Cooking for Two: Easy Weekly Dinner Menu #178

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May 21, 2024
Andi Gleeson

This week’s dinner menu features recipes that are perfect for cooking for two! All recipes are either written for two people or easy to scale down.

This week's dinner menu features recipes that are perfect for cooking for two! All recipes are either written for two people or easy to scale down.

Well, I’m over a week into having my boys gone, and we’re all making it! They’re having fun, and I’m getting a chance to miss them. That’s a bit of a novelty since they are usually RIGHT THERE ALL THE TIME.

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I miss those little buggers though. It’s too weird to have 10+ hours to work every day and no one talking to me through the bathroom door. While they’re away, I thought it would be fun to make a menu of recipes perfect for two. I know many of you are empty nesters or don’t have kids yet, so I think you’ll like this. Even if you’re cooking for one, these recipes are easy to scale for one, OR you can have leftovers for lunch! Honestly, only two of us eat the dinner recipes I share here anyway because my boys eat kid food for dinner. You could say I’m an expert at cooking for two.

You can adjust the number of servings on all of my recipes, but some scale better than others. Recipes that call for a can of tomatoes or one egg are pretty hard to cut in half, so I picked dinners that will work well for a couple. Let me know what you think in the comments!

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  1. Greek Yogurt Chicken with Spinach (or rice or both)You'll love this juicy Greek Yogurt Chicken for dinner!
  2. Italian Roast Beef SandwichesMarinara meats beef in this delicious, easy Roast Beef Sandwich recipe!
  3. Lemon Ginger Chicken Soup (just reduce amount of chicken for two)This flavorful, healthy ginger chicken soup with lemon is perfect for nursing a cold!
  4. Tuna Salad Lettuce WrapsTuna Salad Lettuce Wraps - A quick and healthy lunch! #glutenfree
  5. Ranch Chicken and Vegetable Loaded PotatoesBaked potatoes smothered with chicken and vegetables in a creamy ranch sauce are a hearty, easy dinner!
  6. Teriyaki Salmon with Lemon Snap PeasThis quick and easy salmon teriyaki recipe tastes like it came from your favorite Japanese restaurant!
  7. Bacon Wrapped Chicken with AvocadoBacon wrapped chicken seasoned with Buffalo sauce is topped with avocado slices and drizzled with tangy BBQ sauce. You can't beat this easy chicken recipe for a quick and satisfying dinner!

There you have it. If you’d like to add these to your meal plan and build a grocery list, well here you go!

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Peach Bread with Walnuts (10)
Greek Yogurt Chicken with Herbs (4) Teriyaki Salmon and Lemon Soy Snap Peas (2) The Godfather: Italian Roast Beef Sandwich (4) Ranch Chicken and Vegetable Loaded Baked Potatoes (4) Lemon Ginger Chicken Soup (3)
No-Bake Gluten-Free Cinnamon S’mores Bars and Food Holidays (4)
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Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.

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