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What’s For Dinner?

Hello everyone and welcome back to another blog post on ~Foodie with a Passion~! Happy Thursday everyone and we’re almost to the weekend. It’s time for another round of What’s For Dinner so hopefully you’ll find something to help you meal plan for next week. So don’t forget and click that subscribe button so you don’t miss another Foodie Fun 🤩

Alrighty! So lately I’ve been planning 3 main dinners for the week and then when I come home from work, food is ready to eat aka all I have to do is heat it up. Thankfully, I get to work from home once a week so I can do some middle of the week meal prep as well.

Chicken and Spinach Alfredo with Side Salad

I was feeling like some creamy Alfredo sauce so I cooked up some homemade sauce and had it with chicken, spinach, onions and mushroom. My Alfredo sauce neither is a roux or slurry. I started with some butter and olive oil and a spoonful of minced garlic. Then I added the onions, mushrooms and chicken. Add heavy cream, chicken bouillon granules and black pepper. Let the cream basically bubble up and then add a few handfuls of Parmesan cheese. Let the sauce thicken up and add the spinach at the end since it cooks really fast. Prepare pasta of your choice and toss with sauce, meat and veggies.

Shepherd’s Pie

Here is the recipe link. We always use this recipe and substitute whatever ground meat we have on hand. I think I used the last of the ground bear or it could have been venison. I’m not sure. But it was a comfort food since Hubby always made this for me and it was my first time making it on my own.

Hot Pot (x3 days worth)

Basically an everything but the kitchen sink meal. I cut up just about every vegetable I needed to use up along with other ingredients like tofu and shirataki noodles and cooked them in the dashi broth. First night, I had with rice and the second night I had it with udon noodles. For the third night, I added an egg and cooked the rice with it and finished it up.

NY Steak with Roasted Taters and Asparagus

I used the Japanese salt seasoning again. Since I can’t do my medium rare steaks, I used the salt seasoning to help tenderize the steak so when I cook it to well done, it doesn’t dry out and get tough. The rest was garlic, onion and black pepper. I sautéed some mushrooms to put on top and roasted some taters and asparagus. 425°F for 20 to 25 min. I seasoned the taters with rosemary, thyme, pepper, garlic salt and onion powder and the asparagus instead of the herbs I did the South African Smoked Seasoning from TJ’s.


Breakfast on the Weekend

When I meal prepped the fried spam and eggs for breakfast for this week, I made myself a fried egg rather than scrambled and warmed up a waffle so I have some sort of carbs.

Lunch from the Weekend

I wanted to make a Chicken Wrap so I got one of the burrito size tortilla and spread cream cheese on it. Veggies that I used were lettuce, tomato, cucumber and avocado and I layered canned chicken. Lastly after I gave it a little drizzle of Mayo, I wrapped it up. This was refreshing and hit the spot.

And there we have it! Let me know in the comments below if you found a meal idea or what you have planned for next week and until then…signing off!


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