April Weeknight Meals

Published on March 31, 2020 - Updated on April 24, 2020

You are most likely finding yourself spending more time at home this month than you might have expected and that probably also includes more cooking and eating at home too. Some of us may have more time to cook, but a lot of us juggling work and kids at home may in fact have less. So, I hope our March edition encouraged you to fire up your grill a bit more -- grilling is often a great option for fast meals with little cleanup. Plus, it'll get you outside!

This month, I'm including one of the fastest seafood options that requires just a few minutes of cooking: scallops. If those don't strike your fancy, try a new take on a family favorite with a few pasta dishes that no one will even notice are also vegetarian. There's something to help everyone get weeknight meals on the table. And consider having kids help out too! 

BBQ Pulled Pork

Wednesday - Mustard-Balsamic Baked Chicken

Thursday - Cheesy Stuffed Peppers

Friday - Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Barbacoa recipe

Monday - Veracruz Style Fish Skillet

Tuesday - Slow Cooker Barbacoa -- this is an Instant Pot recipe, but has slow cooker details at the bottom of the recipe.

Wednesday - Sheet Pan Sausage with Veggies

Thursday - Baked Rigatoni with Spinach, Ricotta, and Fontina

Friday - Pork Chops and Couscous with Tomato-Caper Sauce

Apple Cranberry Turkey Meatballs recipe

Monday - Slow Cooker Tacos Al Pastor

Tuesday - Chicken Shawarma Naan Salad with Sweet Potato Fries

Wednesday - 10-Minute Baked Salmon

Thursday - Apple Cranberry Turkey Meatballs

Friday - Easy Chorizo Hash

Hawaiian Bowl recipe

Monday - Seared Scallops with Salsa Verde

Tuesday - Cilantro Lime Flank Steak

Wednesday - Pasta with Charred Broccoli, Feta, and Lemon

Thursday - Hawaiian Pork Bowl

Friday - Sheet-Pan Chicken Meatballs + Charred Broccoli

Udon Noodles recipe

Monday - Weeknight 20 Minute Spicy Udon Noodles

Tuesday - Beef + Ginger Stir Fry

Wednesday - Roasted Tomato, Salami, and Mozzarella Pasta

Thursday - Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles -- check your grocery store for pre-spiraled zucchini to save time or use regular pasta noodles if you like.

If you have recipes you'd like to share for our May edition, we would love to hear from you at share@happy.ly  If you feel inclined, please share your family's favorites from this list by tagging us on Instagram@gethappyly.

We welcome you to check out our blog for more inspiration from a list of ways to Disconnect to Reconnect with games for every age group, join as we Run For Fun With Our Kids or explore helpful tips on 5 Ways To Nurture Your Partnership in light of social distancing.

Also, please take a moment to explore this week’s happyly Survival Toolbox, including our Daily Schedule designed to create positive days at home with your family. As always, we welcome your family's highlights! Tag us on Instagram @gethappyly!

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Rebecca Green
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