It’s Week 46 of Dinner Plans and we’re ramping up for Thanksgiving Week around the corner!
It’s hard to believe it but Thanksgiving is now just a little more than a week away! We’re going to be in deep prep mode this week as we gear up for a little time off and cooking up all the delicious foods. This season of gratitude is my favorite.
Seasonal Cooking Tip: Mirepoix Prep
In this season of gratitude, I’m gearing up for all the festive meals and holiday treats ahead. And this year, I want to get as much of the work done ahead of time as possible. This week: it’s all about vegetable prep.
This week I’m batch prepping mirepoix, or a mix of diced carrot, onion, and celery. This will make stuffing easy to prep. It will also come in handy for a number of soups and sides to carry us through in the weeks ahead. Dice all the veggies and portion into mise cups. You can freeze them direct or keep in the fridge for up to 5 days. In my former classroom teacher lingo, we’re backwards mapping our meal prep based on the day/days we’re going to cook. It’s a great system that’s served me well when cooking efficiently.
Dinner Plans for the Week
We got a number of persimmons and pomegranates that signal fall fruit is finally here. Lots of chard and greens for soups and salads and the cutest baby poblanos I’ve seen! As gear up for the big cooking week around the corner, we’re aiming to keep this week’s Dinner Plans has easy weeknights top of mind.
Our game plan for dinner this week:
Sunday: Nachos with Ground Beef, Onions & Poblanos
Monday: Miso Roast Radishes with Rice and Sautéed Greens
Tuesday: Chicken Enchiladas with Poblanos and Chard
Wednesday: Penne with Zucchini and Basil Pesto (freezer cubes for the win!)
Thursday: Crispy Tofu with Stir Fry Bok Choy
Saturday: Pizza with Arugula, Prosciutto and Burrata
From favorite recipes to new things with a wide variety of ingredients, cooking delicious food with our CSA definitely gets us out of a dinner rut and reduce food waste. I share meal ideas for our busy weeks with our weekly newsletter. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to be in the know when they’re live. 😉
Wishing you a nourishing week ahead. 🧡