This week, we have another round of weekly meal plan recommendations, but this isn’t a normal week, right? Thanksgiving is Thursday, so we’ll be focusing on easy, low-stress meals leading up to the big day, and smart ways to use leftovers on Friday. These five recipes will get you through this week ahead easily and deliciously.
So grab a pen, make your shopping list, and stock up on ingredients before the weekend’s over to make your weeknights that much easier.
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Top image: Rosemary & Orange Glazed Roast Turkey at Zestful Kitchen
We want to keep it easy for your early this week, because if you’re like us you’ll already be prepping some of your favorite make-ahead Thanksgiving dishes. This one-dish Chicken and Cauliflower sheet pan dinner at Snixy Kitchen is perfect. It’s light yet still easy comfort food, and it doesn’t make a big mess to clean up later.
These ham & broccoli foil packs at Megan vs. Kitchen are such a fun way to do dinner with the kids. Let each family member add the ingredients that sound good to them, then roast them in the oven with virtually no clean up. Literally — you just toss the foil in the trash. Easy peasy.
If you’re like me, you’re going to eat way too much on Thanksgiving. So keep it light (and easy) the night before with this Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana at Get Inspired Everyday. It cooks in just 5 minutes. Which leaves you plenty of time to painstakingly separate all the ingredients on your kids plates when you serve it to them.
It’s Thanksgiving, whoo! I’m loving the flavor-punch that this Rosemary & Orange Glazed Roast Turkey at Zestful Kitchen packs. Lauren includes step by step (by step) instructions to cook this perfectly, as well as a long list of ways to use up any leftover turkey you might have. Then, you can focus on some last-minute side dishes and creative pumpkin pie recipes the rest of your day.
On Friday, take a look at some of the tempting Thanksgiving leftover meals Stacie rounded up for us, or some leftover recipes that I love too. This year, I’m leaning toward these creamy turkey enchiladas at Muy Delish, because I can basically eat Mexican food every day of the week.