The weekly menu is back with quick and easy dinner recipes. This is the time of year when I tend to gravitate toward “bowl food”. You know what I mean, right? Soups, stews, chili, anything that I pour into a bowl and dig into, preferably under a blanket on the couch. On this week’s menu, we have some comforting soups as well as a couple of recipe ideas for holiday entertaining. Enjoy!
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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.
Weekly Menu 82:
The first recipe this week is from Pastry Chef Online. Her Smoky Beef Carnitas are made in the Instant Pot (which is currently ON SALE!). I really love meals like this because it is hands off, letting me move on to a different task.
Next on this week’s menu is Bob’s Bacon Potato Clam Chowder from The Speckled Palate. I love a good chowder and if it has bacon in it, I’m really on board. This recipe looks absolutely delicious and I can’t wait to try it. If you’re allergic to clams, but still want a delicious chowder, you can try my Potato Corn Chowder with Bacon.
My Brown Sugar Bourbon Salmon is our midweek dinner. This restaurant-quality meal is made in 30 minutes and is a great non-lemon preparation for salmon. By making this yourself at home – you’ve saved money and dinner will be on the table in less time than it would have taken you to drive to the restaurant. That’s a win in my book.
Comfortably Domestic’s Minestrone Vegetable Soup is a perfect recipe for batch cooking. Make a big batch and freeze some for later. When you are having an especially busy day, you only need to pull a container from the freezer and dinner is done. Great for those times when we’re a bit frazzled.
Lastly, we have Chicken with Preserved Lemon and Olives from this week’s guest Life’s a Feast. This is a great dinner for date night at home or when you are hosting dinner for friends.
Let’s get to the good stuff
Comfortably Domestic has a very timely tip this week: How to freeze pies to bake later. It’s no secret why I call her the Pie Jedi.
Our last recipe this week is my Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktail. If you are a bourbon lover, this is a drink for you. If you aren’t, cut the bourbon in half and it will be just right. The fresh apple cider in this cocktail is key, please do not swap out apple juice for the cider. This is our go-to fall drink. Next time I make it, I’m going to serve it warm. Let me know which way you prefer it.
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I hope you’ve enjoyed the menu, I’ve already pinned a few of these recipes to my Dinner Divas Weekly Menu Board. Have you created a pinterest board for your menus? It makes life so much easier for me. I can go straight to this board and get a few dinner ideas quickly and easily.
Have a delicious day!