So Very Fall: Dinner Recipes That Are Right for This Week
Cue the casserole, chowder, chicken, and chops.
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: WARM SPINACH SALAD WITH FRIED EGG AND POTATOES
It's been a while but we're back with 'put an egg on it,' definitely one of our favorite dinner themes. This spinach salad is seriously next-level; sauteed potatoes and fried egg make it hearty, plus they are cooked in the same skillet-less cleanup is always a winner. And dinner is ready in 20 minutes. What's not to like?!
TUESDAY: CALAMARATA WITH ROASTED EGGPLANTS, TOMATOES, AND OLIVES
Not saucy, just tasty, this elemental pasta stars roasted vegetables, sweet Italian sausage, and every cook's secret weapon-a little pasta water to deglaze the pan.
WEDNESDAY: SALMON-AND-CORN CHOWDER
Hold onto summer just a little longer with a comforting bowl of chowder. Late-summer corn plays an essential role in this 30-minute salmon dinner that tastes like you spent much longer at the stove.
THURSDAY: TACO CASSEROLE
This week's most comforting dinner? This casserole that just happens to be quick to put together, too. It's an all-star meal that everyone will adore.
FRIDAY: BROILED SPICY PEANUT CHICKEN
Sometimes on a Friday you just need the fastest possible dinner-and here it is. Start the rice to go with this 15-minute chicken-thigh recipe before you make the chicken, or better still, have someone else put the rice on before you get home! The peanutty sauce is a little spicy and altogether irresistible.
SATURDAY: GRILLED SCALLOPS WITH BLISTERED-YELLOW-PEPPER RELISH
We're going for gold tonight with a sun-colored relish made with yellow bell peppers, almonds, smoked paprika, and garlic. It's the perfect condiment for scallops that are quickly grilled, outside or in a grill pan, and served atop Israeli couscous. This restaurant-worthy meal comes together in just 40 minutes and is absolutely delicious.
SUNDAY: SLOW-COOKER PORK CHOP
Ready for full-on fall flavors for dinner? We've got pork, cabbage, and apples (with a touch of bacon!). And it's slow-cook Sunday; shoulder chops become meltingly tender and wonderfully flavorful as they cook long and slow with cabbage, bacon, and onions. Serve with applesauce and sour cream for sweet and creamy contrast, and maybe some mashed potatoes or polenta?