Simply Recipes Meal Plan: March Week 3

It's our contributor Aaron's birthday this week and that calls for a meal plan with cake! C E L E B R A T E good times, come on! This week enjoy Cowboy Steak, Shrimp Taco Bowls, BBQ Sheet Pan Pizza and MORE!

This month, please welcome back Aaron Hutcherson and his meal plans! Aaron is a regular contributor here on Simply Recipes and the blogger behind The Hungry Hutch.

Guess what?! Spring officially starts this week! (I’m a bit excited, in case you couldn’t tell.) There are so many things I love about this time of year — from new vegetables popping up at the farmer’s market to the slightly warmer temperatures and increased sunshine. There’s a sense of excitement in the air.

With the season also comes the age-old tradition of spring cleaning. I’ve already been Marie Kondo-ing my closet for a few weeks, but now is the time to tackle some of the deep-cleaning that I’ve ignored for months. It may seem daunting, but start with something small, get that accomplished, and then move on from there. I recently went through my spice cabinet to get rid of all the expired spices and it made my day.

Another reason I’m particularly excited is because it’s my birthday this week! I’ve gotten in a habit of baking my own birthday cakes, so I’ve included a chocolate cake recipe for you in case you want to celebrate with me in spirit.

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Vegan Polenta with Broccoli

I love a big bowl of polenta. This one uses beans and nutritional yeast for a creamy, cheese-like dish without the dairy.

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Pork Chops Dijon Mustard Sauce

These chops are simply sautéed and then served with a creamy mustard sauce. They would go well with a side of mashed potatoes.

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Chicken Scampi with Angel Hair Pasta

A quick, flavorful dish with great flavors of lemon, garlic, and white wine. Add in some spring peas or asparagus for a complete meal.

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Taco Bowls Recipe with Grilled Shrimp

These types of bowls are great for picky eaters so that they can assemble them as they choose. Any leftovers are perfect for lunch the next day.

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California Pizza Kitchen BBQ Chicken Pizza

What better way to end the week than with pizza? I created this recipe and can personally attest to how simple it is to make and the delicious results.

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Best Scratch Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cake is hands-down my favorite. Even if it isn't your birthday, who says you need a reason to eat some cake?

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Aaron Hutcherson

Aaron or “Hutch” is the blogger behind The Hungry Hutch, which features a delicious variety of savory and sweet recipes. He grew up in the Midwest, but has called New York City home for nearly a decade.

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  1. Michele

    Awesome choices. Thank you

  2. Addie

    Happy birthday. Do you celebrate all month like my daughter?

  3. Geri

    Happy Happy (=

  4. Fluffypickles

    I have three bags if millet in my pantry! Could that work as a polenta replacement?