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With the ideal combination of comfort foods and bright, fresh flavors, Midweek Menu 194 will amaze your family at dinnertime! Comprised of a hearty southern classic stew, a delicious pasta salad, warm baked garlic knots, and a seasonal sweet treat for dessert, this meal will become a family favorite in no time.
This week’s menu is a true Autumn meal if I’ve ever seen one! Whether you’re hosting friends or cooking for your kids, this comforting homemade Chicken Stew is always a winner. Made with just 8 common ingredients and 5 minutes of preparation, you can enjoy this creamy, filling recipe within an hour!
Whenever you serve a hearty, substantial main dish like Chicken Stew, I recommend balancing the meal with lighter side dishes. Strawberry Caprese Pasta Salad is an easy-to-make twist on a classic recipe, plus it’s ready to serve in just 20 minutes. Serve it alongside warm, buttery Garlic Knots, and you’ve got a match made in heaven!
For a simple dessert that’s full of seasonal flavors, there’s no better choice than Apple Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread! Since it’s a ‘shortcut’ recipe, you can serve it in under an hour by using store-bought biscuits. With layers of warm spices and sweet apples, this pull-apart bread is perfect for enjoying as the weather cools down!
Now, Let’s Get Cooking – Menu Recipes
Southern Style Chicken Stew
There are few things as comforting as a bowl of homemade chicken stew. This classic, “Southern Style” recipe has been around for generations. It’s full of tender chicken in a creamy broth seasoned with salt and pepper. It’s simple, straightforward, and absolutely delicious!
Strawberry Caprese Pasta Salad
Strawberry Caprese Pasta Salad is a delicious twist on a classic recipe! Ripe, juicy strawberries, tender pasta twirls, and creamy mozzarella, all tossed in a bright dressing, make a fresh, easy-to-make salad that’s like a pop of summer in every bite.
Easy Garlic Knots
Incredibly easy to make, and ready to serve in less than 20 minutes, these Garlic Knots are seriously delicious! Made with canned biscuits and slathered with butter, garlic, Parmesan cheese, and herbs, they are great as an appetizer served with marinara for dipping, or alongside your favorite recipes at mealtime.
Let’s Eat Menu Planner
Now that we’ve got the menu, I want to give you another tool to help you be successful at cooking for yourself and your family.
I’ve made a one-page MENU PLANNER that you can download and print to log your target weekly recipes. Whether you are cooking a “theme” menu like Mexican or Italian, or have a recipe that uses chicken or beef, this helpful tool will make life easier.
Shop The Menu
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 and a few recommendations to make cooking fun!
- Dutch Oven // Southern Style Chicken Stew
- Mason Jar // Strawberry Caprese Pasta Salad
- Baking Sheet // Easy Garlic Knots
- 9×5″ Loaf Pan // Apple Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread
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