Simply Recipes 2019 Meal Plan: April Week 3

Weeknight dinner rush gotcha down? Tired of same ol' same ol'? Never fear! April's Week 3 Meal Plan is here! Loaded nachos, meatballs or chickpea curry, anyone?

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.

I’m in full-blown party mode here! April is full of celebrations for our family. Besides Easter, two family members have birthdays!

As part of the celebration, the guest of honor is tasked with choosing the family dinner for the night. More likely than not, the birthday falls on a school/work night and the meal has to fit within the constraints of a busy schedule.

For this week’s meals, I chose dishes that feel special, while fitting into the weeknight rush. I’d eat these any day of the week, no special occasion needed.

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Spanish Baked Chicken

Hailing from Spain, this baked chicken dish is packed with flavor. The chicken is marinated in a flavorful combination of spices, oil, and wine creating a glorious sauce. Marinate the chicken the night before to save time! The wine can be replaced with chicken broth and lemon juice if needed. Serve with Spanish Rice for a festive side dish.

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seared scallops brown butter caper sauce

The browned butter, lemon, and capers complement the scallops perfectly in this dish. Seafood is both quick cooking and delightfully celebratory. Win! New to browning butter or cooking scallops? The recipe provides great step by step instructions. Serve with Roasted Baby Carrots and crusty bread.

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Pulling a loaded chip away from a sheet pan of nachos

Chips topped with cheese, vegetables, and seasoned beef will bring smiles to any night of the week. This recipe packs an extra punch with a cilantro lime sour cream (crème) drizzled over the top.

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Spaghetti and Meatballs

Upgrade your weeknight spaghetti by adding meatballs made with a combination of ground beef and Italian sausage! Perfect for any day of the week, this meal is on the table in about an hour!

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Chickpea Potato Curry

Hearty, quick and flavorful, curry is a great weeknight option. This recipe uses pantry basics and brings just the right amount of heat by using fire-roasted tomatoes. Serve with white rice.

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Rachel Knecht

Rachel tests recipes for Simply Recipes, teaches a kid's cooking class, and develops the content for Baking with Rachel.

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  1. lola kamuda

    Fantastic recipes! Can’t wait to try them all!!