This week's meal plan is just simple, good food. Spring is here and it's time to finish up with those heavy winter comfort foods and get ready for some lighter meals.
🫑 What's in Season?
A better question might be, "what isn't in season?"
Everything is ripening and coming into the Farmers' Markets now. It's fresh, in season, and at it's best. Make the most of these fresh flavors.
- Bell pepper
- Berries (raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries)
- Green beans & Wax beans
- Zucchini and yellow squash
- bok choy
- brussels sprouts
- collard greens
- sweet potatoes
💭 Tips for success
- The pizza dough keeps in the refrigerator for a week. It's so easy my grandson makes his own pizzas and he's just 3. It's fabulous for family movie night!
- Use the pizza dough to make breakfast pizzas with scrambled eggs, sausage, and cheese.
- Double the baguettes and save half for the fried chicken po' boys. Smear the bread with the leftover garlic butter before making the sandwich. SO good.
- You can add leftover cooked chicken to the bbq macaroni salad to make an awesome lunch salad.
- Fiesta chicken makes an amazing burrito bowl.
I love this easy no knead pizza dough. Give everyone their own batch, put toppings in bowls, and let them make their own pizza. It's perfect for family movie night.
Chocolate Mint Oreo Ice Cream
Chocolate mint Oreos in the creamiest chocolate ice cream ever? Yes, please.
Chicken Alfredo Ravioli
This is an easy, 15 minute dinner! Cheese ravioli in Alfredo sauce goes together fast!
I love these 30 minute baguettes! While they're baking mix 1 cup of softened butter, 1 tablespoon garlic, ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, and 1 tablespoon garlic salt together. Spread on the bread while hot then slip under the broiler for a few minutes.
White Chocolate Lime Bundt Cake
White chocolate and key lime are one of my favorite combinations. It's perfect in this moist bundt cake.
Light, flaky, fluffy buttermilk biscuits go with everything but they are essential with chicken fried steak.
Strawberry and Cream Tart
Strawberry and cream tart is my version of a classic European tart. It's so much easier than you think - and delicious!
Fried Chicken Po' Boy
Everyone loves this New Orleans classic, fried chicken po' boy! Fried chicken nuggets, shredded lettuce, and a spicy homemade remoulade sauce are stuffed into a baguette.
BBQ Macaroni Salad
This is one of my favorite twists on classic macaroni salad.
These are the real deal - the oatmeal cookies recipe that was on the back of the Quaker Oatmeal Box.
Serve this easy slow cooker Fiesta chicken over warm tortilla chips for the best nachos you ever ate. Serve with a salad and plenty of salsa.
Black Forest Cupcakes
Chocolate cupcakes stuffed with cherry pie filling and topped with whipped cream.
Pimento Cheese Sandwich
I love pimento cheese! This is my favorite recipe, creamy and a little spicy. Perfect as a sandwich on toasted bread. I love it on top of burgers, too!
Amish White Bread
This is the Restless Chipotle famous no fail Amish white bread. So soft and fluffy - and the perfect way to get pimento cheese into your mouth!
Fluffernutter Whoopie Pies
Two BIG peanut butter cookies with marshmallow cream in between - you'll love these Fluffernutter Whoopie Pies.
Southwest Chicken Pasta
This 30 minute dinner is a family favorite! Tender chicken and pasta simmers in a creamy, cheesy, southwestern sauce.
Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls
Soft and fluffy whole wheat rolls got with everything. They freeze well, too.
Creamy, homemade vanilla pudding is so easy to make - it makes a great pie filling, too.