This week Monday Menu is doing Italian with no pasta! Stuffed Eggplant Boats with savory sausage and rice + a Spicy Italian Sandwich made with the ease of buttery crescent rolls, not to mention dessert, weekend snack and a breakfast recipe, meal planning has never been so easy or delicious!
As Christmas approaches meal planning, or just having a plan in general, becomes all the more important! Schedules quickly fill with parties, events, plays and festivities, not to mention all that goes into pulling a Christmas celebration together for those you love.
This week, I’ve 3 things to help! This edition of Monday Menu with meal ideas to help you get the food on the table, the new series we’re starting in our email subscription (it’s not too late to join in by subscribing) and a little reminder about how to keep your peace and joy this holiday season! MARY, DID YOU KNOW?
Menu 1- Mouthwatering Eggplant Boats
Intensely flavorful, this savory Italian Stuffed Eggplant recipe is made from roasted eggplant filled with a comforting, hearty mixture of spicy sausage, brown rice, diced tomatoes and Parmesan cheese, all topped with a crispy Panko topping.
Italian Green Bean Salad is the perfect side dish for just about anything. Besides brightening up spaghetti, lasagna, baked ziti, it positively works magic when paired with steaks, pork chops and chicken.
Menu 2- 1 Golden Ring Is All You Need
Get all the zing of your favorite Italian sub wrapped in a tender, flaky crust with this easy Spicy Italian Crescent Ring recipe! Loaded with ham, pepperoni, 2 glorious melty cheeses, banana or pepperoncini peppers & roasted red bell pepper, this delicious hot sandwich is perfect for parties, tailgates, family fun nights and even a quick dinner on busy weeknights. You’re going to love serving this fun, dippable crescent ring every chance you get!
Add a little pizzazz to your side dish rotation with these baked Garlic Parmesan Sweet Potato Wedges. Their seasoned, crispy outsides and tender, mildly sweet insides are perfect for dipping at the dinner table, but can also pull double duty as an appetizer or hearty snack on game day. This is a deliciously easy recipe you’ll find all sorts of reasons to serve time and time again!
Campfire Fry Sauce is your new easy, 5 minute recipe for the best homemade secret sauce! Savory with a hint of smoky sweetness, this creamy dipping sauce is perfect for french fries, onion rings, tots, and chips. Use it to liven up burgers, sandwiches, even hot dogs. Just one dip and you’ll find yourself wanting to put it on everything!
Dessert This Week!
Rich, moist with a tender crumb and a dreamy frosting, Devil’s Food Double Chocolate Cake is a chocolate lover’s dream. Loaded with dark, white and semi-sweet chocolates, this recipe makes the perfect chocolate cake. Ideal for birthdays, but gorgeous enough for holidays, anniversaries and special occasions this is one lusciously delicious chocolate cake!
Here’s What We’re Snacking On
Game Day snacks are still goin strong here at The Cottage, and this week’s snacks will also double as a weekend meal. Sheet Pan Nachos! Everybody needs to know how to make them… Because nachos at home. Whenever you want. I mean, really. When.ever. Which for me… means all the time. That also means I like to mix it up a little bit with my nachos, and these Sheet Pan BBQ Nachoshttps://southerndiscourse.com/sheet-pan-bbq-nachos/ really hit the spot when I am jonesing juicy BBQ pulled pork, but I still want… you got it, nachos!
Making Breakfast Easy
Topped with pecans, gingersnaps, and drizzled with real cream, this overnight gingerbread baked oatmeal is completely indulgent, fills the air with all the warm, wonderful smells of the holiday while you are sleeping, and is completely ready when you get up! Could it get any better? I don’t think so.
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