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Succulent, tangy Bourbon Meatballs, Garlic Parmesan Noodles, fresh Carrot Apple Salad, and a deliciously creamy Eggnog Dip come together for the ideal weeknight meal! Gone are the days of babysitting your oven, because this week’s menu is all about using kitchen “gadgets” to your advantage!
Kitchen tools have really stepped my culinary game in the past couple of years, with everything from chopping veggies to making pasta, these gadgets are not only a time-saver but they also cut down on effort.
This menu is perfect for a week when you don’t have hours to spend making dinner. You can make your Crock Pot Bourbon Meatballs in the morning, allow them to cook while you work or run errands, and then serve them when you’re ready to eat.
I like to refer to my Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Noodles recipe as “hands-off” cooking since you really just toss all the ingredients into your Instant Pot and wait for the timer.
During busy weeks, I also like to have at least a couple of make-ahead recipes on my menu. Carrot Apple Salad can be made at your own convenience and then sit in the fridge until you’re ready to serve. This dish is also made easy with the help of my food processor, if you don’t have one you can also use a box grater for your carrots.
Of course, you can’t forget about dessert, and this menu features my new Eggnog Cheesecake Dip recipe. It’s sweet, creamy, and honestly tastes like the holiday season!
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My goal with Midweek Menu is to help you get a great meal on the table for your family with food that is delicious and recipes that are easy to make.
One of the ways to help you accomplish this is by sharing what I think are the best, helpful tools to make and serve the weekly menu. Here are some of my favorites along with a few recommendations to make cooking fun!
- Crock Pot with Dip Warmer // Crock Pot Bourbon Meatballs
- Casserole Crock Pot Dish // Crock Pot Bourbon Meatballs
- Instant Pot // Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Noodles
- Food Processor // Carrot Apple Salad
- Hand Mixer // Eggnog Cheesecake Dip
- Mixing Bowls // Carrot Apple Salad and Eggnog Cheesecake Dip