Here are some of our thoughts on April meal-planning... The dishes below will be available at Dinner Done the entire month of April. We'll have them in Grab & Go, and they can also be made to your taste in an In-Kitchen Session or for ToGo pickup or delivery.
With a few fresh veggies, it's easy to turn a Dinner Done freezer-to-oven entree into a healthy, wholesome sheet pan dinner. In fact, we are loving sheet pan dinners so much that we are working on providing complete sheet pan kits in the near future!
For now, here are our suggestions for entrees that are the perfect starting point for great sheet pan dinners...
Walnut Rosemary Oven Fried Chicken | Dinner Done Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes | Parmesan Green Beans*
Freezer to Oven: Cook Walnut Rosemary Oven Fried Chicken. Toss fresh green beans with a little olive oil, salt, and garlic powder and spread on a lined sheet pan. The last 15-20 minutes, put the green beans in the oven and roast. Toss with parmesan just before serving. When the green beans go in the oven, microwave the Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes in an oven-safe dish and let them sit while the rest of the meal finishes cooking.
Catalina Chicken | Roasted Broccoli* & Potatoes*
Freezer to Oven: Cook Catalina Chicken on sheet pan with quartered baby potatoes that have been tossed in olive oil and seasoning. The last 30-35 minutes, add sheet pan of sliced broccoli. Sprinkle in some fresh garlic slices if you happen to have some on-hand. Just before serving, squeeze a little fresh lemon over the roasted broccoli.
Classic Pork with Apple Walnut Filling | Zucchini Quarters & Roasted Sweet Potato*
The Classic Pork with Apple Walnut Filling should be completely thawed before baking - otherwise the outer edges of the pork will overcook before the inside is ready! Put thawed pork roast on lined sheet pan and surround with sweet potato chunks that have been tossed in olive oil and salt. All seasoned zucchini quarters to the sheet pan the last 20 minutes of baking. TIP: Pork is safe and perfectly cooked once the internal temperature reaches 145F. The pork will be slightly pink at this temperature, but it is perfect! We tend to overcook pork which makes this lean meat tough. For best results, use an instant read thermometer when cooking pork.
Italian Turkey Meatloaf | Dinner Done Twice Baked Mashed Potatoes | Honey Butter Baby Carrots*
Freezer to Oven: Cook Italian Turkey Meatloaf - our meatloaf dishes are always best when transferred to a sheet pan for cooking! The last 40 minutes, sprinkle baby carrots on the sheet pan and continue cooking. Cook mashed potatoes in oven with meatloaf, or microwave in an oven-safe dish. Just before serving, heat a little butter, add honey to taste and drizzle over roasted carrots.
Also great for sheet pan dinners and on the April menu.. Chicken Pot Pie Pastries, Chicken Parmigiana and Salmon with Citrus Beurre Blanc!
Freezer-to-table in under 30 minutes? Yes, please!
Taverna Chicken | Field Green Salad* | Dinner Done Oven Roasted Cauliflower
QuickThaw/Saute Taverna Chicken. Bake roasted cauliflower while preparing the chicken. Kick up the heat a bit for a faster roast time, if you'd like. Tip: Use some of the included feta cheese as a topper for your field green salad! And, if you don't have salad dressing at home you can prepare a simple citrus vinaigrette by whisking together olive oil, salt, pepper and juice from the included fresh lemon!
Shrimp with Basil-Walnut Pesto | Spinach Salad*
QuickThaw/Saute the Shrimp with Basil-Walnut Pesto. Add pesto to taste - if you have some leftover, simply freeze it and use it for an amazing pasta side dish another time! Toss fresh spinach with craisins, walnuts and a little feta cheese. Drizzle with vinaigrette.
Chicken Tikka Masala | Cucumber Yogurt Salad* | Naan*
QuickThaw/Saute the Chicken Tikka Masala. Peel cucumber and cut into slices. Toss in yogurt with a splash of lemon juice and dried mint. Serve warm naan bread on the side.
Tramonti Pork Chops with Carrot Rice Pilaf | Asparagus*
QuickThaw/Saute Tramonti Pork Chops and start the Carrot Rice Pilaf. When the pork chops are almost done, throw in chopped asparagus and give a quick saute.
We love grilling... it's easy, delicious and our favorite way of preparing pork tenderloin and beef filets!
Jamaican Pork Tenderloin with Island Chutney | White Rice | Roasted Veggie Medley* |
Prepare a sheet pan of sliced veggies - carrots, red bell pepper and red onion. Bake in a hot oven for 20-30 minutes while you prepare the rest of the meal. QuickThaw/Grill the pork tenderloin while the rice is cooking. Finish off the Island Chutney in a small saucepan.
Argentinean Beef Filets | Dinner Done Sweet Corn Mashed Potatoes | Brussel Sprouts with Walnuts*
Microwave the mashed potatoes and let sit for 10 min before serving. QuickThaw the beef filets by transferring frozen beef into a ziploc, sealing well and submerging in water 10-15 min. Grill and serve topped with our amazing Chimichurri Sauce. Quarter brussel sprouts and toss in olive oil and salt. Sprinkle on a sheet pan along with walnuts and roast 15-20 min.
Caramelized Onion & Bleu Cheese Beef | Dinner Done Roasted Garlic Mashed Potaotes | Dinner Done Spinach Souffle
Bake spinach souffle and roasted garlic mashed potatoes together (or microwave the potatoes in an oven-safe dish). QuickThaw beef by transferring filets in ziploc, sealing well and submerging in water 10-15 minutes. While beef is thawing, prepare onions. The last step is to grill the beef - it's always best hot off the grill!
Here are our lowest-carb dishes of the month. Pair these with salads and veggies for a delicious dinner any night of the week. You'll find other delicious low-carb and keto-friendly options in Grab & Go - in addition to entrees on the monthly menu, our prep team is always making batches of other popular entrees for Grab & Go so the assortment constantly changes! We also take requests, so if there's a dish you've had before and would like to see again, just let us know!
- Caramelized Onion & Bleu Cheese Beef - 14g carb, but omit the onions for near 0-carb dish!
- Argentinean Beef Filets - 1g carb
- Tramonti Pork Chops & Carrot Rice Pilaf - 3g carb if omit the rice pilaf
- Beef Barbacoa - 8g carb for beef + cheese, so omit the tortilla or wrap in romaine lettuce!
- Jamaican Pork Tenderloin & Island Chutney - 0g carb if chutney is omitted.
- Taverna Chicken - 3g carb
Have an amazing April!
* These are suggested side dishes to complete the meal!