As some of you know, I'm finishing my doctoral thesis in the next month or so. I need to have healthy, easy dinners that I can pull together quickly, or that my partner can make. He can follow recipes, but he isn't good at coming up with dishes to make on his own. This isn't a problem, since I have plenty of cookbooks.
I pasted below our next two weeks of dinners as I have planned them out. I made this plan based on the groceries we have, and to have some variety in what we eat. Does this seem like the easiest type of plan? Or should I be going more simple and basic?
I would love any ideas or feedback!
Sun: Chicken strips (from freezer) + braised cabbage (from All about braising)
Mon: Marcella's tuna & tomato sauce with pasta
Tues: Italian pork chops with fennel seeds + Maple and Mustard roasted vegetables both from Pure Simple Cooking
Wed: Dumplings from freezer
Thurs: Onion & cheese tart (leftover pie dough from freezer) with salad
Fri: Pick up rotisserie chicken from grocery store with sauteed artichoke hearts and peas (both from freezer)
Sat: Mushroom & barley soup (from Good Cook Soups) with garlic bread
Sun: Braised pork chops w/ sage & tomatoes from Marcella book + sauteed zucchini + garlic bread
Monday: Order pizza
Tuesday: Chana masala (from Orangette), with brown rice
Wednesday: Mushroom barley soup from freezer
Thursday: chicken with lemon & parsley from Marcella w/ sauteed kale & roasted carrots
Friday: Rigatoni with beef and celery sauce (from Trattoria cookbook) and salad
Saturday: leftover rigatoni
Sunday: Oven-roasted pork with rosemary from In the Kitchen with a Good Appetite, polenta & sauteed green beans on the side
Monday: leftover pork