I have a major love-hate relationship with my local grocery store. Sometimes I want to spend hours wandering the aisles, checking out new products and dreaming up recipes. On the other hand there is nothing worse than realizing halfway through dinner prep that I forgot to buy a crucial ingredient… and having to brave the after-work grocery crowd to find it!
One way I avoid last minute trips to the store is by choosing recipes for the week that call for the same or similar ingredients. Bonus points if I can find a way to use the ingredient in its entirety so I’m not stuck with a handful of something and no plans for it.
Walnuts are a great ingredient to base your weekly meal planning on because they are so versatile and tasty! Here’s a peek at the meals I have planned for next week. All of the recipes combined use up an entire one-pound bag of Diamond of California® Walnuts!
Don’t forget about dessert! You’ll have just enough walnuts left over for these Decadent Frosted Brownies.