Keep Your Weeknights Tasty {by Laurie Tomlinson}

Laurie Tomlinson, here! It's mid-August, and whether you have school-aged people in your life or not, it's a busy time of year for everyone. There are work transitions with the upcoming change of seasons, school supplies to buy, and ALWAYS books to read (or write).

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But I have you covered on the dinner front! Here are some quick weeknight options that definitely don't skimp on flavor when you're short on time:
  • Speaking of comfort food, Gimme Some Oven takes us all back to our childhood by making over Beef Stroganoff. I'm all about quick and easy when a weeknight calls for comfort food!
  • Taco Tuesday never tasted better with A Spoonful of Flavor's speedy Turkey Taco Quinoa Skillet. All the flavors you love in an easier (and healthier!) skillet. 
  • Whoever said good things come in small packages must have been talking about these adorable Meatloaf Muffins from Love Bakes Good Cakes. I make these all the time and whip up mashed potatoes while they bake. So delicious!
  • Spice up your chicken dinner rotation with this Creamy Pesto Chicken from You can make a bunch and use it in sandwiches, pasta, or salad. So many possibilities! 
Bon appetit, friends! I say why spend more time cooking and cleaning when you can be reading? 


About the author: Current reasons Laurie Tomlinson may have burned dinner include: chasing two small children, studying for a summer school final, and promoting her latest release, The Long Game, a romantic comedy featured in the Once Upon a Laugh novella collection (on sale for 99 cents-YAY!).

She is also the author of With No Reservations, now available from Harlequin Heartwarming. You can connect with Laurie on her websiteFacebook page, and Instagram.


  1. It took me forever to read your post because I kept going to the recipes and printing them out! Thanks! I have Once Upon a Laugh on my TBR table!

    1. Yay! Thank you :) I hope you enjoy the recipes AND the collection!

  2. Mmm, my mouth is watering. Thanks for the links. If I get these edits finished and turned in today as planned, I'll make something tasty for dinner to celebrate.

    1. Beth, I think you can justify ordering in or eating out for finishing your deadline! Cheering for you!

  3. These look great. I am always on the lookout for new recipes - especially fairly simple ones because I am not a great cook! I always get distracted and burn things! ;-)


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