Big weekend over here.
My brother is coming over today!! Literally been counting down to this day for the past year. Pre-pandemic he would come over almost every weekend to play with Remy and I am SO ready to be back to that. He is fully vaccinated and so are we (Remy excepted), so it’s as safe as it can possibly be for now. Looking forward to more of this getting-back-to-normalcy (safely!) in 2021.
I’m also really looking forward to having more people to foist my baked goods onto….so I can do more baking. And I just really love feeding people. I’m Italian – it’s in my DNA. I’m making a big Indian food feast for dinner tonight (my brother’s request), plus sourdough bread, and cake! We’re going to my mom’s for Easter tomorrow and it will probably be an outdoor celebration since there will likely be some unvaccinated family in the mix. For that I’m making a HUGE blueberry slab pie that I’m really excited about.
And then on Monday, it’s back to the grind. Healthy, quick, easy – which brings me to this week’s meal plan! Here’s what we’re cooking:
- garlic swiss mushrooms on toast – love ANYTHING on toast
- baked Greek pasta – those cheese dollops (swoon)
- summer squash, tomato, and basil pasta – such a quick and easy dinner
- portobello fajitas – yes please!
- Mexican chopped salad pizzas – sounds so fresh and wonderful
- strawberry coconut chocolate cups for dessert!
GARLIC SWISS MUSHROOMS ON TOAST from Rhubarbarians
Prep Ahead Tip: The mushrooms can be cooked ahead of time and reheated before broiling.
Vegan/Gluten Free Substitutions: Replace the butter with olive oil or vegan butter. Omit the cheese or use vegan mozzarella. Use gluten-free bread.
BAKED GREEK PASTA from I Heart Vegetables
Prep Ahead Tip: Recipe can be prepared 2-3 days in advance, then baked when ready to eat.
Vegan/Gluten Free Substitutions: Use gluten free pasta to make this gluten free. Use vegan feta and mozzarella cheese to make it vegan.
SUMMER SQUASH, TOMATO, AND BASIL PASTA from Joanne Eats Well With Others
Prep Ahead Tip: Recipe comes together quickly, no need to prep ahead.
Vegan/Gluten Free Substitutions: Use gluten free pasta to make this gluten free. Use vegan parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast to make it vegan.
PORTOBELLO FAJITAS from Hummusapien
Prep Ahead Tip: Veggies can be sliced ahead of time.
Vegan/Gluten Free Substitutions: Recipe is vegan and gluten free.
MEXICAN CHOPPED SALAD PITAS From She Likes Food
Prep Ahead Tip: Recipe is best when prepared just before eating.
Vegan/Gluten Free Substitutions: Recipe is vegan, use gluten free pita bread if needed.
STRAWBERRY COCONUT CHOCOLATE CUPS from She Likes Treats
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