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Sharing our Weekly Meal Plan with make-ahead tips, freezer instructions, and ways make supper even easier!
Friday: Family Night Out
Meal Plan Tips:
Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chili: This delicious, flavorful recipe is on the table in less than 30 minutes with minimal prep.
Easy Pepper Steak: This is a favorite from my childhood that I simply had to include in my cookbook – but I made it even easier by making it a Slow Cooker recipe!
If I want to save time, I’ll place all the ingredients in the insert to the slow cooker, cover and refrigerate before going to bed the night before. Then in the morning, I put it the slow cooker and make the rice and green beans later in the day. The house smells amazing with that cooking all day!
BLT Avocado Lettuce Wraps: Another really quick weeknight favorite! You can cook the bacon ahead with my recipe for How to Cook Bacon in the oven. You’ll use bacon again tomorrow night.
Chicken Avocado Pear Salad: A super quick recipe that is ready in less than 30 minutes. To speed things along, I’ve cooked the bacon and chicken ahead with easy make-ahead recipes – the bacon I mentioned for yesterday’s meal, as well as the chicken with my Simple Baked Chicken Breast recipe. You can cook up to three days ahead and then just reheat to include on the salad to cut the time even more.
Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup: Add all of your ingredients to the slow cooker insert, cover with the lid and store in the refrigerator overnight. Then, before heading out the door in the morning, grab your insert out of the fridge and let it come to room temperature as you have breakfast. Then, start it the slow cooker right before leaving in the morning.
Happy Valentine’s Day!!!
Skillet Rib Eye Steaks: If you are making a special meal at home tonight instead of going out to eat on Valentine’s Day, this steak is certainly a recipe fit for a special night!
The night before, I will place the rib eye steaks onto a sheet pan and then season according to the recipe. I like to then place my steaks in the refrigerator overnight, then take out at least 30 minutes ahead of cooking on the night I’m going to serve them.
Perfect Baked Potato: You can always make these ahead and simply reheat or if you prefer, you can use the slow cooker method instead.
Chocolate Cake Hearts: These only take about 30 minutes to make, but are great to make a day ahead and then rewarm the ganache and assemble before serving.
Have a great week!