Welcome to our one-week-short-of-a-year Dinner Divas weekly meal plan post! It’s hard to believe it has been almost a year since we started this, and we all truly hope you have found inspiration for your own menu planning in our posts. Thank you for being here.
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Easy Lemon Cream Pasta from Comfortably Domestic. Kirsten is obviously trying to kill me with this. First of all, I think the photo is pretty dreamy. Second of all, lemon cream pasta–or any pasta with lemon–is my favorite. Seriously. And I’m doing Whole30 right now and get to eat Zero of the pasta. I’ll be making this once we’re done with reintroduction. You go ahead and make it now, and I’ll be jealous, okay?
Easy Sloppy Joes from me! Sloppy Joes are one of my favorite sammiches. My version has vinegar, lemon juice, ketchup, and honey in it (among other things) which gives it a wonderful sweet-sour tang that is hard to beat. And nope, I can’t eat these right now, either. It’ll have to wait a couple of weeks.
Leigh’s Everything-But-the-Kitchen-Sink Pork Tenderloin from The Speckled Palate. This recipe is from Erin’s sister, Leigh. There are a fair number of ingredients in the marinade, but I bet you own all of them. And do like Leigh does. Don’t measure–just sort of eyeball it–if you’re in a hurry. Other than the marinade, this impressive goodness requires about an hour of baking time, and then it’s time to eat. Nice!
Grilled Pear, Gorgonzola, and Candied Pecan Salad from Pook’s Pantry. This is a glorious salad. Truly. Add a little leftover pork tenderloin (from above), and you have a whole delicious meal. And I can have everything except the candied pecans and the cheese. Until I can have it all. At which time, I will make and eat it all!
Soy Ginger Meatballs from Comfortably Domestic. Kirsten calls these appetizers, but whatever. I would eat these for Friday night dinner, one after another, as I watch television. Again with the sweet-tangy flavor combination. I can’t stop eating this kind of thing. You, I am sure, will show some restraint.
Yay, extras! My favorite!
Southwestern Breakfast Burrito Bowls from The Speckled Palate. I’d totally eat this for dinner, but Erin offers these bowls as a hearty breakfast or brunch. And what’s underneath everything you can see in the bowls? Salsa grits! This is another I’ll be all over after Whole30. Yes.
The Ultimate Malted Milkshake from Pook’s Pantry. If you still have some leftover malted Easter candy, this is the milkshake for you. And even if you don’t, go grab some malted milk balls and whip up this shake to have for dessert or for a movie night treat. Candy, milk, ice cream, malted milk powder. Couldn’t be easier or more delicious. Or cute, for that matter.
And here we are again, at the end of another menu plan post. I hope you’ve found some winners to enjoy. I’d love it if you’d come back and let me know what you’ve made and how your family liked it.
Thanks for spending some time with the Divas. Now grab those pens and make your shopping lists. Monday is coming.
Take care, and have a lovely day.