This new year is rolling right along isn’t it?! I hope you’re ready for this week’s Dinner Divas weekly meal plan post. This week, we have lots of braises for you as well as some fried goodness and a naturally gluten free pizza (it has a hash brown crust!) We don’t generally consult each other about what we’re making unless it’s a theme week, but we all independently decided that this week is the week for braising and for chocolate. Nice!
As always, if you want to see all the weekly meal plan recipes, please Consult the archives.
Slow Roasted Salmon with Citrus, Fennel, and Avocado from Susan (Girl in the Little Red Kitchen). This is one gorgeous winter salad. Marinate that salmon for 30 minutes, roast it for another 30 while you cut up the rest of the ingredients, and a delicious and healthy dinner is served!
Beer Braised Brisket Sandwiches from Sarah (The Chef Next Door). Beer. Mushrooms. Onions. Braise for 3 hours (or knock that time WAY back by using your Instant Pot (affiliate link), and get ready to dig into some soul-satisfying sandwiches. Or turn them into sliders for your game day crowd. Yes, please. (And I’m adding cheese to my sandwiches. Swiss, thanks very much).
Patatas Bravas Hash Brown Crust Pizza from Cheryl (Pook’s Pantry). Pizza with a hash brown crust? Extra crispy because: a)delicious and b)your toppings stay put. Top that with a robust Romescu sauce (leave out the bread for gluten free friends) and add shredded manchego cheese, serrano ham, and scallions. Now that’s a pie I can get behind!
Milk Braised Chicken from Kirsten (Comfortably Domestic). If this doesn’t look and sound like a big old plate of comfort, I don’t know what does! Onions, garlic, and herbs flavor the chicken which we keep nice and moist by pouring some milk over it as the cooking liquid. Put this on early and let it do its thing for about an hour and a half, and then you’re ready to eat. Kirsten promises moist, flavorful, fall-off-the-bone chicken. I believe her, because I trust her implicitly.
Fried Chicken Cutlets with Herb Gravy from me (guest post by Jane from The Heritage Cook.) This is like grandma’s Sunday Dinner fried chicken, but it takes less time because you pound some boneless cutlets flat and fry them up quickly. Add some herbs to jazz up the milk gravy, and this is one comforting Sunday Dinner that you can enjoy any night of the week! And thanks again to Jane for the guest post–I so appreciate it!
Here we are again: the Extras! This week? Two chocolate goodies–a dessert and a pick-me-up energy bite. Let’s get to it.
Allergy-Friendly Brownies (gluten free and egg free) from Kirsten (Comfortably Domestic). In which the amazing Kirsten works diligently to create an allergy-friendly treat for a kiddo on a strict elimination diet. And succeeds with flying colors! Read her post and do follow her directions to the letter. She had a few fails before she perfected these brownies, and she wants to make sure you’re successful the first time you try them!
Chocolate Cashew Energy Bites from Susan (Girl in the Little Red Kitchen). These little gems are vegan, paleo, gluten free and even Whole30 compliant. Plus they only contain 3 main ingredients and are easy to make. Also: poppable when you need a treat. Nice!
And there you have it. Another weekly meal plan in the books. The Dinner Divas hope you enjoy your meals. And if you have requests, just let us know! Hit me up in the comments, or comment on any of the posts linked here!
Thank you for spending some time with us today. As always, take care, and have a lovely day.