07 Aug 5 Nights, 5 Dinners.
1. Monday is pasta night.
Pasta is a nice comfort food meal for softening the entry into the school and work week, plus it is super adaptable to meatless Monday. I can also count on pasta night to be quick and use up either leftovers from the weekend or something from the pantry.
2. Tuesday is taco night, obviously.
Make tacos, by all means, but don’t stop there. Sometimes Taco Tuesday means quesadillas or slow-cooker burritos or even enchiladas. Tuesday nights my daughter also has art class, so slow-cooker recipes also work incredibly well for this season of our family schedule.
3. Wednesday is BFD (breakfast for dinner).
Hey, it’s cheap and my kids are guaranteed to eat it whether we have pancakes or waffles or scrambled eggs. It’s also something fun to bring to the middle of the week.
4. Thursdays are for leftovers.
As unglamorous as it sounds, a night for leftovers is key for minimizing food waste and saving our sanity. I might turn Sunday’s roast chicken into soup or make roasted vegetables into grilled cheese. Or we eat leftovers smorgasbord-style with sliced bread, cheeses, and a few pickles.
How to use what you’ve got: The Kitchn’s Ultimate Guide for Using Up Every Type of Food
5. Friday is for pizza-lovers.
Friday pizza night doubles as a way to clean out the fridge — bits of this and that make excellent topping fodder — but it can also be a break from cooking before the weekend. Delicious and practical!
Make it a good one: How To Make Awesome Pizza at Home