If you’re like us, the moment you feel a crisp fall breeze sweep across your neck, you immediately long for food that’s warm, hearty, and comforting. To satisfy those cozy cravings, here is a week’s worth of quick and hearty dinner ideas featuring several convenient Farm Boy chef-inspired foods that make meal prep simple and delicious.
It includes your pre-measured paella necessities for quick and easy prep: traditional spices like delicate saffron, Spanish olive oil, stock, and Valencia rice. All you need to do to prep this quick and hearty dinner is mix the ingredients, add water, and cook with your favourite vegetables or seafood.
Serve with a simple side salad like arugula with Farm Boy™ Balsamic Vinaigrette and try our rich and creamy Tres Leches Cake for dessert!
Tuesday: Meatloaf & Mash
Head to our Meat Department to pick up our tender homestyle Maple BBQ Meatloaf. It’s made fresh by our team daily and is smothered in our signature Maple BBQ Sauce for a smoky flavour with the perfect touch of sweetness. Oh, and the best part: it comes ready for the oven – no prep work required.
Pick up some fresh broccoli or broccolini to blanch and sear with a dollop of butter and some homestyle mashed potatoes from our Chef Department. Pop your meatloaf in the oven to cook and serve over your veggies and warmed mash with a little extra Farm Boy™ Maple BBQ Sauce for a wholesome comfort meal.
For dessert, grab a Pumpkin Pecan Crunch Pie while they’re here; It’s like a pecan pie and pumpkin pie collided into one!
Wednesday: Tofu Coconut Curry
How does a hot bowl of rich, veggie-packed curry sound? Farm Boy™ Tofu Coconut Curry has been a long-standing favourite in our hot bar, and for good reason. It has a creamy, fragrant coconut base that’s gently spiced with curry powder, ginger, and cayenne and is full of tender tofu, mushrooms, and peas!
All you need to do is heat and serve over a bowl of steamed Jasmine rice for a meal that will surely sink you into the coziness of fall. Feel free to personalize your curry with other ingredients like carrot, broccoli, Farm Boy™ Cooked Shrimp, and additional spice to taste.
End your meal with soft, chewy Mini White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies baked fresh in-store. Have one if you’re looking for a small taste of something sweet. Or have seven. Whatever, they’re mini, right?
Thursday: Beef Pot Roast Dinner
A pot roast dinner is such a treat, but it often involves a few hours to prepare and cook. For that reason, maybe you reserve a slow-cooked pot roast dinner for special occasions, like holidays, or a lazy Sunday.
Well, we’re here to tell you you can enjoy this ultimate comfort meal on your busiest day of the week! Our fully cooked Beef Pot Roast dinner comes with tender slices of slow-cooked beef and roasted carrots, parsnips, and turnips in gravy. Developed by our chefs with your busy schedule in mind, just follow the instructions to heat and serve! Pick this up from our Chef Department along with some of our Caesar Salad, Farm Boy™ Garlic and Cilantro Breadsticks, and dinner is covered.
Continue the fall comfort theme into dessert with one of our old-fashioned sweet fruit Cobblers. Try it served warm with a scoop of Farm Boy™ Vanilla Ice Cream.
Friday: Sheet Pan Chicken
Gotta love a dinner that only dirties one pot or pan! We love sheet pan meals in the fall because so many yummy root vegetables are fresh and in season. And our Bacon Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Breasts make this quick and hearty dinner simply mouthwatering.
Cut some tri-colour carrots and fingerling potatoes lengthwise, and peel and chop your favourite fall squash into cubes. Roughly chop some red onions into large pieces and spread all your veggies on a parchment-covered baking sheet. Drizzle them with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and toss them around on the pan to coat evenly. Place a few sprigs of fresh thyme and rosemary over the veggies to infuse them with fresh herby flavour.
Bake at 375° F for about 15 minutes until veggies are a bit soft. Then take them out and add your Bacon Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Breasts to the pan. Bake for about another 30 minutes until chicken is cooked through and your vegetables have some caramelization.
Serve garnished with some freshly chopped parsley for a pop of green colour.
For dessert, pick up a variety pack of our signature buttery Cruffies to discover what your favourite flavour is. Or, grab a pack of our limited-time Pumpkin Spice Cruffies before they’re gone!
Saturday: Meat Pie & Harvest Salad
Cozy up tonight with a generous slice of hearty, traditional Farm Boy™ Meat Pie! Housed in a golden pastry crust, this just-like-homemade pie is a one-step dinner that will feed the whole family. Just pop in the oven and serve with our Harvest Grain Salad from our Chef Department. Made with quinoa, butternut squash, sweet potato, beet, kale, cranberries, and pumpkin seeds, it’s fall in a salad!
And for dessert, dare we say more pie?? Well, when you do the math, pie x pie = deliciousness. So live a little this Saturday and pick up one of our buttery and flaky Homestyle Apple Pies.
Sunday: A Classic Pork Schnitzel Dinner
Get nostalgic on a Sunday with some classic comfort food prepared for you by our Chefs! Try our Pork Schnitzel Diner Dinner with crispy, traditionally breaded schnitzel, fresh broccoli, and delicate egg noodles. This delicious German-style meal not only comes conveniently packed for easy reheating, it also feeds two people for under $10!
And, of course, we had to suggest one of our Diner Desserts to finish off this quick and hearty dinner. Our Black Forest Cake with cloud-like whipped cream, rich chocolate sponge, and sweet cherry filling is simply irresistible.
For more fall-inspired meal ideas, products, and recipes, visit our Falling for Harvest page!