This Week’s Menu – A Pop of Something Fun

Pop of Champagne

From brightly colored soup to snacks you can eat by the handfuls, “pops” seem like a great theme for this week’s menu. And if you decide to add a bottle of something sparkly to drink, well, we won’t stop you!

Cauliflower Chowder
Cauliflower & Corn Chowder
The search for the perfect cauliflower soup brings us to this delicious chowder, filled with all of our favorite things.
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Firecracker Meatballs
Firecracker Meatballs with Rice and Green Beans
That's quite a spicy meatball!! You'll love the flavor in this healthy dinner. Plan ahead and 95% of the work will be done ahead of time.
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Ham and cheese casserole
Ham & Peas Cheesy Potato Casserole
This is a great casserole to make ahead of time, meaning you can keep it in the freezer for up to three months or prep ahead for a great potluck dinner contribution.
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Puppy Chow
Puppy Chow
A most classic take on snack time. Sure, there are dressed-up versions of puppy chow around the interwebs, but we always come back to our first true love.
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How To Use This Week’s Menu

Can I tell you to skip all the real food and just make a double batch of the Puppy Chow? Probably not. (How about make the regular food AND a double batch of Puppy Chow? 😉

As long as you’re prepping ahead, spend some time making the Firecracker Meatballs with Rice and Green Beans dish components ahead of time. Your Wednesday night self thanks you.

Same goes for the Ham & Peas Cheesy Potato Casserole. It freezes beautifully so make it ahead and/or make a double batch; eat one and freeze the other.

Finally, this winter weather is perfect for a hearty soup. The Cauliflower & Corn Chowder fits the bill perfectly. (Pro-tip: sub all the potatoes for cauliflower if you’re watching carbs this week. The corn can be the treat.)