Need ideas for dinner this week? I have 7 scrumptious dinner menus and 35 delicious recipes just for you! Main dishes, side dishes, salads, soups, breads, desserts, and great tips and ideas for making every meal its best! Here's what's On The Menu week of October 17th.
What fall food are you loving right now? For me, it’s butternut squash. I just made the most delicious butternut squash and sausage casserole I can’t wait to share it next week! No matter what fall food you are crushing on right now, I hope you will love the fall food On The Menu this week!
One thing I’ve noticed lately about Mondays is they are quite busy. So I’m trying to keep that in mind when I plan meals on the menu. Often by mealtime, I just don’t feel like cooking so I am trying to make something quick, easy and of course delicious!
Chicken Taco Bowl has become a family favorite! Thanks, Lauren from Tastes Better From Scratch! I save the leftovers for lunches! Oh, YUM!
TUESDAY- SOUP DAY
My Nani used to make Cabbage Soup and passed down her cabbage soup making skills to my mom and me. And now I’m passing it down to you! It is just so good!
I hope you make it this week for your and your family.
Salmon is something you will find on my menu almost every week. And this easy baked salmon looks so delicious! If you eat fish it is important to know where your fish is sourced and if it is farmed or wild-caught. I have made great friends with the local fishmonger at a few of my favorite grocery haunts!
Thanks, Marcie at Flavor The Moments! This recipe is a win/win/win. Fabulous, flavorful, and fast!
This is one of Bobby’s favorite dinners. He loves pasta. And the meatballs are just the best!
If you make one thing this week, make the meatballs. These really are the best meatballs you will ever eat. And the story behind how I got this recipe is just so cute!
Quesadillas are in my flavor profile wheelhouse! Especially one’s filled with fajita goodness.
Recently, my brother came in from Los Angeles for a visit. And we went to a restaurant called Mics (Lancaster County regional restaurant). Their quesadillas are far and away the best ones I have ever eaten! But I would have never suggested them to my brother who lives in LA!!!!!
He ordered them on his own and, to my surprise, loved them. He also said without my prompt, “These are the best quesadillas I have ever eaten”. Wow!
So all quesadillas are held up to Mics quesadilla perfection! The one’s on the menu today are so so close! Joanne from Jo Cooks knows quesadillas! Another must-try on the menu this week!
- CHICKEN FAJITA QUESADILLAS
I’m obsessed with this gorgeous and sexy recipe, Linguine And Clams, which I found at Bon Appetit online. It is the best pasta recipe I’ve ever eaten! It’s beautiful, oh so delicious, and E-A-S-Y!
Make sure to make the breadcrumb topping.n DON’T LEAVE IT OUT! That puts this recipe over the top!!!! As a matter of fact, make it according to the recipe. You will be so glad you did!
One thing to keep in mind is to use fresh clams. Keep them in the frig in a colander inside of a bigger bowl with a damp paper towel on top of them. Do not put them in water! They will die. Get your clams from a reputable grocer and ask how long they will stay fresh.
I usually make them the same day or the day after I bring them home. I like littleneck clams because they are sweet.
- LINGUINE WITH LITTLENECK CLAM SAUCE
- ARUGULA SALAD WITH TOASTED PINENUTS, SHAVED PARMESAN, AND A LEMON VINAIGRETTE
SUNDAY- COMPANY’S COMING
I’m so excited to try this gorgeous pork loin recipe from Frugal Hausfrau! It’s full of scrumptious flavors and it looks so pretty! I love company worthy recipes I can prep ahead! Dried tart cherries are a favorite of mine and I’m a huge fan of fruit in a savory dish!
- BACON, DRIED CHERRY, CARAMELIZED ONION STUFFED TENDERLOIN
- MASHED CAULIFLOWER
- ROAST GREEN BEANS WITH BACON
TREAT OF THE WEEK ON THE MENU
Guess what I’m having for breakfast? Not only are these a healthy sweet treat but a scrumptious breakfast if you let them swim in a bowl of milk!
Thank you, Martha, from Nourishing Living for this glorious fall recipe!