And Now That It's Really Fall, Here's Dinner
Meals are a little more cozy 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: PRESSURE-COOKER CORN RISOTTO
Can it be true? Is this really a stir-free risotto recipe that totally works (and is vegetarian to boot)? Yes indeed, and an added bonus: it's full of the sweet flavors of corn.
TUESDAY: PORK AND PLUMS
Feeling fall but holding onto summer, that's this meaty, fruity one-pot entrée starring quick-cooking pork tenderloin. Pair it with polenta or creamy mashed potatoes, to catch all the delicious sauce, and a crisp green salad.
WEDNESDAY: GRILLED CHEESE AND TOMATO SOUP
Get over hump day with this supreme comfort-food pairing. Our tomato soup doesn't need cream or milk but has a wonderfully smooth, creamy taste and texture. And the grilled cheese? We've nailed the formula for the ultimate sandwich.
THURSDAY: BAKED TROUT WITH BROCCOLI, APPLE, AND FENNEL SLAW
It's fall, so apples! Here, they make an unexpected appearance in the slaw that tops trout fillets after they've been baked in individual parchment packets. Dinner will be ready in under 30 mnutes, and it will be a little different and totally delicious.
FRIDAY: PASTA WITH MUSHROOMS, DILL, AND CREME FRAICHE
It's been a busy work week, so tonight we're relaxing and savoring this irresistible spaghetti dish that's on the table in 35 minutes. Meaty mushrooms are offset by fresh dill and a spicy, richly-flavored crème fraîche sauce in this umami-packed main.
SATURDAY: CLASSIC MARGHERITA PIZZA
The margherita is the classic. Our version is super-easy and calls for bread flour, which yields a crispy, chewy crust, all the better to top with a swirl of tomato sauce and slices of creamy fresh mozzarella. Better double the recipe because one pizza this delectable will not be enough! Go all out Italian: cut the pie into squares as they do in Italy, then serve the pizza with an easygoing Chianti like Castello di Gabbiano.
SUNDAY: PUERTO RICAN CHICKEN AND RICE
A hearty, cozy Sunday dinner of chicken pieces and rice that also happens to be a one-pan wonder. Olives, capers, and pigeon peas infuse the rice as the dish simmers. Plenty of cilantro before serving is the finishing touch. Bonus points (and dollar savings) if you cut a whole chicken into pieces for this dish.