It’s that time of the week again, when the Dinner Divas bring you our weekly meal plan! This week we’re keeping it a bit light on the meat and heavy on the vegetables.
And you’ll definitely want to check out our extras this week: a meltingly tender brown sugar cinnamon pound cake, and a lovely, summery watermelon agua fresca the whole family can sip on.
Let’s get to it, shall we?
It’s Meal Planning Time!
On tap this week, aside from the extras I mentioned in the introduction, your Dinner Divas have brought you black bean cakes perfect for dipping, a chicken guacamole sandwich, veggie cakes full of kale, spinach, carrots, chard, and quinoa, tuna crostini with an easy and delicious pistachio pesto, and THE sandwich in the Northeast US: a lobster roll, but made with less expensive langostino.
Langostino Lobster Roll Recipe | Pook's Pantry
Langostino is less expensive than lobster but just as sweet and delicious. Make these for sure before summer ends!
Black Bean Cakes with Fire Roasted Red Pepper and Jalapeno Cream
Think of these as veggie burgers you can put on a bun or serve as appetizers. You can make them any size and serve them with the two sauces Kirsten has made for us: a red pepper sauce and jalapeno cream. Oh the dipping and spreading possibilities!
Spicy Chicken Guacamole Sandwich or Sliders
Based on a sandwich I had at Mimi's Cafe one time, this spicy chicken guacamole sandwich also makes great sliders, so make 'em big or make 'em little!
Tuna Pesto Crostini
Not only is this one classy appetizer for a party, these tuna pesto crostini also make the perfect summertime light supper when paired with a salad. Do not miss Erin's pistachio pesto, either!
Superfood Veggie Cakes | Pook's Pantry
Cheryl is the queen of stuffing tons of vegetables and tons of flavor into a simple, delicious package. These veggie cakes are no different. Packed with kale, spinach, chard, and quinoa and baked rather than fried, these veggie cakes are simply spiced so the flavors shine through.
Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pound Cake
Everyone needs a great pound cake recipe, and this brown sugar cinnamon number is a fantastic one to have on hand. Great for back to school lunchbox stuffing or snacking and also perfect as a dessert or a coffee break snack. You'll find yourself making this pound cake again and again!
Watermelon Agua Fresca
Four ingredients to summer refreshment, this agua fresca is lightly sweet and full of watermelon goodness. The recipe serves 10, so it makes enough to share!
And that brings us to the end of our meal plan post for this week.
As always, we hope you find these recipes not only tasty but easy to make. Please let us know if you make one or more of these recipes. We love to hear from our readers.
Thank you for spending some time with The Dinner Divas. Take care, and have a lovely day.