Dinner Divas weekly menu is back with comforting fall food. I’m pinning all Thanksgiving Recipes on Pinterest, come check it out and follow me so you can see all the good stuff I find!
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Here’s how it works: Every Friday morning, a new menu plan will be delivered to your email. It consists of 5 dinner options, plus 2 extras. Those two extras could be side dishes, dessert, drinks, etc. The Dinner Divas weekly menu plan features (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.
Dinner Divas Weekly Menu
We are starting the week off with my Slow Cooker Chipotle Turkey Pumpkin Chili. This is a great fall dinner that can be made in the slow cooker. Chili is one of my favorite cool weather meals. Pumpkin can transform a bowl of chili into something wonderfully creamy and flavorful. This chili is made without tomatoes, so it’s a bit different from your normal chili. We like it so much that it just might give my Simple Turkey Chili a run for its money.
Next up this week (Nut Free) Chicken Satay with Coconut Rice from Comfortably Domestic. A version of the classic spicy-sweet marinated Thai chicken dish. Sunflower butter is substituted in place of peanut butter in the sauce, all of which is served over a bed of fluffy coconut rice.
Southern Chicken and Dumplings from Pastry Chef Online is our midweek meal. The epitome of comfort food – Flat or slick dumplings. Some folks even call it chicken and pastry. Deep, rich chicken flavor in a broth that clings with dumplings you can cut with the side of your fork.
Chicken Spaetzle Soup from The Speckled Palate is a perfect comfort food for a chilly day. Classic chicken soup with onions, carrots and celery is filled with spaetzle, German egg noodles, to create this comforting twist on a classic.
Indian Lamb and Potato Stew from Country Cleaver is our last meal on this week’s menu plan. Curl up on the couch with a bowl of this warm and hearty stew with an Indian twist for a cozy dinner at home.
And now, the EXTRAS!
Pumpkin Empanadas – I used store-bought empanada discs that you can find in the freezer section of the grocery store and canned pumpkin. Sometimes, we all need a break and this was mine. I’m not going to lie and say that store bought dough is better than homemade, of course it’s not. But, if you want empanadas and making dough just isn’t a possibility (or desire…) than store-bought will do the trick. Also, canned pumpkin is just fine if you don’t want to roast a pumpkin to make the filling. Instead of taking a few hours to make these, they were done from start to finish pretty quickly.
Finally, we wrap up our week with these incredible Apple Cheddar Bacon Scones from Comfortably Domestic. I could eat these for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The combination is absolutely stellar, I think this is going to be the bread of choice at Thanksgiving this year.
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