Sunday, May 24, 2020

What's for Dinner: May 24 - May 30

Looking for dinner inspiration? Here's what I've planned for dinner at our house this week!

Person Grilling Hamburger Patties | Photo by Zac Cain via Unsplash


When I woke up this morning, I had a very short to-do list. Our 2yo has shown a renewed interest in potty training, so I've devoted a good amount of my time this weekend to that. I've dedicated another chunk of my time to our 5yo, who's feeling overshadowed.

So, really... I only wanted to tackle two things today -- make another set of face masks for the kids and write this blog post. I finished the masks but have had to push off this post until now. I wish I were able to carve out time to blog earlier in the day, but such is the life of a mom, right?

I have a bit of gas left in the tank, so let's get to it. Keep reading to see what I've planned for dinner at our house this week!

But first...

Notes About Last Week

  • I had originally intended to make my recipe for Falafel on Sunday, but I only had canned chickpeas in the pantry rather than dried. So I used this recipe instead. So good!

  • For Monday's Linguine with Shrimp Scampi, I used a full pound of spaghetti rather than 3/4 pound of linguine called for in the recipe. Honestly, because it didn't make sense to put 1/4 pound of pasta back in the pantry. 

  • Tuesday night's Easy Cashew Chicken Stir Fry helped use up ingredients we had on hand. I used chicken breast tenderloins rather than chicken thighs and had to fish cashews out of a large container of roasted mixed nuts to make it work. Unfortunately, the dish fell flat for us. If I make it again, I'll probably try adding sliced celery for some extra crunch and texture.

  • I made the Peasant Bread for Saturday''s dinner, but I used it for egg-and-cheese sandwiches instead. And since I didn't want to go digging for ramps (again), Stephen made some tater tots while I made the sandwiches. Decadent but delicious.

Now let's shift gears and talk about what I've planned for dinner this week.


A Week of Dinners: May 24 - May 30

SundayCheesy Taco Pasta Skillet

Monday: Grilled Beef Burgers with Potato Salad and Baked Beans

TuesdayCheesy Kale Farfalle Pasta

Wednesday: Leftovers

ThursdayThai Pasta Salad

Friday: Pizza with Spinach, Caramelized Onions, and Ricotta

Saturday: Linguine with Roasted Eggplant, Grape Tomatoes, Garlic, and Olive Oil

Can you tell I was growing a little tired of all the rice my family seems to love? 😂


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One year ago: What's for Dinner: May 19 - May 25
Two years ago: Our Monthly Dinner Plan (March)
Three years ago: Menu Plan: May 21 - May 27 {and a Request for Advice}
Four years ago: Food Truck Border Brawl {and a Ticket Giveaway}
Five years ago: Menu Plan: May 24 - May 30
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Seven years ago: Italian Sausage and White Bean Stew
Eight years ago: The JC100: A Celebration of Julia Child {Recipe: Coq au Vin}
Nine years ago: Spring Menu Tasting at Fives at The Peninsula New York
Ten years ago: Piquillo: Being First Doesn't Make It the Best
Eleven years ago: Weekend Brunch in New York City, Three Ways

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