The other day when I was planning out this week’s menu, I shared that I think planning it has been the highlight of 2020. Ever since I was younger, I have become such a planner. That being said, I LOVE planning Weekly Menu’s and am really excited for this week’s. Just like last week’s, I have TONS of one pan/Crockpot recipes, as attending my Senior year mostly from Zoom is pretty hectic. Here’s to another crazy yet exciting *mainly virtual* week of Senior year!
Love me some Manicotti!!! Manicotti has been one of my favorite pasta dishes since I was younger. Last summer, I made a Crockpot Manicotti recipe that was AMAZING, however, it took two hours just to prep. That being said, I found this recipe from allrecipes that takes a lot less time to prep yet still has the same results! Similar to last week’s ravioli, I will be serving my Manicotti with some Caesar salad and Texas toast.
Tuesday: Slow Cooker Maple Salmon
Once I got to Meredith, my mom and I hit up a local Costco for some salmon, shrimp, and tilapia as we are fish lovers. As I have a ton of salmon in my freezer, I figured I would put it to some good use and try a super delicious looking Slow Cooker Maple Salmon from Get Crocked. I will be serving it with my favorite Thanksgiving dish that I make ALL the time – green bean casserole – along with some roasted broccoli.
Wednesday: Old Bay Shrimp
Ever since I was younger, I was OBSESSED with Old Bay Shrimp as well as *of course* all things Old Bay! I mean, I did grow up going to see my family in Annapolis, Maryland and visit the beaches in Delaware where my family has a beach house, which is where Old Bay seasoning flourishes. To complement the Old Bay Shrimp, I will be serving it with a baked potato and a Garlicky and Cheesy Cauliflower Broccoli Bake which looks AMAZING from Diethood.
Thursday: Popcorn Shrimp
Similarly to the Old Bay Shrimp, I have also always been obsessed with popcorn shrimp as I grew up eating it from the local Dairy Queen! Instead of making popcorn shrimp from scratch, I usually purchase it pre-made from Seapak. It definitely tastes similar to my favorite childhood dish from Dairy Queen. To serve alongside my popcorn shrimp, I will be having yet another baked potato as well as roasted carrots.
Friday: Crockpot Shrimp & Grits
Like salmon, I also have A TON of shrimp, so why not put it to some good use?! That being said, I will be testing out an easy Crockpot Shrimp & Grits recipe from Tammilee Tips. I will be serving it with roasted cherry tomatoes to celebrate the end of another long week!
I am MOST definitely excited for this week’s menu round-up, and I hope y’all are too! One of the biggest incentives for myself throughout crazy long weeks is to have an AMAZING dinner at the end of the day. It *for sure* keeps me going through it all, especially during these oh so crazy times.