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February 22, 2019

Dinner Divas Weekly Meal Plan: Week 97

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Looking for food inspiration for next week’s menu? Look no farther than the Dinner Divas weekly meal plan, a comprehensive plan that includes FIVE dinners and two extras, be they drinks, desserts, sides, etc. This eclectic meal plan, which includes relatively healthy dishes that won’t take all day to cook, is meant to help busy cooks plan for the week ahead! We hope this meal plan provides great ideas and delicious dishes for your family.

Collage for Dinner Divas Weekly Meal Plan 97, featuring five of the seven dishes

Welcome to this week’s Dinner Divas Weekly Meal Plan! This week’s menu is delicious and insanely comforting… and we’ve got a Mardi Gras twist going on, too, for those of y’all who want to celebrate.

In case you’re new around these parts, I share a new menu plan here every Friday morning. It will always include FIVE dinner options and TWO extras, curated by me and my friends, who make up the Dinner Divas. Our dinner options feature (mostly) healthy, seasonal foods that don’t take all day to prepare because nobody has time for that. 😉 And the extras we share can be side dishes, desserts, drinks, etc.

We hope this weekly menu helps you create your shopping list and prepare for the week ahead, as well as provide inspiration. And hey, if it makes your life a little easier, too, we’re thrilled to help! 

Y’all ready for this?

 

Dinner Divas Weekly Meal Plan (February 25 - March 1)

Looking for food inspiration for next week's menu? Look no farther than the Dinner Divas weekly meal plan, a comprehensive plan that includes FIVE dinners and two sweet treats!
Monday's Dinner: Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Monday's Dinner: Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Mardi Gras is creeping nearer, and what better way than to celebrate with a big 'ol pot of gumbo? I'll be honest: This recipe takes a little bit of paring down to serve the family on a weeknight, but it's worth the math because gumbo is the ultimate winter comfort food.

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Tuesday's Dinner: Pesto, Shrimp and Zoodles

Tuesday's Dinner: Pesto, Shrimp and Zoodles

Photo Credit: myimperfectkitchen.com

By a show of hands, who's a ZOODLE fan? We certainly are, and the combination of shrimp and pesto with this gluten free alternative is brilliant, bright and PERFECT for a weeknight dinner.

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Wednesday's Dinner: Langostino Étouffée

Wednesday's Dinner: Langostino Étouffée

Photo Credit: www.pookspantry.com

Y'all should know by now that I am all about an étouffée. This langostino twist on the Louisiana classic is perfect for the whole family and comforting to boot!

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Thursday's Dinner: Chicken Noodle Soup

Thursday's Dinner: Chicken Noodle Soup

Photo Credit: https://comfortablydomestic.com/

You can never, ever, ever go wrong with Chicken Noodle Soup, in my opinion, and this rendition from Comfortably Domestic is PERFECT for a chilly weeknight.

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Friday's Dinner: Spicy Chicken Guacamole Sandwich

Friday's Dinner: Spicy Chicken Guacamole Sandwich

Photo Credit: pastrychefonline.com

End the week strong with a Spicy Chicken Guacamole Sandwich!This sandwich, layered with guac and flavorful chicken.

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Dessert #1: Crunchy Butterscotch Candy

Dessert #1: Crunchy Butterscotch Candy

Photo Credit: pastrychefonline.com

Butterscotch is one of my favorite things, but I've never considered making it until now. Pastry Chef Online knows ALL the tips and tricks, and I cannot wait to give this recipe a try! Are you a butterscotch fan, too?

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Dessert #2: Cream Cheese and Raspberry King Cake

Dessert #2: Cream Cheese and Raspberry King Cake

Since Mardi Gras is in a matter of weeks, push up your sleeves and make a homemade KING CAKE! While it's definitely a labor of love and takes some time, this classic filled king cake is a fan favorite for a reason!

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Pinterest photo for Dinner Divas Weekly Meal Plan 97, featuring a close-up photo of Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

