Food on Friday ~ Weeknight Dinners

Sometimes we search for one thing, but discover another.

These are not just weeknight dinners, these are Food on Friday weeknight dinners.  These recipes also make great leftovers that you can take to work for lunch.

OK, I know that if you’ve had a busy day at work, the last thing you may feel like doing is cooking a meal for yourself ~ but hey!  These are all healthy, tasty, and pretty damn easy recipes.

Go on, cook something, you may just find peace and contentment after a hectic day ~ cooking soothes the mind.

First this week, for those of us who can’t decide between salad and pizza we have this Prosciutto and Balsamic Greens Flatbread  from Averie Cooks.  San Diego girl Averie says this is both fast and easy ~ it should be ready for you and your special guest in 30 minutes.

Prosciutto and Balsamic Greens Flatbread

Jessica Merchant at How Sweet Eats has found these Chipotle Lime Shrimp Bowls at Foodie Crush.  These should be delicious as an easy dinner, or an appitiser, or in a burrito, taco, or lettuce wrap.  And just how fabulous does this shrimp bowl look!  Foodie Crush also has a collection of 25 Super Healthy Bowl Recipes ~ how cool is that!

Chipotle Lime Shrimp Bowl

Elise Bauer at Simply Recipes has found us another quick and easy shrimp and pasta recipe.  From Sheryl Julian we have a dish of Spring Shrimp with Peas and Mint ~ sounds and looks delicious.

Spring Shrimp with Peas and Mint

As if we all liked shrimp, Tieghan Gerard at Half Baked Harvest has this 30 minute recipe for Sweet Corn Chimichurri Butter Shrimp with Polenta.  If you’re not so keen on polenta you could also make the dish with rice and quinoa.  (I love shrimp recipes.)

Sweet Corn Chimichurri Butter Shrimp with Polenta

From Tiffany at Creme de la Crumb I have a 30 minute dish that should be popular with my American friends; Easy Creamy Macaroni and Cheese.  Mac and Cheese isn’t so popular in England ~ don’t ask me why….

Easy Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

And now a cool collection from Chungah at Damn Delicious we have her 15 Best Family-Friendly Weeknight Dinners. All of these can be made in 30 minutes or less.  Today I’m featuring Spinach Tomato Tortellini Soup, and Chungah says this is the easiest, most comforting soup ~ ever.  You should have this on your plate in only 20 minutes, and how great to take to work the following day!

Spinach Tomato Tortellini Soup

Finally for this week’s Food on Friday, Delicious magazine has a cool collection of midweek meal recipes, including a 30 minute Smoky Steak and Mushroom Stroganoff.  How cool is that?

Smoky Steak and Mushroom Stroganoff


jack collier


luckily neither Marmaduke nor I have to actually work for a living these days

16 responses

  1. […] time I’ve blogged about weeknight dinners.  Back in May 2018 there was another post entitled Weeknight Dinners.  Among the recipes I covered there is this Prosciutto and Balsamic Greens Flatbread.  From […]


  2. Noooo…
    Looks too good. I must get my husband to do this for me! He can only do prawns…I do everything else!

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    1. Prawns can be good. ❤

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  3. Awesome dishes 🙃💕 and no matter what – home made is always the best

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    1. That’s the truth. ❤ ❤


  4. That looks amazing!

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    1. Thanks I really like the look of the smoky steak and mushroom stroganoff. ❤


  5. I used to love Mac and cheese! They all look good to me, then again I haven’t had breakfast yet. Have a great weekend!

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    1. I should do a breakfasts post next Friday….. Maybe….. ❤

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      1. Maybe you should! I’d like to see it. 😀

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  6. Odd macaroni and cheese isn’t popular in your area. It’s so good with ham or bacon bits……..

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    1. Sweetheart, I’d cook macaroni and cheese for you, maybe with some great ham.
      Hugs. ❤ ❤ ❤

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      1. I bet you are a GREAT cook! I’d wash the dishes after, too.

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        1. And I’ll dry them if can come too. I’m hungry now and this looks delicious Jack.

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      2. Cooking for two wonderful women I admire and respect… That sounds like an event I should not ever miss.
        Funny how I’m smiling and feeling so happy right now.
        ❤ ❤ ❤


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