Nothing seems to make my life more complicated than the necessity to feed people every single evening. Mamas, can we discuss why our people need to eat every night?! It’s a bit excessive 🙂
The truth is I love gathering people around a meal. I love using food as a gateway to bring people to my everyday table, into my everyday life.
What I love less is the weekly meal planning and do not even get me started with grocery shopping. Have I mentioned the dishes?
The number one thing that is saving my life is having a few weeknight recipes that are fresh, healthy and easy. I can go to the grocery store without needing to make a list because we make these meals so often.
Here’s what’s in my arsenal:
01. Homemade Taco Meat and Avocado Crema – We make this weekly! It truly comes together in under twenty minutes. What I really love about it is the versatility. It can be served over rice like a burrito bowl, in taco shells, or over a bed of lettuce.
02. Sweet & Spicy Shredded Chicken Sliders: I make the meat in a crockpot or Instant Pot to keep things quick and simple. The sauce, which is just three ingredients, is always a crowd pleaser!
03: Two Ingredient Roast: This is the ultimate set it and forget it meal. A roast that just uses a jar of pepperoncini but is packed with flavor! It is perfect to feed a crowd, or for a week when you need leftovers.
04: The Best Burger Recipe: homemade burgers really come together fast and it is fun to have an evening of grilling outside (especially with the warmer weather coming!).
05: Weeknight Pasta Sauce: Making homemade Bolognese sauce is easier than I thought when I first tried it out. The flavor cannot be beat. This is the meal I make every time we have new guests over! We also keep it healthy by serving it over sweet potato or butternut squash noodles.
As a bonus, if I’m ever in a pinch for a weeknight meal (which happens weekly) I always have everything I need to throw together some sheet pan nachos! They are filling and can be very healthy when you top them with a lot of fresh veggies!
Here’s to showing up to our everyday tables a little less frazzled and with a meal that is stress-free but satisfying!