Hey friends! Welcome to Good Food Reads for this last day of November. It seems no matter my intentions and planning, the holiday season is inevitably one of the busiest times of the year. I mean, I feel like I was just writing about surviving the Thanksgiving craziness and now we are about to pull out the advent calendars, hang the stockings, and trim those trees. Having welcomed our second child in October, I am currently away from my day job and on maternity leave. While I knew it would be busy having a newborn around again, I thought the holidays might be a little more relaxing without the craziness of a full-time working schedule. Um…yeah, I was wrong. This year has been busier than ever! With that in mind, I have been on the search for easy recipes that fit into a busy holiday schedule. I hope you find something that becomes a new staple in your holiday home…
Gingered Carrot and Parsnip Soup from my friend Mandy over at Organically Mandy. Check out her blog for super healthy, beautiful recipes!
As usual, Smitten Kitchen has a winner: Spinach Sheet Pan Quiche. Yes, the pictures show a homemade, rolled out crust, but you can totally use store-bought! Easy.
Whenever I’m really busy, the slow cooker is my BFF. Here’s a recipe for Slow Cooker Lentil Taco Soup from Ambitious Kitchen that I’m planning to make today! It’s vegan and gluten free, making it a great option for a #meatlessmonday.
Another go-to for me when I’m crunched for time is anything “one pot.” Less mess to clean! I’m adding this One-Pot Turmeric Chicken and Rice from A Calculated Whisk to my meal plan for the week. I will likely substitute boneless chicken thighs because I’m a lazy eater (#confession).
I love to pick up Honey Smoked Salmon from Costco for easy, protein filled lunches. I’m thinking these Smoked Salmon Flatbreads would be a great addition to my lunch rotation!
And because we all have holiday gatherings coming up, check out this recipe from Joy the Baker for Peppermint Pretzel Marshmallow Fudge. Perfect for sharing!
As always, please send us your suggestions, tips and recipes you’d love to see featured on Good Food Reads. We love to hear from you!