Before I got married, I would cook occasionally - but I definitely wasn't prepared for cooking and meal-planning on a regular basis for a man who requires meat at every. single. meal.
I think I've finally gotten into the swing of things though, and I find myself cooking similar things on a weekly basis but with enough variety to keep both of us content: him with his passionate love of all things meat, and my gluten-free-ness.
Here are 10 Go-To Meals for all three meals that I make over and over and OVER again - but that never get old.
1. Eggs, bacon, and biscuits. I don't usually make biscuits from scratch, (and I only do them for Sean anyway) so I buy the break-apart ones you just pop in the oven. He likes them better than homemade, anyway. I think I need some Southern ladies to teach me how to make them ;)
2. Grilled chicken salad. I serve this either with honey mustard or ranch, but it's still something I enjoy more than my husband. Ha.
3. Chili. I am actually quite proud of this one. I've mastered my recipe and can make a huge pot in under 15 minutes. It's an adapted recipe from The Pioneer Woman, and I'll post a recipe on the blog soon! Chili freezes and reheats really well, and tastes the best after simmering in the crock-pot all day.
4. Grilled chicken, potatoes, and veggies. I usually make this at least once a week (or some variation of it). The chicken we grill with either Italian dressing or Pampered Chef's Greek Rub, and then I just steam some veggies and fry a couple potatoes with some olive oil in a skillet with salt, pepper, and basil.
5. Burgers & fries. Sean loves meals like these - and I'm a fan myself ;) We grill up burgers with all the fixings, and bake some crinkle cut fries. It's so much better for you than fast food, especially when I can make mine with GF bread!
6. Chicken Barley Soup. I posted the recipe to this super easy and flavorful soup here. This is another one that comes together quickly, is satisfying, and reheats well. I'll often buy a whole roaster chicken, roast it one day and use the leftovers for this soup with homemade bone broth.
7. Country Style Ribs. We often find good deals on pork at places like Aldi and while we don't eat it all the time, we probably have pork about once a month for some variety.
8. Spaghetti & Meat Sauce. I like to make my own sauce with beef from his family's cows and fresh/canned tomatoes. Then I buy GF pasta which, when covered in sauce and Parmesan, is pretty fantastic.
9. Pancakes. Um. Because pancakes.
10. Chicken & Rice. I make this so many ways...with cheese and beans, or healthier with snow peas and carrots.
What are some of your go-to meals? What recipes do you come back to over and over again? I'd love to hear them!