I hate meal planning. I think after being a Foods teacher for five years I just became burnt out with making extensive grocery lists constantly. I thought if I saved the links to recipes I use often and type up a grocery list then I can reuse the information in the future. Why reinvent the wheel?
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I use the recipe out of this cookbook and it tastes so good! This gnocchi is extremely simple to make and a very fast meal. I probably use more fresh mozzarella than it calls for. Also, the fresh green beans at our local grocery store are usually terrible so I typically get a frozen bag and cook them in the microwave first. The recipe is basically gnocchi with grape tomatoes, green beans, fresh mozzarella, in a pesto sauce.
I select the pre-breaded fish fillets at our grocery store and then just pop them in the oven for the allotted time. When in a time pinch I grab a box of this biscuit mix because they are a perfect compliment to the fish.
Every week we tend to have at least one breakfast-for-dinner meal when we are feeling lazy. Make an omelette with whatever you have in your fridge – I chose ham, cheese, tomato, and chives. I love these hashbrowns! Never will I use frozen hashbrowns again.
Instead of beef, I use whatever meat Alex has stockpiled in our freezer. This week I used Venison. I like this recipe for the enchiladas; the only changes I make are that I shred the meat and I don’t include jalapenos. Plus, I use larger tortillas.
I cheat and get this packet of seasonings. I actually prefer this boxed pasta salad over homemade, instead I just add in extra ingredients of my choosing. I do make the cornbread from scratch but a box mix would do fine here.
We always have raw shrimp in our freezer, it is a household staple. Then add any pasta and extra ingredients you want. I tend to include sun-dried tomatoes and spinach. Other options could be bacon, chicken, etc. Any sauce you want works as well.