In the winter I tend to go a little soup crazy, so don’t be surprised when you see multiple soups on the menu this week. Soup is so yummy and many of my recipes can be made in about 30-45 minutes, making it a great fast option for weeknight dinners.
On Monday you are going to LOVE this creamy tomato basil soup. SO DELICIOUS! If you don’t want to make rolls, serve it with any type of bread or roll you prefer. Another option is to make the easy Artisian Bread I have posted with Thursday and use one loaf on Monday and freeze the other loaf to use on Thursday. This is a great, simple, step-by-step recipe and start to finish only takes a little over an hour.
The meal I put on Tuesday is a simple skillet meal. It has a terrible picture, but don’t be turned off, its a keeper. We usually serve this with a green salad and some garlic bread. But if you don’t have time for that, it has enough veggies in it to get away with being a stand alone dish.
I love the easy pork chops on Wednesday. They literally only take minutes to put together before going in the oven to bake. My kind of recipe. We serve these with butter Parmesan noodles, but a salad and a side of steamed veggies would also be perfect, especially if you are trying to steer clear of extra carbs.
Thursday is soup again!!! This is a family favorite. So flavor full and chuck full of healthy beans and Kale. It always surprises me when my kids eat this and beg for seconds and thirds. Goes great with a yummy bread like the one I posted with it, but you can serve it with crackers or just as is.
As for Friday, I am realizing that I don’t have any of my pizza recipes on the blog yet. We typically have pizza, take-out, store bought, or homemade…just depends on the week. Or if we don’t have pizza we eat something easy that can be eaten without utensils. These Quesadillas are an easy finger food that everyone loves and we like to dip them in homemade re-fried beans.
So Saturday isn’t technically “soup,” it’s chili. Which is really nostalgic to have on Saturday for me, because my mom often had a big pot of chili cooking on the stove all day on Saturday along with a big bowl of homemade bread rising. I don’t have her homemade bread recipe on the blog, but I do have her cornbread recipe. And it pairs perfectly with this chili.
Sundays are going to be all about slow cooker recipes for me this year. Our church meeting schedule changed and now we don’t get home from church until four and everyone is starving and I’m too exhausted from wrangling kids at church to feel like making dinner. Hence, slow cooker Sunday, is my new mantra. Workman’s Roast is one of our favorite slow cooker meals. It’s so tender and makes its own delicious gravy.
And you really can’t go wrong with any of the desserts. Thise muddy buddies have an awesome flavor and our perfect for a movie or game night. And use frozen raspberries for the raspberry short cake. It’s delicious and bright and for a minute you might forget it’s winter.