Jumping into Fall for Dinner This Week
It's that time again; you're thinking about dinner and what to cook. Here's our weekly list of suggestions: dinner recipes that take less than an hour of mostly hands-off time or cook quicker then that but may require constant stirring. Yes, there will be pasta, and, yes, it will be delicious. On the weekends, there's more time to try something new or cook something slow. Visit us every week for dinnertime inspiration.
MONDAY: GRILLED-EGGPLANT PARMESAN
Here's a filling Meatless Monday meal of eggplant parm without the breading and with the grill. Give it a try, we're sure you'll love it just as much as the classic.
TUESDAY: PORK TENDERLOIN WITH SUMMER-SQUASH COUSCOUS
Your Tuesday night deserves a fancy dinner once in a while: juicy pork takes a turn on the grill with succulent summer squash. They're served with nutty pearled couscous and tangy scallion-mint relish for a perfectly balanced dish.
WEDNESDAY: BUFFALO CHICKEN SANDWICHES
Winner, winner baked chicken dinner! The secret to these irresistible crispy chicken sandwiches is that they're baked not fried. Healthier and less messy, that's definitely a win-win.
THURSDAY: SPICY SHRIMP FAJITAS WITH GRILLED PINEAPPLE PICO
If you feel like grilling outside tonight, this recipe is for you. If you want to cook on the stovetop, this recipe is also for you. Use a grill or a grill pan or stovetop grill to cook the onions and pineapple for a sweet, easy take on pico de gallo. And whether you cook inside or out, cook the shrimp in a cast-iron skillet over your chosen heat source. Whichever route you choose, dinner is ready in 35 minutes.
FRIDAY: SPAGHETTI AND FRESH MARINARA WITH BASIL
The fastest and freshest dinner of the week is this, our 30-minute recipe for a lively marinara sauce made with fresh, not canned, tomatoes and served with long pasta. Try it now while there are local beefsteak tomatoes at the market. Top it with a chicken cutlet if you want a heftier meal.
SATURDAY: BLUEFIN TUNA WITH OLIVE, CUCUMBER, AND CILANTRO RELISH
Consider this our goodbye-to-summer feast. It doesn't take long to prepare but feels festive, tastes delicious, and can be made with salmon or swordfish if tuna steaks aren't your thing. Rosé is optional, but we'll be raising a glass to bid farewell to the season.
SUNDAY: PRESSURE-COOKER POT ROAST
No oven needed! We're still in love with the pressure cooker, and once you try this recipe for pot roast, trust us, you will be too. It's braised with dates, olives, and oranges until meltingly tender-and cooks in a fraction of the time. Will you serve it with mashed potatoes or reflect the North African accents of this recipe and cook couscous?