Without a meal plan, I’d be lost for dinner. A meal plan makes knowing what’s for dinner a simple task. It also helps you plan out your grocery list.
This week’s meal plan is perfect for winter nights. Several of the dishes are true comfort food; Guinness Beef Stew, Shepherd’s Pie, and Shrimp and Grits. Other nights, we’re doing quick and easy meals; Prosciutto and Pea Pasta, Vegetable Pho, Loaded Potato Soup, and Carolina Pork Sliders (with the help of the crock pot).
All the recipes are here for you. I hope this inspired you to get in the kitchen and cook. I know we are looking forward to dinner this week.
Loaded Potato Soup with Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
This is an easy soup recipe with bacon and cheese. It’s perfect of cold winter nights. The grilled cheese sandwiches are buttered sourdough bread with sharp cheddar cheese.
Guinness Beef Stew with a green side salad
This is a hearty stew made in the crockpot. I’ll set it in the morning and it will be ready when I get home for dinner.
Garlic Shrimp and Grits, sliced tomatoes and cucumbers
This is classic Southern comfort food. The grits are garlicy and loaded with smoked gouda. The shrimp are sauteed in a garlic butter sauce. It’s a delicious dish.
Shepherd’s Pie made with Leftover Guinness Stew
For mashed potatoes, boil 4 potatoes (peeled and cubed) in salted water until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and return to cooking pan. Add 2 tablespoons butter, 1/2 cup of milk, and 1/4 cup parmesan cheese to potatoes. Mash together until creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add additional milk if potatoes are too dry.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spread stew into a casserole dish. Top with mashed potatoes. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
Prosciutto and Pea Pasta, Spinach salad with crumbled prosciutto
This is a quick and easy recipe. It is made in less than 20 minutes. The salad is spinach, prosciutto, and olives in a vinaigrette dressing.
This Vietnamese Pho recipe is SO SIMPLE to make in an Instant Pot or slow cooker. It is a delicate broth loaded with fresh vegetables and rice noodles.
Carolina Pork Sliders with Coleslaw and potato wedges
These sliders are amazing. The pork is cooked in the slow cooker, then shredded just before dinner. The coleslaw can be made just before serving or the night before.
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