Tonight I’m in Washington, DC, with my oldest daughter after a quick weekend in NYC. See my Instagram post for highlights. The oldest kiddo returns to Paris on Friday and we begin spring break with our younger two and some of their friends.
Next week, I’ll share my plan for easy dinners to feed six teenagers and two adults. A few of our spring break meal ideas include a ramen night with a topping bar (similar to a recipe in my cookbook), pasta and weeknight bolognese, “everything bagel” chicken schnitzel in the air fryer, bagel breakfast spreads and our favorite aprés ski pigs-in-a-blanket. More soon!
If you’re local to Houston, I hope you will visit Belong Kitchen and order my chef’s meal on Wednesdays during March! Here is their menu for next week. I had so much fun visiting their kitchen and doing a cooking demo for their incredible staff. Be sure to check them out!
I land at 7 pm from DC, so guess who will not be making dinner? Me! My husband is in charge and I’m guessing it will be something on the grill since it looks like nice weather. This healthyish barbequed chicken looks great or these grilled mushroom skewers with red chile sauce would be perfect with rice and a yogurt sauce.
My youngest has an afternoon game and by the time it’s over everyone will be “starving”. You can make this Instant Pot Butter Chicken from Tea for Turmeric in the late afternoon (use boneless, skinless chicken thighs) and it will be warm and ready for dinner when you get home. Riced cauliflower and a green veggie on the side.
I’m headed to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo with friends. I have a pint of The Bear spaghetti sauce that I’ll transfer from the freezer to the fridge. It’s the perfect serving size for my husband to use for spaghetti, cauliflower gnocchi from Trader Joe’s (follow the cooking instructions in this post, not what’s on their bag) or grilled cheese with The Bear sauce as the perfect dipper.
I was testing St. Paddy’s Day recipes last week and have a fair amount of cabbage left over! I’ll make a variation of this cabbage and ground beef soup and serve it with toasted crusty bread.
Here are a few spring break dinner ideas that won’t stress you out. It also doesn’t stress me out to call the local pizza place for delivery, just saying!