We aren’t hosting Thanksgiving this year, which feels weird, but is also a bit of a relief. (Although, we’ll still have our traditional Friendsgiving!) So instead of planning an entire menu for the big day, we’ll likely be assigned to bring a side to share; a veggie or starch. Looking ahead at our Blue Apron menu for the month, and all the delicious, seasonal sides available, I suggested to Chris, “What if we planned on making one of these for the side!?”
We’ve been long time fans of Blue Apron (for over 2.5 years now!) for their high quality ingredients (many, we can’t find around here) that allow Chris to whip up chef-inspired recipes without having to gather ingredients from the store. Also! There are now 8 meals to choose from each week (instead of 6) and you can choose any combination of meals you’d like! So, if you want to impress all your friends on Thanksgiving with your knock-out side, look ahead at the menu and choose from a huge variety of options. There’s a link at the bottom for $30 off your first order, whether it’s to help you bring a gourmet side dish to a Friendsgiving, or to order a regular week of delicious Blue Apron meals over the holidays.
This week, we decided on the Seared Chicken & Farro with Honeynut Squash & Apple-Almond Relish and couldn’t help but think that the Farro and Honeynut Squash would be the perfect side dish to share–inspiring this post. :)
You can find the full recipe right here, but the sage, farro, roasted squash, raisins, garlic spinach–mmm!–all mixed together was the perfect bite of autumn that we never experienced before.
What’s your favorite Thanksgiving side? When assigned a starch, Chris always pulls out his cornbread stuffing that I crave all year long! But, he always loves to fill his plate with samplings of something new on the big day (me, too).
Our first 25 readers will get $30 off their Blue Apron order right here, so you can impress your family and friends with a killer side this year. You can can also get the $30 off a regular week of meals to help ease the stress of holidays, and get the ingredients shipped straight to your door.
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