Tuesday - Baked Salmon
I just got back from vacation, where I basically ate delicious, fatty, amazing food all day everyday. But I need a little bit of healthy back in my life because at this point I'm not sure I can even recognize vegetables... So! Salmon it is! Salmon baked in a baking dish with some slices of lemon on top. I'll also slow roast some tomatoes with just a bit of pepper on them, and I'll saute some spinach and shallots.
Wednesday - Crock Pot Minestrone
I'm actually making this up as I type this... Seriously... I know I want some minestrone. I also know I don't want to put in any effort because it's cold and I'm lazy this week. At least I'm honest! I'm going to prep this all on Tuesday night, or maybe Wednesday morning. I'll chop some carrots, celery, an onion, a potato, and some green beans. On Wednesday I'll toss all the veggies along with a half a carton of chicken or vegetable stock, a can of diced tomatoes, and a can of rinsed navy beans into my crock pot. Then some salt, pepper, dried parsley, dried basil, and a pinch of oregano. Cook on low for 8 hours, say a little prayer, and see what happens! Right before we eat I might make some pasta (like small shells) to toss in. Or I might not. Again, goes back to the lazy thing...
Thursday - Chicken and Sausage with Peppers
Continuing with my healthy and lazy theme of the week, I'll dice up one chicken breast and 2 links of chicken or turkey sausage. First, cook the chicken until nicely browned. Don't worry about cooking it all the way through! Set it aside, then brown the diced sausage and set that aside too. Add a bit of white wine to the pan on medium heat to deglaze it and get all the good little brown bits moving around. Cook the wine down, then add one diced onion and 2 diced bell peppers. Brown, then add the chicken and sausage back to the pot. Cover with about 1/3 cup white wine and 1/4 cup chicken stock. Salt and pepper, then cover and cook for 10 minutes until chicken is cooked through.
Friday - Valentine's Day!
Check back later in the week for some great Valentine's Day recipes and ideas!