This week, please welcome Rachel Knecht and her meal plans! Rachel is a recipe tester here on Simply Recipes and the blogger behind Baking with Rachel.
Welcome to March! Looking out my window I see the beginnings of spring — a few flowers poke their heads out of the ground and I’m eagerly anticipating warmer weather. In the morning, I still have to grab my winter coat as I head out the door but by the afternoon I only need a light jacket and sunglasses.
So, what to eat when the weather keeps changing its mind? One of the best tricks I’ve learned for making a meal change with the seasons is the sides I prepare with it. Roasted veggies and simple salads are my go-to options. I change the produce I use depending on the season. During this in-between time, I still want hot meals but I am ready to nudge my sides towards spring.
This week’s meals are all about bringing a fresh take on winter classics by pairing them with early spring side dish. I hope this meal plan helps shake off the remains of winter and opens the door for sunnier days (even if it’s just around the dinner table.)
One last thing: We wanted to highlight the ultimate way to save time in your week: having your groceries delivered right to your door. Click on the red “Add to Shopping List” button at the bottom of any recipe (or meal plan) and check it out! We call this feature “Relish” and we’re into it because, really, dinner can be simpler.