This week’s meal plan of unique dishes will expose you to recipes that may not be on your radar, and help get you out of any mealtime ruts.
I do my best to break with routine by incorporating techniques I don’t typically use, like allowing acid to “cook” my proteins for ceviche, or introducing new dishes, like a vegetarian curry, to the family.
Plan ahead for future busy weeknights by freezing leftovers. Most recipes can be stored (frozen) for up to six months. Be sure to wrap (or bag) them properly to get the most longevity from them. If you’re looking for more meals to double and freeze, here are some of our favorites.
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Ceviche with Avocado and Grilled Corn
Prep some corn over the weekend and this dish is ready in no time! As an added bonus it doesn’t require any additional cooking, which we all know will heat up your house.
Kung Pao Chicken
I guarantee that after one bite of this homestyle Chinese take out, the annoying menus in that junk drawer will get ditched! Serve this over noodles for a change of pace.
Potato and Broccoli Curry
I try to incorporate at least one vegan meal a week into our diets, like this flavorful and satisfying curry. Make enough rice for both tonight and tomorrow’s dinner.
Pork Mango Picadillo
I make picadillo when I just don’t feel like being in the kitchen. It’s fast, inexpensive, and can be altered to suit my fancy. This is a unique version that is ready in less than 30 minutes.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
Grilled Chicken Nachos
We’re camping this weekend, and I’m crying on the inside. On the outside, though, I’m pretending to be the ultimate outdoor mom. A grill grate over our campfire will bake these nachos foil packets. Cleanup is easier that way.
I’ll also pre-bake a batch of these cookies to take along and give us a break from the same ol’ boring, campfire dessert.