It's weekend! Finally! :)
This week I have decided to bring to you mix of fit and comforting weeknight dinners.
Meal plan includes 11 recipes with one option for each weeknight, a bread, dessert and a salad. A lot of the recipes you can make-ahead over the weekend. Monday starts with our meatless dinner of week. Today it is vegetarian tomato pan sauce pasta. Tuesday best works as Taco Tuesday. Also, keeping in mind approaching Halloween, I have added a Halloween inspired recipe for Tuesday! Check it out!
Oh, and in dessert we are having flan!
hurrah!! What do you say?!
PS: I have moved the Meal Plan post from Friday to Saturday due to some recent schedule changes for ChefDeHome. As soon as schedule permits, I will move meal plans back to Friday but I promise to bring to you a delicious meal every week.
You can check all previous meal plans here.
Have a good weekend! -Savita
Let's keep Monday simple and delicious like this cherry tomato pan sauce pasta.
Pasta with Roasted Garlic and Burst Cherry Tomato Sauce
Burst Cherry Tomato Sauce is one amazingly simple pasta sauce that best utilize the flavors of fresh sweet summer cherry tomatoes. Cherry tomatoes are so naturally sweet and rich that just 10 minutes in pan create a flavorful tomato sauce that will go great with any kind of pasta - spaghetti, bucatini, or...
Tuesday - Mexican staple, Diablo sauce chicken goes great in tacos. You can prepare it a day in advance then shred and add use for taco night on Tuesday. Save some for quesadillas on Thursday.
Devil's Diablo Sauce Chicken
Chicken Diablo, or Diablo Sauce Chicken is a spicy hot Chicken main course prepared with freshly made hot diablo sauce. If you love smoking hot chicken then this recipe is for you! This recipe comes together very fast. All you need is a heavy-bottom pot, chicken, chipotle, and few basic pantry ingredients...
Wednesday - This game hen roast will win you over!
Roasted Cornish Hens with Garam Masala Honey Glaze
Roasted cornish hens make a simple yet elegant meal... Be it holiday dinner for small family or a winter weeknight comfort dinner, these mini birds fit perfectly for a quick, effortless yet festive meal. For a twist on classic, I flavored these birds with Indian spice - Garam Masala and sweetness of honey....
Thursday - This one is my favorite in Panda Express! Good thing you can make it at home!
Chinese Black Pepper Chicken
Sharing today, Chinese takeout-style Chicken stir-fry with homemade black pepper sauce and not-fried but moist silken-ed chicken that just melts in mouth! Chinese Black Pepper Chicken is by far one of our favorite take-out chicken from Panda Express. This is one such Asian chicken stir-fry that is not swee...
Friday is no-cook day but just in-case you planning to dine in. I have this awesome sandwich for you.
Apples and Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Fig Spread
Homemade fig spread, tart granny smith apples, and buttery brie cheese sandwiched in two slices of parmesan crusted multi-grain bread! This, my friends, is a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich which you can make and enjoy in comfort of your own home!!All of my posts this whole week has been about my foodie in...
Saturday - How about some Indian today? In India, we eat curried cauliflower as main course with side of bread, and yogurt raita!
Curried Cauliflower is one of very commonly prepared vegetable curry in my home. Traditionally, cauliflower curry is prepared with potatoes or sweet green peas and all spices mentioned in the recipe. I, however, often prepare cauliflower curry with spices and peas (called Matar in Hindi), but no potatoes (...
Grilled Tandoori Turkey Tikka Skewers
Today, I have added twist to classic Indian Tandoori Chicken Tikka with grilled turkey skewers Indian-style! This 10-minute prep recipe with simple to find pantry-ingredients can make Turkey, star of your next tailgating grilling!If you like Indian cuisine, I'm sure you have had Tandooi Tikka or Tikka Masa...
Bread - These dinner rolls will win you over. Soft, buttery, and beautiful clover leaf shape makes everyone eager to pick'em and eat.
Lime Scented Cloverleaf Dinner Rolls
On my way to school, day always started with fragrance of freshly baked bread (baked every morning in small town bakery). My mom always packed us breakfast and lunch for school, everything homemade, no store or bakery breads or jam or jellies, only homemade rice or homemade stuffed or plain pan breads. Ho...
Salad - This salad is not just a side. You can even pack it for lunch. Or eat as lite dinner. No greens make it best to make ahead and serve whenever.
Apple Chickpea Salad
Every bite of this salad has something to offer - sweet apples, earthy chickpeas, crunchy celery, and mouthwatering sweet and sour honey-mustard dressing.This salad rocks the salad bowl for one reason: chickpeas can absorb any flavor you add to them. Specially, sweet and sour pairs exceptionally well with...
Whenever I visit my aunt, there is one dish, she knows, I will demand always and that is her, the best - Kahlua Flan. Creamy, rich and boozy good, it just melts in mouth. I can eat whole big one, so looking at my needs, she makes individual servings that restrict me to 2 or 3 servings every-time (smart!!!...