Pulled Pork

Try this pulled pork recipe in mini slider buns or as a quesadilla with monterey jack cheese. An apple salad can be made using mixed greens, chopped apple, toasted almonds and shaved aged cheddar. A dressing made with 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon honey, 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper.

Lentil Barley Soup

As the weather gets colder keep this recipe on hand for those nights no one wants to go out.  You can easily have the ingredients on hand for this recipe.  Serve it along side a crusty loaf and you have the perfect, no need to go shopping, meal.

Turkey Rolls

Turkey Rolls present well and are actually easy to make. I originally tried a recipe from Fine Cooking and then I took out so many steps (brining, bacon wrapping and browning) that I had to call them "Rolls" instead of "Roulades." In the end the turkey rolls are so much easier and taste superior. This recipe makes two rolls so it is easy to make with a friend or make two and freeze one or bake them both with company. The mushroom and shallot sauce is optional but worth the effort.

Parmesan Chive Smashed Potatoes

Try this twist on a roasted potato with a recipe from Ina Garten "Parmesan Chive Smashed Potatoes." Boil them ahead of time, smash them on a tray and they are ready to bake in the oven just before dinner. Double this recipe if you are making for company.