Memorial Day weekend always makes me feel so grateful to those who made the ultimate sacrifice serving our nation so that we can enjoy the freedoms we have today. I also feel another type of freedom — we were in a different place in this pandemic a year ago and I am enjoying new freedoms that we weren’t able to experience just a short time ago.
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Here’s your dinner planner for the week:
Meatless Monday (Memorial Day): Lentil and grilled eggplant salad, Tasty Turkey Burgers, Wild Salmon Burgers, The Best Grilled Flank Steak, Grilled Vegetables with Lemon-Basil Dressing or Chopped Grilled Veg Salad, Sparkling Blackberry Shrub, Apricot-Cherry Almond Crisp, Grilled chicken with cherry tomato vinaigrette, Grilled lemon-mustard-rosemary chicken, Sweet and spicy carrots with pistachios and feta, Asada mushroom tacos, roasted strawberry bruschetta (or see this post for more ideas for your memorial day bbq)
Tuesday: (use those leftovers!) Tomato, Roasted pepper and Basil Strata (use leftover burger or hot dog buns, if you have them from the weekend), arugula salad with simple lemon/olive oil dressing (or leftover dressing from the salads yesterday, if you have any leftover grilled vegetables, mix those in as well)
Thursday: Instant pot chicken tinga p. 199 with pinto bean tostadas p. 277 from QTQ
Saturday brunch: cherry cacao açaí bowl
Sunday: Chicken Shawarma p. 188 from KM, with accompaniments (lavash or cauliflower rice, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, olives, tahini, yogurt). I have also used the spice mixture + 1 tsp garlic powder and 2 Tbs. olive oil on cauliflower florets and done a roasted cauliflower shawarma!
Heres’s what you can do ahead if it helps you:
Since there are several options for Memorial day, you can make a marinade, dressing, assemble patties, wash and prep veggies. Make crisp topping or dessert.
Wash and strip kale
Cook beans if making from scratch
Make miso mixture and store in the fridge
Cut cauliflower into florets
You can make the entire farro dish ahead of time and reheat
Roast eggplant and reheat if you don’t want to make the day of
Make marinade for shawarma
Make tahini or yogurt sauce
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