Welcome to week one of the rest of your life! I’m so excited to put out this first menu into the world. It’s all about the cozy comfort food that’s perfect at the end (or the beginning!) of a long winter-y day. Double up the recipes if you still have houseguests!
How I’m Using The Menu
My plan is to make the veggie lasagna on Sunday night and enjoy it on Monday night, too. I’ll serve it with a salad and Italian bread with roasted garlic. (Check out the bonus recipe to make the perfect roasted garlic. ) Then I’ll use the rest of the bread in the blueberry french toast casserole with bacon that will either be breakfast on New Year’s Eve or a part of our at-home “brinner” party that night. Either way, I’ll make extra bacon so it’s ready for the loaded baked potato soup when I make it on New Years Day.
The lasagna and soup both double very easily. Make an extra lasagna (or divide one recipe into two square pans) to stick in the freezer for a busy day in 2020. A double batch of the soup would work great for a dinner party. Set out bowls of all the toppings and let guests dress it up exactly as they wish. Have the creamy garlic bean dip with carrots and tortilla chips on the side to round out the meal.
Speaking of which, if you know me, you’re probably surprised I don’t have chocolate on the first week’s menu. Me too. But guys, this bean dip is SO good!! It’s also super healthy for you, so go ahead and double-dip.