Simply Recipes 2019 Meal Plan: February Week 2

Here's your Valentine's Week menu! Show your love with rosemary lamb chops, cozy black bean soup, hawaiian chicken, and more!

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This month, we welcome back Marta Rivera for more of her meal plans. Marta is a trained chef, mom of twins, and an Army wife!

It’s the week of luvvvvv!! I know, I know, a lot of people feel like Valentine’s Day is a commercial plot to get us to spend money, but I’m a closet romantic so I use the holiday to spoil my family with delectable, “hug-on-a-plate” meals.

It’s my love language, what can I say?

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Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Soup is a great way to begin the week (especially if you have an Instant Pot) because it’s not a fussy recipe. If you are home all day, let it simmer away on the stove. If you have an Instant Pot, get this done in a jiff. If push comes to shove, you can substitute canned black beans for the dried. I serve mine bowls of soup with a dollop of sour cream and tortilla chips.

Steamed Ginger Salmon with Maple Sauce

Oddly enough the way you cook a meal can translate love to those whom you serve it to. Switching up my traditional broiled salmon for this Ginger Soy Steamed Salmon will make a great impression on my family. I make this an easy meal by serving it with wilted baby bok choy and steamed rice.

Rosemary Crusted Lamb Chops

My favorite part of this week’s meal plan are these Rosemary Crusted Lamb Chops, which are cooked in 10 minutes! What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with a gourmet meal made in less time than it takes to get gussied up to fight in a restaurant? Serve these with a side of mashed potatoes and Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan.

Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken Recipe

Guess what I’m gifting my hubby for Valentine’s Day?!? A trip to Hawaii!! That’s so not true, I’m just making him wish for the tropics and cooking this Sheet Pan Hawaiian Chicken instead. It’s the thought that counts, right?

Mac and Cheese with Chicken

Let’s end the week with something creamy and comforting. This Easy Chicken Mac and Cheese comes together quickly (a bonus on Fridays when we’re tired from the week) and definitely satisfies the need for comfort food. Serve it with a big ol’ side salad to get some green on the plate.

How to Make Chocolate Cream Pie

Bonus recipe! Nothing says love quite like chocolate, right? This Chocolate Cream Pie is made with real milk and comes together in a snap in the microwave (yes, the microwave!). Just be sure to plan ahead because this needs a few hours in the fridge to set.

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Marta Rivera

Marta Rivera is trained chef with over 20 years in the culinary field and the blogger behind Sense & Edibility. She graduated from the Baltimore International Culinary College with degrees in Culinary Arts and Classical Pastries. Her cookbook is Taste and See Cooks.

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