I saw a quote on Hoda Kotb’s Instagram feed, “Friday the 13th is still better than Monday the whatever.” Love that. 🙂 This felt like a looooong week. Lots of great stuff coming up this week like a book signing at Salutations Home in Pasadena on Monday, October 16th from 9:45 am to 11:45 am. Then I am taping a segment on Hallmark’s “Home & Family” on Thursday which will air Friday, October 20th. Annnnnd, I’m teaching 4 classes! Hope you guys have a great weekend!
Here’s your dinner planner for the week:
Friday: zucchini paella from naturally ella
Saturday lunch: butternut squash and chickpea stew
Here’s what you can do ahead if you need:
Wash your greens and herbs
Soak your white rice or even make the cilantro rice and refrigerate for Monday night dinner
You can also blanch and refrigerate your brussels sprouts and refrigerate them until Monday night, but be sure to shock them in ice water to stop the cooking process and drain and dry them before putting them in a container in the fridge.
Cook the black rice
Make the salad dressing for the black rice salad and the jicama slaw
Cook the hominy for the posole if you can’t find already cooked hominy
Cook chickpeas unless using canned. Freeze until Friday and defrost.
Wash cilantro, allow to dry and bag.
Marinate the miso cod for Tuesday night
Prepare/marinate the South American roast chicken and refrigerate
Make the green sauce for the South American roast chicken
Here’s a link to my previous dinner planners.
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