Weeknight Rescue // November 2020 // Week 47

How to make turkey broth

It’s a big week for cooking, so I’m throwing some simple recipes your way along with a few that you might want to cook for Thanksgiving. I’ll be spending much of the week with my family in the mountains, so won’t be posting my Wednesday cooking demo. If you missed the one from from last week (Arugula/Delicata Squash Salad), you can find it here.

Genius Butternut Squash Soup

Someone just posted a comment on this recipe that pretty much sums up why you might want to make it, “I just became lactose-intolerant and wanted to find an EASY butternut squash soup recipe without dairy. This won hands down. This is a winner in our house. Will be serving it for Thanksgiving.”

Spaghetti with Butter, Egg, and Cheese

Spaghetti with Butter, Egg, and Cheese

This is about as simple as it gets when it comes to getting dinner on the table. One pot and just a few ingredients, it’s foolproof and delicious. Blanched broccoli tossed with olive oil and equal parts lemon juice and balsamic vinegar makes a quick side. Tip: blanch the broccoli in the same boiling water you plan to cook the pasta (scoop out the cooked broccoli with a slotted spoon, then cook the pasta).

Baby Bok Choy with Pork and Tofu

A longtime blog favorite, this is savory, sweet, and a little bit spicy. It might make a convert of folks who haven’t yet taken to tofu. Serve over cooked brown rice and it’s a complete meal.  Need a side? Sliced cucumbers and radishes doused with rice vinegar, a pinch of sugar, and a crack of black pepper will do. 

Rotisserie Chicken Sandwich with Spicy Pecan Muhammara

Rotisserie chicken sandwiches with muhammara

I thought this might be a terrific way to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey. Swap turkey for chicken, whiz up that savory muhammara, tuck in arugula or any extra salad greens, and you’ve got an excellent lunch or dinner on your hands.

Warm Spinach Salad with Balsamic Dressing

It might be nice to have something a little on the lighter side in the lead up to Thanksgiving. This warm spinach salad is filling and really tasty. For a vegetarian version, swap the prosciutto for roasted or sautéed mushrooms.

Rustic Apple Walnut Tart

Rustic Apple Walnut Tart

Can you tell I’m crazy about this tart? I can’t stop shouting about it! I do promise to leave you alone after this 🙂

How to Make Turkey Broth

How to make turkey broth

Confession: I recently discovered a long forgotten jar of broth from last Thanksgiving tucked down in the deep freeze. Guess what? it was still tasty. So save those turkey bones and make some broth. This method shows how easy it is to do. You can make it with your Instant Pot if you prefer, figuring 45 minutes and either quick or natural release.

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