On the Menu 1st Week Of March

Need dinner ideas? I have a week’s worth of scrumptious dinner menu and other must-make delicious recipes, too! Main dish recipes, side dishes, soups, bread recipes, salad recipes, and lots of yummy desserts. Here’s what’s on the menu this week…

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Happy March to you, too! Let’s make good food this week! I’m so ready to embrace the flavors of spring! But it’s still quite chilly here and just a little early. So, while I’m wishing for spring, I’ll be enjoying some warmer, comforting dishes this week. This week’s menu features 45 delicious recipes. I hope you will try a few. I’d love to hear what kind of recipes you would like to see on OTM. Leave me a comment. Thanks!


Mondays are notoriously busy for me. So it’s nice to have a quick and yummy meal to make. I have made these Baked Tacos several times we love them. I serve them with shredded lettuce, salsa, guacamole, and sliced olives.

I’ve made these scrumptious tacos before from Budget Bytes.


If you make one thing this week, Nani’s Sauteed Chicken should be it. I remember eating this as a child, and it continues to be a family favorite! I call this Peasant food. Every bit of flavor is coaxed out of the simple ingredients! And when I make this recipe, the delicious aroma and childhood memories waft through our home.

This is such an old recipe, so the images are less than perfect. It’s on my long list to update. Don’t let the image put you off. This is a scrumptious recipe and so easy!

We like to serve it over mashed potatoes. But we also serve it over Nani’s Sauteed Rice as well.


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I love finding new foodie blogs! I found one recently and have spent more time than I should drooling over it. Seasons And Suppers is a gorgeous blog with images that are so luscious and recipes that will make even the most novice cook want to be a chef!

Do you know my frustration with pork? What happened to the flavor? It became the “other white meat”. That’s the problem. The wine and herb gravy in this recipe will go a long way to make it amazingly delicious! If it is half as good as the image below looks, it will be heavenly.

We are having mashed potatoes again tonight. We love them, and they are perfect with main dishes that have a hearty sauce. The featured vegetable is roasted carrots with honey and thyme. They pair so well with pork. This is another old post, but the recipe is amazing.

What a great comfort dinner to have in the middle of the week!


Isn’t this a beautiful fish dish? It can be made in 30 minutes, and it’s so good for us too. Wow! A winner, winner, fishy dinner! The recipe calls for tilapia, but I’ll be using cod.

I’m serving it over a hearty spinach mushroom quinoa skillet. Doesn’t that sound yummy! And tonight’s dinner features my favorite salad.




Spanakopita is a real treat here at the Tanglewood House. It’s flaky and filled with the delicious flavor of feta and spinach. It’s really quite easy to make and can feed a crowd! 

I love to try new recipes. I’ve made puff pastry and other harder to make foods, but I would never even think I could try to make phyllo dough. I’ve seen it made and I could sooner fly! So, I buy phyllo in the freezer section of my grocery store, and I’m thankful to use it from the box!

Greek salad is the obvious and delicious pairing with Spanakopita. And this menu is perfect for our Friday night dinners! YUM!



I was looking for an easy and delicious dinner recipe. I am a huge tostada fan. And these BBQ tostadas will be a super easy supper! I could eat Tex-Mex at least three times a week. I know, YIKES!

Tonight’s tostadas are served with homemade refried beans and another version of blender salsa.

Sunday Company

My dear friend Donna spends many Sunday evenings with us. We enjoyed dinner, and she and I watched a TV series. Right now, we are watching The Crown. I lived in Scotland and England as a child and remember many of the happenings in the show.

Salmon cakes are one of my favorite main dishes. I grew up on salmon cakes, but these are not my mother’s! Not at all. Although my moms were good, I zhuzh them up with aromatics and air-fried them. Oh, these are scrumptious. They are a bit crispy on the outside and tender inside. If you don’t have an air fryer, you should get one. See my favorite in the shop section below. However, you can bake them or pan-fry them.

Also on the menu are melting potatoes. I can’t wait to make these. They sound incredible and will go nicely with the Salmon Cakes.

salmon cakes with homemade tartar sauce

Sweet Treat Of The Week

I have such a crush of sorts on bloggers who bake. I think they sprinkle sweet love around wherever they go! And I love galette makers. Galettes are the smart girl’s homemade pie.

Oh, look at this Ricotta Blueberry Galette from Live Eat Learn. So beautiful! You might like to see my recipe for Rhubarb Strawberry Galette HERE.

More Delicious Recipes To Try

slices of Irish Soda Bread

Here are recipes that I would love to try. And you might, too.

This Irish classic.

Barefoot Contessa’s quintessential spring pasta.

A warm lemon dessert I’m making this week.

My favorite Asian salad.

Delicious, flaky fish.

This easy Mediterranean salad.

The perfect spring tartlet.

This potato dish is on my bucket list.

These puckery cookies.

This just might be the perfect recipe.

A beautiful spring chicken main dish.

If you like crispy food, you will love these potatoes.

An Irish potato dish.

Eat this toast for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

This main dish is a poor man’s version of Beef Wellington.

A beautiful spring dessert.

This is a stunning quiche with a different crust.

A low-carb and yummy chicken salad.

I’m making these deviled eggs for Easter.

Grandma’s biscuit recipe.

This Irish stew is topped with dumplings.

This pasta chicken bake.

This gorgeous au gratin dish.

Have a scrumptious week, friend!

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  1. I love your place setting – the bee emblem silverware in the picture of todays post specifically. Would you share where you purchased it? Thank you!

  2. Chrystal Coleman says:

    I come to your site often for menu inspiration! Thank you!

  3. Sandie@afoodieaffair.com says:

    Yvonne, did you try the Pork Loin With Wine And Herb Gravy? I printed this recipe from Seasons and Suppers and have it on my list to make. It does look delicious.


    Thanks, Yvonne, for bringing us all these delicious recipes! This takes you so much of your precious time to gather these — and I always appreciate scrolling through and printing your recipes. I have a binder just for “YVONNE’S SPECIAL RECIPES” and each time I have company for dinner, I usually make one of your recipes and always get asked for the recipe.

    Have a blessed week, dear friend!

    1. Oh, Mary Ann! I’m so honored and humbled that you have that special binder. I hope every meal you cook from it will be amazingly delicious.