It’s the first week of Fall! I love changing up my dinner plan based on the season. Fall means more chilis and soups, warm breads and curry, roasted veggies and creamy polenta. YUM.
Speaking of fall, I’ve made a few trips to Trader Joe’s and sharing some of my favorite fall items. Check them out HERE, like maple kettle corn, pumpkin cream cheese and pumpkin spiced pumpkin seeds. So many fun goodies!
Here’s what we’re planning for dinners this week:
Monday: Salmon bowls. Teriyaki salmon, brown jasmine rice (here’s an easy recipe!), edamame, roasted sweet potato, avocado and coconut aminos. Such an easy healthy dinner that I for some reason forget to add to my rotation. I don’t follow a recipe but here’s one from My Gluten Free Guide that’s very similar (just add roasted sweet potatoes).
Tuesday: First day of fall! Tomatillo Turkey Chili in the Instant Pot. I never cooked with fresh tomatillos until I made this chili and it’s so so good. It’s full of flavor and a perfect fall dinner. The recipe I use is a screenshot from a friend, but it’s very similar to this one from Kitchen Skip. Instead of the salsa verde though we use 1 pound fresh chopped tomatillos, 2 diced green bell peppers, 2 pounds ground turkey and a jalapeño.
Wednesday: Leftover Tomatillo Turkey Chili.
Thursday: Sage Butter Cauliflower Gnocchi from Soul Brew with roasted carrots and brussel sprouts. I love finding new ways to cook with Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi, it’s one of my TJ’s staples we always keep in the freezer for quick dinners.
Friday: Creamy Rosemary Polenta with roasted vegetables from Mountain Mama Cooks. This is one of my favorite roasted veggie dinners. The rosemary and parmesan in the polenta is really creamy and good. And I love the maple syrup sweetness in the roasted veggies. Together it’s so good! I tweak the recipe a bit and don’t use the butter it calls for. Instead, I use Kerrygold butter.
Sunday: Soup Sunday! Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash & Quinoa from Cookin Canuck. I love making soups on Sundays because it’s a nice way to end the weekend, and it gives me warm lunches for the next few days.
If you try any of these recipes, or have other fall favorite dinners, please share them with me in the comment section below!