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Byrne Family Weekly Menu: 4/13

Let's just call this menu coming up: carbs + comfort. I have mixed emotions this weekend. I'm missing my family so much. My sister and her family were supposed to be here for Easter and obviously didn't come. I'm wondering when are things going to be back to normal etc. On the other hand, I'm so grateful to be with my family in the comfort of our own home. We've had the most beautiful weather here in Atlanta. I have enjoyed gardening and trying new recipes. I'm just ready for a little bit of normalcy.

In keeping with routines that are making me feel somewhat normal here are the recipes for this week:

Mustard-Marinated Flank Steak : This is a family favorite. Actually, all of these dishes below are family favorites. I'm actually making this dish for Easter and we will have the leftovers on Monday. I call that a win. I'll be serving it with these Smashed Potatoes from Weelicious and my simple salad with lemon dressing. For the salad: In a large bowl, squeeze the juice of one lemon, a few tbsp. of olive oil, and salt + pepper. Whisk until emulsified. Add the greens and a chopped up avocado if you have one. Toss, voila!

Next up, I'll be making one of my favorite pasta dishes: Smitten Kitchen's Pasta Salad with Roasted Tomatoes. It has creamy feta in it, olives, pine nuts (I'll be using toasted slivered almonds), fresh oregano, so good! The best part is we can have this with lunch for the rest of the week.

Another favorite I'll be making is Ina Garten's Skillet Roast Chicken with Lemon. I haven't made this one in a while and I can't wait. I'll serve it with roasted potatoes and steamed green beans.

On Thursday, I'm making an Adams family favorite recipe: Creamy, Dreamy Macaroni and Cheese. Lastly, on Friday, it's pizza night and I'm making this dough that I made last week. It was the easiest one to make/form into crust, and was delicious.

I hope everyone has a lovely and relaxing Easter, despite everything going on. We will get through this and things will get better.

- Ashleigh


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