Meal Plan Monday, July 1st!

It’s officially July! Woohoo! The year is HALF over, what?! Isn’t that crazy to believe how fast time goes? 

This week for meals we are getting back to some basics. I have done a lot of new meals, new techniques, new recipes and more. I was a little dry on the creative bin of meal ideas this week so I stuck to some basics.

Nothing crazy new, just good home cooking. 

I hope this week treats you well and Happy early 4th of July!! And as always, you can follow along with me on Instagram!

Let’s get cooking! 

Monday // Pesto Lime Shrimp with Roasted Broccoli and Angel Hair Pasta

I saw a picture of some shrimp with pesto and some limes on the side and thought it looked yummy!

Throw in some broccoli and boil some pasta and we have ourselves a super easy, yummy meal!

Tuesday // Sirloin Steak with Roasted Green Beans & Sweet Potatoes

I love me a good steak, and it’s one of my husbands favorite things to eat.

I use a reverse sear method to cook it. Throw some salt and pepper on it, set it out for about 30 minutes to 1 hour before cooking, bake in the oven at 250 until it reaches 120 degrees.

Then, sear it in a cast iron skillet with some butter thyme and garlic. SO GOOD!

Wednesday // Orange Zested Crispy Chicken with Rice Pilaf & Broccoli  

This is a simple way to cook chicken that isn’t so plain. Breading it, but I will add some orange zest and some fresh orange juice for a nice bright kick.

The rice pilaf will really balance it out and then, of course, my husband’s favorite vegetable, broccoli.

Thursday // 4th of July! – Brown Sugar Ham with Green Beans & Italian Potatoes 

Since it is the 4th this week I wanted to go with a quick and easy meal.

All I do is rub some brown sugar over a ham steak, let it sit for 20-30 minutes, pan sear it and then eat it!

Throw some green beans and potatoes and you have yourself a delicious meal. Only takes about 30 minutes!

Friday // Breakfast for Dinner! Aebleskiver with Bacon and Cheesy Eggs 

Okay, I know what you’re thinking. What the heck is Aebleskiver?! 

Well, to say it in a simple way, they’re pancake balls! What they really are is a Danish breakfast and it is sooo good. This is a holiday meal my mom makes every Christmas morning and they are the bomb diggity. 

And because I am missing home a little more lately I will be making these to feel a little more at home in Cali! 

Saturday // Slow Cooker Pork Loin with Corn on the Cob, Mashed Potatoes and Rolls

I have a frozen pork loin that really needs to be cooked, so I thought I would throw it in the old crockpot, rub a seasoning over it and cook it up real nice!

Along with the summer side of Corn on the Cob, some mashed potatoes and of course rolls!

Doesn’t get much better than this.

Thanks for reading! 

~Erin, The Short Chef

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