A Month of Quick-Fix Suppers
Monday, September 14
This gorgeous salad features breaded chicken tossed with lettuce, broccoli, and grapes, and topped with almonds and a honey and Dijon mustard vinaigrette.
Tuesday, September 15
Wednesday, September 16
Thursday, September 17
Recipe: Skillet Steak and Wilted Kale
Sprinkle this restaurant-style steak salad with crumbled blue cheese for even more flavor.
Friday, September 18
Recipe: Mushroom Stroganoff
Smoked paprika adds depth to this meatless dish.
Saturday, September 19
These open-faced sandwiches are topped with tons of tasty ingredients: shrimp, avocado, bacon, and mayonnaise. For a sturdy sandwich base, use a thicker cut of bread.
Sunday, September 20
Upgrade your burritos by crisping them in a skillet.
Monday, September 21
Recipe: Southern Pimiento Mac and Cheese
Undercook the pasta by 1 minute. It will continue to cook in the creamy sauce while the crumb topping toasts under the broiler.
Tuesday, September 22
Wednesday, September 23
Serve this zesty beef with toasty bread and a tangy herb salad.
Thursday, September 24
We love a rub. It's easier and less messy than a marinade and gives through-and-through flavoring.
Friday, September 25
Recipe: Garlicky Beef-and-Bean Stir-Fry
Cut costs at the supermarket by rethinking how you buy meats. Here, we use a less expensive cut of beef and stretch it by adding colorful fresh veggies to the entrée. Thinly slice the meat and stir-fry it quickly to keep it tender.
Saturday, September 26
Recipe: Cheesy Bacon-and-Two-Onion Tart
This savory and rustic tart makes a complete meal when paired with a light salad.
Sunday, September 27
If you don't have any buttermilk on hand for the avocado cream sauce, substitute plain yogurt and just a little water.
Monday, September 28
Recipe: Shrimp and Pesto-Rice Salad
Serve this brand-new twist on the old rice salad warm, or make it ahead, chill, and serve cold.
Tuesday, September 29
Wednesday, September 30
Israeli couscous is also sometimes labeled pearl couscous.
Thursday, October 1
Elegant and easy, this hearty dish comes with a side and a sauce all-in-one. Be sure to brown the chops well so they'll give the mustardy pan sauce deep flavor.
Friday, October 2
Recipe: Steak Tacos with Charred Salsa
Here's a fresh serving idea: Assemble and serve tortillas in parchment paper-lined cups.
Saturday, October 3
Cleanup is easy with this one pan dinner (you'll make the sauce in the same pan you used to cook the cutlets). Serve the dish over mashed potatoes or with a loaf of crusty bread to sop up the earthy sauce. To cut costs, purchase fresh herbs labeled "poultry blend." You'll get an assortment of herbs for the price of one package.
Sunday, October 4
Recipe: Curried Shrimp with Peanuts
For an easy side, cook 2 (8.5-oz.) pouches ready-to-serve basmati rice according to package directions. Stir in 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, 1 tsp. loosely packed lime zest, and 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice.
Monday, October 5
This fresh and savory salad is a winner year-round.
Tuesday, October 6
Wednesday, October 7
This recipe for breaded pork chops gives the meat a nice crunch. Serve with homemade mustard sauce and green beans.
Thursday, October 8
This dish is a revelation. Throw all of your ingredients into one pot over medium-high heat, and about 25 minutes later you'll have noodles perfectly coated in a luscious tomato-basil sauce.
Friday, October 9
Recipe: Sloppy Cola Joe Dogs
When you think of having Sloppy Cola Joe Dogs you should just plan on a delicious mess. Our Test Kitchen couldn't get enough of these new sloppy Joes enlivened with a splash of cola, which gives the ground beef a sweet boost that plays well off the filling's spices. One of the secret ingredients is sliced pepperoncini peppers—they bring just that little bit of heat. Try these with traditional or split-top hot dog buns, or hoagie rolls. You’ll love these even more when you add your favorite coleslaw for crunch and color.
Saturday, October 10
Use this creamy sauce to dress up store-bought fried chicken or as a salad dressing or dip for wings. Adjust the heat by adding more or less jalapeño. We like to double up on the tortillas, taco-truck style.
Sunday, October 11
Your family will love all of the fall flavors that come to the table with this winner of a dinner.
Monday, October 12
Recipe: Roasted Chicken Caesar Salad
Reinvent the Caesar by roasting the lettuce to caramelize it, and jazz up store-bought dressing to make it taste like homemade.
Tuesday, October 13
Wednesday, October 14
Recipe: Tortilla Soup
Anaheim peppers are long, slender chile peppers with a sweet, mild heat. Look for Mexican tortilla soup broth on the soup aisle.
Thursday, October 15
Recipe: Tangy Slow-Cooker Pork Shoulder
This will become your new go-to pork shoulder slow-cooker recipe, thanks to the sweet and tangy soy-and-vinegar flavor profile. Pull the pork, and serve it Southern-style over grits or sandwiched between buns, and ladle on plenty of sauce.