通常在感恩节的前几周，我会兴奋地计划菜单，bookmarking 必威体育recipes and testing desserts (quality control,right?).
今年，因为DI，the holiday will be abbreviated,and if I'm being honest,days of cooking beforehand will be the last thing I want to do.妈妈和我打算蜡烛79为了我们的饭菜，and if I can take the rest of the day to put my feet up on her sofa and watch something silly on TV,我将称之为度过的愉快的假期。
This doesn't mean that I can't allow the holiday excitement to wash over me a bit beforehand: it just needs to happen in small waves.接下来的两周，我计划把一些节日和传统食谱融入我每周例行的批量烹饪中，必威体育so that even if I don't cook up a feast of my own on Thanksgiving day,我仍然花时间在厨房里庆祝这个节日。This wild rice vegan stuffing with roasted sweet potato & apple is where I'm starting.
I've been thinking betway必威体育平台about the combination of roasted sweet potatoes and apples in a stuffing dish since I made这个散列.I've got a huge weakness for sweet and savory food,and when I made that dish,我很快就爱上了炉灶做的洋葱和烤根蔬菜/水果的组合。
在这里，there's also rice for texture and heft,fresh herbs (rosemary and thyme,但圣人也会好的。and the addition of pomegranate arils at the very end for some festive holiday color.
You can see some Thanksgiving-friendly sides—roasted Brussels sprouts and roasted root vegetables—peeking out in the background!这些是预先切好准备烘烤的，多亏了我当地的蔬菜选择Whole Foods Market 365在Ft.Greene,Brooklyn.
我喜欢在这个地方购物。It's the same experience as shopping at a regular Whole Foods Market,但是有几个关键的区别：商店小了一点，而且容易浏览，and the focus is on the 365 line of products,which maintains an affordable price point.Plus,there are always a ton of products on sale or available at special discounts.Amazon Prime members get exclusive savings,以及每天几百件商品减价10%；shoppers can just download the Whole Foods Market app andstart saving.无论如何，当我在WFM购物时，我倾向于选择365种产品，所以Ft.绿色商店给我一个简化的购物之旅，它以当地的一些商业和产品为特色（比如“面包独处”和“奥瓦舍的面包”）。
The only downside?大多数时候，格林堡离我很远，这使得每周去杂货店购物变得很困难！马上，虽然，the store is on my way home;从东布鲁克林的医院到家，我有很长的路要走。A trip to Whole Foods Market 365 is a great way to break it up.
The store,以及WFM姐妹店在城市，将会以已经预先烹调好的节日聚会为特色，as well as prepared vegan pumpkin pie (!).为了我，切割，seasoned,and ready-to-roast veggies are already a terrific time-saver,for holiday cooking just as much for weekly DI batch cooking,and I was thrilled to have them in my fridge this week.Along with my new favorite stuffing.
|Wild Rice Vegan Stuffing with Roasted Sweet Potato & Apple||
- 1 pound scrubbed sweet potatoes,切成~1/2英寸的立方体
- 1磅苹果（任何口味），cut into ~1/2 inch cubes/pieces
- 1 cup (dry) wild rice or a wild rice blend (I used the 365 wild rice blend,which is a combination of wild rice and brown basmati)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 large (or 4 smaller) stalks celery,切碎
- 1 shallot,切碎
- 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary,chopped (or 2 teaspoons dry)
- ¾ cup vegetable broth
- ½ teaspoon salt,plus extra to season the roasted potatoes/apple
- Freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 1-2 tablespoons sherry vinegar,品尝
- Preheat the oven to 400F and line two baking sheets with parchment.Toss the potatoes and apple with the vegetable oil and transfer to the baking sheets.Season with salt and freshly ground pepper.Roast for 35-40 minutes,或者直到蔬菜变黄变嫩。把蔬菜从火上移开。
- 当蔬菜烤制时（如果比较容易烤，可以事先烤），cook the rice according to package instructions.
- Heat the olive oil in a large,中火深锅。Add the onion,celery,and shallot.Cookstirring often,for 5-8 minutes,or until the onion is soft and clear.Stir in the rosemary and thyme.Fold in the cooked rice,红薯，and apple.Add the ½ teaspoon salt and the vegetable broth.Heat everything through,stirring as you go.
- 加入雪利酒醋和一大撮刚磨碎的黑胡椒。Taste and adjust the seasonings as needed.把馅料放到盘子里，上面放上石榴假种皮。享受！!
In addition to being tasty and perfectly in keeping with the flavors of the season and holiday,馅料真的很容易做。If I were to make it again before Thanksgiving—which I probably will—I'd cook the rice ahead of time,甚至可能事先烤蔬菜，so that it could all come together on the stovetop quickly.
Speaking of piecemeal cooking processes and advance prep,I've gotten a few requests for a comprehensive post on my batch cooking process.It may take me a while to pull together,但我愿意继续跟进！从食物的角度来看，批量烹饪使DI体验平稳，and it would be fun to share what I've learned (and to answer any questions you have).
I've had years where I made a scratch cooked feast for my mom and me,而且很荣幸。There's a time and place for that,and there are also years to take a break from cooking,或者让一些方便的烹饪助手（比如预先切好的蔬菜面，or particularly low-key 必威体育recipes) do the work.This is one of those years,我想这将是一个愉快的假期。
Wishing you a great rest of the week."See"you this weekend!!
This post is sponsored byWhole Foods Market 365.All opinions are my own.谢谢您的支持！!