So by now, I think we’ve all got Thanksgiving pretty figured out. We’ve strategically planned out all those mouth-watering sides, the ever-flowing drinks, the turkey (or not the turkey), the DESSERTS. (I got a little too excited about that one). But what about the day before Thanksgiving? All the family is making their way to town, hungry from their travels and readily awaiting a warm, comforting, hearty meal. Whoops!
Don’t worry. I got you covered 😉
I feel like the days leading up to big holidays alway get a little short-changed. We’ve spent so much time on the day of the holiday, that we forget about preparing to feed just as many people for all their other meals. Sure, we could all just order take out, but why not have a few tricks up your sleeve to impress your guests and fill their bellies with healthy, nutritious food? I vote yes.
That’s where this Minestrone Pot Pie comes into play. First of all, just read that title again— it’s ONE pot! Wellllll, besides the bowl you make the biscuit dough in (but that takes, like, 2 minutes and I say it doesn’t count 😉 ). Secondly, this dish pleases a wide variety of eaters, from vegan to vegetarians to meat eaters. I’ve made a similar version for my meat-loving grandmother before and she scarfed it right up! Win!
I love the ingredients in this dish as well. The recipe starts out with a simple, healthy, veggie-packed minestrone soup base and then is topped with biscuits made from whole wheat flour, coconut oil, and non-dairy milk. Once the biscuits are placed on top of the soup, the whole pot goes straight into the oven to bake for 10 minutes, then voila! You’re ready to eat!
For the first time in a few years, I’m NOT hosting Thanksgiving at my house. Typically I’ve living in the most central location of all our siblings, so the family just flocks to my house for this short holiday, but we’ve decided to change things up this year. Instead, I’ll be basking in the home-cooking of my mom back at home. There’s nothing like going home for your mom’s home cooking over the holidays, especially when you’re all grown up and on your own. Even though I’ve been living on my own (and in a different state) for over 7 years, it still feels SO good to have my mom taking care of me. Makes me feel like a kid again, I guess!
Now let’s just speed through these next few days of work and get on with our travels (or not travels) 🙂 Have a wonderful week everyone!