Weeknight Rescue//Week 48//2021

Rotisserie chicken sandwiches with muhammara

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 the holiday. I hope things in the kitchen go swimmingly for you and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Genius Butternut Squash Soup

My daughter just made this for a “friendsgiving” potluck on Sunday and it earned rave reviews all around. It works for a simple supper, and also makes a nice addition to Thanksgiving menus. Another plus? Because it’s made with coconut milk instead of cream, it perfect for folks who don’t do dairy.

Spaghetti with Butter, Egg, and Cheese

Spaghetti with Butter, Egg, and Cheese

This is about as easy 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. 

Turkey Sandwiches with Spicy Pecan Muhammara

Rotisserie chicken sandwiches with muhammara

This recipe was developed with chicken in mind, but it’s also a terrific way to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey. Just whiz up the savory muhammara in your food processor, 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

I’m getting an early start on Thanksgiving, so I made the dough for this tart in advance. It’s currently in my freezer awaiting the big day. The dough is quick to make in the food processor and the tart is a very forgiving one (not to mention, very tasty too!).

How to Make Turkey Broth

How to make turkey broth

Don’t toss those turkey bones! Your future self will be so grateful that you turned them into a golden broth to stash in the freezer. 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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