Easy Weekly Dinner Menu #161: Videos and Birthdays

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August 4, 2022
Andi Gleeson

This weeks menu of easy recipes includes Cheeseburger Stuffed Potatoes, Spinach Quesadillas, Crab and Corn Chowder, and lots more!

This weeks menu of easy recipes includes Cheeseburger Stuffed Potatoes, Spinach Quesadillas, Crab and Corn Chowder, and lots more!

Hi! How has your week been? Mine has been a bit crazy. On Thursday, I spent all day filming recipe videos with Foster Farms. I have never done anything like that before. There was a full film crew, a makeup artist, a food stylist with his own assistant, and plenty of PR and marketing folks there to watch. I managed to do my best without having a panic attack from the pressure, so that’s a success if you ask me. I’m pretty shy, especially camera shy, so this was a huge deal for me.┬áHere’s a behind-the-scenes photo:

The Weary Chef on a video set!

The next day (yesterday) was my birthday! I love birthdays. I woke up to a bunch of sweet presents from my sweet family. It was a regular Friday so I had to go to a doctor’s appointment, do grocery shopping, and take kids to playdates and appointments, but it was a really good day. Today the guys are going to make me a gluten-free birthday cake, so I’m excited about that. This is about the only time Matt cooks all year, so it’s a big event. (Before you think badly of him, he would be willing to cook more if I gave him the chance. I’m very 1950’s.) Look at this sweet cake he┬ámade! I was so impressed!

The Weary Chef's birthday cake!

I also made some new dinner recipes for you this week! First up were Cheeseburger Stuffed Potatoes, and today I shared Dragon Breath Slow Cooker Pot Roast. I think you’ll enjoy them both, and I also rounded up five other recipes to go with them. Check out the list right here:

  1. Cheeseburger Stuffed Baked PotatoesYou are going to LOVE these quick and easy cheeseburger stuffed baked potatoes! Enjoy the flavor of cheeseburger and fries in one gluten-free dish!
  2. Spaghetti Squash with Sausage AlfredoThis healthy sausage alfredo recipe uses no cream and is served over spaghetti squash instead of pasta!
  3. Dragon Breath Slow Cooker Pot Roast with (lots of) Garlic and OnionsThis pot roast is LOADED with garlic and onion flavor. It's so easy to make right in your slow cooker!
  4. Salmon and Asparagus in Black Bean SauceSalmon and Asparagus in Black Bean Sauce #Chinese #copycat
  5. Chicken Parmesan BurgersChicken Parmesan Burgers #chicken #burgers
  6. Spicy Spinach QuesadillasSpicy Spinach Quesadillas - wearychef.com
  7. Crab and Corn Chowder with BaconCrab and Corn Chowder with Bacon and Jalapeno - wearychef.com
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.


Kelly - Life Made Sweeter
8 years ago

Yay, such a fun week!! You look gorgeous and happy happy belated birthday:) So sweet of your husband to make you the cake, it looks amazing!!

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Oh thank you! Fortunately only my hands were in the camera in that photo I posted. Actually having to talk on camera was the most nerve wracking part!!

8 years ago

Happy Birthday Andi !!!

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Thanks so much, Muriel!

Teri Giese
8 years ago

Happy belated birthday!! And a very excellent job on the shoot! Am both happy for you, but a tad envious at the same time! Am quite the opposite of shy. Maybe with age comes being less afraid of such things!Was shy in my teens, as time went on, life experiences… Being a fitness instuctor/trainer for 20+years helped I suspect. Anyway, you look beautiful and cool.as a cucumber!How adorable the homemade cake! You are truly blessed!

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Oh thank you, Teri! I don’t know if I’ll ever have that opportunity again, so it was good to experience it. I couldn’t believe they were treating me like a star while I was there. I’m just a home cook and blogger! It was fun though.

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