Things are moving a little slow around here. Farm Girls Supper Club was Saturday night, my seasonal pop-up dinner for 80 that I host with two business partners. More on that later, but all I can say is it was a perfect night. I just need a couple more days of rest before I’m back up to speed. In the meantime, I’m sending an easy weekly meal plan your way. It’s full of family favorites with minimal prep and clean-up. I’m headed to New York Thursday, so send any good dinner (and cocktail) recommendations my way. Excited for a couple days away with my husband in one of my favorite places. Here’s to a great week!
Fried rice with green onions, sugar snap peas, carrots, broccoli and celery. I have leftover beef tender from the weekend that I’ll cut in small pieces and add to the mix. I don’t have a recipe for this, but watch stories to follow along, or check out the “Fried Rice” tutorial in my Instagram highlights. If you need a written recipe to get you through dinner, this kimchi fried rice from Cooking Light looks easy and delicious. My kids like leftover friend rice for breakfast, don’t forget the fried egg on top. BEST breakfast out there, in my opinion.
I’ve been craving salmon since Saturday night when I tasted the Salmon en Croute (stuffed with wild rice and leeks) that my co-chef, Kelley Sullivan Low, made for our pop-up dinner. It won’t be quite the same without the puff pastry and stuffing, but I’m cooking the slow roasted salmon on my site with a lemon creme fraiche sauce (basically just lemon juice and zest, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper). I have a few white sweet potatoes I haven’t used from my past two Farmhouse Delivery boxes, and I can’t wait to make roasted white sweet potatoes with mirin and honey. Use the coupon code “Smart” to waive the $20 membership fee for Farmhouse Delivery when you sign up! My box is delivered every other week and I look forward to the seasonal veggies. I also add a dozen eggs to every delivery, and there’s nothing better than the bright orange yolk in a fried farm egg. You can also add meal kits, jams, breads, cheese, meat, you name it!
I’m in the mood for quiche — any kind will do, as long as it has sautéed leeks and gruyere stirred into the filling. Some bacon wouldn’t hurt either. If you don’t feel like making the crust, just buy a frozen one. Or make a crustless quiche. I’ll serve a big green salad with super simple salad dressing on the side.
Sloppy joes made with either ground beef or dark meat ground turkey. You can heap the meat in baked potatoes or on a bun. Carrot, celery and ranch on the side. If you want to prepare this early in the day for an afternoon when you have a lot of driving, once everything is added to the pan, transfer it to a slow cooker and keep warm until you’re ready to serve. It’s a pain to wash both pans, but on extremely busy nights that extra pan is worth it.
Why not make a big pot of soup that you can snack on all weekend long. In winter, when zucchini and summer squash aren’t in season, I like to make my healthy tortilla soup with a cup or two of chopped spinach, kale or swiss chard. Serve with quesadillas on the side.