My Fourth Week of Quarantine Cooking
If you’re interested in printable meal plans and shopping lists, you’ll find them here if you’re a Green Plate Club subscriber. But if, like me, your quarantine cooking consists of using what’s in the pantry and pairing it with whatever vegetables you’re lucky enough to get via grocery delivery, here’s what I actually cooked for my family this past week.
What We Ate for Dinner This Week
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Sunday – Socca with Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Apples, and Shallots
I mentioned before that I had big plans for chickpea flour while hanging out at home and this was the week that I made socca happen. We paired it with apples, Brussels sprouts, and shallots that were roasted on a big sheet pan. If you haven’t had apples and Brussels sprouts together, you’re missing out! It’s the perfect sweet/savory combo.
Monday – Veggie Burgers and Oven Fries
We are fully stocked on frozen veggie burgers in our household, but if you want to try your hand at making your own, I love this recipe and you don’t even need eggs to get them to stick together. I topped them with sautéed onions and served them with a side of baked fries.
Tuesday – Sweet Potato Gratin
I guess I ordered way more sweet potatoes than I remembered from Imperfect Foods, so I decided to slice ’em up and make a gratin. I didn’t have heavy cream on hand, so I tried to pull it off with a roux using whole milk instead. Oh, and whole wheat flour instead of white flour because I didn’t have that on hand either. It wasn’t great! My one-year-old loved it even if the sauce separated, so at least there’s that.
Wednesday – TVP Tacos
TVP is not in my regular rotation. When I need a ground beef substitute, I almost always use crumbled tempeh. But I needed something shelf-stable so we could limit our trips to the grocery store and not have to go without protein while waiting two weeks for grocery delivery. I used my old school hard shell taco recipe and we topped them with salsa, olives, and cheese.
Thursday – Nachos
Leftover taco filling means nachos! Yes, I did this a few weeks ago too, but my family never gets tired of nachos.