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Dinner Divas: Week 15 – 30 Minute Meals

30 Minute Meals
30 minute meals.  When I ask my people on Facebook what they’d like to see more of, that is the Number One Request.  I get it, we are all busy and tired.  The thought of standing in the kitchen for an hour after a long work day doesn’t appeal to many people.  This week, the Dinner Divas have put together a week’s worth of 30 minute meals.  

How it works:  Every Friday morning, a new meal plan will show up in your email.  It will consist of 5 dinner options, plus 2 extras.  Those two extras could be side dishes, dessert, drinks, etc. The Dinner Divas weekly menu plans will feature (mostly) healthy, seasonal foods that don’t take all day to prepare.   Getting the weekly menu delivered to your inbox on Friday morning gives you the chance to make your shopping list and get organized for the week ahead.  I’d love to hear from you & see your creations!  Post a pic using #DinnerDivas and tag @pookspantry!   I hope this weekly menu plan provides inspiration and makes life a little easier… one meal at a time. 


First up this week is Pastry Chef Online’s Pasta with easy Creamy Marinara (or Vodka) Sauce.  This is the perfect way to ease into the week.  Check out the secret ingredient in her sauce!

Next is this amazing Korean BBQ Rice Bowl from Girl in the Little Red Kitchen.  This is exactly what I crave after a long day.   A few minutes the night before to prepare a marinade and the rest comes together in a snap. Bring on those spicy flavors and pickles!

The following day brings us to midweek with One Pan Greek Beef Pasta from The Chef Next Door.  I love the flavors in this filling one pan meal!

Next is my Queso Fundido Chicken.  Although it might be about 35 minutes from start to finish, I hope you’ll forgive the 5 minutes over the time limit because it’s worth it! Pull out some leftover rice or veggies that are hiding in the fridge and your meal is complete.

Last, but certainly not least is 15 minute Weeknight Pasta from Comfortably Domestic.  This is a great recipe to have in your back pocket for those nights when you have very little time or energy.

Finally, we’ve come to the end of the week and that means dessert.  This week, we have two incredible sweets to fulfill that craving.

This Salted Caramel Turtle Fudge Swirl Ice Cream is my sweet tooth’s dream.  Pastry Chef Online is an ice cream genius.

The last dessert this week are Mini Walnut Cinnamon Buns.  These would be a perfect weekend treat, thanks to the Chef Next Door!

Thank you for joining us this week! We hope these 30 minute meals help make the week a little easier… one meal at a time.

The Dinner Divas


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