This week is all about quick and easy meals! From creamy Monterey chicken casserole to pot roast with jalapeno cheese grits - you'll find delicious possibilities!
📅 Food Holidays
March 1 is National Peanut Butter Lovers Day - and you'll find an amazing peanut butter pie in this meal plan... but you'll want to try these classic peanut butter cookies as well.
March 3 is Moscow Mule day and it's a great time to check out my version - this Clementine Kentucky Mule. Now, settle in and take a look at this week's menu.
💭 Things to know
Always look ahead at your menu and get as much done as once as you can. It saves time and money - because you don't have a lot of leftovers sitting around.
- When you make the chicken breast for bourbon chicken make extra for the Monterey chicken casserole and chicken cacciatore.
- Keep side dishes easy. Buy bagged salads, green beans that have been trimmed, whatever it takes to make it easier.
- Small amounts of leftover vegetables can be added together and made into a vegetable soup or added to pasta sauce.
- Leftover pot roast makes great sandwiches!
🍹This week's cocktail
Jameson Irish Redhead
Irish redhead is a sparkly sweet drink made with Irish whiskey - perfect for getting a leg up on St. Patrick's Day Celebrations!
Bourbon chicken tender chicken breast simmered in a tangy sauce. You can serve it over past or rice - either way it's delicious!
This is a super easy artisan loaf. It's made in a cloche but you can bake it on a baking sheet or on parchment in a dutch oven.
Boston Cream Cake
Boston Cream cake is an easy variation on the "pie". Light, moist yellow cake has wells of vanilla pudding and a glossy chocolate glaze.
Million Dollar Chicken
Million dollar chicken is creamy and so easy to make!
Fried cabbage is an old fashioned side dish that is quick and easy.
I know -- blackberry cobbler is a summer treat but you can get frozen blackberries and enjoy this amazing dessert!
Pot Roast with Jalapeno Grits
Classic comfort food comes to the rescue during chilly days. This fall apart tender pot roast is served over cheese grits - you'll love it! Save some of the beef for a recipe later in the week.
Crunchy broccoli salad is coated in a creamy dressing. This version is low carb, too!
Nutter Butter Banana Pudding
Banana pudding is even better when you substitute Nutter Butter cookies for the Nilla Wafers.
Hot Turkey & Gravy Sandwiches
Enjoy a retro, diner style diner with these quick and easy turkey and gravy sandwiches!
Rich and creamy mashed potatoes are the perfect side for this meal!
Peanut Butter Pie
This easy, no bake peanut butter pie is the perfect dessert for National Peanut Butter Lover's Day today!
Creamed corn, vegetables, chicken, cheese... it's all here in this creamy Monterey Casserole. You don't need a lot more but green beans or a salad work well.
Easy maple roasted carrots are a side dish even carrot haters love!
Holy Cow Cake
This chocolate cake is super easy but when take your first bite you'll say, "Holy Cow"! Chocolate cake soaked in 3 different sauces, topped with Butterfingers and whipped cream.
Old fashioned sloppy joes are tangy and delicious! They taste just like you remember.
Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Spicy sweet roasted sweet potatoes are a nice change from fries.
Peanut Butter Molasses Cookies
These peanut butter crinkles are sort of a combination between chewy peanut butter cookies and crisp molasses cookies. Chewy and soft in the middle with crisp edges.
So much flavor! Chicken cacciatore can be made on top of the stove or in the slow cooker!
Italian Green Bean Salad
Zesty green bean salad with sweet tomatoes, tender potatoes, and plenty of flavor!
Pineapple Upside-Down Cheesecake
Pineapple upside down cheesecake has all the best flavor from the cake with all the dense texture of a cheesecake.