Are you having trouble finding a recipe to cook? Check out these Everyday Meals to plan the week’s recipes ahead of time.
These recipes are simple to create, deliciously good, and seal the deal when trying new, healthy dishes.
Cooking is like therapy, so I give it my all when creating recipes. And these meals are the latest inventions from the Waite home.
If you’re looking for a quick meal, I have one. If you’re looking for a challenging recipe, I have one for you too.
Or, if you’re looking for a healthy meal that requires some difficulty but is simple enough to make with the family, I have the perfect recipe for you.
Continue to see these everyday meals and enjoy cooking!
Saturday Chitchat with Janine – Volume 77
How is your weekend going? My niece and her family are staying with us for a few days, and I couldn’t be happier! This weekend is extra special since we are reuniting with family members.
In the meantime, I thought meal ideas would be perfect for the occasion for those who are also having family over or seeing friends and joining get-togethers.
These everyday meals have been some of my favorites since the beginning of the blog. I included the latest recipes too!
There is a lot of variation throughout this post so feel free to scroll down to find the perfect main meal, dessert, or snack!
Personal Note from Janine
My son was a picky eater when he was little. On top of it, he was pretty stubborn when trying new foods. And good luck trying to get him to eat his veggies.
So, I had this bright idea to sign him up for some cooking classes at our local PCC Market in Seattle. The first class I signed him up for was “Cooking From Around the World.”
The first day I picked him up after class, he had a little bandaid on his finger. He chirped up quickly and said he cut his finger while chopping vegetables but was okay. Yikes! I forgot that knives were involved in the class.
The next thing he proudly mentioned was that he had three helpings of a very yummy vegetable soup they made! Oh my goodness, did this news take me by surprise.
Well, my idea of getting him hooked on vegetables and food worked. He is fantastic in the kitchen and creates fabulous meals for us at home. And his biggest passions are cooking and eating delicious meals.
Who knew that a kid’s cooking class could have such a significant impact on an eight-year-old boy?
Last week he made the journey back to Seattle to begin his new life after graduating college. He mentioned that he was excited to finally have a decent kitchen so that he could make some yummy meals.
And can you believe that a PCC market is across the street from his apartment? Maybe he’ll take some cooking classes on the weekends!
And he can teach me some new things in the kitchen!
Well, have a lovely weekend, and I hope you can try out some new recipes too!
PS: Sorry this story is long, but I guess I miss my son dearly!
This Week’s Inspiration – Everyday Meals
*This post contains affiliate links
When you want an easy Japanese dinner and don’t want to eat out, make this Salmon Teriyaki Bento Box.
Add salmon teriyaki, a simple salad, rice, and more. Organizing a dinner in individualized boxes for each family member or guest is fun!
Here’s a delicious Curried Couscous Salad Recipe that perfectly combines sweetness and heat!
This recipe blends Pearl Israeli Couscous, roasted carrots, cauliflower, curry, cumin, cilantro, lime, and a bit of cayenne for the heat!
I love a healthy salad, and this Couscous and Sweet Potato Salad Recipe are one of my favorites!
We add some grilled protein on the side and make this salad our meal. The roasted sweet potatoes are yummy and pair nicely with the kale and couscous.
Over the years, my husband obsessed making rich and creamy eggs without adding milk. He finally perfected his technique, and I’m sharing all his tips and tricks for scrambling eggs.
Here are the secret tips on How to Make Creamy Scrambled Eggs.
Greek Yogurt and Fruit Parfait is the best way to start a day. The blend of dairy and fruit is a filling and healthy breakfast.
Sprinkle a little granola for a tasty crunch, sweet and creamy. Add whatever fruit you love and maybe a smidge of honey, agave syrup, or Stevia.
This Brunch Charcuterie Board combines both sweet and savory. This board includes cheese, fruit, yogurt, scones, lemon curd, and more.
Almost everything on this board is homemade and delicious, and all the recipes are over here on the blog.
This Easy Homemade Broccoli Cheddar Soup is packed with onions, potatoes, carrots, and broccoli. It’s similar to the famous Panera recipe but better.
It’s creamy and thick and has a rich spice that makes it different from other soups. And it’s a soup that simmers for only 30 minutes!
You’ll love this hearty, simple Israeli Couscous Recipe that combines cinnamon, lemon, dried cranberries, roasted onions, fresh basil, and roasted pine nuts.
This recipe makes a beautiful side dish for an autumn or winter dinner. The beauty of this couscous is that you can make a vegetarian version if you like, and the recipe is flexible.
