Video: Cook a Week of Vegetables in One Afternoon

With a packed school semester ahead of me, I am looking for a weekly routine that will let me prepare healthy weeknight dinners so quickly, I won't be tempted by takeout. In this video, cookbook author Tamar Adler demonstrates — beautifully and without words — how easy it is to spend an afternoon cleaning and cooking enough vegetables to get you through a busy week.

Dana recommended this technique a couple months ago after reading Adler's book, An Everlasting Meal, but I only recently got around to watching the video, which shows how simple and efficient it is to wash, peel and roast or boil a large number of vegetables at once.

Although I do occasionally take the time immediately after shopping to precook some of my vegetables, particularly winter greens, I am inspired to make it a more regular habit. Watching this video, I am reminded of how much more soothing it is to rinse, chop, blanch and roast during an empty weekend afternoon than during a rushed 30 minutes after a long day at work.

Get the book: An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace, $14.85 on Amazon

Do you do any prep for weeknight dinners on your days off?

Related: What Are Your Best Tips & Tricks for Speedier Dinner Prep?

(Image: Tamar Adler)