Wednesday, February 11, 2015

WIAW #47: Multi-Meal Dishes

Hey, everyone!  I had a bit of a weird morning today--I woke up at about 4:45 and couldn't get back to sleep.  No fun!  Surprisingly, though, I was still getting to work at the normal time.  I guess knowing I had extra time made me move a little slow.  Oh well!

Today, I'm getting back in to a blogging tradition that I've fallen out of for some reason.  It's time for another edition of...
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Today, we'll be looking at some meals I've been eating this week.  Thanks to some meal planning, this week has been all about multi-meal dishes.  I haven't been very excited about cooking, so throwing some things together on Sunday that I can eat portions of throughout the week sounded great to me!  I'm switching off each these two dishes for lunch, and on days when I'm not feeling like cooking, I'll eat the other for dinner.

Pesto Spaghetti Squash Casserole
This recipe came form Becky at Olives 'n Wine.  I made this for a Thanksgiving pot luck at Joe's school this past year, and it got rave reviews.  I didn't get to try any (seriously, Joe's co-workers gobbled it all up!), so I was excited to try it out for myself.  This has really been a tasty lunch this week, and it's very healthy, too!

Mexican-inspired Rice Bowl
When looking for something else to throw together, I noticed I had plenty of ingredients to make a Mexican-inspired rice bowl.  Here's what all I put together:
  • 1 package of Uncle Ben's Spanish Rice (the ready-in-90-seconds kind) 
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 package of frozen corn (the steam-in-bag kind)
  • Salsa
  • 1 avocado 
I mixed the rice, black beans, and corn in a resealable bowl, dished out a portion of it, added 1 avocado and just enough salsa.  I mixed everything together in my smaller bowl and had a very tasty meal!  Now, any time I want to eat this, I have the rice/bean/corn mixture ready to go, and I just add salsa and an avocado!  Quick, easy, and delicious--my kind of meal!

Having these dishes ready to go has made packing lunch in the morning so easy.  It's also great when I wanted a quick dinner on Monday (and probably tonight, as well!).

Question for you: Have you tried making a multi-meal dish for the week before?  Feel free to share some recipes with me if you want :)


  1. I love making bigger meals that can last throughout the week, especially on super busy weeks where I know that I'm not going to have much time in the evenings to cook! My favorites usually involve some sort of casserole-type dish, with quinoa, rice or pasta as a base, lots of veggies and mix-ins, and then some kind of sauce. Just last week I made a buffalo cheddar chicken and broccoli quinoa casserole that probably ended up making 5+ meals!

    1. I'm going to have to do this more often--it really has saved me a lot of time and stress!