Well, I'm gonna be honest. There's been a lot of frozen chicken nuggets, frozen pizza, and one-pot pasta in the last couple of weeks. Spouse has had two trips in two weeks and I caught a second cold. The second trip was an "oh shit" on Monday when he realized his telecom on Wednesday was not a telecom. It was, in fact, an in person review on the East Coast. So in addition to all that, the baby has been teething...he finally got #15 and #16 is taking WAY too long to come out. I'm going to get a break after this right? Please say yes. After all, there are only 20.
I did finally get healthy enough to get my flu shot yesterday, so yay me! The pharmacist at the drug store suggested I aim for August or September next time. I tried for October this year but had bronchitis.
Anyway, on to Thanksgiving week!
Over the weekend I used 5 weeks worth of CSA carrots to make a big pot of ginger carrot soup. It's about 3-4 nights worth of soup (half done). I roasted a bunch of eggplant and zucchini as a side dish. I made my favorite Mediterranean chickpeas and rice, but in the rice cooker instead of the pressure cooker. I have a problem with burning this stuff in the pressure cooker. I made caponata (wait, that may have been last weekend).
So this week is chickpeas and rice, carrot soup, lots of salad with salami and cheese.
Roast turkey breast
Sausage and cornbread stuffing
Brussels sprouts with bacon
Butternut squash risotto
Mashed potato casserole (aka, heart attack on a plate)
Chocolate peanut butter pie
Now, you're probably thinking "what a great list of homemade deliciousness!" And in a normal year, you'd be right. Except for the occasional trip east to visit family (or last year's impromptu trip to LEGOLAND), we cook dinner every Thanksgiving. In the past, this has included huge numbers of people (up to 14 in student housing, with our one-butt kitchen).
But this year, we are ordering dinner from Fresh and Easy. But we are making the potato casserole and chocolate peanut butter pie ourselves, so that's something. We just didn't have the energy for a huge to-do this year.
I'll leave you with a couple of photos from our Sunday Sabbath.