Weeknight Meal Planner: Week of February 16th
This quick-cooking dish is easily customizable. Cauliflower can replace the fennel, or the couscous can be switched for a whole grain like farro or brown rice. There are plenty of vegetables in this complete dinner, but if you desire, fresh, lightly dressed greens would go well with this dish.
You don't have to be a whiz with pizza dough to make this fast cast-iron skillet version--just pat it out to size, and the pan shapes it into a perfect circle. And because you don't have to stretch the dough very thin, it doesn't have to rest as long as with traditional recipes.
You'll love this dish for the sweet, sticky caramelized crust and crispy skin. The broiler will get you there in only 20 minutes. Never tried bok choy? Also called Chinese cabbage, this healthy green offers a new twist on coleslaw with a punchy vinaigrette dressing.
Start your weekend early with a new twist on taco night! Serve them with Mexican beer for the adults and fruit soda (such as Jarritos) for the kids. Look for crema, the Mexican version of sour cream, in Mexican markets or the international aisle of most supermarkets.
This fun dish is two recipes in one: delicious, easy meatballs and a slow-simmered tangy tomato sauce. If you have any extra sauce, toss it with your favorite green vegetable, spoon it over a bowl of creamy grits, or pair it with pork chops or other meats. It's the perfect start to cleaning out the fridge for fuss-free weekend meals!
Go ahead--treat yourself! Mini marshmallows melt into this walnut-topped brownie during baking, giving it a gooey, fudgy texture.