It’s time to start thinking about your meal plan for next week. From a soul warming pot roast to pasta with Awesome Sauce, we’ve got five weeknight meals that will get you through the week ahead. So grab a pen, make your shopping list, and stock up before the weekend’s over.
Ribollita | photo by Melina Hammer for the New York Times
If my kids are any gauge, the way to get little ones to eat tons of vegetables is to make a vibrantly tasty vegetable soup topped with crusty toast and melty Parmesan. This Ribollita recipe by Mark Bittman at the New York Times is everything this winter, and perfect for #MeatlessMonday.
If you’re looking for a new, fresh, but still family-friendly way to cook up chicken, look no further than this Japanese Chicken Curry Rice at La Fuji Mama. Packed with flavor, never boring, this might just become a weeknight favorite.
Wednesday means breaking out the crock pot! Marzia at Little Spice Jar calls her Slow Cooker French Onion Pot Roast “soul warming” and, well, I completely believe her. I mean, just look! And with hardly any hands-on work. Plus, I bet some of you Instant Pot devotees can adapt this for your favorite kitchen device. (If you do it, leave us a note with the settings you used!)
Kalguksu | My Korean Kitchen
Kate recently travelled to South Korea and fell in love with Kalguksu, a light and warming noodle soup with an Asian twist. So, while rounding up healthy comfort food recipes, she found a fairly easy recipe for Kalguksu that you can make at home. The recipe calls for you to make a Korean-style broth with kelp that only takes 20 minutes and can be made ahead of time. Another alternative is to whip up this quick vegetarian dashi at my site, One Hungry Mama, instead. It’s more Japanese than Korean, but the ingredients may be easier to find in a conventional market.
When it’s this cold, Friday means a yummy baked pasta to fill everyone’s bellies. I can’t wait to try this Baked Pasta with Awesome Sauce at A Couple Cooks, because AWESOME SAUCE (obvs)! Plus, just the name alone will get my kids chomping, even with that 4 cups of spinach.