We all have that list of default dinners in our head. Spaghetti, hamburgers and tacos are some of mine, and I cannot tell you how easy it is to not sit down and plan what to eat. It’s so much easier just to go to the store and buy what is needed for the same old thing until you’re so fed up with it, even McDonalds sounds appealing.
I promised myself that this week, no matter how long it took, I would have a non-default dinner every single night and so far I’ve managed to fend off the doldrums of the old faithful meal plans. The biggest hit of the week has been Swedish meatballs, and they are simple and easy to boot.
I paired them here with deconstructed potatoes (a fancy way of saying a sliced baked potato and a lot quicker and easier than mashed potatoes) and steamed rainbow carrots. Both of these can be made in the microwave in a matter of minutes, making this recipe a real time saver.
The recipe below calls for pre-made meatballs you can find fresh or frozen in your local grocery, but you prefer to make your own, see my recipe for basic meatballs here.