This week, we have another round of weekly meal plan recommendations, including a perfect cast-iron pizza recipe for family movie night. The hardest part is picking which movie to watch, right? From comfort food to quick dinners, these five recipes will get you through this week ahead easily and deliciously.
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Top images: Cast-iron pizza with sausage and pepperoni at The Food Cafe
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This Moroccan chicken tagine with butternut squash, chickpeas and olives over at From a Chef’s Kitchen has my mouth watering. And don’t let the word tagine scare you. The recipe has a lot of ingredients (mostly spices that you might already have on hand), but it’s all made in the slow cooker, whoo!
I always turn to spaghetti and meatballs for an easy comfort food dinner, and it’s even easier if you make the meatballs over the weekend and freeze them. This gorgeous meatball recipe over at Grits and Chopsticks uses turkey and an Instant Pot, yass, and she has the easiest marinara recipe ever. Hands down. I love her idea of serving over grits or polenta if you’re getting tired of noodles too.
We need easy-prep, fast-cooking meals during the middle of the week, and Tristan’s Honey Baked Ginger Chicken Wings recipe over at One Armed Mama is perfect. It iss bite-sized (hello, tiny drumsticks) so our kids will actually eat them, and the Asian-inspired glaze is so yummy. Serve with some easy veggies or a salad on the side for a quick, healthy dinner.
This garlic rosemary pork loin recipe at Low Carb with Jennifer makes me feel like I’m eating out at a fancy steakhouse, but it just takes 15 minutes to prep. I don’t usually think about pork loin for my kids, but every time I make it they eat it up — even if they do ask for BBQ sauce to dip theirs in. Oh well.
Friday night is pizza & a movie night at our house, and I love the idea of making our own together before we settle in for the show. This cast-iron pizza recipe at The Food Cafe is calling my name, because yum. I imagine that crust will turn out perfectly in my cast iron skillet. If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, get one! But you can bake this in a cake pan in the meantime.