Quarantine Meals – Easy Weeknight Meals

Today I’m sharing some of the meals we’ve made at our house over the past few weeks! My hope is that you will find inspiration to get in the kitchen and get creative with what you have on hand!

Smoked Chicken Flatbreads
Joseph’s Lavash Bread – I find them at Publix in the deli section
Raos Marinara
Smoked Chicken – we bought a pound of smoked chicken from a local favorite BBQ spot, Full Moon BBQ!
Sun-dried Tomatoes
Goat Cheese

You can use ANY toppings you desire!

Preheat oven to 450ºF
Lay Lavash Bread on a cookie sheet and spray with cooking spray (preferably olive oil spray)
Toast just the bread for 2 minutes
Remove from oven and add all toppings
Return to oven and cook for 7-8 minutes or until cheese is melted and edges begin to crisp up

I served the flatbreads with a chopped side salad using a variety of veggies I had in my fridge.

Burrito Bowls with Grilled Chicken
Organic Brown Rice – Trader Joe’s Frozen Section
-Follow pkg directions then add cilantro and lime juice once cooked
Black Beans
-Added Cumin
Sautéed peppers and onions
Served with Salsa and Good Foods Avocado Salsa (I find this at Publix or Target)

Mediterranean Meatballs by The Modern Proper (these freeze well!)
Roasted Asparagus

The Defined Dish cookbook is hands down my FAVORITE cookbook I have ever owned! We have made several recipes from the book during quarantine including:

Lasagna-Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Sheet-Pan Chicken Shawarma
Kale and Mint Salad with “Peanut” Vinaigrette


Grilled Grouper with Lemon Juice and Garlic
Roasted Broccoli
Whole 30 Mashed Potatoes – The Defined Dish Cookbook

Grilled Chicken with Creamy Dill Dressing from a local company, Blueroot Co.
Herb-Roasted Carrots
Tomato-Avocado Salad
I shared the recipes for the carrots and tomato avocado salad with Pepper Place HERE!

Grilled Chicken Meal

Grilled Salmon
Lemon Basil Pesto by The Defined Dish
Sautéed Spinach
Zucchini Noodles

On the menu for tonight – Cheers to FRIDAY!
Steak on the Big Green Egg
Sautéed Mushrooms
Roasted Potatoes
Green Beans

One thing that has really helped me is making a list of every perishable item we have on hand to make sure I use it all/find a way to incorporate those items into meals. That way, I’m only making trips to the grocery store out of absolute necessity. Making a list like this may be something that you already do, and it is DEFINITELY something I’ll continue to do after the quarantine!

I have included a printable template if you’re interested in making a list too!

What We Have

What We Need


We have tried to find ways to support local businesses and restaurants every few days. Here’s a few things we’ve done:
*Picked up local produce from Stone Hollow Farmstead at their Farmstand
*Bought fish and steak from a local meat company
*Picked up smoked chicken and smoked turkey from a local BBQ restaurant to enjoy throughout the week on salads and sandwiches
*Ordered takeout via curbside pickup from a few local restaurants!

Get in the kitchen and have FUN! And if you can, I hope you will find ways to support your local favorites too!

Always finding joy,


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