What To Cook This Week - 10-2-21

I’m finally getting in the fall spirit! The temperatures here have dropped to the 60s and we have about 20 lb of apples to use up after going apple picking this past weekend. Apple pie-town, here we come! I’m ready for all the cozy food and I hope you are too.

Here’s what we’re cooking:

  • Starting off the week with a super creamy, super comforting creamed spinach gnocchi bake – so perfect for Sunday Supper.
  • Next up – a roasted butternut squash and sweet corn salad that can serve as a side salad but is also hearty enough for a main meal.
  • On Tuesday we’re making jalapeno popper deep dish pizza (with some kale snuck in for good measure).
  • A cozy Persian butternut squash and sweet potato soup is on the docket for Wednesday. This is the epitome of fall eating! 
  • Finally, we’re ending the week with a mustardy farro and roasted root vegetable salad. Full of great flavors and it makes for tasty lunch leftovers.
  • For dessert, we’re making glazed apple slices to use up some of our apple haul!

Happy eating!

SUNDAY

CREAMED SPINACH GNOCCHI BAKE WITH TOASTED PINE NUTS

Prep Ahead Tip: Recipe comes together quickly, no need to prep ahead.

Vegan Substitutions: This relies heavily on dairy and would be hard to veganize. I recommend pairing the gnocchi with your favorite vegan alfredo sauce, adding spinach and topping with the toasted pine nuts.

Creamed Spinach Gnocchi Bake with Toasted Pine Nuts

MONDAY

ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH WITH SWEET CORN SALSA

Prep Ahead Tip: Roast your squash ahead of time.

Vegan Substitutions: Omit the feta cheese or use a dairy free version.

roasted butternut squash with sweet corn salsa, feta, and pepitas

TUESDAY

JALAPENO POPPER DEEP DISH PIZZA

Prep Ahead Tip: The dough needs at least 30 minutes to rise so make sure you leave enough time for that.

Vegan Substitutions: Replace the cheese with dairy-free alternatives.

jalapeno popper kale deep dish pizza

WEDNESDAY

PERSIAN BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND SWEET POTATO SOUP

Prep Ahead Tip: Recipe comes together quickly, but the whole soup can be made ahead of time and reheated when ready to eat.

Vegan Substitutions: Recipe is already vegan.

Persian Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup

THURSDAY

MUSTARDY FARRO SALAD WITH ROASTED ROOT VEGETABLES

Prep Ahead Tip: Roast the vegetables and cook the farro ahead of time. Bring to room temperature before eating.

Vegan Substitutions: Omit the goat cheese or use a vegan alternative. Use maple syrup in place of honey in the dressing.

Mustardy Farro Salad with Roasted Root Vegetables and Goat Cheese

DESSERT

GLAZED APPLE PIE SLICES

Glazed Apple Pie Slices

SHOPPING LIST

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Shopping List for 10-2-21

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One Response to What To Cook This Week – 10/2/21

  1. Totally understand why the gnocchi bake is back on the menu!

    I’m also thinking I might show up for Jalapeno Popper Pizza and some slab pie!

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