Cook Smart: 2 Nights' Worth of Suppers

Reesa Berkstresser / Styling Lisa Powell Bailey / Food Styling Marian Cooper Cairns
One delicious meal spurs on a second speedy dinner.

Pick a day when there's some breathing room to cook, and end up with two nights' worth of suppers. To start, we put together a Sunday menu and cooked two pork loin roasts. We served one, and then saved the other for a second night's 30-minute, one-dish meal.



Special Sunday Dinner
On Sunday, serve Zesty Pork Loin With Apricot-Pan Sauce, Potato-and-Carrot Amandine, and a salad made with a Caesar salad bag kit and sliced tomatoes. Plan strawberry ice cream with hot fudge sauce for dessert.


Speedy Tuesday Supper
Use the second cooked pork roast and reserved marinade within 2 days to make Pork-and-Soba Noodle Bowl. You've got your protein, carbs, and veggies covered, so simply serve with orange slices and fortune cookies.

"Cook Smart; Eat Well" is from the May 2006 issue of Southern Living.

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