On The Menu 2nd Week Of March

Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? We like to celebrate it with food! This week, On The Menu features several delicious classic Irish dishes and 43 recipes to try.

Here’s this week’s menu plan…


My sweet daughter-in-law Abby suggested this delicious recipe from Erin at Platings and Pairings! I can’t wait to try this beautiful recipe! Thanks so much, Erin!!!

Tonight’s carnitas are paired with refried beans. We love them! I came across a post about how to make canned refried beans taste like homemade. It sounds wonderful, so I’m giving them a try.

Have you ever made blender salsa? It’s so delicious and easy. And so worth the little effort it takes to make. I hope you will give it a try.



Tonight’s menu features a classic and easy family dinner: roast chicken. It’s easy comfort food! I’m making a beautiful Garlic Herb Butter Roast Chicken from Katerina at Cafe Delites. A roast chicken is such a scrumptious and easy dinner. Once prepared, it roasts in the oven for a little over an hour! We love roast chicken leftovers and I use the carcass to make bone broth or stock.

I’ll add celery, onion, and carrots to the roaster and let them cook in all those glorious buttery chicken juices. YUM!

For decades, I whipped potatoes with a hand-held mixer until I tried a ricer! Wow! I love the texture of mashed potatoes riced instead of whipped—they are so much lighter and fluffy! You should give a ricer a try!

Most nights I’m not much of a dessert eater. But I saw this recipe for chocolate caramel fudge sauce and could not resist. So, I’m having a small bowl of dessert tonight.


One of my favorite things to eat is a perfectly grilled hamburger! Tonight, Bobby will give our grill a workout for the first time this season and make my favorite juicy hamburgers!

I’ve never posted them, so here is the super-easy recipe. For every pound of 80/20 ground beef, gently mix in 1 packet of Lipton Onion Soup Mix, 1 TBS Worcestershire sauce, and 1/3 cup of water. Don’t smoosh or overmix the ground beef, or it will get compressed and tough!

Form the meat mixture into hamburger patties, indenting the center with your thumbs, and gently grill them. It’s all about being gentle!

Do you make your hamburger with this popular recipe?

I’m serving our hamburgers with crispy potatoes I make in an air fryer. If you don’t have an air fryer you can bake them in an oven. This is a take on classic burgers and fries… with a side of homemade coleslaw. This is heaven to me!



One of my favorite flavor profiles is Mediterranean. It reminds me of sunshine. Tonight’s dinner is glorious baked cod in a lemony sauce. I think I’ll add some capers to the recipe because cod, capers, and lemons are a tasty trio.

A big thanks to Suzy at The Mediterranean Dish! What a beautiful dish and site!

The cod dish is served with Israeli couscous that is married with mushrooms and spinach. I could make this side dish a meal! And don’t forget the Greek Salad. I think every home cook should know how to make three salads. Greek is one of my “three”.


Oooooh! I think this recipe will be one I’ll make often this spring. So easy and so delicious! Asparagus and other yummies wrapped in boneless, skinless chicken! A big thank you to Rena at Healthy Fitness Meals! I LOVE her suggestion in this post for making chicken less chewy! It’s so true, Rena!

I’m always on the lookout for delicious recipes that use boneless, skinless chicken and have a big flavor!

I’m serving the chicken dish with a fabulous linguini bathed in cream and parmesan cheese and kissed with sundried tomatoes. I’ll be making this again soon for company. So this is a practice round.

I’m a huge fan of Green Goddess salad dressing. I fell in love with the recipe below because it uses anchovies. Anchovies are umami flavor bombs. I love to use them in recipes.


Tonight’s dinner is so easy and delicious! I love flatbread pizza! The first time I had it was at a restaurant called Harvest. YUM! Since then, I’ve been making my flatbread pizza with store-bought Lavash bread. This week, I’ll be making my own flatbread! Thanks so much, Sally.

Arugula Salad is another one of the three salads I make at StoneGable on a regular basis. We love peppery arugula with acidic lemon vinaigrette! It’s such an easy salad to make and is guaranteed to get rave reviews.

SUNDAY- St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Tonight’s menu is a tribute to some of the delicious Irish foods we all love. Let’s start with the Irish Stew. Have you ever wondered what makes this stew Irish? Guinness beer! Doesn’t that sound scrumptious? If you don’t have an Instant Pot, you can make this stew on a stovetop or in a slow cooker. I’ve been trying to find more recipes to make in our Instant Pot. This is a hearty and delicious recipe from Natasha at Salt And Lavender.

I’m serving the stew with big slices of Irish Soda Bread. Irish soda bread is a quick bread, which means it does not depend on yeast to make it rise. This recipe is so easy, and the bread is amazing!

Broccoli and garlic sauce are a match made in heaven. For tonight’s menu, I’ll make the broccoli sans rice!

Sweet Treat Of The Week

There are two things I love when it comes to something sweet: box cake or cookie mix and lemons! A box mix for convenience and lemons because they are acidic and pungent. This recipe has both! I am so excited to make these with my little granddaughter Emma Kate! I’m not promising they will look this gorgeous, but we will have lots of fun!!!

Thank you, Mique, from Thirty Handmade Days! Such a beautiful recipe!

More Recipes This Week


A Starbucks inspired coffee cake

A delicious One-Pot meal

Spring truffles

One pot Irish soup

An easy puff pastry asparagus dish

I can’t wait to make these cookies

A perfect and easy vinaigrette

This tart has everything

The prettiest looking spring rolls

A quiche with a tasty crust

The next sweet treat I’m making

Perfect spring pasta

The best chili recipe

Must try Baja fish tacos

These delicious pizza rolls

Beautiful spring quiche

An Irish skillet recipe

Light and tasty pancakes

A no-mayonnaise slaw

WW friendly soup

One pan meal

A healthy and delicious recipe


Have a scrumptious week, Friend!

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  1. Well let me tell you,you have outdone yourself. What a fantastic menu this week. Wow ,I can’t wait to start cooking. And my husband can’t wait either. Thank you.

  2. Wow – some great choices here. I am going to fix the asparagus stuffed chicken breasts tonight. I have prepared a similar recipe of pasta with sun-dried cream sauce before – thanks for the reminder. I love having a fully stocked pantry in times like these. It makes it easier to put together creative delicious meals and not have to leave the house. I’ve always said that there aren’t too many problems that can’t be helped by a good meal. Kind of simplistic, but it does help to know that at least we can eat well.

    1. I know what you mean about a stocked pantry and freezer! I’m very thankful for having enough food!

  3. I love Mondays! I’m always anxious to see the recipes you post for that week, and have tried a few of them!

  4. Yum! Can’t wait to try the muffin tin potatoes but the link isn’t working?

  5. Thank for the recipe ideas! I so look forward to seeing your recommendations!