Easy Weekly Dinner Menu #56 - Valentine's and Birthdays

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June 3, 2016
Andi Gleeson

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Easy Weekly Menu 56 - Cheesy Open Faced Roast Beef Sandwiches, Dijon Shrimp Pasta, Gyros Burgers, Spinach Enchiladas, and lots more!

How was your Valentine’s Day? Did you do anything special? At our house, the whole family was happy to wake up and exchange cards and sweets. Then, The Tall One had a fun time with his friends at school while The Short One and I spent the day at the zoo. After their bedtime, I actually put away my computer for the evening and spent it with my honey. We had steak and a mountain of roasted vegetables for dinner. It was my first time ever trying beets, and they turned out well. I diced and roasted them with potatoes and brussels sprouts, and I’m happy to have a new vegetable to add into the rotation. We had champagne and chocolates and played a super nerdy card game. It was a fun day!

I have another special day coming up: My birthday! I think that evening will involve cake and takeout so I can take the night off cooking. We usually have a shrimp boil for birthdays, but I think we’ll probably do that this weekend while everyone is home. While we’re on the subject, let’s talk about what else is on the menu for next week! Here’s your new easy weekly dinner menu:

  1. Open-Faced Roast Beef Sandwiches with Beer Cheese Sauce – Do I need to tell you that sandwiches smothered in cheese sauce are amazing? Plus, this dinner takes under 20 minutes to make!Open Faced Roast Beef Sandwiches with Beer Cheese Sauce
  2. Chicken and Spinach Enchiladas – This recipe is so savory and delicious. I have been wanting to make it again for a while and finally got a chance this week!Spinach Chicken Enchiladas Verdes
  3. Creamy Dijon Shrimp Pasta – This tasty dinner is perfect for the family or a romantic dinner at home.Creamy Dijon Shrimp Pasta
  4. Sausage and Kale with Saffron Rice – This healthy dinner uses packaged saffron rice because I wouldn’t spring for saffron threads, but if you have a homemade version of yellow rice, just use that instead!Saffron Rice with Sausage and Kale - An #easy #healthy #frugal #dinner! by @wearychef
  5. Gyros Burgers – This is another one I’ve been wanting to make again for new photos and finally got around to it. These burgers with spicy yogurt sauce are really delicious!Gyros Burgers
  6. Couscous Antipasto Salad (serve as a main dish or as a side to grilled chicken) – This was my first time using pearl couscous, and it made for a flavorful, healthy pasta salad.Pearl Couscous Antipasto Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette | The Weary Chef
  7. In-a-Hurry Mexican Chicken Soup – You can’t beat the ease of this quick and tasty soup. Perfect for busy weeknights!Easy Mexican Chicken Soup - Perfect weeknight dinner! #30minutemeal #Mexican #soup by @wearychef
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.

10 comments

Kelly
10 years ago

Your Valentine’s Day sounded wonderful Andi, we just stayed in as well with a simple chicken/pasta dish. That’s so awesome that you can add beets to your dinner rotation, I enjoy eating beets but sadly I can’t get my husband and lil to eat them lol.
These meals all look fantastic and hope you have an amazing time on your upcoming birthday:)

Andi
10 years ago

Thank you, Kelly! I don’t know if we’ll eat beets that often, but it’s nice to finally try them and know at least the two of us will eat them. I had only seen my mom eat them out of a jar or can when I was a kid and always thought they looked yuck. ;)

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
10 years ago

I think I gotta meet that roast beef sandwich sometime very soon….

Andi
10 years ago

I think you guys will become tight real quick. ;)

Kristine
10 years ago

Delicious! Thank you for the great ideas.

Andi
10 years ago

You are welcome, Kristine. Thanks for stopping by!

Liz
10 years ago

So many gorgeous recipes. Thank you. Have a Great Weekend!

Andi
10 years ago

Thank you, Liz! You too :)

marcie@flavorthemoments
10 years ago

These meals look so terrific, Andi, especially those enchiladas! :)

Andi
10 years ago

Thanks, Marcie! Do you love Mexican food as much as I do? Looking forward to seeing what you bring to Saturday Night Fever tonight :)

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