Weeknight Rescue // October 2020 // Week 43

pot roast in a white dish with carrots and potatoes

I’ve got a cozy line up this week with a Halloween kitchen craft to boot. Enjoy!

GENIUS BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP

The easiest ever butternut squash soup, since there’s no need to peel or chop the squash. You just roast it whole, scooping out the tender insides once cooked. You can even do the roasting in advance and finish things off the next day. Want dessert?  This Italian Apple Cake is a winner and leftovers are fair game for breakfast the next day. 

SLOW COOKER POT ROAST WITH VEGETABLES

To me, pot roast is the very definition of comfort cooking. It’s hearty and soul satisfying. The slow cooker does a terrific job with pot roast, but you can also roast it in the oven (instructions for that are in the recipe headnote). 

THAI SALMON CURRY WITH VEGETABLES

Salmon Curry

Thai curry paste has become a “must have” pantry staple for me that makes quick work of super flavorful dishes like this one. When combined with coconut milk, it makes a tasty brew for the salmon and vegetables. Just add steamed rice.

UMAMI CHICKEN

This is simple cooking using pantry basics that requires very little work for the cook. You can pair it with anything you’d like: any grain, salad or vegetable — fresh, frozen, canned or otherwise. The extra sauce in the bottom of the pan can be used to flavor the sides you choose.

LEMON TAHINI DRESSING WITH VEGETABLES

Pile a sheet pan with all your favorite root vegetables, roast until tender, and serve with a tangy tahini dressing. Add a cup or two of chickpeas to make things a little more filling.

SLOW COOKER PUMPKIN BREAD

slow cooker pumpkin bread

Making pumpkin bread in the slow cooker results in a particularly tender loaf and means you can dash out to do errands without worrying that your oven is on. Want to see how it’s done? Tune into my Instagram where I’ll be doing a demo this coming Wednesday.

BOONANA GHOST POPS

healthy halloween treats for kids

A healthier Halloween treat that’s just three ingredients: Bananas, dunked in vanilla yogurt with mini chocolate chip eyes.

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