Two weeks ago I introduced you to a new series that I started called "Weekly Eats." I've already gotten great feedback so I'm really happy you guys are liking this. It's been really great for me personally because it makes me track what I'm eating for the most part. I have a lot of leftovers for lunch so I'm most likely eating one of these dinners two or three more times. This is also a time for me to practice my photography and editing skills so some photos are better than others. Here's what I've been eating the last two weeks!
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Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes via Center Cut Cook: These were a huge hit and so freaking tasty. She should rename this smothered sloppy joes because there was so much sauce. This was a super easy weekday meal that I was able to prepare in ten minutes and leave for the rest of the afternoon. I served this with roasted carrots, caulifower and potatoes.
Rigatoni with Spicy Pork Ragu via The Juice: This was an adult-only meal and so delicious. If you're new here or just out of the loop, I live with two boys who can be super picky eaters sometimes so if you have kids and you're looking for meal suggestions, you found the right place. Anyway, this meal was fill of flavor. My aunt hates that I make so much pasta but I seriously can't live without it.
Smokey-Sweet Chicken with Roasted Oranges via Women's Health Magazine: I found this in an old copy of Women's Health Magazine. The link is to the online version so you can check it out. This was a really great, healthy dinner. I paired it with roasted green beans and cauliflower and mashed potatoes. The kids liked it even though they were wierded out at first by the tangerines. I basted it about three or four times while it was cooking which made for incredibly moist chicken.
TACOS!: or I guess you could say burritos. This was just an easy dinner night. The kids like tacos, my aunt likes tacos, I like tacos. We were a very happy family that night.
Steak with Red Wine Mushroom Sauce via Women's Health: this is another recipe I found in Women's Health Magazine from a few months back. Unfortunately this recipe is not online so I'm unable to share it with you. This was delicious by the way. The mushroom sauce was incredible and I managed to cook the steak perfectly. I paired this with roasted veggies (carrots, zucchini, brussel sprouts and pearl onions). It was a delicious, carb-free meal.
Ranch Chicken Fajita Bowls via Diethood: Tuesday night we made raviolis for Christmas so I need a quick dinner that was easy cleanup. This recipe was so delicious. I separated everything and served without the sauce for the kids first to avoid meltdown central but I mixed it up like you're supposed to for my aunt and I. I ate this cold for lunch the next day. #NoShame
Baked Tilapia and Oven Potatoes: On a kid-free night, I try to make food that my aunt and I like but wouldn't be a hit with the kids. Enter, fish. I'm not a huge fish person but I can eat tuna or a white fillet once in a while. If it's deep fried and smothered in ketchup, that's usually how I prefer it to be honest. I had all this seasoning from past Love With Food boxes so I decided to use it on this night's dinner. On the tilapia, I used Lemon Rosemary Seasoning from Fogg City Spice Co. I think I used a bit too much but it was delicious. I only ate about half of the fillet before I gave my aunt the rest but that was by fault of fish. The seasoning was tasty. For the sweet potatoes, I sprinkled them with All Purpose Salt Seasoning Blend by Whole Spice. This was delicious. I still have half the packet left which I'll be using soon!
Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Stoup via Rachael Ray: I love Rachael Ray. I try and watch her show regularly but sometimes I forget I have access to a TV while I work. Anyway, a few weeks ago I had both boys go through all my cookbooks and recipe binder. The November Love With Food box came with a small insert from Every Day with Rachael Ray that consists of maybe 30 30-Minute Meals. This particular recipe was marked by my older cousin which surprised me because he is not a soup eater. Turns out, he thought it was pizza. Seriously, I don't know how. Luckily and by some chance of a miracle, this was a huge hit. It was full of flavor and thicker than typical soup. I warmed up some french bread in the oven while this simmered and called it a night! It was super easy and pretty quick.
What have you been eating lately? Let me know if you try any of these recipes and what you think!