This Week's Meal Plan {March 17 - 23}

Happy St. Patrick's Day! This year, St. Patrick's Day falls on the same day as my daughter's late afternoon dance class, so I don't get to make the awesome Corned Beef recipe I tried last year. We'll see how Martha's slow cooker version works. And if it stinks, we'll just eat the Lucky Charms Ice Box Cake, right?

Last week, the Slow Cooker Zuppa Toscana was an epic fail (see what we ended up eating instead over on the facebook page). And a couple weeks before that, the Chicken and Broccoli Casserole was, well, dog food-ish. This has reminded me of an important lesson - avoid recipes with no reviews and if there are reviews, for God's sake, trust them. If you love something, pay it forward and leave a good review yourself!


Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage {Everyday Food by Martha Stewart}
Crusty Bread




Asian Style Dumpling Soup {America's Test Kitchen via Refinery 29}


Chicken and Swiss Chard Pasta Bake {The Kitchn}
Green Salad


Sushi Night! {Sure doesn't seem like a Lenten sacrifice when it tastes so darn good.}


Engagement Roast Chicken {Ina Garten}
Ranch Roasted Potatoes and Carrots {Jam Hands}


Eat Out

Star of Last Week

No doubt about it - the best meal from last week was also the least photogenic one: Sausage and Zucchini Bake. I had planned on making it with egg noodles, until I pulled out the container and it was empty. However, the brown rice was just as yummy as I think the noodles would have been.

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Simple Meal Planning - Plan to Eat

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  1. It always works that way. That the best meal looks the worst. Your menu looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  2. It's been yummy so far - thanks for stopping by!

  3. I made the Zucchini and Penne Carbonanra recipe you had for the 2nd time (thank god for spell check!). I drained the bacon and cooked it without the extra EVOO (because whoever decided that you need to cook bacon in oil belongs in the looney bin). Really good recipe! Thanks for sharing.

  4. You are welcome, Pam! I really was surprised by how much I didn't miss the pasta in that recipe.


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