What better way to start your Monday than to have all your dinners planned for the entire week? And you don’t even have to go searching all over the internet to find 7 days – 7 dinners. It’s a full course roundup right here in Tina’s kitchen, and as her resident sharer of all things (informatively), I’m bringing you all these tasty meals so that you’re prepped and ready to go all week long.
Want more? Check out what’s for breakfast right here…
Because I know Tina personally, it’s sometimes difficult to scroll through her menu items without drooling (well that and she takes great pics 😉 ). Her abilities in the kitchen are amazing and I do wish she lived closer (though, on second thought, that’s probably not a good idea after all…). And yes, I can cook, too; I’d just rather she spoiled me. #truth
The following meals are in no particular order but I did assign them each a day according to how I might plan the week. You are free to switch them up and mix them up, too; as I will also be sharing some tempting sides to go along with several. Let’s get cookin’…
7 Days – 7 Dinners
Day 1: Monday Dinner
Light and flaky with a secret ingredient is what’s happening with these pan seared fish. Halibut happens to be one of my favorite fish to enjoy and I especially love a tasty herb encrusted filet. Tina suggests that you try her southern style green beans to make it a complete meal and I couldn’t agree more. A wonderful Monday dinner the whole family will enjoy!
Day 2: Tuesday Dinner
One of two (sorta) chicken dinners this week (don’t you love when breasts on on sale? Snatch them up and then stir it up, as we are doing here). This creamy chicken and broccoli pasta is quick and easy and oh, so good. A whole meal in one, you’ll hope there are leftovers for lunch the next day; but with all this creamy goodness, mixed in with veggies, chicken, and pasta – you may have to double up when you make it if you want extra. Perfect for those Tuesday nights when you already wish it was Friday!
Day 3: Wednesday Dinner
And what to do with the rest of those chicken breasts (because you ROCKED that sale this week)? Let’s grill them up! But first, there is some marrying going on (I love when Tina marries food – it’s so lovely) with those breasts. You’ll want to see just how she does it by clicking the above link. Tina also offers several sides to go with; however, I think we’ll try her tasty Sauteed Swiss Chard to make it a complete meal. How can you wrong with chicken and veggies? A wonderful summer-time meal that you can enjoy in the middle of winter (yes, we grill all year round – it’s Maine, that’s how we roll).
Day 4: Thursday Dinner
By Thursday, you may be a little hopeful for the weekend and a break from the grind. So let’s make it easy and do soup and sandwiches for dinner. YUM. With Tina’s tempting tomato soup on deck, you won’t disappoint anyone at the table. Add to it a delish grilled cheese sandwich and everyone will be giving you 5 stars. If tomato soup just isn’t your thing or you’d like to change it up – try Tina’s Snow Day Chicken Soup. It’s not just for blustery, missed days from work and school, ya know… Either way, make it simple this Thursday and serve up soup and sandwiches the whole family can enjoy!
WooHOO! We made it to the weekend, folks. Time to chill out, have some fun, and continue on with our 7 days – 7 dinners. For the weekend, you may switch up any of the following dinners – depending on your schedules and whatever else is going on. Perhaps you’d rather do Wings on Sunday and have Filet Mignon for Friday night’s feast. However you do it, you won’t be going hungry this weekend…
Day 5: Friday Dinner
Crispy AND juicy and so many kinds of just down right delicious, you can’t go wrong with Tina’s Touchdown Wings and Field Goal Dip. I know football season is over for the moment. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t make it a party – no matter if it’s Friday, Saturday, OR Sunday – with this tasty treat. And the whole family will want to get involved. It’s wings. And dip. Grab two plates (one for the bones) and serve ’em up hot (or switch up how you spice ’em up) to the family tonight.
Day 6: Saturday Dinner
Now this is a meal fit for a King. And his court…errrr…family. Um. Well. Suppose that one night this weekend, you and the Mrs. (or Mr.) have a break from the kiddos and you want to get a bit romantic with your other. What better way than to share a meal together, filled with good steak, perfect asparagus AND bacon? You can add Pine Nut Stuffed Tomatoes to it and your intimate meal for two is complete. And oh heck, even if the kiddos are around, they’ll enjoy this feast, too. Just look at they way that steak begs to be bitten… Yes. I’m drooling. Again.
Day 7: Sunday Dinner
And last but certainly not least, we have Tina’s Family Style Lasagna. A gluten-free pasta dish that is sure to please everyone around your table and not leave you feeling heavy after the meal. Tina’s got a couple tricks up her sleeve when it comes to this tasty all-in-one Sunday (or any of the other two weekend days) fair and she leaves nothing to chance – including the garlic bread how-to-do, right in the post. Yum, yum, YUM! I can’t wait to make this, it’s been so long for the lasagna. Whew!
And there you have it, folks. 7 days – 7 dinners. You won’t go hungry the entire week. Meal planning is a fun way to stay organized, too – both in the kitchen and with the family, as everyone is running around with different schedules these days. We are actually talking about this very topic later this week at Informed Sharing and so I’m glad I’m prepared NOW by coming here to The Gluten-Free Foodsmith to meal plan the week. Thanks, Tina!
Oh, and before I go. I wouldn’t want you to miss out on any of Tina’s delectable desserts. If you are still hungry after any of the above, you may try something from this menu. From chocolate cover strawberries (twice) to a blissful chocolate cake (soooo good) and a little of everything in between – your sweet tooth will be satisfied just fine here, too.
All images fabulously edited using PicMonkey: fearless photo embetterment!