Happy February! It’s official! Octorara Orphie, our local groundhog here in this part of Pa, has seen his shadow and that means six more weeks of winter. But no worry, I have lots of cozy recipes for you that will keep you warm until the last snow melts. Ready for this week’s winter inspired dinners?
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One of the most asked questions is where did you get that. So in posts where appropriate, I share my favorite home items.
Today I’m sharing what I use in the kitchen to make this week’s yummy dishes!
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Check out what I use in my kitchen on a weekly basis below each recipe!
MONDAY- SLOW COOKER DAY
Hey friends, this is a dinner I can make with my eyes closed!!!! I have a super busy day today so I’ll be making this meal in the slow cooker and making fresh spaghetti from the refrigerator section of my grocer’s.
I keep the Ceasar dressing in the freezer in ice cube trays so I can pull a couple out, thaw them. Super easy!
This is a company-worthy dinner that I can put together in a flash! It’s all about planning!
If you make one thing this week, you should actually make two! Make the meatballs and Ceaser salad!
I have a foodie blog crush this week. I just found an amazing site for healthy and delicious recipes. If you don’t know Lee from Fit Foodie Finds you should! I want to make everything on her wonderful blog! YUM!
What a great recipe for a busy evening! I’ll tenderize the meat before freezing it, take it out of the freezer and cut it frozen and then let it thaw until for dinner. Makes cutting meat so much easier!
I LOVE crunchy food! But I don’t love heavy fried food. I’m so enjoying panko encrusted food cooked in an air fryer! Wow! If you know just a few secrets you can get very crispy food with great taste!
Tonight’s crispy main dish is from Rhonda at Kitchen Dreaming! What a scrumptious looking recipe!
Tonight’s dinner is a take on kid-favorite comfort food, just for me and Bobby!
When I make salmon I always make extra and freeze it. And then I make salmon cakes! Oh, these little gems from Natasha’s Kitchen are my favorite!
Salmon cakes stir up all kinds of culinary memories for me. My mom made them and I loved them! So they are frequently On The Menu! I can’t wait!!!!
One of the dishes you often see On The Menu is my Arugula salad. We love it! And it is so so easy to put together! This might be one recipe you want to know how to make too! It brings lots of freshness to any menu!
- THE BEST SALMON CAKES
- WILD RICE MUSHROOM PILAF
- ARUGULA WITH TOASTED PINENUTS, SHAVED PARMESAN IN A LEMON VINAIGRETTE
FRIDAY- BREAKFAST FOR DINNER
We think Friday’s after work are fun evenings! Movies, games and an easy dinner. Bobby LOVES breakfast so tonight’s dinner is a gorgeous breakfast casserole!
I’ll put Bobby’s casserole on top of Canadian Bacon and toasted brioche. Just for you darling!
Thanks for the scrumptious breakfast recipe Gina, from Skinnytaste!
- SPINACH. FETA AND ARTICHOKE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE
- TOAST SOLDIER BRIOCHE
- CANADIAN BACON
SATURDAY- COMPANY’S COMING
We are slowly introducing ourselves around our golf-course neighborhood by inviting our neighbors over for dinner!
And I can’t wait to make this gorgeous rolled flank steak from Homemade Hoopla for a few more new friends! The flavors are just divine and the presentation impressive!
My secret to a stress-free dinner is to prep ahead all week and make as much as I can!
I make a timeline and work backward and check things off as they get done!
So when Saturday rolls around I’m on schedule and in control! We have such nice neighbors and we are excited to meet more!
- GREEN SALAD WITH ORANGES, BEETS, AND AVOCADO SALAD
- BAKED STUFFED FLANK STEAK
- MASHED CELERY ROOT POTATOES
- PERFECTLY ROASTED ASPARAGUS
- NICE CREAM WITH SHORTBREAD COOKIES
SUNDAY- SOUP’S ON
This week’s soup is a healthier version of Broccoli Cheese Soup from Mommy’s Fabulous Finds.
Broccoli has so much flavor we should make it and not the cheese the star!
Leftovers are Bobby’s for lunch next week.
- CROCKPOT BROCCOLI CHEESE SOUP
- CRUSTY BREAD
SWEET TREAT OF THE WEEK
I’m so excited to make this nice cream this week. I have a feeling I’ll be making it a lot! I’m not a huge sweet eater but a little bit of chocolate does taste delicious in the evening!
This amazing and easy recipe comes from Lee at Fit Foodie Finds!
Have a scrumptious week, friends!