March 2014: Month of Meals

march recipes for the month

Alright, as promised…. Month of Meals is back!  I’m sorry for leaving y’all in the lurch for January and February.  I wasn’t up for much cooking and simply couldn’t stomach the thought of pouring through recipes to find something edible for all of us to eat.  If you were to take a peek in my kitchen these last few months you would’ve seen a lot of frozen pizzas, some Kraft Mac ‘n Cheese, a few bowls of ramen, and a heckuva lot of takeout and delivery boxes.  It was R.O.U.G.H.

Fortunately, I’m back at it.  Trying to bring back the healthy in our kitchen.  Trying to bring back anything home-cooked to my family.  So with that, I present March’s Month of Meals.  Let me know what you think, what you end up trying and loving or trying and not loving so much!  I’m also beginning to pull recipes for April, so if you have any suggestions… bring ’em.

Happy (almost) spring!

Monthly Menu Snapshot:
march month of meals menu

Download the March 2014 Month of Meals Menu here:

Week 1: March 1st – 8th


Mardi Gras: Cajun Shrimp Casserole, recipe from Southern Living


Family Breakfast (1st): Praline Bread Pudding, recipe from Beauty & Bedlam

breakfast pizza

Family Breakfast (8th): Breakfast Pizza, recipe from Prudent Baby

cashew thai quinoa

Crunchy Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad, recipe from Ambitious Kitchen (serve with Veggie Egg Rolls from freezer section)

farfalle mush spin

Farfalle with Mushrooms and Spinach, recipe from Key Ingredient (serve with grilled chicken tenderloins)

stoplight pasta salad

Stoplight Pasta Salad with Scallion Vinaigrette, recipe from Mom Favorites (serve with grilled corn)

mushrrom black bean casserole

Mushroom and Black Bean Tortilla Casserole, recipe from Mom Favorites (side dish at bottom of post)

red cabbage salad

Smoked Sausage (grilled) with Red Cabbage, Blue Cheese and Walnut Salad, recipe from Eating Well

Week 2: March 9th – 15th


Family Breakfast: Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake, recipe from Alexandra Cooks


Hungarian Cabbage and Noodles, recipe from A Spicy Perspective

Creamy Chicken Pasta, recipe from Iowa Girl Eats (serve w/ Grilled Chicken)

beef taco quinoa

Beef Taco Quinoa Bowls, recipe from Inside BruCrew Life (for veggie diets, omit beef)


Seven Vegetable Minestrone Soup, recipe from Mama Miss (serve with breadsticks)

spag squash

Baked Spaghetti Squash with Garlic and Butter, recipe from Inspired Dreamer (serve with roasted carrots)

jalapeno pizza

Jalepeno Popper Pizza, recipe from Damn Delicious (Pepperoni Pizza for the kids!)

Week 3: March 16th – 22nd

crockpot irish stew

St. Patrick’s Day: Crockpot Irish Stew, recipe from Family Fresh Meals

sausage muffins

Family Breakfast: Sausage and Egg Breakfast Muffins, recipe from Shanty 2 Chic

sour cream noodle bake

Sour Cream Noodle Bake, recipe from The Pioneer Woman (serve with Sesame Broccoli)


Spring Vegetable Gratin, recipe from Mom Favorites (serve with sesame green beans)

linguine with broc

Linguine with Broccoli and Spicy Peanut Sauce, recipe from Will Cook for Friends


Winter Lentil Caprese, recipe from With Style & Grace (serve with crusty bread & kale chips)

quick pastitsio

Quick Pastitsio, recipe from Cooking Light (serve with salad)

Week 4: March 23rd – 29th

apple cin quinoa bake

Family Breakfast: Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast Bake, recipe from Fit Sugar

cheddar cauli soup

Cauliflower Cheddar Soup, recipe from PopSugar (serve with broccoli bread)


Crockpot Asian Pork with Mushrooms, recipe from (serve with rice and Thai cucumbers)

tumeric quinoa

Tumeric Spiced Quinoa, recipe from Roti & Rice (serve with edamame)

French Onion Soup with Stringy Melted Cheese 500

French Onion Soup with Gruyere Toast, recipe from Closet Cooking

broccoli barley bake

Broccoli and Barley Bake, recipe from Writes 4 Food (serve with roasted carrots)


Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry, recipe from Gimme Some Oven (serve with steamed rice, reserving extra from upcoming fried rice recipe)

March 30th – 31st:


Veggie Loaded Fried Rice, recipe from Mom Favorites

corn and sausage chosder

Crockpot Sweet Corn and Sausage, recipe from Lauren’s Latest


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