ON THE MENU WEEK OF JAN 17TH

Need ideas for dinner and more? Get 30 scrumptious recipes and a winter menu plan filled with delicious main dishes, side dishes, and dessert recipes. 




tender blueberry muffins in a bowl.

YUM! This is what I have to say about this week’s scrumptious menu plan! It’s definitely full of cozy recipes that will fill you up with warm flavors! I’m using one of my favorite kitchen small appliances this week to make a couple main dishes! Come see what’s on the menu…

There are 30 delicious wintery and warming recipes to choose from.

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MONDAY- SLOW COOKER DAY

Monday’s are so super busy! My work week begins like I am shot out of a cannon! So today I’m getting up a bit earlier and putting this delicious soup in my slow cooker! YUM

Thanks, Holly at Spend With Pennies!

The Tex-Mex profile is my favorite! And I could eat it a few times a week! Leftover soup makes a great, healthy lunch! I put leftovers in individual containers and keep them in the refrigerator.

TUESDAY

This recipe is so tightly connected with my childhood memories. My grandmother, Nani, made “sau-teeeed” chicken. And I’m sure she learned this recipe from her mother. And one and on. I remember how safe and warm her house felt and how delicious it smelled!

I call dishes like this “peasant” food! Great food with inexpensive ingredients that are filling and delicious!

Let me know if you have made Nani’s sauteed chicken and how you and your family liked it!

a big pot of scrumptious sautteed chicken thighs on the menu plan

WEDNESDAY

I used to use this Cuisinart Multi-Purpose counter-top oven HERE but my sister convinced me to try a self-contained air fryer, so I got one! There are soooo many models on the market, and after lots of research, I decided upon THIS ONE. Its reviews are great and it has a larger capacity for air frying.

Now I’ve been using my Air Fryer for quite a while and LOVE it!!! I highly recommend this model. So if you are on the fence about an Air Fryer I think this might be the one to try.

Do you have an air fryer? Do you like it? What is your favorite recipe? Do you have a favorite cookbook? I’d love to hear from you!

THURSDAY

Our family loves chili! And I love when it’s made in the slow cooker! So easy! I’ll get all the ingredients together early and let them marry together all day!

I grew up on Chili. My Mom makes it often. And here Chili is so good. A bit sweet and delicious.

FRIDAY

Fridays are fun days for Bobby and me! We like to kick back and relax. Maybe play a game or watch a movie! Just being together is the best way I can think of to end the workweek.

Friday night dinners are easy and also have a fun flair about them. I’m making a really easy and super delicious recipe so we can eat them while we play dominos! Yum and fun!

I’m also making THE DIP to go along with come crunchy veggies. It’s called THE DIP because it is the only dip you will ever need to make once you taste it! It’s best with potato chips but I can’t have them in my home because I can finish off an entire bag! Potato chips and THE DIP are my kryptonite!

I think if you try one thing this week, try THE DIP. I know you will love love love it!

ham broccoli and cheese puff pastry hand pies on the menu this week

SATURDAY- FAMILY MEAL

I believe there are certain foods that a proficient home cook should learn to make. Because once mastered there are so many meals that can be made from them.

Take breaded chicken cutlets! Once I learned the easy technique for making them I realized I could use them to make dishes like Chicken Piccata, Chicken Parmesan (Bobby’s favorite), Chicken Bruschetta, Chicken On Waffles. any number of great Chicken sandwiches and more!

Chicken cutlets are just begging for an easy pan sauce to be splashed over them and, WOW, they taste so good!

This is one recipe I want to be able to make in my sleep!

Spaghetti with pesto is also on the menu to go along with the Chicken Piccata. Emma Kate, my four-year-old granddaughter loves pesto.

I happen to be a “pesto snob”. I know how to make an awesome pesto. You can see it HERE. This is such an old, old recipe but the recipe is so so good. Since it is winter and there is no basil in my garden I get fresh basil from my local grocery store.

I wouldn’t NEVER use store-bought pesto. It is horrible. Until I found Costco’s pesto in the refrigerated section. It’s like they found my recipe and made little batches! It tastes exactly like mine!!!! Never say never, friend! Who knew you can have homemade pesto from a store-bought jar! Culinary miracles do happen!

SUNDAY- FAMILY DINNER

I love Sunday dinners! Now that our family is grown and left the nest traditional family dinners are fewer these days!

So when our gang comes home it is so much fun to make Sunday dinner and sit around the table to reconnect, reminisce and love on one another!

The rolled flank steak will be a big hit. It’s full of wonderful flavors and I’ll roll the steak up the day before so it’s just a matter of sticking it in the oven! Easy!

TREAT OF THE WEEK

Oh, I love a good blueberry muffin with a cup of coffee! I’m making a double batch this week because some of our family is visiting. I bet my sweet little grandbabies will love them too!

blueberry muffins on the menu

RECIPE CRUSHES THIS WEEK

Here are some of the recipes that have caught my eye this week…

EASY INSTANT POT BEEF STEW

CARROT CAKEE AND FETA SALAD

CARROTCAKE SHORTBREAD COOKIES

CREAMY CRACK CHICKEN SOUP

CARMALIZED BRUSSEL SPROUTS WITH APPLE CIDER

SELF SAUCING BUTTERSCOTCH PUDDING

NANI’S CABBAGE SOUP

CREAMY TUSCAN CHICKEN

BACARDI RUM CAKE FROM A CAKE MIX

EASY BANANA BREAD

ROASTED RANCH BROCCOLI

Here are some of the kitchen essentials I’ll be using for the recipes on the menu …

Have a scrumptious week, friend!

19 delicious recipes

17 Comments

  1. What a fun way to do a menu – love all your personality in there. 🙂 Thanks for including my salad in your salmon meal – that looks so good together, I’m going to replicate it the next time I have salmon!
    (and I wish I lived nearby – how fun to have a local group of bloggers to meet with!)

  2. Yvonne, this Blueberry Muffin recipe is so delicious! It is now my very favorite! Thanks, so much, for always sharing your fabulous recipes with us! Bless you!

  3. So many delicious recipes here! Just to let you know the link to your dip recipe comes up as “page not found”. I’m a dip and chip girl as well so I’d love to have this recipe!

    1. I did the same, but I don’t think the Fiesta Dip is the same. Going through her recipes, The Dip was posted prior but the same error message comes up.
      @Yvonne you have us really wanting The Dip recipe.

  4. Link to THE DIP is not working. I did a search and found Fiesta Dip. Not sure if that is the same recipe.

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