This week’s Monday Menu meal ideas are centered around 2 quick and easy comfort dishes- Cheesy Rotel Chicken Spaghetti and a Mexican Rice Casserole that’s an all-in-one skillet meal! There are choices for sides and lots of shared ingredients to make your grocery shopping easy and less wasteful. Monday Menu is always a winner!
Easy comfort food is always a big hit when you’re feeding the family or taking a dish to a friend or neighbor in need. And this week’s dinner ideas pull together some of the best Southern Discourse recipes to make 2 go-to comfort food meals you’ll always keep handy!
This Week’s Secret to Success
- You know that choosing recipes that share ingredients keeps your grocery shopping simple. You often can save money by buying larger quantities and you don’t have to run all over the store to grab all sorts of ingredients that you may or may not use all of.
- This week makes the most the shared ingredients strategy by selecting recipes that share chicken broth, sour cream and cans of diced tomatoes and green chiles.
- Guacamole and fresh salsa also share many of the same ingredients. While the snack recipe and this week’s dessert recipe both use pineapple.
- To make this week even easier, if you don’t want to make different side dishes for each meal, don’t! Make one big green salad that you freshen up mid week and serve it with both meals. It’s delish!
Dessert This Week!
Cherry Coca-Cola Jello Salad is a sparkling dessert fruit salad with delightfully intense flavors of a cherry coke float. Punctuated with juicy, tart cherries, bright pineapple, crunchy pecans and light flakes of sweetened coconut with a pop of fizzy Coca-Cola & a cream cheese whipped topping, jiggly jello has never been so fun… or delicious! Perfect for tailgating too!
Here’s What We’re Snacking On
Speaking of tailgating, this Pineapple & Ham Hawaiian Dip is what is on our game watching menu for the week. It’s s a richly creamy, savory and lightly sweet dip loaded with smoky ham, crushed pineapple, cream cheese, green onions, chopped pecans and a dollop of real mayonnaise. An effortless, make ahead appetizer this dreamy dip delivers a truly delicious wow!
Making Breakfast Easy
Who can resist spicy sausage, cool cream cheese, all wrapped in a flaky, tender crust? Not me! These cute little Sausage & Cream Cheese Hand Pies are unbelievably easy to make using just 3 ingredients, a pre-made crust and bake up in only 10 minutes. Serve with a spoon of jam and you have a brunch or party snack everyone will want to get their hands on!
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