What's for Dinner: June 14 - June 20

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

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I'm sure you guys noticed I didn't share a menu plan last week. Every time I sat down to write, I couldn't find the words. The truth is, it didn't feel right to throw empty words out into a space that needed to amplify the voices that have gone unheard for so long.

I've been devoting more time to doing research and educating myself. (In some cases, re-educating myself.) We've continued having difficult conversations as a family... and talking with our kids about what's happening in our country and why... and what we can do to be part of the force that changes it.

I've been a little more vocal on social media... Standing in solidarity with the Black community... listening... sharing resources I've found helpful in the work I'm doing in my own antiracist journey. But one of the things I've been struggling with is finding a balance. 

Antiracist work and equity work is imperative. The need for both is constant. And the commitment to both must be for the long-term. But I know I must balance this work with other things to prevent feeling too overwhelmed. Which is why I'm going to continue blogging... Why I need to continue blogging. Because this outlet is invaluable to my own well-being.

So I'm here on another Sunday, sharing what I've planned for dinner at our house this week. Because I can control this. And, right now, even though I'm doing the best that I can do for right now, I can't control what's happening out there... At least, not by myself.

If you're curious to see what I've planned for dinner, then keep reading.

A Week of Dinners: June 14 - June 20

  • SundaySpicy Chicken Milanese with Tomato Salad and Parmesan

    I was hoping to get some chicken cutlets in this morning's Peapod delivery, but none of the chicken I ordered was in stock. So I'll have to improvise a little bit and use chicken tenders that we had in the freezer. Not quite the same, but it'll do. I might try and stretch the meal a bit and cook up some pasta to go with the chicken

  • MondayBalsamic Strawberry Chicken Salad and Chopped Romaine

  • In the spirit of stretching meals, I'm going to serve this chicken salad with some chopped romaine. Since our kids love salads right now, I figured I'll use the opportunity to get some more vegetables in them.

  • TuesdayShrimp and Grits With Kielbasa

    This recipe actually calls for polenta rather than grits, but I'm going to serve the shrimp and kielbasa with grits. Our kids weren't thrilled with polenta the last time I made it, so let's see how they do with grits. I have no doubt they'll devour the shrimp and kielbasa.

  • Wednesday: Leftovers

  • Thursday: Spaghetti and Basic Baked Meatballs with Marinara Sauce

    I have two bags of meatballs in the freezer and it's time to put one of them to work.

  • FridayPizza Bianco and Green Salad with Citrus Salad Dressing

  • Saturday: BLT Sandwiches with Peasant Bread and Potato Salad 

If you're interested in adding more salads to your dinner rotation, then check out my latest recipe round-up.

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