What’s For Dinner LL? April 11-15 2016

by thelifestylelady

Howdy Y’all,

I wanted to introduce a new post idea, perhaps you could give me some feedback if you like it. I love to cook. I have to cook. I have a family to feed, to stop this becoming a monotonous chore I like to have variety and I like to be organized. I am not the sort of person who can  stand in a grocery store and be inspired, I often find that I would forget an item. I am a planner and a list maker and I do meal plan. This works for my family and I wanted to share with you some of the recipes we love or not. So I introduce What’s For Dinner Lifestyle Lady? This will be pictures and links to recipes we ate the previous weeks, some will be family favorite recipes and others new recipes where I will be giving feedback.

Last week was a relatively quiet one, we were getting over one set of visitors and waiting for the next guests. Just to prove that my household and I are totally normal last Monday I was not feeling totally on par and when Mr L came home I had prepared nothing, so we had an Eatzis Chicken Pie and frozen veg. We did not take any pictures as this did not require cooking just heating up.



Sweet and sour salmon caponata salad This is a Lifestyle household regular. We love fish and this is a great way of incorporating it in a more interesting way, than a simple fillet. Little L is a great eater and what is fantastic is I can get some different vegetables like eggplant, celery, olives and capers down her as well as good fish. If you find fish a little expensive it doesn’t need to be fresh, you could use frozen. I also like it because there is always left overs and it is great for lunch the next day reheated.



Greek Chicken 1

Skillet Chicken with Orzo and Olives I am a massive fan of one pot dinners, mainly because I don’t have lots of time to produce a banquet and it saves on washing up (enough said.) This is another family hit especially with Little L she loves Greek flavors. I also like this recipe because it hides vegies and flavors which Little L might screw her nose up at if I served alone. Give this a try.

Greek Chicken


Black Bean 1

Black Bean Burgers and Southwestern Potato Salad I do try where possible to eat at least one vegetarian meal a week. I also challenge myself to produce something that will fill Mr L up. This is a yummy recipe. Little L is less keen she doesn’t seem to like black beans, she is such a good eater so perhaps I should try and cut my losses and accept the fact rather than serving it in different ways. (But a Texan who doesn’t eat black beans?) The potato salad has a great bite to it, if heat/spice is not your thing cut back on it. Try its yummy.



Skillet Meatballs and Marinara Sauce Another family hit, you can vary the pasta to what you have in your pantry, which is great for me who is working her pantry down. You might tell from my pictures I combined the ends of two boxes of different pasta. I also find it produces too much pasta so I keep the rest in the fridge to reheat with a sauce for lunch of another meal. You also have meatballs spare which will produce another meal or are yummy in sandwiches. Fabulous taste and value recipe. A family fav.


Do you have recipe’s you recommend I try? Are there any here you would like me to do a demo of? What things do your family eat?

Thanks for dropping by.

Ta ta for now.


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Jessica Axe April 18, 2016 - 7:54 am

some yummy food on there! Hope I can cook like that some day hehe 🙂

Jess, waywardorphan.com

thelifestylelady April 18, 2016 - 7:55 am

Jessica thanks for stopping by! You certainly can cook these! Happy Monday

kage2015 April 18, 2016 - 8:08 am

I’ll be over for the black bean burger and salad and meatballs. All sounds delicious.

thelifestylelady April 18, 2016 - 6:29 pm

Your very welcome. Thanks for taking the time to read my post.

Ashley Stephenson April 18, 2016 - 8:25 am

I have been wanting to try skillet meatballs! We love italian so i know this will be a favorite for us!

thelifestylelady April 18, 2016 - 6:29 pm

They are yummy! Thanks for reading.

Kindly Unspoken April 18, 2016 - 9:39 am

I love this post idea! Everything looks great and I especially like Thursday’s meal!

thelifestylelady April 18, 2016 - 6:28 pm

Thanks for reading! I will keep posting.

Jackie April 18, 2016 - 10:39 am

I’m always in need of new dinner ideas! Thanks for sharing!!

thelifestylelady April 18, 2016 - 6:27 pm

Glad I could help! Thanks for stopping by.

brittanyputman15 April 18, 2016 - 11:05 am

Yum! That Southwestern Potato Salad looks amazing!

thelifestylelady April 18, 2016 - 6:27 pm

It really is give it a try!! Thanks for stopping by

Sara Oberton April 18, 2016 - 8:03 pm

These all look so delicious and easy to make for a busy mom. Thanks for the great recipes !


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