe with some Spanish ham on the side—and a pitcher of sangria for complete Spanish vibes.