When I was featured on TheSitsGirls web site on March 1, so many people requested recipe ideas and were desperately seeking inspiration to cook. As I survive this crazy busy week touring colleges with my son, I find myself struggling to get home-cooked food on the table. So I thought you might need a little mid-week inspiration as well. Here are a few popular posts from my archives to help you get some hot food on the table tonight:
1. Brenda's Breaded Chicken - easy, flexible to prepare, great leftovers
2. Crock-Pot Carnitas - get it started in the morning, ready when you get home from work
3. Steak and Arugula Salad - a whole meal on one plate - just add a crusty piece of bread
4. Roasted Veggies - perfect to go with any of the above main courses - prepare a lot and use on sandwiches and a couple of more dinners
5. Roasted Tomato Sauce - wonderful even when it's not tomato season - put it over pasta and I guarantee you and your kids will be licking the bowl!
Have any tried and true mid-week meal ideas? Please don't be shy and share them in the comments below.
I am in fact pleased to read this website posts which carries plenty of helpful facts, thanks for providing these kinds oof statistics.
Oh yeah, never did tell you, I think (old age is a terrible thing) . . . Tried the carnitas - hubby doesn't really know much from Mexican food, so I'm trying to teach him. Even though I kinda messed up the recipe, forgot a couple things and they went in later than others, it still was wonderful. And because it's just the two of us, we had leftovers for quite a while, which made this homesick Californian very happy.
I so can't believe he's looking at colleges! Somehow I didn't realize they were all the same, (or nearly the same?) age (Gregory, Maya & Reyna). Wow. Try to have some fun. Thanks again for those recipes. I meant to try the chicken, so that'll probably be this weekend.
Old age is better than the alternative :-). So glad you tried the carnitas! You can definitely riff on those a bit and they'll still come out. I love recipes that yield a lot without extra effort. So nice to know dinner is set for a few days.
Let me know how the chicken turns out - you can be creative with the coating - the real key is the garlic-infused olive oil.
G is one year behind Maya and Reyna but it's so helpful to look at schools now. But, yeah, can you believe it?
Shannon Pruitt from 'Mynewfavoriteday'
Just in time, I did need some inspiration. Good luck with college touring!
Oh my goodness - I just read your recent blog post - what a terrific cup of sweet lemonade :-). Glad to provide some inspiration in the kitchen!
I've been using pressure cookers for a long time since I've learned how to cook in them during my time in Greece. Moshari lemonato a.k.a. beef in lemon sauce; cooking beets for a salad; home-corned beef, potatoes for mashing, cooking a pound of dried chickpeas
that will be saved in 2 cup batches in the freezer for insta-pasta meals, etc.
Wow - now that is a brilliant idea. I don't have a pressure cooker but my neighbor has cooked a dinner for me from one and it's amazing what you can do in such a short amount of time.
and beef in lemon sauce - I must find this recipe - sounds so Greek and so unusual and sublime!
Will you be my private chef?????!!!!! How yummy they all look!
Let's talk.... 🙂
Nice collection of easy recipes -
Thanks Liz - can't wait to read your post today - I LOVE grandma's recipes!
They all look great. Nice post, good luck on the college touring!
One more today and then we take a break from tours - whoo!