Weeknight Rescue // November 2019 // Week 47

Some of us have a big week of cooking ahead. And most have a big week of eating, so I figured I’d keep the meal plan simple with a few lighter, healthier options to balance out Thanksgiving.

INSTANT POT (or slow cooker) BALSAMIC CHICKEN

Don’t be intimidated by the number of ingredients in this recipe. It really is quick to pull together, without a whole lot in the way of prep work. Serve it with pasta or farro. You can find a slow cooker version here

TOMATO SOUP AND GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH

This is good, cozy comfort food, especially for those of you feeling the chill of fall. The recipe makes just enough soup for four bowls, but feel free to double it for lunches the next day (perfect for a lunch box thermos).

4-INGREDIENT SWEET POTATO ENCHILADAS

Slice of Sweet Potato Enchilada

Talk about simple! With just four ingredients, it’s a snap to make and even your veggie-phobic family members might give it a thumbs up.

ROASTED VEGETABLES WITH TAHINI SAUCE

A big sheet pan of veggies is often my “go-to” clean-out-the-fridge supper. Just roast a variety of root vegetables until tender and add chick peas at the tail end for protein and heft. While that’s happening, you can whisk together the tangy tahini dressing to drizzle over the top (add a little harissa if you want a kick of heat). I often serve this with warm whole-grain pita and Greek yogurt on the side.

MEDITERRANEAN STRATA

I figured I’d include this as a supper option that can double as brunch (since plenty of you probably have family in town). It’s packed with vegetables and loaded with the flavors of the Mediterranean. You can assemble it in advance and stow it in the refrigerator up to one day ahead of time, baking it just before serving. 

HOW TO MAKE TURKEY BROTH

How to make turkey broth

If you’ve got the bones leftover from a Thanksgiving turkey, do yourself a favor and make broth. This is a simple formula and you’ll thank yourself when you’ve got a pot of gorgeous, golden broth to stash in the freezer.

PUMPKIN BLUEBERRY MUFFINS

pumpkin spice blueberry muffins

Make up a batch of these to enjoy for Thanksgiving breakfast. Any leftovers are good for several days afterwards.

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