What I Made – Week 20

Good planning this week let me reuse a lot of the components of different meals in new ways later in the week. I’m not usually this good at meal planning strategy so this is a small victory for me!

Every time we get a small winter squash like acorn squash or this week’s fancy Robins Koginut squash, I stuff it with sausage and grain following the basic techniques of this recipe. To make it for a crowd, I cut the squash into slices and arrange them on a plate or platter with the grain mixture in the center.

The peanut sauce in this Thai pork quinoa bowl wasn’t my favorite, but it was a really easy, fast dinner. Marinating the kale in the chili garlic sauce gave it quite a spicy kick!

I reused the edamame and bean sprouts in this sushi salad with tofu and kale chips. I always forget how easy kale chips are to make! I don’t bother with the flavorings, I just tear, toss with olive oil, bake them and then sprinkle them with kosher salt. Half of them don’t make it to dinner because I shovel them straight into my face!

Another go-to recipe I’m not sure I’ve ever posted here are these herbed turnips and greens with pork tenderloin. The baby turnips are sweet and mild and are delicious coated in the spice-cheese combination.

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