It's so easy to fall into a food rut. You find a handful of recipes that just work for your family, and by the third month of the year, you couldn't possibly cook them again. But it's kind of like cleaning someone else's house - it's always more fun and easy to pitch in at a friend's house than it is to tackle your own mess! So here are some of my old faithful recipes to light a spark this Monday. Let's meal plan together!
This crowd pleaser is easy to put together fast without any ingredients that I wouldn't normally have stocked in our pantry and fridge. It's a good Monday meal to soothe the soul after a busy first day of the week.
I like to put mine on broil for 1-2 minutes to make the cheese a tiny bit browned. Heat the remaining pasta sauce on the stove and serve with your favorite pasta. Garnish with freshly chopped basil.
Tuesdays are the day of the week that I try to take it easy. I do what I can make time for self care and try to avoid making appointments or running around like a chicken with my head cut off. I can have this roast marinating in the fridge in the morning and put a delicious meal on the table while I'm doing a little laundry.
I like my gravy a little thicker - how my mom always made it!
Make a few servings of rice in the Instant Pot to serve with a sheet pan dinner filled with everyone's no-brainer veggies and a protein. I love andouille sausage, and if you want to keep it super budget friendly, stick with in-season produce. If you've never tried this topped with a dash of leftover Chic-fil-a sauce or Medium sauce packets from Taco Bell, you really haven't lived!
I feel my best when I'm eating a mediterranean diet. It's not something I stick to all the time (a diet without Taco Bell is simply not going to work for me!) but it's a great way to fill my body with healthy fats and energy sustaining protein, especially before I travel.
This recipe and all the others are straight out of my cookbook, and I got the sweetest message from a subscriber that she had purchased my cook book on Kindle so she could have all the recipes on her phone! I thought that was such a good idea, especially for meal prepping on the go. You can whip out your phone in the grocery store, open the Kindle app, and have all of these recipes at your fingertips.
For my Mediterranean Chicken recipe and more, download the Kindle App on your iPhone to get the Bits of Bri Cookbook on your phone for $15.95 ($10 less than buying the hard copy, and no waiting for deliver!)
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