I’m excited to share with you this winter dinner recipes meal plan with Gather & Dine. I don’t know about you but with all of this cold weather I am just craving comfort food! So this week’s Monday meal plan is full of comfort food: pizza, soup, lasagna, and a polenta bake. I threw in a salad too to lighten things up at least a little. Click here for this week’s grocery shopping list.
Emily from Gather & Dine makes such delicious and beautiful recipes on her blog that I hope you will enjoy! Bringing people together around food gives Emily great joy, and she loves the deep connections that form around the table. For Emily, one of the biggest ways that she shows love and care to her family is through the food she prepares; it’s an act of service while being also a creative outlet. A quiet morning baking in the kitchen is her absolutely favorite way to begin the day. Since her father’s diagnosis with cancer nine years ago, she has given much more attention to health and whole foods. Besides cooking, she loves music, skiing, knitting, and most of all, being with her husband and two children. She recently documented one of her gatherings for Spoonful Mag, and is currently working on another feature for them.
Winter Dinner Recipes Meal Plan with Gather & Dine
Prep Time: 40 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Ingredients: polenta, water, milk, sea salt, parmesan, unsalted butter, olive oil, garlic, yellow pepper, red onion, Italian sausage, tomato sauce, oregano.
This is a great gluten free option for people who are avoiding grains and is filled with flavor. My kids love sausage which balances out their distrust of peppers. Also, I love the white baking dish she used for this, it looks similar to this one that is on my wish list!
Ingredients: cannellini beans, garlic cloves, sage, rosemary, olive oil, onions, celery, carrots, thyme, zucchini, broth, swiss chard, green cabbage, crushed tomatoes, salt, olive oil, baguette, parmesan.
This soup is perfect comfort food for this cold weather and makes great leftovers. It is full of veggies which I love and herbs making it both hearty and delicious.
Ingredients: garlic cloves, red pepper flakes, olive oil, red onion, cremini mushrooms, mozzarella, fontina, parsley, pizza dough.
We have been making a lot of pizzas lately at our house. In the summer we make our pizzas on our grill but in the winter I do it in our oven, either way we use our trusty pizza stone, do you use one too?. This pizza is simple but has great flavors!
Ingredients: unsalted butter, flour, whole milk, pesto, salt and pepper, chicken breasts, olive oil, lasagna, ricotta, egg, parmesan, dried parsley, mozzarella.
Is there anything better than creamy chicken pesto? I don’t know. This is rich and pairs nicely with the salad that is next in the line-up. The recipe calls for roasting chicken but you can also just use your preferred method of cooking chicken and add it shredded to the dish (I prefer to saute mine).
Ingredients: beets, shallots, olive oil, salt, pepper, mixed greens, feta, olive oil, balsamic, dijon, salt and pepper.
This is a perfect fresh winter salad! I cheat by buying the pre-cooked beets from Trader Joes which aren’t as good as cooking them yourself but get they get the job done.
If you make any recipes from this Winter Dinner Recipes Meal Plan with Gather & Dine please share on instagram using hashtag #rainbowdelicious & #gatheranddine and tag me at @rainbowdelicious , I’d love to see what you are up to in your kitchen!