As the year draws rapidly to an end I’m seeking easy dinner solutions for my family. Lots of salads, simple grills and pastas.
Between school concerts, Christmas shopping and every member of my husband’s family having a birthday in November (I’m blaming Valentine’s Day) there’s barely time to grocery shop, let alone cook.
Here’s what I plan to serve up this week to keep hunger at bay and my sanity intact.
Monday: Curry prawn chopped salad
This vibrant chopped salad is a little bit spicy, and creamy, and sweet… and can we talk about that avocado dressing? Because yeah, that is definitely happening for dinner. (OK, so I’ll probably serve the salad unassembled for the kids with cherry tomatoes and cucumber for them to munch instead of the lettuce.)
Tuesday: Spaghetti with cherry tomato sauce
This fresh and fast crowd-pleaser could hardly be simpler to make—you don’t even have to split the little tomatoes. Serve with extra Parmesan on the side to sprinkle on top.
Wednesday: Italian-style grilled chicken
Thursday: Lasagne roll-ups
This recipe results in a unique and delicious lasagne dish. The individual rolls are a great variation on the traditional lasagne.
Friday: Baked potato with baked beans
Now this is the one the kids will ask for time and time again. It makes a perfect lunch, dinner or after school snack. And on a Friday night I’m in no mood to fuss.
This post originally appeared on iVillage.com.au.
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What’s for dinner at your house this week?