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: Warm Lentil Salad with Poached Eggs
It's been awhile since we featured a put-an-egg-on-it dinner. Tonight's selection is a hearty vegetarian meal indeed; a French-style lentil salad with goat cheese, roasted almonds, and poached eggs.
TUESDAY: BLT Baked Potato
We're channeling Martha this Tuesday, well sort of. She likes her baked potato minimal and for lunch, but the type of potato (always russet!) and the method are the same. For dinner, these tatties are stuffed with lettuce, tomatoes, and bacon then topped with a buttermilk mayo.
WEDNESDAY: Roasted Kielbasa with Apples and Cabbage
Get over hump day with this hearty dinner. It's a colorful one (sheet) pan dinner that requires just 10 minutes of prep. Have a glass of hot apple cider (or pilsner) while the oven does the work.
THURSDAY: Broiled Striped Bass with Cauliflower and Capers
Yesterday oven, today broiler, that's how we are rolling this week. We love the broiler for a quick main that doesn’t taste rushed. We also adore striped bass; sometimes you need to switch it up when it comes to a fish dinner.
FRIDAY: One-Pan Chicken and Mushrooms with Egg Noodles
A one-pot chicken dinner with bacon AND cream sauce, this recipe truly delivers on the comfort food promise.
SATURDAY: Slow-Cooker Ribollita
A healthy, hearty soup, ribollita means “reboiled” in Italian and traditionally is prepared on one day, then reheated and eaten the next. With our slow-cooker version, you get same-day deliciousness, along with loads of healthy greens and a new use for stale bread. It's a truly comforting vegetarian dinner.
SUNDAY: Colcannon Shepherd's Pie
Meat and potatoes, comfort food for many, come together in this hybrid pie. The mashed potato-and-cabbage dish known as colcannon tops a traditional shepherd's pie filling (ground lamb and plenty of peas and carrots!).