I am entering into a month where I will be away from my home on work travel for a solid week and a half total. In addition to the travel, my boyfriend turns 30, we will celebrate our one year anniversary, I’m running a ten-miler and a half marathon (whose bright idea was that?!?!), I have my mid-year evaluation at work and my church is hosting one of our largest events of the year. Whew. I’m exhausted just typing all that. I’m not trying to complain, merely illustrating the fact that I don’t think I’ll win the queen of creativity award this month when it comes to cooking. What I need to get me through are delicious, healthy meals that I know will fuel me for what is coming. What I need is my own personal “best of” list of meals that are Courtney tested and approved. Here’s my list:
- Buttermilk Kale Chicken Caesar Salad. This takes about five minutes to put together and is delicious. It actually improves in flavor as it sits in the fridge, so it’s perfect for lunch at work.
- Lentil Soup. Duh. I’ve been eating this steadily since I first made it. I make a big huge pot and I have lunch for two weeks. It’s delicious, healthy and I can easily add meat if I so choose.
- Roasted Chicken via Smitten Kitchen. With the proper kitchen shears, this recipe is actually quite easy. And you can never go wrong with chicken.
- Homemade pizza. Making the dough ahead of time makes this incredibly easy to pull off. And so, so tasty.
What are your “best of” meals?