I’m enjoying a quick weekend away with my husband. It’s so nice to take a break from work and social media and just catch up before the holidays. Have a great week everyone! Stay tuned this week for a fun gift guide, as well as a list of some favorite food-related non-profits I like to support.
A savory kale and butternut squash frittata, crusty bread and roasted potatoes cooked in extra-virgin olive oil. My husband loves frittatas with a tart simple salad. Just toss mixed greens with super simple salad dressing and top with some Maldon sea salt and fresh ground pepper.
Since we’re having a vegetarian dinner tomorrow, I’m making fish en papillote. Everyone can choose their own toppings, and I have FishFixe haddock in the freezer. If you’d like a discount off your first order of Fish Fixe, use the code Smartinthekitchen. I transfer their fish from the freezer to the refrigerator the night before I plan to use it. To make my kids happy, I’m serving this with their favorite salad. Chopped butter lettuce or iceberg with jalapeño ranch. I might also make sweet potato fries.
I have a secret weapon for you all. Tomato confit and goat cheese is an appetizer I make all the time. You can even make it outside of tomato season with so-so tomatoes since the heat of the oven enhances their sweetness. Toss the finished product (with or without a little goat cheese) with a pound of cooked linguine and it’s delish! Broccolini on the side.
We have an online holiday baking class for a private group this afternoon. I want a warm and spicy dinner to counteract the chocolate, but nothing complicated. Instant Pot Butter Chicken to the rescue. Serve with cauliflower rice, steamed basmati rice or turmeric rice. I’d also love this with simple steamed spinach on the side to add some greens.
Cozy night at home “in our Christmas jammies.” I’m thinking easy weeknight meatball sandwiches with melted mozzarella. Use a little Rao’s marinara on toasted French rolls or slider buns, add the meatballs and a slice of mozzarella and melt under the broiler. Put on your slippers and fire up a holiday movie.