Woohoo!! It’s time to get back on the grind! Getting back on the grind also means that it is time for another Weekly Menu Round-Up. This week is my first week of classes as a college Senior, which leaves for tons of menus to prepare for the upcoming week. Since my week is kind of busy with meetings and virtual events amongst classes, I have a few dutch oven/Crockpot meals included that last for a few days, which make for EXCELLENT budget-friendly meals throughout any busy week. Here’s to a great Senior year with some amazing meals to fuel to start of it!
Sunday: Flatbread pizza
I have had some super delicious flatbread for pizza from Trader Joe’s in my fridge for the past few days. Today, I am deciding to use some of the mozzarella, prosciutto, garlic, and spinach in my fridge to whip up a mighty pizza to celebrate my last eve of the first day of classes. This meal is easy and all available right in my kitchen as we speak!
Monday: Dutch Oven Ravioli Bake
Last week, I purchased some Maine Lobster Ravioli from Costco. I have ALWAYS been one to spice up my recipes. So, I looked up a dutch oven ravioli bake via my best friend Google and found one. I cannot wait to try this easy and delicious looking recipe linked here. Additionally, I will be serving it with Caesar salad and Texas toast. Luckily, since it is a dutch oven recipe, I can have the leftovers for lunch and dinner on Tuesday!!
Wednesday: Slow Cooker Vegan Pinto Bean Enchiladas
I don’t know about you, but I am a sucker for Mexican food!!! Yet, I literally NEVER know how to cook Mexican food at home. Fortunately, that is all about to change as I will be giving it a try this week with some crockpot vegan enchiladas that I found via *of course* Google linked here. Being someone who is super picky about meat, I typically cook on a pescatarian diet when at home. That means that I typically try vegan/vegetarian options when cooking which I LOVE doing!! Like Monday’s Ravioli Bake, I will also be enjoying my enchiladas with some tortilla chips into Thursday for lunch.
Thursday: Potstickers & Roasted Brussels Sprouts
To keep it easy for Friday-eve, I will be heating up some pre-made shrimp potstickers from Trader Joe’s. Since I love myself some good olde veggies, I will be adding my favorite recipe of roasted Brussels sprouts into the mix along with some soy sauce on the side for dipping.
Friday: Lobster Bisque & Crostini’s
Similar to Mexican food, I am most definitely a sucker for some soup! I guess it may be because I have New Jersey roots LOL!!! Since getting my apartment, I have been dying to try Wegman’s branded Lobster bisque soup. So, I am going to FINALLY try it this Friday and serve it with some roasted mozzarella crostini’s and some roasted mushrooms. Most importantly, Friday’s dinner will NOT be complete without some wine to wind down after my first week of Senior year!
Hopefully I can provide you with some inspiration for some practical, yet delicious recipes to make in your own kitchen during a busy week. Next week, I will excitedly be sharing another Weekly Menu Round-Up, as I will be regularly cooking in my kitchen each day. Here’s to making many more memories in the kitchen!!!
XOXO – Katie <3