Clockwise from top left:
1. French toast with strawberries. I love having breakfast for dinner! I rarely cook a big breakfast on weekends, but I love breakfast food. When we go out for breakfast, French Toast is what I order most often. It made for a pretty easy weeknight dinner too. (With a little bacon to go along side of course.)
2. Classic Slow Cooker Chili from Mel's Kitchen Cafe. This was my first time making chili in the slow cooker, and honestly, it wasn't my favorite. I think I should have drained the fat from the meat before putting it in the slow-cooker (which the recipe said to do, but it really didn't look like much in the pan). Also, I think (once again) I cooked it for too long, the texture was a little off. (Quick note: I try to be honest when I share our weekly meals, but I don't want to give the impression that any recipe is a "bad" recipe. While I do try random "Pinterest" recipes from time to time, I mostly choose recipes from my favorite food blogs and websites, and 9 times out of 10 I like what I try. I'm far from a cooking expert, so take my reviews with a grain of salt! I just love trying new recipes and posting what we eat every week helps motivate me to cook more.)
3. Parmesan Turkey Meatballs from C.Jane Create. This is my go-to recipe for turkey meatballs, they're a winner every time! I baked mine in the oven (400 degrees for 20 minutes) rather than cooking them on the stove, just because I was already using the stove to cook the pasta and the sauce. Too many pans on the stove and I start to go a little batty.
4. Tomato Basil Soup with Cheese Tortellini from Iowa Girl Eats. This soup was exactly what this week called for: delicious, warm, comforting soup that is ready in a flash. Even for my meat-and-potatoes-loving husband, this soup (plus some bread of course) was plenty filling. However, if you're looking to make it even heartier, I imagine adding meatballs or sliced smoked sausage to this soup would be wonderful!
What are you having for dinner tonight?