Easy Weekly Dinner Menu #114: Where did the week go?

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March 10, 2023
Andi Gleeson

Hey, guys. I’m sorry this menu is coming so late today. I aim for Friday mornings for your weekly easy dinner recipes, but sometimes my life gets crazy. Remember when I told you about Cheesy Chicken over Pesto Quinoa Recipe and Easy and Quick Prep Dinner Recipes and about my foot being messed up, well this week I started physical therapy. I was and am happy about that because I want to get better and move on. I just didn’t know doing therapy meant 90+ minute appointments twice a week!

This week's menu of easy dinner recipes includes Mexican Chicken Soup, Greek Pasta, BLTA sandwiches, Pork Chops with Gravy, and lots more!

There’s already no shortage of appointments in my life. I go to a therapist and a doctor for anxiety stuff. (I hope that’s not too much information. We’re all friends here, right?) My oldest goes to a therapist and a doctor for anxiety and ADHD stuff. He’s about to add in occupational therapy too, so yay. All these appointments are great and keep us happy and healthy, but they take a lot of time! I also had an appointment with the tax guy this week, and you know what he said when I told him I’d hired an assistant?

Me: “I hired an assistant to help me with social media, so that helps.”

Tax Guy: “You’re not good at social media?”

Me: “Well, it’s not that. It’s really time consuming, and I’m short on time.”

Tax Guy: “You’ve got time, Andi! You just told me the kids are at school from 9-1!”


Wonder Woman Oh No You Didn't

source: Snappy Pixels

Seriously, I have hardly sat down in one spot today for more than a couple minutes, unless you count all time I’ve spent in the car. Despite my best efforts, it’s pretty near impossible to work while driving, so that time is just wasted. If I subtract the time I’ve spent at appointments, driving to and from said appointments, doing a few lame attempts at cleaning up the wreck we call a home, and possibly feeding myself lunch if I’m lucky, that leaves me with approximately six or seven hours of kid-free time to work this week. Believe it or not, that’s not quite enough to produce five posts, respond to comments and emails, and do all the other things that need doing. So, Mr. Tax Guy, don’t make me feel bad for getting some help!

Anyway, it’s no secret to you that I’m weary. That’s why I’m going to tell you about seven easy dinner recipes for the week ahead that you can make even on days like this. I hope you love them. Leave me a comment letting me know which ones you might try!

  1. NEW! Greek Pasta Toss: A 30-minute meal loaded with chicken, vegetables, kalamata olives, and feta cheese. You'll love this easy pasta dinner recipe loaded with chicken, vegetables, olives, and topped with feta!
  2. BLTA with Spicy Mayo: Cook some bacon, and you’re pretty much done making dinner. You can even make it in the microwave to make your life even easier!BLTA with Spicy Mayo - This tasty and easy dinner is perfect for busy nights!
  3. NEW! Quick and Easy Mexican Chicken Soup: This is another no-brainer recipe that tastes like it took a lot more work than it actually did. You’ll love it for busy days!mexican chicken soup-16
  4. Spicy Chicken Sliders: These are more about putting foods together than actual cooking, but sometimes that’s all I’ve got to offer at the end of the day!Spicy Chicken Sliders are a super quick dinner for busy nights!
  5. Slow Cooker Chicken Adobo: Any week of easy dinners needs to include a crockpot recipe, right? It’s OK if you’ve never heard of chicken adobo. Just trust me. You’ll like it! Slow Cooker Chicken Adobo - A deliciously easy dinner idea (that tastes better than it looks)! #crockpot
  6. Shortcut Skillet Lasagna: This one is easy AND helps clean out the pantry. I bet it will be a hit at your house!This shortcut lasagna recipe is loaded with tomatoes, ground sausage, spinach, and noodles, all under a blanket of melted cheese. It's ready in under 30 minutes for a great weeknight dinner!
  7. Pork Chops with Easy Milk Gravy: It doesn’t have to be hard to make a stick-to-your-ribs dinner.These one-pan pork chops are very easy to make. The easy milk gravy does not even require making a roux! Serve this 30-minute dinner over rice with a vegetable on the side.

Next week I have a fun Easter treat, yummy casserole, healthy Asian dish, and my first ever contributor post coming your way. Sign up for my email newsletter so you won’t miss a thing! See you soon! xo

Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

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


Christa Wimberly
9 years ago

I want all of that in my mouth!! I will tell you this, that silly tax man needs to stick to taxes and not unsolicited therapy

9 years ago

YES! He doesn’t even have kids, so what does he know about how much time I have?? Thanks, Christa!

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