Meal Plan for April Week 3

This month, Summer Miller is back, sharing her meal plans for April. Summer is a mom, a full-time food writer, and also helps test the fabulous recipes we bring you every week at Simply Recipes.

Here we are squarely in the latter half of April and ready to celebrate the best of spring.

We don’t think much about it anymore, but eggs are actually seasonal. Chickens are photosensitive, which means they lay more eggs as our days grow longer.

It’s also about this time of spring where cool nights followed by warm wet afternoons, and morel mushroom season begins.

It only seems fitting, then to start the week off with a dish that pairs two of my favorite in-season products – eggs, and mushrooms!

When our kids were little they loved foraging for mushrooms. But then as they entered elementary school, they decided it was “So boring” to walk around outside looking for an obscure food they didn’t want to eat any way. I would play little games like “find the colors of the rainbow in the forest” to keep their minds off the fact that we were hunting endlessly for a hollow mushroom the color of dried leaves.

But then you do find a mushroom, and it’s next to impossible not to give another 30 minutes of your life in search of another. If you’ve never foraged for mushrooms, I highly suggest finding an experienced forager in your area and giving it a go.

Although, the recipes below don’t call for morels, feel free to substitute them for any mushroom recommended in the dish if you are lucky enough to find some. They are delicate and delicious.

Mushroom Quiche

Quiche is a wonderful make-ahead meal. It tastes great warm or at room temperature. If you’re tight on time, you can use a premade pie crust or make the quiche on Sunday to reheat for dinner Monday night. This Radicchio Salad with Green Olives would be great on the side.

Shrimp Snow Peas

Shrimp and peas both cook quickly. This simple stir-fry comes together in 20 minutes. Serve it with rice to round out the meal.

Asparagus Pesto with Pasta

Asparagus and spinach scream spring in this easy to make pasta dish. Garlic bread served on the side would be fabulous.

Chicken Posole Salad

Chicken Posole Salad

35 min
Gluten-Free

In this posole-inspired salad, chili and cumin rubbed chicken breasts pair with shredded cabbage, chopped romaine, avocados, radishes, cilantro, and cotija cheese.

Chicken in Mushroom Cream Sauce

Spring is also mushroom season. If you happen up a stockpile of morel mushrooms, feel free to substitute those for the cremini mushrooms recommended alongside this crispy chicken.

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  • Ann

    So far I want to try chicken with creamy
    Mushroom sauce

  • Joanne

    Looks very appetizing! Anxious to start.

  • Julie

    Guys! This is a great idea! Way to, once again, stay current with all the trending meal purchasing websites. Love this so much!

  • Marylou

    …wonderful recipes – thank you

  • Jan Villeneuve

    The mushroom quiche sounds really great for Sunday morning breakfast and chicken with mushroom sauce great for Sunday dinner

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