It’s back to school for most families, which means hectic nights, busy days, and hungry kiddos. But- fear not! Laughing Spatula has ya covered. Here’s 5 recipes for Monday through Friday to get you through that first busy week of almost Fall. WE LOVE OUR EASY WEEKNIGHT MEALS! We’ve even included a printable grocery list to make all of these recipes, so it’s as simple as can be for you! Buy on Sunday, make Monday through Friday- easy peezy!
Weeknight schmeaknight, yahoo!
Download our printable shopping list HERE! We’ve condensed all of these ingredients together to make it easy, AND cost effective to make these weeknight meals!
ROASTED LEMON CHICKEN WITH POTATOES AND ROSEMARY
Mondays call for easy. You’re tired, hungry, and just need some time on the couch. Throw this in the oven and you’re good to go. No mess, no fuss, but tons of flavor.
Sheet Pan Fajitas
A little something to spice up your week- it’s almost hump day after all! These Sheet Pan Fajitas are a cinch to make; easy, fresh, and you can put them on top of salads, in tortillas, or even in a quesadilla. We like to make them into burrito bowls with our Easy Spanish Rice!
Lasagna Roll Ups
A recipe the kids can help with! Lasagna is boiled, and rolled up with ricotta and spinach then topped with mozzarella. A super easy meal! We recommend boiling the noodles on Sunday, so you don’t have to do the work on Wednesday evening, but whatever floats your Lasagna Roll Up!
20 Minute Shrimp and Orzo One Pan Dinner
Something easy, with protein, that the whole gang will love. Heck- you could even just make a pan of this and keep it in the fridge, it’s that good and it heats up great! Shrimp, peas and orzo are cooked in 1 skillet and tossed with a simple garlic sauce for an easy, simple but delicious meal. Bonus- No big mess. Woohoo! Almost Friday, fam!
Slow Cooker Beef & Barley Soup
You did it! It’s Friday! And a delicious dinner + a slow cooker is on the menu for tonight. Introducing- Slow Cooker Beef & Barley Soup. Prep it the AM before, start it before you head out for the day, and when you get home you’ll be good to go for a delicious meal. We like to have this with our Cheesy Stuffed Garlic French Bread, but store bought is just fine. *Bonus if you got that Barefoot Contessa reference 🙂
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Cheers to easy and healthy AND delicious meals! – Rachel