We are closing in on a year, friends! Here is a weekly meal plan for Week 50. You’re going to want All Of It.
A preview: a crunchy chicken salad, breakfast-for-dinner goodness, pie made out of pasta, a nostalgic and delicious turkey meatloaf, hashbrown crust pizza and two old family recipes for extras. Sounds pretty great, right? Before you get out your pens to make your shopping lists, remember to bookmark our archives so you can find all the Dinner Divas recipes in one place. Thanks, and enjoy!
Apple Cranberry Chicken Salad from Pook’s Pantry. So much texture going on here–something I really love in a salad. Two kinds of nuts, crunchy apples, chewy sweet-tart dried cranberries, herbs. All the goodness. Make a lot, because you will want to have this often.
Mixed Berry Baked French Toast from Comfortably Domestic. Do I really need to say anything about this recipe? I mean, just look at it. I want this for breakfast, breakfast-for-dinner, dessert, and snack.
Bucatini Pie with Marinara Sauce from me. It’s a pie. Made out of pasta. Held together with cheese and eggs. I am currently doing Whole30 so I sort of want to cry seeing this photo. It contains all the goodness I can’t have right now. The good news is that you can have it whenever you want! It’s not hard to make and it is extremely satisfying.
Slow Cooker Turkey Meatloaf from The Speckled Palate. Y’all. Mix up this goodness in the morning, give it a quick brown in a hot pan, toss (carefully toss) into your slow cooker, top with some tomato soup, set to low, and walk away. Dinner will be ready for you in 8 hours. Erin, who is now my favorite, suggests serving slices ON TOP OF MASHED POTATOES. I just yelled. Sorry. But come on. You know you want this.
Hash Brown Crust Pizza from Pook’s Pantry. A great, crispy option for folks who can’t have gluten, hashbrowns and cheese (and not much else) make flavorful crust for this pizza. Plus, you can pick the slices up, which is a must for pizza. I do not want Knife and Fork Pizza. Neither does Sissy. So she shows you how to make good and sure your crust is crisp before piling on toppings. Yum!
Our extras today are two old family recipes, one from Kirsten and one from me. We didn’t even plan it that way. It just happened. First up, Kirsten’s great-grandmother’s coffee cake is lightly sweet, fruit-studded, and would be a welcome addition to your Easter brunch. Next up is my Auntie Ev’s mother-in-law’s (Mother Leavee) plum kuchen recipe. This plum cake is made with an enriched biscuit dough covered in fine cake or cookie crumbs and then topped with juicy plums and some brown sugar before baking. Please make one or the other. Or both. We love knowing our family’s recipes live on in our readers’ kitchens.
My Great-Grandmother’s Polish Coffee Cake from Comfortably Domestic.
Mother Leavee’s Plum Kuchen from me.
And that does it for this week, friends! Have a very Happy Easter, Passover, or weekend, depending on what you celebrate. Enjoy the recipes on our menu plan, and we’ll see you again next week. Thank you for spending some time with us. Take care, friends.
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