Mondays are typically not the favorite day of the week for most. With all the excitement from the weekend, it is often hard to get back into the swing of things around the house. Therefore, cooking a massive meal on Monday evenings is usually not a favorite for many moms. The good news is there are several good meals that are quick, easy, and family pleasers for Monday evenings. They are also meatless!
Here are a few favorites:
Fried Rice – you can boil your rice and then add salt/pepper, soy sauce, green onions, eggs, peas, carrots, water chestnuts, and any other vegetables you may like. Mushrooms, garlic cloves, or almonds add a bit of variety to this meal.
Mac-n-Cheese – There is no better comfort food than macaroni and cheese. You simply boil your noodles, add milk, add salt and pepper to taste, add a few cups of cheese, stir, add some cheese on top and bake. It’s a kid favorite!
Veggie pizza – Instead of using the traditional pepperoni and cheese, simply add sauce, cheese and your favorite vegetables to your pizza. Preferences might be mushrooms, grated Parmesan, spinach, and onions. You can also do a veggie pizza. Spinach (dried), tomatoes, mushrooms, and grated cheese are all the ingredients you need.
Soup and sandwich – On a rainy or cold Monday evening, your family may prefer a simple soup and sandwich meal. Tomato soup and grilled cheese are sure to be a hit!
Veggie Omelet – Onions, peppers, cheese, and mushrooms make a tasty Omelet. You can add biscuits, fried potatoes, or even fried apples to make a complete meal.
Summer Salad – A nice mix of greens, strawberries or dried cranberries, pecans, tomatoes, green onions, and raspberry vinaigrette make an outstanding summer meal.
Pasta and Marinara – No need for meat if you can make a good tomato marinara or Alfredo. Put your favorite sauce on penne or your favorite pasta, add a little parmesan cheese, and add a side salad or garlic bread and you have a hearty meal.
Breakfast for Dinner – Both kids and adults love pancakes. Add some chocolate chips, pecans, or even some fruit topping to give your family a favorite dinner! If you have a Belgian waffle maker, you can make waffles instead of pancakes.
Wraps – Vegetable wraps are both delicious and healthy meals. You can add green peppers, onions, mushrooms, lettuce, tomatoes, olives, banana peppers, spinach, cheese, etc. with any type of sauce (salsa, ranch, spicy mustard, etc.) to make a veggie wrap. They are delicious!
Vegetable Skewer – A grilled skewer with squash, onions, peppers, mushrooms, or zucchini makes a wonderful meal over a bed of rice.
As you can see, there are several meals you can cook on a Monday night. They are meatless, but delicious. Your family will enjoy these quick, easy, and fairly cheap meals.