March is the month that confuses me most in the kitchen year after year.  I know it’s supposed to come in like a lion and go out like a lamb, and sometimes it does do just that.  However, sometimes it doesn’t, and whether it does or not, between the 1st and the 31st it’s anyone’s guess as to what the day might hold weatherwise.  

Classic Cheesy Beefy Lasagna

My birthday is March 11th and I feel like some years on my birthday I have worn a parka, mittens, gloves, and a scarf, and definitely sported an umbrella, and on other years I have worn a light sweater.  And the food situation mirrors the mercurial nature of the weather.  One day, it’s a stew moment.  Next, it’s a salad with asparagus and sugar snap peas.

But if this past year has been a lesson in learning how to relinquish control and taking it as it comes, then we can certainly get through the ups and downs of the early spring season.  Plus, there are a number of holidays nestled in there, from St. Patrick’s Day to the start of Passover, and Easter is just moments away in April.  Here are some of the somewhat incongruent recipes I’ll be thinking about throughout the weeks to come!


9 Seasonal Recipes to Make This March

Greek-Style Butterflied Leg of Lamb with Feta Sauce

Greek-Style Butterflied Leg of Lamb with Feta Sauce

This Greek-style leg of lamb has a little spiral of extra flavor inside, and looks like it was more complicated than it really is to make.

“This is our traditional Holy Thursday meal with pita and tzatziki. Thank you for being part of our holiday.”

Annie

Chicken Marbella

Silver Palate Chicken Marbella

The timeless recipe for one of the best chicken dishes ever from The Silver Palate Cookbook. Perfect for Easter & Passover.

“This is five-star recipe!  Many thanks for reminding me of seders in the past when this was my “go to” recipe for the crowd.  It’s good at room temp as well for later in the week.”

Sandy

Jewish Brisket for the Holidays

Jewish Brisket for the Holidays

Total Jewish comfort food (but don’t feel like you have to be Jewish to make this).

“Loved the brisket and loved the beef barley soup. Both are definitely going in my rotation of meals.”

Sally

Classic Cheesy Beefy Lasagna

Meat Lasagna

This is what my family thinks of as the world's best lasagna.

“Telling you right now 100% worth it! Made it for my sister and brother in law and they loved it!”

Aziza

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

The addicting flavors of chicken wings get translated into meatballs, made with ground chicken, so they are basically health food! These are like the skinny jeans of buffalo wings.

“Used my food processor to grind boneless chicken thighs. And used about 1/3 cup of an alternate hot sauce, as I did not have Frank’s. I appreciated your hint to use less of another brand. The meatballs were really tasty with your blue cheese dip!”

Laura

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

This traditional Irish meal is perfectly suited to be cooked in the slow cooker – the vegetables come out perfectly as well!

“The kids and I made this tonight in our mini loaf pan. Soooooo good!! Finally found the perfect recipe.”

Maranda

Shepherd’s Pie / Carrie Crow / Katie Workman / themom100.com

Shepherd’s Pie

Mashed potatoes atop a savory pie are delicious; cheesy mashed potatoes are kind of sublime.

“Love love LOVE this recipe! Used Idahoan instant mashed potatoes when I was in a time crunch, and they worked out great with me adding the cheese.  This recipe is great because it is easy to modify if you don’t have all the ingredients on hand.  Thanks for sharing it with us! “

A-net

chicken stir fry with broccoli and sugar snap peas / Katie Workman / themom100.com

Chicken, Broccoli and Sugar Snap Pea Stir Fry

When I want to make Gary very, very happy.

“My husband absolutely loved this recipe. The only thing I did different was stir fry it in toasted sesame oil instead of canola or vegetable. It was absolutely delicious. I know he will be asking for this dish at least once a month!”

Cheryl

Garlicky Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan

Garlicky Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan

A notch above plain roasted asparagus, but not a whole lot more effort.

“I make this at least once a week for my family. My kids cannot get enough of it!”

Diane


Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

Traditional Irish soda bread is a yeast free quick bread, and it's hard to imagine a St. Patrick's Day spread without it. This recipe has body, richness, and just a touch of sweetness.

Steak Street Tacos

Steak Street Tacos

Tender cubes of flavorful beef soak up a simple marinade to become one of the best soft tacos ever.

Avocado Ranch Dressing

Avocado Ranch Dressing

Thick and creamy with a beautiful pale green color, this dressing turns a salad into an experience (try it as a dip or sandwich spread, too!)

Roasted Asparagus with Creamy Lemon Dressing / Katie Workman / themom100.com

Roasted Asparagus with Creamy Lemon Dressing

This lemon sauce would perk up pretty much any kind of roasted vegetable.

Cosmo Cocktail

Cosmo Cocktail

Just because Sex in the City has ended doesn't mean we can't still love this classic pink cocktail!

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