Easy Weekly Dinner Menu 51: Warm and Cozy Favorites

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August 5, 2022
Andi Gleeson

Easy Weekly Dinner Menu #51: Gumbo, Cheesy Potato Chowder, Baked Shrimp and Grits, Nachos with Sriracha Cheese Sauce, and lots more! #mealpanning

Hi there! Before I get to the dinner recipes this week, I want to share some exciting news: I am now a featured partner with Ziplist! That means that when you click on “Save” to save a recipe to your recipe box, you will be taken to a personalized Weary Chef recipe box on Ziplist. There, you can see all your saved recipes and build and edit your grocery list.

In case this isn’t making sense, let me show you what I’m talking about. When you see one of my recipes you like and want to save for later, you can click on the “Save” button:

The Weary Chef Ziplist Demo: Click Save

Next, you will be either taken to a screen to create a free account, (which is super quick and you will be glad you did):

The Weary Chef Ziplist Demo: New Account

Or, you will be taken to the confirmation screen showing you that your recipe was saved:

The Weary Chef Ziplist Demo: Save Confirmation Screen

From there, you can go to your Recipe Box and see all the recipes you’ve ever saved to Ziplist, not just mine! Ziplist is all over the place, so you can save recipes from many of your favorite bloggers plus bigger sites like WomansDay.com, MarthaStewart.com, and more!

The Weary Chef Ziplist Demo: Recipe Box Tools

Once you are there, you can build your shopping list, which is so handy dandy when you are getting ready to go to the store. To add a recipe, just mouseover it and click “Add to List.” You can either print your list or look at it from their mobile phone app, which is what I do.

There you have it, folks. These features have actually been available at The Weary Chef for a while, but now my smiling cartoon face will greet you if you click over from here. One more thing: You can also get to your saved recipes or shopping list from my menu up at the top, so I wanted to let you know about that little shortcut:

The Weary Chef Ziplist Demo: Nav Menu Shortcut

Now, are you hungry after reading all that? I’m hungry after writing it, so let’s talk about dinners! I’ve got some warm, cozy, tasty dishes this week since I know lots of people are freezing cold lately. Let’s get to your easy weekly dinner menu!

  1. Best Ever Chicken and Sausage Gumbo: It took me nearly a year to share this recipe with you. I think you will agree that it was worth the wait!The Best Chicken and Sausage Gumbo #cajun
  2. Sausage and Kale Stew (written for TodaysMama): We had this again this week, and we loved it just as much the second time! I know it doesn’t sound particularly exciting but it is very tasty and super healthy. Give it a try!Healthy Kale and Sausage Stew
  3. Cheesy Baked Shrimp and Grits: If you’ve never had this southern dinner, you don’t want to miss it!Shrimp and Grits - Cheesy, hearty, perfect Southern meal!
  4. Cheesy Potato and Corn Chowder: When you look at the date for this post, you will see that it was actually a very early recipe. I made it again this week and decided it needed some improvement. I made it AGAIN the next night, and this new version is even better!Cheesy Potato Corn Chowder #soup
  5. Six-Ingredient Meatballs and Gravy: Something says warm and cozy like rice and gravy, right?Six-Ingredient Meatballs and Gravy (including the rice!)
  6. Breakfast for Dinner Casserole: This savory hashbrown casserole is perfect any time of day!Breakfast for Dinner Casserole - An easy hashbrown casserole perfect for any meal of the day! | The Weary Chef
  7. Nachos with Sriracha Cheese Sauce: These suckers are good. That is all.Nachos with Homemade Taco Meat and Sriracha Cheese Sauce | The Weary Chef #mexicanfood #nachos #sriracha

Thanks so much for reading, and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Andi Gleeson


louanne Hailes
10 years ago

WOW just what I was looking for. Came here by searching for
barbie furniture

10 years ago

Hello! How on Earth did you end up here while searching for Barbie furniture? However that happened, I’m glad you found me :)

10 years ago

I absolutely love your site.. Very nice colors & theme.
Did you create this website yourself? Please reply back as I’m wanting to create my own blog
and would like to know where you got this from or what the theme is named.

10 years ago

You are so sweet! Thank you! This design is the Metro child theme on the Genesis framework. I made the logo and chose the orange myself, but the rest is pretty much out of the box. I hope that helps!

10 years ago

Yay, congrats on partnering up with Ziplist, that’s awesome news and thanks for breaking down the steps for us Andi :) These all look like such tasty and comforting dishes, love your weekly dinner menus :)

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
10 years ago

I need some warm and cozy meals so loving this list Andi!

10 years ago

You said it was hot in New York a week or so before Christmas. I’m guessing it has cooled down now! Stay warm (and cozy), my friend!

10 years ago

All of these look great! I do a lot of food features on my blog but I am always looking for new inspiration! I just started following you — glad we ‘found’ each other!

10 years ago

Thank you so much, Victoria! It’s great to meet you.

Gloria // Simply Gloria
10 years ago

Andi, thank you for showing us the steps to get our saved recipes on Ziplist! I’ve always wondered about it… and might change to it sooner than I thought. Love your weekly dinner menus!

10 years ago

I hope it all made sense, Gloria! I love Ziplist, especially the list feature on my phone! The only bad thing is that I think people think I’m annoying when I’m walking through the grocery store looking at my phone. They wouldn’t think anything of it if I had a paper list, but when you are looking at your phone everyone thinks you are the absent texting mom! (I wouldn’t know anything about being the texting mom…)

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