An Instant Pot and Slow Cooker Kind of Week
This week’s meal plan is full of savory soups, family favorites and fast dinners. I have a couple new Thanksgiving recipes to upload for you guys, but keep your fingers crossed I can pull it off. It has been a busy couple weeks, and I have four cooking classes this week. When I’m teaching during the day and running out for 3pm carpool, it’s tricky to get new recipes uploaded. I need to figure out a solution so I can share new recipes with you all every week! Have a great week ahead — we spent the weekend out in the country teaching a private cooking retreat for an amazing group of women. I hope your week is filled with the company of loving friends and family, fulfilling work and good food.
Chicken and vegetable soup. This is my basic “chicken soup without a recipe.” Sauté onion and garlic, add a couple chopped carrots and celery. Add some cubed Yukon gold potatoes, or even sweet potatoes, if you’d like and about 4-6 cups of chicken stock. Add 1-2 cups shredded chicken and a generous dash of kosher salt. Add about 2 teaspoons tamari or coconut aminos for a dash of umami. Let simmer for 30 minutes and serve with a scoop of jasmine rice and a tiny bit of sriracha.
Coco Morante’s Cabbage and Potato Soup from her book The Ultimate Instant Pot Healthy Cookbook. Serve with crusty bread and a simple salad tossed with our go-to vinaigrette.
Chicken Lettuce Cups. Fast, easy, savory and low-carb. I updated the instructions to give you a Whole30 modification.
Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches. Served in hoagie rolls for kiddos and on top of spaghetti squash for the adults.
Late afternoon cooking class today, and family coming to visit this weekend. I’m making Tea for Turmeric’s butter chicken for an easy and savory dinner. Serve with a side of Trader Joe’s paratha (my friend Izzah would make her own, but I’m taking a shortcut). Roasted green beans on the side (just roast in a single layer at 425 with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of salt.)
Family in town! We are either ordering a bunch of pizzas and salad from a local neighborhood spot, or firing up the grill for burgers (don’t forget a side of sriracha mayo and pickled onions). Either way, we’re excited to lay low with relatives we don’t get to see very often and laugh and cook together.
I would love to see a grocery shopping list- maybe for each day- that way I can make a full list with only the days I am planning to cook. Thanks for considering!!
I would love to be able to do that, and have attempted a few times. Do you think it would be more helpful to do the shopping list Per day/recipe? Or group all produce, dairy, meat together?
Right now there aren’t enough hours in the day, but would love to add a shopping list at some point!
So excited for you to try the butter chicken, Marcia! Thank you for including it 🙂 Hope you’re having a wonderful week.
A weekly plan is a very practical idea! This is really convenient, because due to my work, I often intend to cook several dishes or preparations at once, but I do not have time for this either. I have long been convinced that planning saves time and improves productivity. Thank you for your ideas and for your blog!