Easy Weekly Dinner Menu #115: Living It Up!

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June 3, 2016
Andi Gleeson

Hellooooo! I’m writing this easy dinner menu on Thursday night after eating a super fancy dinner at a super fancy restaurant owned by my brother-in-law’s close friend. I do not usually frequent fancy places because they make me very uncomfortable. In this case, my in-laws were treating us to a date night there, and I couldn’t say no. I started with a stiff cocktail reminiscent of my Manhattan with Luxardo recipe and then had a perfectly-cooked pork chop with a butternut squash sauce. It was all perfectly good, but when dessert came, I was blown away.

Have you had creme brûlée? Probably so because Matt assured me that I was the only person on Earth who hadn’t tried it. That’s what I ordered tonight, and it was AMAZING. My new favorite dessert. I’m not crazy about super sweet desserts, but this custard was rich, creamy, and only very slightly sweet. It was a big portion, and who knows how many calories were in that bowl full of heaven. I don’t even want to know, but it was seriously one of the best things I’ve ever eaten.

This easy dinner menu features White Pasta Casserole with Kale and Chicken, Standup Tacos, Healthy Chinese Chicken Salad, and lots more!

I’m afraid I don’t have any dinner recipes for you that are quite as life changing as that creme brûlée, but I do have some easy recipes that are pretty darn good if I do say so myself. I threw in some extra healthy ones to make up for all those egg yolks I ate tonight ;)

  1. Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Spinach [Click for recipe] This is about as fancy as it gets around here, except this recipe is still super easy, promise! I even have photos to show you what to do.Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken with Goat Cheese and Spinach - wearychef.com
  2. Healthy Hamburger Stroganoff [Click for recipe] OK, so this is definitely less fancy but still just as good (and good for you too)!Healthy Hamburger Stroganoff
  3. White Pasta Casserole with Chicken and Kale [Click for recipe] Think mac and cheese or alfredo sauce, but without all the fat, and then add in chicken and kale. That’s what you get with this dinner!You will love this light but creamy white casserole loaded with chicken, kale, and casserole.
  4. Standup Tacos [Click for recipe] I think I might have had these in a menu not too long ago, but it’s time to make them again. Such a fun meal!Standup Oven Tacos | The Weary Chef
  5. Cranberry Apple Chicken and Rice Skillet Dinner [Click for recipe] I feel sure that this dinner would be perfect any time of year, but let’s get it on the menu this week before anyone tells me that it’s not summery enough ;)This 30-minute skillet dinner is loaded with dried cranberries, fresh apples, celery, and chicken simmered together with Multi-Grain Minute Rice. #MinuteHoliday
  6. Healthy Chinese Chicken Salad [Click for recipe] This one is always popular. And healthy. And tasty. Give it a try!Healthy Chinese Chicken Salad #healthy #dinner #salad
  7. Red Thai Curry with Shrimp and Asparagus [Click for recipe] I didn’t mean to overdo it with the chicken this week. Here’s some shrimp to make up for it!Red Thai Curry with Shrimp and Asparagus

Next week I think I’m going to have THREE new dinner recipes because there was a slight holdup with one that was supposed to be published this week. Stay tuned for that. Have a wonderful weekend and Easter Sunday!

Andi Gleeson


9 years ago

Thank you Andi and Happy Easter!

9 years ago

Thank you, Liz! Happy Easter!

9 years ago

Just wanted to say stop by and say good work on the new look of your page. Can’t wait to try this chicken looks delish. Thanks for all of the recipes try to make as many as I can. Have a great day!!

9 years ago

Thank you so much, Deborah. I’ve worked really hard on my design over the last couple months, so I appreciate that so much! Have a Happy Easter :)

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