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Dinner Recipes for Valentine's Day and the Rest of This Chilly Week

What to feed those you love for the next 7 days.

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Here are our suggestions for dinner for the next seven days. The weeknight recipes take less than an hour of mostly hands-off time, many cook much quicker than that but may require constant stirring. On the weekends we like to try something different; recipes that cook long and slow, projects that get us using new ingredients and techniques, and menus to make entertaining a cinch. Join us every week for dinnertime inspiration.

 

MONDAY: Cannellini-Bean and Greens Stew

white beans greens stew
Photography by: Julia Gartland

There are garlic-and-sage toasts hiding at the bottom of this robust vegetarian stew, they soak up the delicious broth.

 

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TUESDAY: Jambalaya

jambalaya
Photography by: Martyna Szczesna

It’s Mardi Gras and what better way to celebrate than with something tasty from Louisiana? Gumbo takes a while to cook. While not fast, this hearty chicken, andouille sausage, and rice dish is more doable on a weeknight.

 

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WEDNESDAY: Skillet Steak with Pink Peppercorn Butter

Steak With Pink-Peppercorn Butter
Photography by: Johnny Fogg

An easy, bistro-inspired dinner for two is sure to make your Valentine’s extra special—and totally delicious. If steak isn’t your thing, try one of our other dinners à deux.

 

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THURSDAY: One-Pan Creamy Tuna Pasta

Think tuna casserole but lighter, dare I say better? Give this one-pot wonder a try. It ups the veggie factor with peppery arugula and tender asparagus, they're the perfect foil for meaty oil-packed tuna.

 

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FRIDAY: Broiled Spicy Pork and Pineapple     

pork pineapple plate
Photography by: Joseph De Leo

By now you know we love the broiler and it's great for quick dinners of all kinds. Tonight broil this flavor-packed, 30-minute main with boneless pork chops. 

 

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SATURDAY: Creamy Baked Ziti     

creamy baked ziti
Photography by: Bryan Gardner

You could make this baked pasta on a weeknight (and we hope you will) but first give the family a treat tonight with this creamy take on baked ziti. Make it comfort food all the way by rounding out the meal with garlic bread and a big salad.

 

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SUNDAY: The Ultimate Roast Chicken

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Photography by: Bryan Gardner

When in doubt, roast a chicken is one of my mottos and Sunday is the best day for roasting. Leftovers, should there be any, are perfect for sandwiches, to top a grain bowl or salad—so many possibilities.

 

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