Thicc Kitchen’s Weekly Meal Plan
By: Tori McGeehon
November 12th – 16th 2018
Figuring out what to make for dinner every night just got easier! I know everyone dreads the question, “What do you want to eat?” and a reply of the classic “I don’t care, what ever you want…” and the back and forth bickering until eventually one person gets what they want and the other is left to mosey on with the choices the other made.
Let’s skip that tiring argument and take a look at all the craving-satisfying meals I have planned out for you this week…
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ASIAN CHICKEN SALAD
I always like to start the week out light, and what’s a better way to do that than with a salad? Now, this isn’t your ordinary salad… I mean look at it, but don’t let that scare you because this salad is SUPER easy and you just might have half of the ingredients at home already!
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QUICK & EASY ASIAN CHICKEN SALAD ( you in a rush ? Want a light lunch ? ) RECIPE: 1 bag coleslaw mix 1 bunch green onion (Finley chopped) 1/2 cup roasted salted almonds 5 to 6 breaded chicken tenders Poppy seed dressing (or dressing of your choice) HOW TO PUT THIS ISH TOGETHER *** again this is a salad , I don’t intend on telling you how to make a SALAD (cook your chicken , shred it , and toss all that s*** together) NOW PUT THAT S*** IN YOUR MOUTH AND EAT IT Thanks as always @torimcgeehon #foodie #food #foodporn #foodblogger #instafood #igfood #foodlove #foodgasm #goodeats #eats #chef #cheflife #kitchen #thicc #bloggerlife #blog #snack #nom #tagtheqc #salad #asian #chicken #almond #quadcities #poppy #onion #dinner
SPANISH STYLE NACHOS
If you were paying attention last week, (*wink wink*) I went on a rant (a positive one) about the phrase “Taco Tuesday.” My rant, in short, was me going on in confusion why we brand just ONE day, “Taco Tuesday,” to enjoy Spanish cuisine. I could eat Spanish food every day, your neighbor wants to eat it everyday, the creepy guy at the gas station… would also love to eat it EVERY DAY! But here is me be basic and giving you “Nacho Tuesday.”
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SPANISH STYLE NACHOS : RECIPE: .1 tilapia fillet .1 cup shrimp .1 pouch chicken taco seasoning .1 cup (mommas 3 way salsa from previous blog post) .1 handful pickled jalapeños .2 tbs hot sauce (@cholulahotsauce is what I prefer to use) .1 bag shredded queso cheese .1 lime .1 bag @donkey_chips HOW TO PUT THIS “ish” TOGETHER : First Sauté your fish and shrimp seasoned with the taco seasoning Layer the chips with all the ingredients listed (use the f*** outta that cheese ) and top with hot sauce and lime juice (nachos are pretty self explanatory) I broiled it at 500*F for a few minutes checking on it frequently because the broiler is a shady b**** Once the cheese is melted and a little crisp you’re good to go Then put that s*** in your mouth and enjoy… Thanks as always @torimcgeehon #foodie #food #foodporn #foodblogger #instafood #igfood #foodlove #foodgasm #foods #eating #goodeats #eats #chef #cheflife #kitchen #thicc #issa #bloggerlife #blog #bloggers #chips #salsa #cheese #queso #lime #dinner #feast #foodphotography #nom
AVOCADO TURKEY MELT
It’s Wednesday, HUMP DAY! I have the perfect solution to help you drag yourself into Thursday, besides Thursday being a whole new day where you can eat a whole bunch of new foods… (Doesn’t everybody think about how a new day means new food??) ANYWAYS I’m going to pull you through Wednesday with this EASY (literally 5 ingredients), INEXPENSIVE, and DELICIOUS sammie melt.
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AVOCADO TURKEY MELT ( ????*pretend this is a turkey kk thanks + ???? +???? = ????) RECIPE : 2 pieces of your favorite bread (if I had sour dough I’d totally use that) 2 tbs mayo 1 avocado mashed 3 slices (or more) roasted turkey 1 handful of mixed cheddar jack shredded cheese Salt and pepper to taste HOW TO PUT THIS ISH TOGETHER So first I lather by bread in mayo (like you would for grilled cheese) and the mayo side down spread the mashed avocado and salt and pepper to taste , then the turkey, cheese , and of course your other mayo lathered piece of bread mayo side up . I toast that b**** in the oven at 350* F until the toast is nice and brown and cheese is all sorts of gooey . NOW PUT THAT S*** IN YOUR MOUTH AND EAT IT #foodie #food #foodporn #foodblogger #instafood #igfood #foodlove #foodgasm #goodeats #eats #chef #cheflife #kitchen #thicc #bloggerlife #blog #dinner #nom #tagtheqc #quadcities #sandwich #turkey #cheese #toast #avocado #lunch #melt
SAUSAGE & PEPPER SHEET TRAY BAKE
Wow, I sure am being nice this week. This sheet tray bake is needless to say BEAUTIFUL. Who wouldn’t want to fill their stomachs with the colors of the rainbow??? Not only is this dish beautiful, but it is EXTREMELY EASY, just a bunch of chopping and then set it and forget it and BOOM dinner is done!
