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Dinner Divas Weekly Menu Plan: Week 85

The weekly menu plan is back with some lighter fare after a week of eating All The Carbs.  The holiday season is in full swing now and we are looking forward to all of the parties, baking and merriment!  I will be starting all of my baking next week, starting with those shortbread cookies pictured below. They are unbelievably delicious.

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Week 85 Collage

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 quick and easy recipes. 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.

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The Weekly Menu

monday textWe start the week with Pulled Pork Coleslaw Egg Rolls from The Speckled Palate. These are a fun idea for a dinner made from appetizers.  Great for parties or hosting guests, these are sure to be a big hit! My in-laws usually do a big snack food spread for Christmas Eve while we’re opening gifts, I think these would be a tasty addition to the gathering.
blue and white checked bowl with egg roll

Pulled Pork Egg Roll

tuesdayOur next recipe is Vegetarian Stuffed Acorn Squash from Pook’s Pantry. I absolutely adore stuffed acorn squash and I have a few recipes for stuffed squash on this blog.  It’s a great all in one meal.  There are endless way to customize it, which makes it perfect for feeding different tastes within the family.  It is also a nutrient-dense meal, which we all need during the colder months to help fight off cold season.
stuffed acorn squash on white plate

Vegetarian Stuffed Acorn Squash

wednesdayComfortably Domestic has Turkey Lettuce Wraps for us this week. I, for one, am looking forward to a few meals like this.  During the holiday season, I try to fit in as many lighter meals as possible to balance out the cookie consumption. Because, I’m not giving up cookies.

turkey lettuce wraps on white plate with bowl of sauce

Turkey Lettuce Wraps


Black Eyed Pea Soup from Pastry Chef Online is a must have for the new year.  It’s also known as “good luck soup”, so this will be our first meal of the New Year to usher in all the good luck possible.  It is made in the Instant Pot, which makes speedy work of this soup.

good luck soup in teal bowl on gray background

Good Luck Soup


Finally, we wrap up our week with Jessica Gavin’s Chicken with Maple Mustard Sauce. If you’ve never had the maple mustard combination, do yourself a solid and make this chicken.  It’s a delicious way to flavor the crispy chicken thighs used in this recipe. Served with lots of vegetables, this is a nutritious and tasty meal.
maple mustard chicken in cast iron pan

Maple Mustard Chicken

And now, the extras!

extras textPastry Chef Online has beautiful Garlic Parmesan Pull Apart Rolls for us.  These rolls will up your roll game exponentially.  They are made with potato, which makes them pillowy soft.

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Garlic Parmesan Rolls


Finally, we wrap it up with The Speckled Palate’s Ginger Rosemary Shortbread Cookies. I was lucky enough to receive a tin of these cookies from the source herself last year and I can vouch for their deliciousness. I was hooked on the first bite.

shortbread cookies on wooden platter with milk

Ginger Rosemary Shortbread Cookies

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