The plan was to make “clean out the fridge soup” otherwise known as kale and white bean minestrone. But then I started doing laundry, and listening to Atomic Habits, and cleaning out my closet. I honestly don’t have the energy to cut and chop one thing. Been there? I’m making a simple pasta casserole with Rao’s marinara. Baked rigatoni for the win: A pound of tube pasta, about 3 cups of Rao’s, top with shredded mozzarella and parmesan and cook for 30 minutes at 375. Easy peasy. You could also stir in some pesto or spinach or cooked Italian sausage or something decadent like creme fraiche. I might roast some veggies on the side, but then again I might not. Just keeping it real, friends!
I’m making an Instant Pot Indian dinner with Good Food for Good Tikka Masala sauce, it’s Whole30 and delicious. Add 3-4 cups of chopped veggies, such as cubed butternut squash, Yukon gold potatoes, sweet potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower or eggplant. Cook on manual-high pressure for 15 minutes. I like to stir in some coconut milk at the end and top with fresh cilantro. Serve with basmati rice.
I’m prepping three recipes for a Houston Chronicle photo shoot at my house. The article is all about super easy dinners, so stay tuned! I’m sure we’ll be eating up the leftovers. Think meatball subs with melted provolone on Hawaiian rolls for the win! You can find the recipe in an Instagram post.
Since it’s a busy day, I’m making slow cooker BBQ pork ribs and an arugula or kale salad with roasted Delicata squash. It’s also National Apple Day! Whatever we have for dinner, we’re definitely having baked apples topped with vanilla ice cream and homemade granola for dessert.
There’s a porch pop-up at Courtney Barton’s Round Top store (603 N. Washington Street) today from 10 AM to 5 PM with Hunter Bell’s tabletop line! Be sure to stop by and shop the napkins, table clothes and aprons!
If you’re brunching this weekend, make a batch of protein pancakes. So good! You can add a can of pumpkin puree and a teaspoon of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice.