This week’s meal planner includes an easy recipe for leftover Easter ham, a fun idea for National Grilled Cheese Day and the best carrot cake recipe EVER!
Hi my friends, and welcome to our meal plan for this first second week of April…including some Easter ideas!
This week’s meal planner includes a carrot cake that is an Easter show-stopper! And speaking Easter, if you are looking for an alternative to ham, both Roasted Dijon Chicken and Pasta with Asparagus and Goat Cheese are a couple of springtime options.
If you ARE having ham, make sure you save some leftovers for a Ham, Pear and Brie Casserole. And if seafood is more your style, the Southern husband’s Very Favorite Bacon Scallop Risotto is always a winner in my house.
Last but not least, I know I already shared a round-up of ten grilled cheese recipes for National Grilled Cheese Day on April 12, but I couldn’t resist working a French Toast Grill Cheese into the menu (sorry/not sorry).
As always, we will be sharing a new menu every Saturday morning, full of dinners that feature seasonal ideas and ingredients (and don’t worry, we didn’t forget about dessert!)
And as a reminder, 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!
Let’s get cooking!
Main Meal One
This delicious and hearty recipe for roasted Dijon chicken and vegetables looks like it takes all day, but is quick enough for a weekday supper!
Main Meal Two
This luscious recipe for bacon scallop risotto nestles tender sea scallops in a bed of creamy cheesy rice for a seafood supper that is dinner party worthy!
Main Meal three
Love asparagus? Love goat cheese? Love pasta? Got 15 minutes? Then this easy recipe for pasta with asparagus and goat cheese can be all yours for dinner tonight, full of springtime asparagus and creamy, dreamy goat cheese flavor!
Main Meal four
This easy recipe for ham, pear and Brie casserole is a glorious combination of sweet and savory flavors, perfect for brunch or an easy supper!
Pair two of your breakfast and lunch favorites with this easy recipe for French toast grilled ham and cheese sandwiches!
What’s For Dessert?
This recipe for my mama’s best carrot cake is a moist and delicious version of this classic dessert. Perfect for Easter or whenever you get a craving for this rich and wonderful treat!