Pinning and Planning – Week of March 16 Dinner Menu

Disclosure: I received a copy of Cooking With Coconut Oil as part of a FitFluential Ambassador opportunity.  The opinions shared are my own.

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Typically, I incorporate a vegetarian meal for Meatless Monday, but with St. Patrick’s Day falling on a Monday this year, our meatless dish will moved to another day this week.  I must eat meat on Monday! I will make no excuses for remaining a carnivore so I can eat Corned Beef and potatoes on St. Patrick’s Day.

Along with being guilty for eating meat on Meatless Monday, I would love to really splurge and eat something loaded with green food coloring. *gasp* I know. I know. But these St. Patrick’s Rice Krispie Treats made with Lucky Charms look so fun and my kids would love them. Maybe I’ll splurge in a less green food coloring kind of way by making Leprechaun Bark or Guinness Brownies with Butterscotch Fudge.

If find yourself in a green mood like me this St. Patrick’s, check out the list of green inspired dishes from Family Foodie and the #SundaySupper gang.  Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day and the first day of spring, week’s theme is “Eat Your Greens!

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Every Sunday evening, Family Foodie and her Sunday Supper gang host a #SundaySupper conversation on Twitter. They tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. The weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. If you want to join in the #SundaySupper conversation, follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. Check out our the #SundaySupper Pinterest board for more fabulous themed-recipes and food photos.

This week while my kids are off from school for spring break, I have planned an action packed full of fun outdoor activites.  With a very busy, fun and yet exhausting days out in the Florida sun, I planned easy meals or meals that can be prepared ahead of time that just need to be heated when we return home, such as a Sweet Potato Crusted-Quiche I found in Elizabeth Nyland’s  Cooking With Oil Cookbook.

The photos are beautiful and the recipes seem simple and easy to follow.  I’ve dogged-ear a few recipes I’d like to try but I need to visit Whole Foods Market to find some of special ingredients for these paleo, gluten-free dishes, like coconut flour. I just don’t have that on hand to throw these dishes together.  Having said, I very excited to explore this Cooking With Coconut Oil cookbook and dig into these dishes once I purchase the required ingredients because I’ve been struggling with new ways to use coconut oil. Over the next few weeks, my coconut oil exploration will begin and you will notice a few of these recipes added into our dinner menu starting with the Sweet Potato-Crusted Quiche.

Here’s our dinner menu for the week:

S – Buffalo Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwiches on Ciabatta Roll with Low Fat Blue Cheese Cole Slaw

St. Patrick’s Day – Corned Beef and Cabbage with Red Potatoes

Meatless Tuesday – Black Beans and Rice with Plantains

W – Sage and Sundried Tomato Cream Sauce with Grilled Italian Chicken Sausage

Th – Mojo Marinated Beef Fajitas

F – Pizza

What’s on your dinner menu this week?   Are you serving up anything special  for St. Patrick’s ? What recipes are you pinning and planning? Anything green?


    • Denise says:

      After reading your comment, I edited the post to hyperlink to the cookbook on Amazon in case anyone was interested in buying it. Thanks for the reminder and I hope you enjoy it.

  1. Nikki Alaee says:

    Have a wonderful Spring Break! I need to try and make my own Buffalo Chicken sandwiches at home. I love the idea of doing them with Blue Cheese Cole Slaw!

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