I don’t know about you, but I’ve been going through a huge cooking slump. I am sick of the meals we make but am not interested in learning fancy new meals. A few months ago I had an inspired week and tried out some simple new recipes and loved them. Have I gone back and made them again? No, because I am not smart sometimes. Anyways, I wanted to share them here as tested and approved simple meals and maybe remind myself about them so that I can try them again next week. Wish me luck, won’t you?
Anyways, without further ado, here are 5 simple meals that are perfect for weeknights. They do not require special ingredients and, with the exception of the crock pot meals, can be make in 30 minutes or less. Myself (and sometimes my husband) enjoyed each of these meals and I am looking forward to making them all again.
This simple meal has become one of go to ideas for dinners and lunches. Because this is a casserole type dish it freezes super easy. I grab a container of it out of the freezer, grab some sour cream, and am ready for lunch at work. Bonus: Check pinterest for a enchilada sauce recipe, its super easy! Don’t have time for the crockpot? Do it in a rice cooker(this is my method) or cook the quinoa on the stove and then bake for 30 minutes in the oven.
This is seriously the easiest, healthiest recipe ever. I grabbed whatever veggies I had in the house and threw them in. Super fresh and you can make it a different meal every time by switching up the vegetables.
I love how impressive this meal looks. Fresh lemon and herbs? It looks like it took all day but really I was done in less than 30 minutes. I enjoyed it with angel hair pasta and my husband preferred rice. If you reheat the leftovers in the microwave at work be prepared for questions from staff who are following their nose.
I made this recipe with thin pork loin and it was delish. I love sliced pork loin for a super quick meal, but I am always looking for a new way to prepare it. This was moist and hearty. Pair it with peas and applesauce for a trip down memory lane.
Crock pot meal? Count me in. This was another simple fresh meal that I will be making again and again. THe fruit give it a fresh and fancy taste and the crock pot makes it a winner.