Hello! As 2018 draws to a close, there is one final episode of Dinner Divas for me to share. This is Week 89 (can you believe it?!) and you’re sure to find plenty of inspiration and ideas to celebrate the end of the year and perhaps a new favorite or two to kick start 2019.
Are you ready to dig in? Let’s do this!
Dinner Divas Weekly Menu Plan: Week 89
Elevate Monday to new heights! Do you want the perfect compliment to a traditional macaroni and cheese? How about this Langostino Mac and Cheese with Crispy Bacon and Chives from Pooks Pantry? The saltiness of the bacon and creaminess of the pasta sauce play perfectly against the delicate, buttery seafood. Plus, this Monday is New Years Eve and why not ring out the year with something decadent?
Chicken Cordon Bleu from Comfortably Domestic is a simple yet elegant weeknight dinner of tender chicken rolled around ham and cheese. These are baked instead of fried so you’re already well on your way to a healthier New Year!
The Double Polar Burger from Pastry Chef Online will bring you back to the days of Pink Ladies, T-Birds and plenty of Summer Lovin’! Trust me! You’ve got to read this post (and make the burger of course)!
Satisfy a TexMex craving with Whole30 Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Plates from The Speckled Palate. This paleo-friendly recipe feeds a crowd and makes a delicious party entree. Bursting with flavor Whole30 Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Plates are a new family favorite!
Friday is all about comfort food to celebrate making it through the first week of 2019! These ham and cheese sliders are easy to put together after work and I promise not to tell if you eat them on the couch while you’re catching up on your favorite TV shows.
Never fear! It’s not too late for this Peppermint Brownie Brittle from Jenni Field’s Pastry Chef Online! I don’t know about you, but I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to all the flavors of the holidays yet. We can share a batch, right?
And finally, fresh cranberries and orange zest work together to create these scrumptious, fluffy Vegan Orange Cranberry Muffins from The Speckled Palate. Whether you’re hosting an at-home brunch, a play group or making breakfast for your family, these muffins are the perfect wintery recipe to bake and serve!
But wait? What is Dinner Divas?
For all our new followers, HELLO! Thanks for reading! What did you think? If you’re confused, let me explain how Dinner Divas works: Every Friday morning, a new menu plan is posted. It consists of 5 dinner options, plus 2 extras. Those two extras could be side dishes, dessert, drinks, etc. The Dinner Divas weekly menu plan is designed to feature quick and easy recipes so you have the chance to make your shopping list and get organized for the coming week.
It’s so convenient to have new recipes right at your fingertips! I hope this weekly menu plan provides inspiration and makes life a little easier… one meal at a time. This is my last week helping out (I’m a temporary Dinner Diva, but a full-time Diva in my head!) but if you follow Pooks Pantry, Pastry Chef Online, Comfortably Domestic or The Speckled Palate, they will continue to post Meal Plans on a weekly basis!
What exciting things are taking up MY time in 2019? Ohhhh, just a new cookbook! TA-DA!!!
Can you believe it? I’m thrilled to finally be able to share this new cover! Coming out in Spring (April 9, 2019) this revised and expanded version of our first cookbook DOUBLES the number of recipes from the previous book, including a new Asian Chapter that will knock your socks off! Pre-order now to be the first to get your hands on this new cookbook!
Until next time friends, Happy New Year and remember to always live life deliciously!