Simply Recipes 2019 Meal Plan: January Week 3

Here's your fresh, new meal plan for this week! You can look forward to Slow Cooker Taco Soup, Creamy Ziti Florentine, Stromboli, and more!

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!

I do think the shorter days, and the fact that it’s getting dark at 4:30 in the evening, is beginning to take its toll on me.

I’m making meals this week that bring comfort, but some that are also more hands off. Nothing beats the winter blues like cuddling up with your beloved ones, and easy meals help make that a reality.

Slow cooker meals along with one-dish meals take away a lot of the stress that surrounds mealtimes. Prep vegetables by slicing and dicing everything you’ll need for the week. Store them in food storage bags in the fridge, that way when dinnertime comes, meals will be less time consuming.

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Easy Taco Soup in Pressure Cooker

I cut the veggies for this Slow Cooker Taco Soup on Sunday night, and then start it in the slow cooker before our busy day begins. When dinnertime rolls around, everyone grabs a bowl and customizes theirs with their choice of toppings. It makes mealtime simple and all-inclusive. (P.S. There's also an Instant Pot version!)

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Pork Medallions with Mustard Caper Sauce

Pork Medallions with Mustard Caper Sauce is a surprisingly rich dish when you consider it’s done in less than 20 minutes. A pot of rice or a side salad made while you’re cooking the pork chops is all you’ll need for a well-balanced meal.

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Full English Breakfast on a Sheet Pan -- a pot of beans, cracked eggs, sausages, potatoes, and tomatoes

Breakfast for dinner should be more of a thing. Nothing pleases my family, or me, more than my throwing them a mealtime curveball. This Sheet Pan English Breakfast only needs a few slices of toast to make it complete.

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Creamy Ziti Florentine

Creamy Ziti Florentine is a Tuscan dish that’s not only vegetarian, but ready in 20 minutes or less!

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Easy Meat and Cheese-Stuffed Stromboli recipe

Switch up the look of Friday night pizza with this Easy Stromboli. Have the family help bake these Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies and, afterwards, tuck in for a movie and cuddles.

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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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  1. Betsy

    I’m really enjoying these meal plans. Great job.

  2. Cristi

    I love the recipes Marta puts out they’re simple & delicious…

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