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Vegetarian Spinach Lasagna, made with RAGÚ® Homestyle Sauce, is a simple, delicious and balanced homestyle meal! RAGÚ® Homestyle Thick & Hearty Traditional Sauce serves as the base of this lasagna, which is layered with no-boil noodles, a cottage cheese-ricotta mixture, sautéed spinach and mozzarella. Once the lasagna is put together, it bakes to perfection. This Vegetarian Spinach Lasagna is comfort food that is perfect for the entire family.
A woman dips a crispy cinnamon-sugar wonton into Carrot Cake Dip, served in a purple tiled bowl.
A person dips a Corn Dog Mini Muffin into ketchup with a plate of muffins shown behind it
Overhead image, close up, of a strawberry mule
French Onion Bruschetta on a wooden serving platter
A person holds a cone of No Churn Guinness Brownie Ice Cream
A bowl of Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya sits next to a beer on a table
A bowl of gumbo from above, close up
Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches with Mustard Coleslaw // @speckledpalate
A baking dish holds several Baked Chicken Legs with Oranges
A bowl holding Spicy Chili Cheese Dip is surrounded by chips and garnished with cilantro, sour cream and a lime wedge
Overhead image of a cup of Shrimp and Grits
A serving of Shepherd's Pie is shown on a white plate with the entire casserole dish in the background
Pepperoni Pizza Rolls are served on a white platter with marinara sauce
A stack of Blueberry Protein Pancakes sits on a white plate
Three Whole30 Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Plates sit on a marble background, layered and ready for eating
A plate holding slices of Gingerbread Cake, dusted with powdered sugar to create a slowflake pattern, sits on a holiday table
Parmesan cheese is sprinkled over a plate of Spaghetti and Meatballs
Close up of a colorful tray of Sheet Pan BBQ Chicken Nachos
A stack of Ginger Rosemary Shortbread Cookies are served on a wooden platter with a glass of milk
Two bowls of Sweet Potato Bisque on a blue background with cornbread biscotti
The topping drips down the side of a Praline Pumpkin Upside Down Cake before serving
A woman holds a spoon over two bowls of Bob’s Bacon Potato Clam Chowder on a wooden table
Two bowls of Turkey Tortilla Soup are garnished with cheddar cheese and avocados
A Dutch oven holding Indian Lamb and Potato Stew with naan sits on a wooden background with herbs surrounding it
A small bowl of French Onion Risotto sits in front of a Dutch oven full of risotto
A Classic Reuben Sandwich sits on a wire rack
Two Pumpkin Pulled Pork Bowls sit on a blue background with colorful pink and orange napkins
Caramel Apple Cupcakes with Apple Cider Buttercream are displayed on a cake stand with caramels and apples in the background
A blue bowl holds Skillet Lasagna on a countertop
Overhead image of Cheeseburger Salad on a blue platter
A platter of Shredded Applesauce Chicken Sliders with Brussels Sprouts Apple Slaw for serving
Dressing is poured on top of Summer Quinoa Salad
Two Peach Moscow Mule sit on a marble background, surrounded by peach slices and limes
Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs is served on a plate, surrounded by fresh basil and tomatoes
Pimm's Pops are stacked on a baking sheet on top of ice cubes
Whole30 Taco Zucchini Boats served on gold flecked plates with the baking dish of other zucchini on a white background
Grilled Chicken Shawarma served on a long white platter with a Greek salad and its dressing displayed beside the platter.
Four Chocolate-Covered Raspberry Cupcakes are displayed before eating, drizzled with Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting.
Overhead of colorful Caprese Bruschetta, sitting on a colorful tablescape
Spicy Mussels with Wine and Chorizo sit in a neutral-colored bowl, ready for eating
A white platter holding Sweet Tea Oven Fried Chicken is served with sweet tea
A slice of Sweet Cherry Rhubarb Pie, shown with whipped cream on top, sits on a white plate in a diner setting.
A Spicy Chipotle Turkey Burger with Corn and Avocado Salsa sits on a white plate with other burgers and sides in the background
Several Stuffed Summer Tomatoes (from Pook's Pantry) sit on lettuce, ready to be served
A Guacamole-Stuffed Fajita Burger sits on a white plate on a marble slab before eating
Roasted Strawberry Rhubarb Ice Cream from Comfortably Domestic, served in a blue bowl, shown with strawberries
A platter, stacked high with Whole Wheat English Muffins (for Bacon, Egg & Cheese Sammiches) from Pastry Chef Online, is served.
Homemade Pizza Bread from Pastry Chef Online
Strawberries and Cream Chia Pudding are served in parfait glasses and topped with fresh strawberries
Lemon Sweet Rolls, in a turquoise pan, are served alongside lemons
Mint Julep Kombucha Cocktails, served on a dark background, in a mason jar
Overhead shot of a baking dish full of Pork Carnitas Enchiladas, surrounded by plates and margaritas, on a wooden background
Easy Sloppy Joes from Pastry Chef Online on a silver platter
Mixed Berry Baked French Toast from Comfortably Domestic
A salmon burger, speared with a knife and dressed to the nines, before serving.
Mini Brioche Buns from Pastry Chef Online
Whole30 Taco Zucchini Boats served on gold flecked plates with the baking dish of other zucchini on a white background
Overhead shot of the colorful Honey Sriracha Chicken Rice Bowls, filled with brown rice, sweet peas and the chicken, on a white platter.
Mint and chocolate together are ALWAYS a good idea... especially for breakfast! Start your morning with a delightfully minty Vegan Thin Mint Smoothie.
Bourbon Pecan Brownies, served on a wooden platter on purple napkins, with mini glasses of milk.
Dinner Divas Weekly Meal Plan 43 at The Speckled Palate
Dinner Divas Weekly Meal Plan (Week 42) Recipe Collage, which includes five dinners and two desserts

 

See you next week with new recipes and a new menu plan!

Thank you for spending part of your day with me, have a wonderful and delicious weekend.

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