Spring is almost here!
This week the meal plan includes lots of Irish inspired dishes for St. Patrick's Day as well as some snack type meals for March Madness noshing.
📅 Food Holidays
- March 14 is National Potato Chip Day. Top this vintage tuna casserole with a few chips for crunch.
- March 18 is National Sloppy Joe Day. Be sure to give this easy sloppy joe recipe a try!
💭 Things to know
- When you're making the ground beef for the beef and potato skillet brown enough for the cabbage rolls (or casserole!) and Mexican lasagna.
- You can save time by assembling the cabbage rolls and Mexican lasagna ahead of time. Just slip into the oven to bake before serving.
- March Madness starts on the 18th. If you're a fan make up a batch of the empanadas and freeze them. They make great snacks!
- Have beef and potato skillet leftovers? Roll out rounds of refrigerated biscuit dough and put about a tablespoon and a half of it in each one. Bake as directed in the empanadas recipe. It's a great lunch!
🍀 Happy St Patrick's Day!🍀
- This week is St. Patrick's Day. There are lots of ways to celebrate and you may want to exchange some of these recipes for the ones in the St. Patrick's Day category.
- The Irish apple cake is not overly sweet and it makes a great brunch bread on St. Patrick's Day. Serve it with my Irish Cream hot chocolate bombs!
- Whether you're having a Zoom bash or getting together with a few close friends you'll enjoy these St Patrick's Day cocktails, too.
🍹This week's cocktail
The Irish redhead is a sweet, sparkly cocktail that's easy to drink! Perfect for St. Patrick's Day.
Angel Chicken is an easy crockpot meal that has almost no prep time! Definitely a family favorite.
30 Minute Baguette
This easy baguette takes just 30 minutes! Perfect for garlic bead.
Quadruple Chip Cookies
These quadruple chip cookies go way beyond anything you've had. Chewy, crispy, and 4 types of chips plus toffee and pecans!
White Chicken Chili
My prize-winning white chicken chili is creamy and comforting! It's easy to make in the slow cooker for a lip-smackin', family pleasin' supper. Leftovers spooned over Fritos make an exceptionally good, and unique, Frito Pie for snacking on during the basketball tournaments.
If you're going to have chili you need cornbread to sop up all the goodness. This is a classic southern buttermilk cornbread - no sugar.
The whole family will love this simple, no bake pineapple pie.
🥧 March 14
Cheesy Mexican Lasagna
Layers of taco seasoned beef, cheese, refried beans, and tortillas bake up into a gooey, cheesy meal in 30 minutes. Mexican lasagna freezes well, too!
Broccoli Cauliflower Salad
Broccoli cauliflower salad is deliciously creamy and crunchy.
Chocolate Chess Pie
Celebrate Pi Day with this southern classic. Chocolate chess pie is like eating brownie batter out of a flaky, buttery crust. It's SO good!
Easy Ravioli Soup
A simple to make soup that has all the flavor of your favorite ravioli dish. This easy ravioli soup is a great weeknight meal.
Keep a couple of batches of these clover leaf rolls in your freezer at all times! They're so butter and del
Irish Apple Cake
This Irish apple cake has a whiskey brown butter sauce that is out of this world good!
These chicken empanadas are super easy to make with refrigerated biscuit dough. Make a bunch of these, they freeze like a charm.
Sweet Potato Fries
Crispy, sweet, spicy... these easy sweet potato fries have it all. Best of all, you can bake or air fry!
Circus Animals Cookies Ice Cream
I love homemade ice cream any time of the year and I will admit that a bag of frosted Circus Animal cookies basically evaporates around me. This circus animal cookies ice cream is a must try!
🍀 March 17
Smoked Sausage Shepherd's Pie
I love this quick and easy twist on the classic shepherd's pie! Smoked sausage cuts the cooking time to about 15 minutes - and I've given tips in the recipe for saving even more time! Enjoy a green margarita, too.
Irish Soda Bread
Irish soda bread is buttery, tender, and crumbly all at the same time. It's perfect with the shepherd's pie.
Guinness Fudge Bundt Cake
Guinness adds a deep flavor to this moist fudge bundt cake with Guinness ganache glaze!
🏀 March 18
Buffalo Chicken Bake
Buffalo Chicken Bake is made with tender chicken breast, cheese, and lots of buffalo sauce.
Texas Knot Rolls
Similar to the garlic version, these tender and butter Texas knot rolls are dipped in a seasoned butter sauce you'll want to drink. They freeze well, too.
Creme caramel sounds fancy and scary but it really isn't. Learn the technique and you'll be making creme caramel, pots de creme, and creme brulee in no time!
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