Happy Monday! Hope you all are enjoying this wonderful (long) Labor Day weekend. My mother-in-law and I went to Canton over the weekend, which I’ll share about later this week, and it’s my birthday tomorrow! Woo hoo!!!! So, I’m taking a blogging break tomorrow and Wednesday, but I’ll be back Thursday.
I know that many of you are at the beginning of your school year, maybe you are entering into your new fiscal year at work – or maybe you really don’t want to spend a ton of time in the kitchen making dinner this week. So, I figured I’d share five of my super simple recipes to get you through your week!
#1: Veggie Wraps
These are one of my favorite dinner staples during the summer. The bonus to these is that you typically have ingredients left over so you can make these for lunch (or dinner) throughout the week. You can also add in some of your own favorite ingredients. Mine are roasted red bell peppers, artichoke hearts and feta! You can check out my recipe here.
#2: Summer Shrimp Recipe
I’m still in summer mode. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve dying to decorate my house for Fall. But I live in Houston, Texas. It’s going to be 90 degrees for probably the entire month of September. I’m not switching over to my Fall recipes for awhile, which means I get to enjoy some of my summer favorites a bit longer. I love to cook with shrimp because it doesn’t take a million years. My summer shrimp recipe is easy, light and delicious.
#3: Zucchini Boats
This is one of my favorite dinner recipes to have on hand all year long. You can use ground turkey, ground beef – or your choice of protein. I prefer lean ground turkey in these, but you use what you like best. My Zucchini boats take less than 45 minutes to make from start to finish. You can switch it up with different marinara. I like a good, spicy marinara and please don’t forget to top them off with some fresh parmesan cheese!
#4: Creamy Italian Gnocchi
Yum. I just pulled up this recipe to write this blog post, and it. is. a. winner. It’s so good, so know that I’ll be making it right alongside you this week. I used basil gnocchi in the photo above, but you can also use Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi. This recipe only takes about 20 minutes from start to finish, so it’s entirely a win in my book. Do you see a theme here? It’s not that I dislike cooking, I just don’t like to spend a ton of time doing it. So, I try to use recipes that are simple and don’t require a million different pots and pans.
#5: Easy Chicken Pot Pie
Okay, I figured I’d throw one Fall-ish recipe in here in case some of you are reading from a place that actually might feel kind of like Fall. This is a dish that looks like you spent a lot of time making it, when you actually really didn’t. I buy the refrigerated crust, but you could 100% make you own if that’s your thing. This chicken pot pie really is easy – and I believe this recipe makes enough for two so you can freeze the filling to have on hand for a whole other pie during a week when things are really busy.
So, enjoy this week. I’ll be back to regularly-scheduled blogging on Thursday!