I like to serve this dish with a crusty hoagie bun or a nice baked potato, sour cream, cheese… i’m now drooling.
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EASY FRESH PEPPER & SAUSAGE BAKE ( just look at it …… ????????????) RECIPE: 8 sausage links ( I used a mix of brats and polish sausage ) 1 yellow pepper 1 orange pepper 1 red pepper 1 green pepper 1 red onion 3 tbs olive oil 1 tbs minced garlic 2 tsp garlic powder 2 tsp pepper 2 tsp salt (More salt and pepper to taste) HOW TO PUT THIS ISH TOGETHER Okay you guys this is the seriously hard part , cut everything up ….(okay except the seasoning ????) throw it all on a sheet tray and drizzle with the olive oil & all the seasonings and throw that b*** in the oven at 350*F for about 15 to 20 min until the peppers are nice and tender and meat is to temp Serve with a baked potato , mashed garlic potatoes ????, cheesy potatoes … okay I can go on forever about potatoes but you get the point NOW PUT THAT S*** IN YOUR MOUTH AND EAT IT Thanks as always @torimcgeehon #sausage #polishsausage #brat #peppers #garlic #onion #dinner #colorful #meal #food #fresh #chef #cheflife #blog #blogger #foodblog #foodblogger #foodporn #easymeals #easydinner
GARLIC MUSHROOM LINGUINE
Honestly, bless me, because here is another EASY but BOMB dinner; perfect to pull your week together. I like to make this dish heading in to my weekend mainly because…
Friday night = Date night
Now I know your saying, “But Tori… garlic… my date won’t want to be within 2 inches of me!?” and my response is: “Well he/she has a garlic mouth too OKAY.”
A nice wine/beer pairing for your date night meal: Cabernet Sauvignon or Zinfandel / For beer, I’d try a dark stout or porter
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EASY GARLIC MUSHROOM LINGUINE ( delicious carbs + cheese + garlic + mushrooms = ????) RECIPE: 1 box spaghetti noodles 1 crate mushrooms 1 stick salted butter 1 tbs garlic powder 1/2 tbs Italian seasoning 3/4 cup grated parm Salt and pepper to taste (please do) *** save 1/4 cup pasta water *** HOW TO PUT THIS ISH TOGETHER In a sauté pan over medium high heat get your butter melted , toss in mushrooms , garlic (I always add more I’m a garlic fiend) , Italian seasoning , & salt and pepper to taste and cook until mushrooms are soft . Meanwhile boil your pasta *** save the water *** next comes the hard part , Toss the mushroom sexiness with the noods and stir in the parm , salt and pepper to taste again and BOOM you are done , you’re welcome NOW PUT THAT S*** IN YOUR MOUTH AND EAT IT Thanks as always @torimcgeehon #pasta #garlic #mushrooms #carbs #nood #cheese #parmesan #noodles #dinner #easydinner #chef #cheflife #blog #blogger #foodporn #foodblog #foodblogger
We feel the weekend is the perfect time to enjoy your leftovers or have the opportunity to support your local establishments.
Otherwise, we encourage you to check out Tori’s Instagram or Facebook to get more recipe inspired ideas!
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE
If you’re like us, some nights there is just too much going on to find time to cook! On those nights, convenience takes precedence. That doesn’t have to mean you are giving up quality, though! We asked Tori for her expert advice on those days that we’re just too tired or busy to prepare a meal.
This week, she recommends supporting THESE local establishments:
“Life is rough. I get that you won’t always have time, motivation, or brain power to keep running to the store, making dinner, or even thinking about a meal plan… thankfully, we have A TON of great places that do all that for you in the QC.”
Brew in the Village
Is your Monday morning meeting delayed for the 3rd time? Do you ever feel like brunch but don’t want to do any of the work? What about even after a LONG day at work, do you crave a fat glass of wine? Do all these questions relate to you????? If so, you NEED to check this Davenport place out, not only is it the cutest building you will ever walk into, but the menu, drinks, and atmosphere are all top notch. My personal favorite at Brew in the Village, is ordering a drink on Friday during their stand up comedy (you should check it out) and if I get there early enough, a giant pretzel.
Yen Ching Express
This is definitely a hidden gem of the QC, located right in East Moline. I know the selection of Chinese/Asian cuisines come in plenty around here, but this store is well worth your while to stop by. All the sauces taste fresh and not pre-made/from a can and the crab ran-goons… best. I always get garlic chicken or veggie chicken and white rice, the water chestnuts in the garlic chicken ***screeching of joy inside.*** But guys, not only is this place amazing but it’s inexpensive as well, and I always end up with left overs for lunch the next day!
Tree House Pub & Eatery
I don’t know what to say about this place besides WHY HAVEN’T YOU GONE YET?! Located in Bettendorf, they serve a wide variety of lunch, dinner, drinks, and coffee options… and get this …the ingredients… FRESH. My favorite go to, to die for menu option is the Mediterranean pizza. Like I said, they have a wide variety of menu options but you can not go wrong with the pizza, they even have their very own brick pizza oven!
As always, if you have any questions about my recipes or suggestions please reach out! Also, of course, let me know some of your favorite QC food related establishments or anything you would like me to check out!!
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Thanks, as always,
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