What a great Thanksgiving week! A few quiet days without homework, stress, and routine is the perfect entry to the holiday season. My family is bringing down decorations from the attic as I hide in the dining room to write this. We have tons of extra produce to use up this week, which I’ll work into the meal plan. I’m also craving quick, simple dinners that have minimal cleanup because I feel like we just washed 500 dishes over the weekend.
If you missed my email yesterday, I have news! My private membership group, Smart in the Kitchen School, is open for a limited time. Doors close Friday, so don’t delay!
Takeout Mexican. Zero dishes for the win!
I’m making white bean minestrone to use up the surplus of veggies in my refrigerator. It’s not technically meatless since I plan to use the turkey stock I made this weekend. My oldest requested tomato soup and grilled cheese, but I need to work through my produce drawer! Don’t worry, she was understanding.
Fish tacos served in warmed corn or Siete tortillas with shaved cabbage, La Taqueria hot sauce, cilantro, avocado, and lime crema. Black beans in the Instant Pot will be the perfect side. I plan to use the last of my Fish Fixe
Broccoli beef stir fry. I’ll use up a big head of broccoli and add some green onions. Serve with steamed rice or Chinese egg noodles.
Teaching an online class tonight with one of my favorite recipes. Simple roasted fish is the simplest and fastest way to make fish. I like to make this with salmon, halibut, Arctic char, or trout. Serve it with this zesty green sauce and a salad.
Old school sloppy joes for an easy Friday night dinner! My youngest asked me not to make the “healthy version” I usually make. So it’s the old school spice packet, ground beef, tomato paste and water for the win! Carrot and celery slices on the side so they get some veggies in.