Mon | Deconstructing dinner
Inside-Out Lasagna (recipe below) is much easier to make than traditional layered lasagna. Pile up the meatless melange in a big bowl on a cold night and you've got a soul-soothing warm dish. Cheap, too. The editors at Eating Well magazine, who devised the recipe, say it only costs about $2 a serving. Serve with steamed broccoli and whole-grain rolls.
Tues | So cold, so warm
Time for a pot of Sausage, Spinach and Lentil Soup to chase away the chill. Bring 6 cups of your choice of broth to a boil. Add 10 ounces lentils, 1 cup diced carrots and 2 minced garlic cloves. Simmer for about 30 minutes or until lentils are soft. Add 1 pound sliced cooked kielbasa and fresh or frozen chopped spinach.
Wed | Rotisserie chicken
We're well past the holidays but that doesn't mean you should forget about sweet potatoes. Make Old-Bay Roasted Sweet Potatoes to serve with your store-bought rotisserie chicken tonight. The recipe, from the current Everyday Food, starts with preheating the oven to 450 degrees. Clean three medium sweet potatoes then chop into 1-inch pieces. Toss with 1 1/2 teaspoons of Old Bay seasoning and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Place on rimmed baking sheet and roast for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through.
Thurs | Green hash and eggs
Spinach and Mushroom Hash is a good way to get some greens in your diet. No potatoes here, just chopped spinach (use frozen if you like, but squeeze out the water) sauteed with sliced button mushrooms and minced garlic in olive oil. Serve with fried eggs on the top. Crusty bread slices mop up the yolk.
Fri | Seafood splurge, redux
Here's a Stir Crazy classic: Garlic Shrimp and Rice. Heat about 1/4 cup of olive oil, then 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, or on its own (sop up the garlic-oil with French bread). Serve with a green salad.
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