When dinner can double as the next day’s lunch or the next night’s repurposed leftovers, that’s a busy weeknight win. Make it easy on yourself with Instant Pot Stew, Creamy Polenta with White Beans and Broccoli, or a hearty Puerto Rican dish loaded with shrimp, rice, and peas.
If you want to make your week as easy as possible, spend some time on Sunday making a few batches of simple weeknight staples that can serve as building blocks for meals in the coming days.
You’ll spend the rest of the week looking back and thanking yourself for these well-spent couple of hours.
Pasta has so much going for it: it’s inexpensive, it’s easy to cook, and it’s a blank canvas for the continuous parade of fresh veggies that appear from May through September.
I’m pretty certain I make pasta more in the summer than in the winter — and if that’s not the case, I’m definitely more creative and less inclined toward red sauces in the summertime!