Another week's worth of dinners! Let me know what you think of our recent meals. And please share with me what you cooked! I'd really love some new ideas.
Sunday: Foil Packets made with sausage, potatoes, green beans, salad
I used this recipe for the foil packets. They were so easy and delicious! The recipe called for andouille sausage but I just couldn't bring myself to buy them when I read their sodium levels. I bought jalapeno chicken sausage instead and it was plenty flavorful. In the foil I also included baby red potatoes, onions, green beans, butter, and Cajun seasoning. Threw them on the BBQ for about 20 minutes and dinner was ready!
I also made a delicious salad of mixed greens, strawberries, and feta cheese.
Adam first made this chicken recipe for me many years ago for Mother's Day. At first glance it seemed like more of a Father's Day recipe....BBQ sauce, bacon, lots of cheese. But let me tell you it is amazing! It was just as yummy this time. On the side we had grilled corn and steamed cauliflower.
This is one of my favorite soups. It's kind of like a chicken noodle soup, except it's a bit creamy, the noodles are swapped out for cheese tortellini, and kale is added at the end. It's so yummy! I also roasted some brussels sprouts and topped with parmesan.
these lentil tacos all summer long, but I kept putting it off. Tacos are one of Adam and Ryan's favorite foods and I didn't want to anger them with lentils. Haha. To me, lentils are a normal food I grew up eating, but Adam says he had never even heard of them until he met me. So anyways, I finally made them and they were great! They tasted like a combination of taco meat mixed with refried beans. I played it safe and cooked a pound of ground beef to have as "backup". When I made Ryan's taco I used half lentils and half meat, topped with cheese. He took a couple bites and then asked if he was eating beans. I told him the truth and he refused to eat any more. He then proceeded to eat 5 meat tacos. If your family isn't as picky as mine I would definitely try this recipe! Lentils are packed full of fiber, protein, folate, iron, potassium, calcium, zinc, vitamin K......they are a superfood!
The Spanish rice was my first time making homemade Spanish rice. It was easy and delicious! I used this recipe.
Thursday: Mahi Mahi, Sweet Potato, Green Beans
Friday: Baked Spaghetti