All tagged weeknight

Oven Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters with Italian Herbs & Lemon

You wanna make one of the easiest meals ever, pay next to nothing, and have your family sing your praise? Don't we all?  Well look no further, I've got you covered.

Here's an easy recipe that you can toss in the oven after work, and sit down to eat it within the hour. I love that there's no marinate time,  or trimming, stuffing, etc. Just drizzle a quick mixture over the top and bake in a preheated oven for about an hour.

Wait for applause. 

California Summer Salad

Big ol' dinner salads give me life! They are versatile, filling, and usually quite healthy. I love that it comes together in minutes with very little cooking time (if any) or clean up required.  All those extra minutes and calories saved can now be used for better things... like making s'mores or family game night.  Or both!

30-Minute Fish Tacos

This week we were in search of a meatless, dairy-free entree and I was still craving the spice-filled Mexican flavors of my Ahi tuna tacos last weekend. So, after tinkering around in my kitchen, I'm happy to say that even the pickiest family members applauded! Start to finish this meal takes only 30 minutes to make and that included vegetable preparation and fish marinade time!

Slow Cooked Chicken Cacciatore

Everyone in my home is headed back...back to work and back to school. That means back to a schedule too. Crockpot meals always help get me on track when trying to reclaim time (and my waistline)! This mouth watering make ahead meal has lots of flavor from long strips of bell peppers & onions, plus red wine, garlic and crushed tomatoes. There was more than enough for our large family AND some to freeze for another meal later in the month. This slow-cooked Chicken Cacciatore is delicious, healthy & easy. Dinner doesn't get much better than this!

My family already loves roasted cauliflower florets with just a sprinkling of sea salt. So I thought I would make a meal of it by turning it into a soup instead! There is very little cream despite the smooth, hearty texture. 

This soup is loaded with flavor from the onions and garlic, plus the cheesy topping!  I prefer to use pancetta instead of bacon; the flavor is a little smokier and the texture is less chewy. It's the perfect warm & comforting meal for those damp, early-spring evenings!

I lovingly refer to this dish as the "pantry pasta" because it's really just a delicious mix of whatever I have on hand! It's incredibly versatile and the unlikely combination of flavors will surprisingly become a regular addition to your monthly meal plan!