Last week’s dinner plan included one of our favourite go-to recipes- chicken parm. We had a bunch of tomatoes that were on the verge of going bad so I decided to make them into tomato sauce and then come Tuesday when we had chicken parm on the menu our sauce would already be ready! Here is what we ate.
Weekly Dinner Plan
Smoked Salmon Salad
This is one of our favourite recipes. And I have posted it before. It’s quick, healthy and delicious. And we keep smoked salmon on hand in the freezer or fresh salmon for a slightly different version of this salad.
This is the ‘cheated’ version of this recipe. We use whole grain breaded chicken from costco. They are yummy, quick and not terrible for you. I bake the chicken and once that is going, about 10 minutes through I start boiling the water. I realized I only had penne so I used that. Once the pasta is boiled I drained and started heating up the sauce in the same pot. A few minutes before the chicken was done, I put some cheese on top to melt (parm) but Terry insisted on having marble on his… Once the sauce is heated up, assemble. Put pasta and sauce on plate and lay on your breaded chicken and extra sauce. As well as more cheese if desired! Ethan loved this as I cut up the penne and he liked to put them on his fingers!
Sausage with Lentils
I have to say, I was bit weary of this recipe when Terry first introduced it me but it’s delicious. Great comfort food and good for you! Excellent for cold, cold, days. this recipe is from a favourite cookbook of ours – The Food Lab but I found the recipe online for you!
I’m going to admit it here but I fudged up my first quesadilla. I guess I was tired and wasn’t thinking but when I was assembling it in the frying pan I added as well the salsa. Big oops. Major mess. Anyways, I managed to salvage it and the second one was way better. Don’t make my mistake!
I used quinoa tortillas, marble cheese, canned black beans (drained), spinach, and the leftover breaded chicken from the chicken parm. I topped them with salsa (I have a coveted jar of my mom’s homemade salsa) and also sour cream. They were yummy. My tip for making quesadillas- cook on low and once the cheese is melted, flip to brown other side.
McD’s! Ethan had his first bite of a Big Mac and some french fries. But he ate an omelet. If you’re interested, here is how I make a toddler omelet. I basically mix an egg in a ramekin with some milk and add parmesan and frozen spinach. Cook for 90 seconds and cut it up into squares. Ethan loves it!
Here is last week’s post if you missed it or are looking for more ideas.