(Closed) What to eat during the week?

posted 11 years ago in Married Life
Post # 47
17 posts

Mr. P. and I eat in a LOT for New Yorkers!  (We also eat out plenty, too, though.)  The following are some of our favorite meals.  The bean dishes usually get made on the weekends and eaten throughout the week, but most everything else is quick. 

Salad with:

– Avocado, tomatoes, and leftover black beans

– Feta, tomatoes, red peppers, herbs, and canned chickpeas or kidney beans

– Leftover fish or chicken, tomatoes, watercress, lime juice



– Homemade vegetarian refried beans (pinto beans soaked overnight and boiled for a couple hours with onion, garlic, and oil; salt added at the end when mashing and refrying beans with cheese): with tacos, quesadillas, or just chips, homemade guacamole, and salsa

– Black bean soup with turkey Italian sausage, canned tomatoes, barley, and kale

– White beans cooked with roasted garlic, olive oil, and rosemary

– Lentil soup with kale


Fish or chicken:

– Brown rice with super-fresh salmon from the Asian market, pan fried with salt and pepper

– Brown rice with miso poached fish (any white fish works)

– Albacore or mahi-mahi tacos with cabbage, salsa, avocado slices, a squeeze of lime; homemade refried beans

– Chicken thighs boiled with garlic and peppercorns–good for chicken tacos, and the broth can be used in soups

– Brown rice with salmon or chicken braised in soy sauce, garlic, cayenne pepper, Korean pepper flakes, and a little bit of brown sugar at the end


Whole wheat pasta with:

– Olive oil, garlic, turkey Italian sausage, broccoli rabe, and hot pepper flakes (this reheats well, too)

– Tomato and veggie sauce made in large quantities and frozen into 2-person portions

– Pesto made and frozen in ice cube trays


Side dishes:

– Devilled eggs with dill

– Roasted and marinated beets with yogurt/garlic/dill sauce

– Fried rice (leftover brown rice, soy sauce, egg, veggies, krab-with-a-k, a drop of sesame oil)


Our favorite fancy meal at home comes from Trader Joes:

– Roasted rack of lamb (from the frozen section)

– Whole wheat couscous with roasted veggies (we use peppers and onions)

– Red wine


Post # 48
11 posts
  • Wedding: June 2010

I like to cook 2 meals at once.  Since it’s just the 2 of us, when I make something I make enough for 2 or 3 meals and freeze the other meals.  Like lasagna….instead of making 1- 9×13 pan I will make 2 – 9×9 pans and freeze one.  Then next time we want lasagna I just have to defrost one and pop it in the oven.  This also means that when I make something we’re not stuck eating it for 3 or 4 days straight since I only cook half batches of stuff at a time.  It just makes me happy knowing I have stuff ready to go in the freezer at all times.  Also learn what your staples are and make sure you always have them on hand.  I also have an extra bag of flour, potatoes, canned tomatoes, etc.  When I use the current one it goes on my grocery list so I never have to make last minute trips to the store. 

Post # 49
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I guess this is probably more like a bachelor type meal or maybe it’s not a meal at all but I use the Pizza Pizazz a lot!  I always keep frozen foods on hand such as chicken strips and I also love Alexia potatoes.  They come in all kinds (my favorite are the sweet potato fries!) You just lay them on the Pizazz and let them cook on there for like 15 minutes.  It is super easy and there is virtually no clean up! 

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