Out of office! We’re currently on a road trip from Nashville, to Blackberry Farm, Chapel Hill for Thanksgiving and ending in Charleston. Our family of five is packed in a rental car and hitting all the sights, from checking out colleges to listening to country music and eating hot chicken! Just call us the Griswolds. I’m not cooking this week, besides helping my nieces with Thanksgiving dinner. Follow along on Instagram stories for plenty of food and family pics. Until then, here’s to a happy week off from work and school.
I haven’t tried this meatloaf yet, but I’m on the hunt for a good recipe. If you make it, please leave a comment and let me know what you think! It would be perfect with mashed potatoes, but we’ll most likely be eating those Thursday. You could opt for roasted cauliflower or honey roasted root vegetables instead.
Pasta with pumpkin and sage sounds seasonal and simple. I’d add both Parmesan and pecorino, and maybe something green like kale, arugula or Swiss chard.
Taco Tuesday! Instant Pot Barbacoa beef bowls from Skinnytaste sound delicious. Load up on kale guacamole if you feel like making it, or just buy store bought guacamole to save your energy for the big event.
This is probably the biggest takeout day of the year. If you’re not hosting a big group tomorrow, cook a big batch of soup for lunch that you can nosh on for dinner. It will help clear out your vegetable drawer, and you can freeze leftovers for a dinner down the road. If you’re hosting, you deserve a night off from cooking and cleaning. Enlist help picking up some good Chinese takeout and pour yourself a glass of wine.
Happy Thanksgiving! I love Thanksgiving dinner so much — it’s what we served at our May wedding 17 years ago. If you missed my Thanksgiving menu collaboration with Memorial Hermann, you definitely want to take a minute to print out the recipe booklet. If it’s too late to use it this year, file it away for next year. There are 13 recipes, and many of them work just as well for weeknight dinners. There are also a couple appetizers that are perfect for holiday entertaining from now until New Year’s.
Leftover turkey pot pie, leftover turkey enchiladas, turkey posole or just a big turkey and cranberry sandwich with mayo and flakey salt. My husband insists on pillowy, processed white bread for his turkey sandwiches and this is the one time per year I oblige.