At this time last year, I was perfecting my Thanksgiving menu for November and getting physically ready for the most taxing month of the year for me.  In the first three weeks of November, I typically teach FIVE in-person classes a week.  FIVE.  It was Thanksgiving, after all.   People needed a refresher, or a pep talk, or a tutorial on how to get it all done with NO STRESS.  Does anyone need more stress right now? I don’t think I could handle it.  Not even a little.

No in-person classes right now, friends. My answer to everyone’s Thanksgiving cooking class prayers is my online Thanksgiving Bootcamp WHICH STARTS ON THURSDAY! You can join here!  I will be your private Thanksgiving coach and you will have the support of an amazing group of people in my community who have already signed up for this course.  I know they’re amazing because they’ve taken ALL my bootcamps.  If there’s one thing I can do it’s teach.  And people who took my in-person classes, took them monthly for years (I’m talking 10-12 years.)

If you need help with ANY holiday whether it’s Thanksgiving or Christmas, take this bootcamp.  If you are even considering spending hundreds and hundreds of dollars on a mediocre supermarket Thanksgiving meal, take my bootcamp.  If you think a turkey is impossible to cook properly, take my bootcamp.  If you dream about taking a walk, a proper shower, and enjoying a leisurely breakfast Thanksgiving morning when you have a crowd coming for dinner, take my bootcamp.  What do I have to do to see you in class?  How about a discount code for $50 off?  Use the code TDAY50 and I’ll see you Thursday!

Here’s your dinner planner for the week:

Meatless Monday: Zucchini-leek soup p. 96 from Quicker than Quick, corn muffins (cornbread recipe in muffin tin)

Tuesday: Mejadra rice and lentils, shawarma roasted broccoli

Wednesday: spice rubbed wild salmon, Moroccan roasted carrots, sauteed greens (like Swiss chard)

Thursday: mixed greens with green beans, almonds, and dried cherry vinaigrette + I’m going to add quinoa and feta and double the dressing so this can be a whole meal

Friday: Sumac spiced chicken without pomegranate glaze if you use pomegranate seeds in the rice, jeweled rice (there are some veggies in the rice, but if you have time, roast some cauliflower to go with)

Saturday brunch: grain-free sweet potato pancakes, sauteed apples

Sunday: turkey meatballs with pasta or roasted spaghetti squash – method here, sauteed garlic spinach


Here’s what you can do ahead if it helps you:


Make stock

Cook quinoa for cornbread, if using

Cut broccoli into florets

Make broccoli yogurt mix

Wash salad greens


Make dried cherry vinaigrette

Blanch green beans


Roast sweet potato for pancakes


My new cookbook, Quicker Than Quick, is here!  I have LOVED seeing all your creations of my recipes on Instagram. If you make any of my recipes, please tag me @pamelasalzman #pamelasalzman so I can check them out!  If you have 1 minute, would you mind leaving a review on amazon?  I would be so grateful, thank you!

Take a peek at my first cookbook “Kitchen Matters”!

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