Pumpkin-Chestnut Soup Whole peeled chestnuts add structure to pumpkin soup, texture that's important if the squash is too watery. Make large batches, and tuck it away in the freezer for up to a year; don't add the cream until after you thaw and reheat it.
Four entire bulbs of garlic, roasted to make them deliciously sweet, then blended with leeks in a creamy soup. You can stop at the puree stage, and refrigerate for up to one day before adding the cream and lemon juice.
Curried Lentil Salad with Kale, Roasted Veggies, and a Green Curry Dressing. NOTE to self: Do NOT bother with the Tahini dressing on the Kale. Just use the green curry dressing (saves calories). Make 3 servings.
Oven Roasted Breakfast Potatoes 2 lbs potatoes (see note below), diced 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil tsp rosemary, crushed tsp thyme, ground tsp salt tsp garlic powder tsp pepper Mix all ingredients bake @ 350 for min and broil if you want them crispier.