Plenty of Comfort Food, That's Dinner This Week
Because it's cold outside!
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: CAULIFLOWER STEAKS WITH ROMESCO SAUCE
Vegetarians and meat-eaters alike will appreciate this hearty knife-and-fork dish. It's made by cutting a head of cauliflower vertically into thick slabs, then roasting it until it's crisp and browned on the outside but still tender inside. Serve each "steak" with romesco sauce or try tapenade, chimichurri, or salsa verde.
TUESDAY: GINGERY PORK-AND-BROCCOLI STIR-FRY
In this week's episode of better-than-takeout, we present this 30-minute stir-fry with pork tenderloin. Each ingredient is cooked separetely over super-high heat then combined. It's a technique you can try with other proteins and vegetables, but start here!
WEDNESDAY: STEAK-AND-AVOCADO SANDWICH
Inspired by the pepito, a popular street food enjoyed in Mexico and Venezuela, this meal of a sandwich starts with flank steak and long seeded rolls. No mayo here, just mashed black beans, onion, avocado, and plenty of Mexican crema.
THURSDAY: SHRIMP-AND-CHIPOTLE PASTA
Another of our fabulous 30-minute pasta recipes to elevate your Thursday dinner. Here, fennel, fresh corn, chipotles in adobo, shrimp, and cream combine for rich smoky sauce you're sure to adore.
FRIDAY: CHICKEN BAKED CHICKEN VERACRUZ
Here's a one-pot dinner that requires oven time but not much prep. Get it going, then kick back with a glass of wine while it cooks. Bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs and potatoes are baked in a zesty sauce made with fire-roasted tomatoes and olives.
SATURDAY: THREE-BEAN RIBOLLITA
This comforting, economical Tuscan soup takes just a couple of hours with a pressure cooker-and that includes cooking three types of dried beans from scratch. The end result is a hearty bean-and-vegetable dinner to cozy up to.
SUNDAY: COLCANNON SHEPHERD'S PIE
More comfort food: The mashed potato-and-cabbage dish known as colcannon tops a traditional shepherd's pie filling (ground lamb and plenty of peas and carrots!). This is a dinner that everyone will ask for again.