This week’s meal planner includes a few easy recipes that feature fresh spring veggies, a fun idea for National Picnic Day and a white chocolate lemon tart that is a knock your socks off dessert!
Hi my friends, and welcome to our meal plan for the third week of April. This week I am all about SPRING!
April 23rd is National Picnic Day, and one of my favorite picnic treats is a recipe I call Shrimp In A Jar. It’s an all in one combo of shrimp, veggies and chips that packs up neatly in a mason jar for easy picnic travel.
Meantime, I am making full use of all the spring veggies that are starting to pop up with a light and luscious Chicken With Spring Veggies and Gnocchi.
And, one of the Southern husband’s faves – seafood baked with veggies and pesto. It all gets wrapped up in a parchment package so it steams itself perfectly, and is one of the easiest ways I know to cook almost any kind of seafood.
Meantime, if you need a break from all the springy-ness, I have a no-bean chili that is super easy to whip up on a weeknight. And you KNOW I would never leave out dessert, so take a look at this White Chocolate Lemon Tart…it’s like spring on a dessert plate!
As always, we will be sharing a new menu next Saturday morning, full of dinners that feature seasonal ideas and ingredients (and dessert!)
And usual, you’ll see that I’m not giving you a recipe for all seven days of the week, because I’m a firm believer in taking a day or two off from the kitchen. This will also give you the chance to work in some of your own faves – or just do takeout!
Second, I’m not assigning specific days of the week to the recipes. And you can always find our previous menus here, in case you want to mix things up!
Happy spring cooking!
Main Meal One
Chicken with spring vegetables and gnocchi taking the place of the usual dumplings makes a perfect spring supper. Healthy and flavorful!
Main Meal Two
Fish, vegetables and pesto cook up to tender perfection in this recipe for seafood and spring veggies in parchment packages.
Main Meal three
This very easy, slightly spicy recipe for shrimp in a jar pairs tender shrimp with avocado, tortilla chips, tomato and spices for a fun and portable lunch!
Main Meal four
This flavorful easy no bean chili recipe is a snap to whip up, and cooks up all in one pot for super easy clean-up!
What’s For Dessert?
Can’t decide between lemon and chocolate? Have both in this easy recipe for white chocolate lemon tart with raspberry sauce!