Let’s face it: You live a fast-paced life and sometimes cooking tasty and healthy family meals can be a bit nuts. To make things a little easier, we’ve put together a whole week of delicious, nutritious and trouble-free dishes that will take you from doorstep to dinner table in well under an hour!
MONDAY: Garden Vegetable Velouté
Instead of a chunky vegetable soup, use an immersion blender to make a velvety-smooth puréed version, perfect for dipping grilled cheese, tuna melts or other simple sandwiches. A few good options? Cream-based soups, like asparagus or tomato, or a sweet corn chowder.
TUESDAY: Pulled-Chicken Sandwiches
Whip up some homemade barbeque sauce with brown sugar, ketchup, molasses, paprika and mustard. As it simmers, shred the breast meat from the rotisserie chicken with two forks (put the dark meat aside, we’ll get to that in a bit). Stir in the chicken and serve on brioche bread for a Southern-style treat!
WEDNESDAY: Peppers and Eggs Frittata
Breakfast for dinner? Absolutely! Mix about a half dozen eggs together along with sliced green peppers and onions. Heat a skillet with olive oil and pour in the mix. Allow to cook for about five minutes on the stove then bake in the oven (yes, in the skillet) until firm.
THURSDAY: Mediterranean Chicken Salad with Sumac and Mint Yogurt
Use what’s left of the sliced rotisserie chicken (a.k.a. the dark meat) and turn it into a delicious Middle Eastern salad, seasoned with ground sumac powder and mint-infused yogurt.
FRIDAY: Pasta Puttanesca
Treat yourself to pasta at the end of a long week. Upgrade your go-to marinara sauce recipe with chopped capers, olives, garlic, red chili flakes and anchovies (totally optional) for a quick Italian puttanesca sauce that’s as easy to put together as it is delicious.