Mon | Going meatless
Nutty Cheese Ravioli With Butter is a rich dinner that you'll work off with a power shop at the mall. Cook the ravioli according to package instructions. Drain and drizzle with melted butter, shaved Parmesan and toasted pine nuts. Serve with a green salad.
Tues | Very saucy
Here's a Stir Crazy classic: Garlic Shrimp and Rice. Heat about ¼ cup of olive oil, add 4 or 5 minced garlic cloves and a pinch of crushed red pepper. Heat for a few minutes, then add a pound of peeled shrimp and a few shakes of paprika. When the shrimp are pink, add lemon juice and minced parsley. Serve over cooked rice studded with sliced scallions.
Wed | Rotisserie chicken
Comfort food meets Latin American street food in Chicken Potpie Empanadas (recipe below). Use refrigerated pie dough rather than homemade to make the meat turnovers. That convenience item combined with shredded rotisserie chicken makes tonight's meal a true quick one. Serve with fruit salad.
Thurs | Sweet and spicy
Serve Grilled Salmon With Marmalade Dijon Glaze with couscous and sauteed spinach. To make the glaze, mix ½ cup orange marmalade with a tablespoon Dijon mustard plus ½ teaspoon of garlic powder and salt and pepper. Brush the glaze on the fillets and grill. You will have enough for 6.
Fri | Super simple
With all the food celebrations for the holiday weekend, something simple is in order for tonight. Make BLTs on whole wheat bread and serve with your favorite store-bought lentil soup. Hearty, filling and quick.
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