Monday whipped my booty y'all. I am not going to lie, it was a little rough. I didn't sit down until well after 7:00pm (but for real) and then when I attempted to take a bath, my toddler hijacked it. Like straight up, "mommy Parks take bath too." And I mean of course I couldn't tell him no, so I took a cold bath and he swam in a sea of bubbles and was the happiest kid on the block. Which, in turn made me the happiest mama on the block too, but man I had been looking forward to that bath. When I put him to bed, I yawned really big and he said "Mommy sleepy"...yes buddy mama was super sleepy last night. I totally get it now why my mom would fall asleep as soon as she would sit down my whole life! This mom stuff is no joke! So while we are on the topic of days where you literally don't have energy to think about dinner, let me help you out! My 30 minute gluten free cilantro pesto chicken pasta is a cinch to make on any day of the week, (even the exhausting ones.)
Do you have those go-to recipes that you make over and over? I know I do, and especially now with a baby, having my favorite easy recipes in the back of my brain at all times can be a lifesaver on hectic days. I tend to make lots of salads these days, mostly because I can whip one up with whatever ingredients I have in the fridge on any particular week. That being said, I also get a little bored with salads and need to throw in a different salad from time to time. My easy taco salad is one of those salads that I tend to forget about, but every time I make it I'm like "dang this is so good, why don't I make this more often." So here it is, the salad that will change your outlook on weeknight salads and I promise even your hubby (and kids too) will be super pumped about having this for dinner on a weekly basis!