Monday - Sloppy Joe Biscuits
This is one of my all-time favorite meals EVER! It's painfully good. And not really good for you. But tonight I want a little comfort food that's really easy! Make up some sloppy joe with ground beef (make a homemade sauce or just use canned for a shortcut!) Then, buy Pillsbury Butter Biscuits. Cut each chunk of dough in half, and flatten them into the cups of a greased cookie sheet. Fill with sloppy joe, top with shredded cheese, and bake at 375 for about 25 minutes. Serve with a salad to pretend you're being a little healthy! And save this recipe for the next time you have to being appetizers to a pot luck!
Tuesday - Chicken Summer Greek Salad
Since Monday's dinner isn't healthy at all, I'll make up for it on Tuesday! Grill some chicken with just a little salt and pepper, nothing too much. Make a spinach and arugula salad, and top with feta, tomato, peach, cucumber, watermelon, mint, and a yogurt-lemon dressing like this one. Serve with some baguette bread and oil for dipping!
Wednesday - Sriracha Tilapia with Brown Rice and Black Beans
The recipe for this sauce is from Gwyneth Paltrow's cookbook, and is actually supposed to be made with salmon! But... I love tilapia, and its half the price. Plus it cooks easier, and doesn't make your house stink as much as salmon.
Thursday - Flatbread Pizza
It's supposed to be CRAZY hot this week, so I suggest making this on the grill. If not, the oven will work but make sure you've got the air on! For flatbread, I typically use precooked whole wheat flatbread you can find in the bread aisle. Saute some sliced chicken/turkey sausage, halved-grape tomatoes, diced onion, and a little minced garlic. I like to put the bread in the oven for about 3 minutes on 400 degrees, just to get it a bit crisp, then put the toppings on with some mozzerella cheese and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes.
Friday - Honey Sesame Crock Pot Chicken
I like Friday to be as simple as possible, and there's nothing easier than just tossing the ingredients into a crock pot, and turning it on! I don't even measure things out for this recipe! I use equal parts low-sodium soy sauce and honey (usually about 3/4 cup of each), 3-4 tablespoons of chili-garlic sauce, a few splashes of sesame oil and just a 1/2 tablespoon of rice wine vinegar. Whisk in a bowl and pour over the chicken breasts in the crockpot. For a REALLY awesome night, use Reynold's crock pot liners. NO DISHES! Cook on low for 5 hours, or high for 4. Shred, then serve with rice, top with diced scallions and sesame seeds.