This Asian Noodle Salad with Toasted Sesame Dressing is easy to make, yet it is a restaurant-quality dish.
Add whatever fresh vegetables you have on hand and toss in yummy soy and toasted sesame oil sauce.
Try this super easy-to-make Crispy Calamari Salad recipe. Add wonton salad strips and pre-made breaded calamari, and a light salad.
Here’s a Ramen Noodle Salad with Mandarin Oranges with crispy chicken. This recipe is simple to make, and it’s a crowd-pleaser salad.
This yummy chicken salad recipe is our family’s favorite dish. So I make this recipe whenever I want to make a quick and light salad.
I’m sure you have a lot of small appliances in your kitchen, and hopefully, you own a Crock-Pot. Because today we are talking about my Crock-Pot Easy Chili Recipe.
I love making this chili recipe when I’m busy, and I still want a home-cooked meal. This recipe is hearty and plentiful if you are on a tight budget.
I love Easy Cod Fish Tacos! These tacos have a delicious coleslaw dressing that tops the crunchy red cabbage.
The fish is simple to prepare and goes well with the creamy homemade taco sauce and fresh vegetables!
Rotisserie Chicken in Instant Pot is such an easy way to prepare chicken. A four-pound whole chicken takes 24 minutes to pressure cook and six minutes to roast in an oven.
So, today, I’m going to share my husband’s way of cooking a rotisserie-style chicken.
Boutique of the Week – Kitchen Baking Accessories
Here is a complete list of Kitchen Baking Accessories, from dishcloths and trivets to potholders and aprons.
Throughout this collection, you will click links, add items to your cart, and purchase a new addition to the (kitchen) family!
My Favorite Things – Everyday Meals
Here is a new recipe from Leslie! This salad became a big hit in her family and mine. Check out this post to make the best summer salad recipe!
This Crispy BBQ Salmon Bowls with Roasted Jalapeño Peach Salsa is a new summertime favorite. Check out this recipe by Tieghan to start cooking in the kitchen!
This Vegan Red Lentil soup is a quick and easy dinner perfect for a weeknight meal. Check out the recipe by Ashley to have a new family favorite!
What’s Trending on the Blog
This Easy Stovetop Olive Oil Popcorn Recipe is our favorite way to make a healthy snack. Making homemade popcorn is such a better choice than prefab microwave popcorn.
There are a few tips on making olive oil popcorn at home.
Here’s a delicious, moist brownie recipe without cocoa powder that came to me via my mother-in-law.
I’ve never had a brownie like this one since it’s moist, has a great taste, and the frosting unanimously makes this dessert one of my favorites.
Do you need an easy Trader Joe’s Charcuterie Board? This step-by-step includes a shopping list of yummy meats, crackers, cheese, and chocolates.
Trader Joe’s has a wide assortment of cheeses, meats, crackers, chocolates, and sauces. They’re the perfect source for creating a delicious gourmet charcuterie board.
Summer is here! Time to celebrate by making these Easy Summer Drinks! I have everything from fruity and non-alcoholic beverages to whipped coffee and boba tea.
This Week’s Tip – Prepping Meals
Here is a set of 15 – 3compartment meal prep containers, stack & reusable storage. Capacity 5 Cup food storage Containers save space with stackable design and keep your pantry well organized.
It’s BPA Free polypropylene material with a clear lid and black container. Mainstays container is suitable for meal planning and portion control and reusable.
Plus, the containers are dishwasher and freezer safe. Remove the lid before microwave use.
My son recently moved to Seattle, Washington, and decided to start meal prepping to save time after work. He bought these containers and loved them! Highly recommend it for those wanting to begin preparing their meals, snacks, and foods to save time.
Latest Obsession – Best Bento Box
Here’s one of the best bento boxes I’ve ever purchased. I love the presentation of these boxes and how it makes you feel like your meal is from a Japanese restaurant!
I was amazed at how easy it was to fill these boxes with our favorite dishes.
I must admit that I did cheat a bit and bought the sushi. You can buy everything from the store, plate it in the box, and have it for a special meal with friends and family!
I only bought two, and I’m thinking of purchasing two more so we can have another couple over for a fun Japanese dinner!
Thanks for being here to check out this collection of everyday meals! These recipes are my favorite, and I hope they become yours too.
I’m off to spend time with the family and visiting family. Stay tuned for more recipes on the blog and possibly fall decor soon.
Have a great weekend,