A Week’s Worth of Dinners to Get You Through and Beyond Back-to-School Season

Let’s not lie to ourselves. Back-to-school season is stressful as sh*t.

Working moms deserve a trophy for staging adorable “first day of school” Instagram’s, whipping up a healthy breakfast to kick-start everyone’s day, packing lunches and bags (including your own), and getting everyone out the door ALL BEFORE 7AM.

Goodness, just please let there be gas in the car. 🙏🏼

Working moms that relate to the “Chaotic Commute” on a real level know it’s not just one human on-the-go, it’s the whole family. And as working moms also know, this is only the beginning.

Chin up, mommas! There’s no need to go through this crazy time alone. That’s what your Chaotic Commute family is here for. 💕

We reached out to one of our go-to gals, the amazing Mila from the Girl and the Kitchen. Mila is a fellow Chaotic Commuter who makes magic happen in the kitchen for both her booming business and her two active little ones.

Girl and the Kitchen is not only Mila’s beautiful recipe development and chef blog, but it’s also her thriving, Chicago-based private chef and boutique catering company.

Mila’s specialty is quick and tasty meals that use simple ingredients and have tons of flavor. Sounds like a recipe for success to us!

That said, let’s get to the good eats! Here are a week’s worth of dinners bound to impress everyone at the table from Mila and Girl and the Kitchen.

Instant Pot Chicken Soup

Instant Pot Meal

Garlic and Herb Pork Roast

30 Minute - One Pot Meal

Baked Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs

30 Minute - One Pot Meal

One Pan Cajun Salmon & Asparagus

30 Minute - One Pot Meal

Balsamic Sausage & Peppers

30 Minute - One Pot Meal

Spicy Honey Garlic Salmon in Foil

30 Minute - One Pan Meal

Spicy Honey Garlic Salmon in Foil

30 Minute - One Pan Meal



Thanks so much to Mila for her helpful and delightful dinners! We’re so excited to add these easy crowd-pleasers to our after-work menus. ☺

Be sure to head over to Girl and the Kitchen and
explore more fun and creative recipes!