Dinner$: Week 2

Heellooo! I survived my 50k! That’s a whole story for another time though. Let’s talk about dinner some more!

This is an easy week. Why? Because Erica is cooking for us twice this week and we’re going out to eat for Erica’s birthday on Friday! I know this goes against my whole not-eating-out thing but it’s a legitimate exception.

Let’s get to it!

Monday: Tuna Casserole (from Chrissy Teigen’s cookbook)

This was a meal Erica made for us and it was delicious. It was basically cheesy, gooey mac n cheese with tuna in it and topped with jalapeno chips. Probably could have just cut the recipe in half!

Tuesday: Chicken Nuggets & Mac n Cheese

Erica was going to cook us salmon this night, but none of us were really in the mood for it and she ended up babysitting anyway! This meant that Patrick and I had to figure out dinner that we hadn’t planned for.

We went with a Nicolini-Mannon classic. Fake chicken nuggets (Quorn brand). And Annie’s Mac N Cheese. Two items that we almost always have on hand! So good. Feels like I’m 5 years old. Always satisfying!

Wednesday: Scallion Herb Chickpea Salad

Eaten #AlFresco. My favorite way to eat! I really enjoyed this one. I was skeptical at first, for whatever reason, but it was so fresh and creamy. I grabbed cilantro and parsley from one of the school garden’s I work at, so they were fresh and amazing. Also, pair it with chips. And lemonade spiked with cherry juice.

Also, this took maybe 3 minutes to whip up. I didn’t have the yogurt the recipe called for, so I subbed it with ricotta… I brought the leftovers in my lunch the next day and ate it with pita chips – highly recommend!

Thursday: Vegetable Pot Pie Skillet

Whoa buddy. This was awesome.

We followed the recipe to a T, except we added fake chicken to the mix and I used Red Lobster’s boxed biscuit mix instead of making my own. It was so warm and comforting and cooking it in the cast iron skillet was amazing.

Next time, I would cut the amount of biscuit I put on top in half because the biscuit to inside ratio was shockingly high! I would also make this with real chicken or would ground turkey, because I think that would rock.

Friday: Pinthouse Pizza

I didn’t take any pictures of this one! Patrick and I shared a large pizza that was half Honey Fig, half The Armadillo. Both were, unsurprisingly, excellent! Not going to lie, though. I think I get sick of pizza pretty easily. Especially since we made it last week!

I’ve enjoyed making food at home so much that going out to eat wasn’t that big of a deal!

I’m excited for what we’ve got lined up for this upcoming week! Stay tuned!

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