Some favorite recipes from this week’s menu. My kid’s favorite chicken roll ups, some amazing BBQ ribs, pork carnitas, and more.

We’re back in a good rhythm with our weekly menus!

I actually made dinner every single night this week! Lately we’ve been having one night of “free choice,” one night of “leftovers,” etc. But this week I made a weekly menu and stuck to it — it feels good to be back in a rhythm.

This week I made the popular Chicken Roll-Ups, some amazing BBQ ribs in the instant pot, an easy corn chowder, and more.

Fall of the Bone BBQ Ribs in the Instant Pot 

I made THESE BBQ RIBS for Sunday dinner last week with some broccoli and potatoes.

The recipe calls for it to go in the crockpot and then be BBQ’d on the grill, but I went rogue and did it in the instant pot (on high pressure for 2 hours) and then broiled in the oven for about 3 minutes until the sauce got sticky and the ribs got a little crispy.

I’ve also made this recipe in the crockpot and with the grill, so I can testify that it’s delish both ways.

I use THIS INSTANT POT.

Chicken Roll Ups

I’ve been making CHICKEN ROLL UPS for my whole life  — I used to request them for my birthdays when I was a little kid, and now I love making them for my kids.

I don’t really use a recipe, but THIS ONE is basically the same as the way I make them.

Note: My mom always made them with paprika sprinkled on top, not dipped in breadcrumbs. I do half breadcrumbs, half paprika cause my family likes both.

Note 2: The recipe tells you to dip in melted butter before rolling in breadcrumbs, but I save myself a few calories and just dip directly into the breadcrumbs. They stick just fine without!

Less heavy Corn Chowder

This is actually a summertime corn chowder recipe, but I was in the mood for soup this week because it’s been so rainy, but didn’t want something so heavy. This is a great alternative to a heavy, rich corn chowder.

It actually calls for half and half at the end, but I substituted with 2% milk and it was still delicious. Just not so heavy.

Pork Carnitas in the instant pot

I had an entire leftover rack of pork ribs from our Sunday dinner and I was trying to figure out how to use them without making the same thing again (I had defrosted a Costco pack of ribs, so I couldn’t re-freeze the meat).

Then I had the idea to use them as pork for tacos! I found THIS CARNITAS RECIPE and tossed all the ingredients (plus the rack of ribs) in the instant pot.

They were DELISH, and so tender. Definitely recommend.

THIS IS THE INSTANT POT I OWN

Mushroom bacon pizza 

Not all homemade pizza is good, but this is really good pizza. We used THIS PIZZA DOUGH RECIPE and it was amazing, cooked it at 500 degrees on a pizza stone, and used these toppings:

Pizza toppings:

  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 3/4 lb. cooked bacon
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese

Check out all our other weekly menus RIGHT HERE!

What I Cooked for Dinner This Week (Weekly Menu)

collage of dinner ideas

Some favorite recipes from this week’s menu. My kid’s favorite chicken roll ups, some amazing BBQ ribs, pork carnitas, and more.

 

We’re back in a good rhythm with our weekly menus!

I actually made dinner every single night this week! Lately we’ve been having one night of “free choice,” one night of “leftovers,” etc. But this week I made a weekly menu and stuck to it — it feels good to be back in a rhythm.

This week I made the popular Chicken Roll-Ups, some amazing BBQ ribs in the instant pot, an easy corn chowder, and more.

 

bbq pork ribs and salad

Fall of the Bone BBQ Ribs in the Instant Pot 

I made THESE BBQ RIBS for Sunday dinner last week with some broccoli and potatoes.

The recipe calls for it to go in the crockpot and then be BBQ’d on the grill, but I went rogue and did it in the instant pot (on high pressure for 2 hours) and then broiled in the oven for about 3 minutes until the sauce got sticky and the ribs got a little crispy.

I’ve also made this recipe in the crockpot and with the grill, so I can testify that it’s delish both ways.

I use THIS INSTANT POT.

chicken roll ups

Chicken Roll Ups

I’ve been making CHICKEN ROLL UPS for my whole life  — I used to request them for my birthdays when I was a little kid, and now I love making them for my kids.

I don’t really use a recipe, but THIS ONE is basically the same as the way I make them.

Note: My mom always made them with paprika sprinkled on top, not dipped in breadcrumbs. I do half breadcrumbs, half paprika cause my family likes both.

Note 2: The recipe tells you to dip in melted butter before rolling in breadcrumbs, but I save myself a few calories and just dip directly into the breadcrumbs. They stick just fine without!

 

corn chowder recipe

Less heavy Corn Chowder

This is actually a summertime corn chowder recipe, but I was in the mood for soup this week because it’s been so rainy, but didn’t want something so heavy. This is a great alternative to a heavy, rich corn chowder.

It actually calls for half and half at the end, but I substituted with 2% milk and it was still delicious. Just not so heavy.

 

instant pot pork carnitas in taco shells

Pork Carnitas in the instant pot

I had an entire leftover rack of pork ribs from our Sunday dinner and I was trying to figure out how to use them without making the same thing again (I had defrosted a Costco pack of ribs, so I couldn’t re-freeze the meat).

Then I had the idea to use them as pork for tacos! I found THIS CARNITAS RECIPE and tossed all the ingredients (plus the rack of ribs) in the instant pot.

They were DELISH, and so tender. Definitely recommend.

 

THIS IS THE INSTANT POT I OWN

mushroom bacon pizza

Mushroom bacon pizza 

Not all homemade pizza is good, but this is really good pizza. We used THIS PIZZA DOUGH RECIPE and it was amazing, cooked it at 500 degrees on a pizza stone, and used these toppings:

Pizza toppings:

  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 3/4 lb. cooked bacon
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese

 

Check out all our other weekly menus RIGHT HERE!

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