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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.
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?
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.
Tuesday's Dinner: Pesto, Shrimp and Zoodles
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.
Wednesday's Dinner: Langostino Étouffée
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!
Thursday's Dinner: Chicken Noodle Soup
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.
Friday's Dinner: Spicy Chicken Guacamole Sandwich
End the week strong with a Spicy Chicken Guacamole Sandwich!This sandwich, layered with guac and flavorful chicken.
Dessert #1: Crunchy Butterscotch Candy
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?
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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