Cold-Weather Comfort Foods That Are Perfect for Dinner This Week
It's that time again, you're thinking about dinner and what to cook. So here's our weekly list of suggestions: dinner recipes that take less than an hour of mostly hands-off time. Some recipes will be much faster than that. Yes, there will be pasta, and, yes, it will be delicious. 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. Visit us every week for dinnertime inspiration.
Monday: One-Pan Orecchiette with Chickpeas and Olives
Tuesday: Ginger-Pork Salad
Wednesday: One-Pot Turkey Skillet Pie
Need a comforting dinner for hump day? This skillet pie satisfies; there's a rich turkey chili topped with cheesy buttermilk biscuits.
Thursday: Broiled Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry With Water Chestnuts
Yes, it's better-than-takeout Thursday. No stir-frying here, and dinner is on the table in half an hour.
Friday: Italian Seafood Stew
Dinner tonight is on the Amalfi coast-well, we wish it was. Perhaps this quick, flavorful tomatoey stew will transport you to Italy? It calls for clams and cod, or whatever the freshest firm-fleshed white fish is at your market. You'll need white wine for the stew, so be sure to pour a glass for the cook. Bonus points if it's an Italian white.
Saturday: Roasted Quartered Chicken with Herb Sauce
We're still roasting chicken, but consider this recipe a nod to spring. Cutting the chicken into pieces speeds up the roasting time, and the sauce is irreistible. We think you'll adore the Crispy Potatoes with Rosemary, too. They cook in the oven at the same time as the chicken. We call that a winning pair.
Sunday: Stout-Braised Lamb
Celebrate Ireland's patron saint with this easy entertaining menu of updates on favorite Irish recipes, anchored by stout-braised lamb. (Make it even easier on yourself making elements of the meal in advance with our make-ahead strategy).