Despite a gloomy start to the week, it’s so excited to think spring is around the corner. We celebrate St. Patrick’s day this week and quickly swap out the decorations for Easter. Tulips and daffodils are starting to poke their little leaves up from the ground. It’s such a lovely reminder the season is changing and we can say goodbye to dark skies.
Did everyone fare okay though Daylight Savings? When one of our kids got up today at 7am, I was thankful it wasn’t 6am. But still.
St Patrick’s Day meal plan
- Farro and Dinosaur Kale Salad with Coconut Milk Shallot Dressing- how can the kids resist “dinosaur salad?!” (recipe)
- Thai-American Noodles- the Ruth Reichl cookbook, My Kitchen Year, was well hyped over the holiday season and I finally got my hands on a copy. It hasn’t disappointed. I’m mid-way through the winter season and I’m going to bed hungry after reading her cooking memoir. Put a copy of this on your wish list.
- Vegetable Couscous Stew – after indulging in butter tarts and dim sum this weekend, it’s time to get back to basics with this hearty and healthy stew. (recipe)
- Corned Beef and Cabbage- this is our traditional St. Patrick’s Day dinner. It will be even more special as our dear friends will fly up from Boston to join us this year. (recipe)
- Baked Irish Mash- adding this recipe to our Irish holiday from the Seven Spoons cookbook. Turns out the author is from Southern Ontario where I’m currently based…maybe I’ll bump into her at Whole Foods…
- A double whammy recipe- one for kids rainbow pinwheel roll-ups and the second for a healthy sesame lime quinoa salad. Double delicious. Get the how-to here and get ready to make those cute pinwheels above.
- Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash- we made this recipe last week for dinner and served with omelet. We skipped the bacon but I bet this will be extra good with it. Your choice.
- Whole Wheat Waffles (recipe)- a hefty recipe to feed our crowd this weekend
What will you add to your meal plan this week. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Don’t forget to make this Irish Soda Bread recipe. It’s our favorite!
For more inspiration, see three years of past dinner plan here, my Pinterest board here, or OrgJunkie for a link-up of weekly meal plans. Some affiliate links are included.