Mon | Breakfast for dinner
Bookend your day with hearty breakfasts such as made-to-order omelets, sausage and toast. A comforting way to end manic Monday.
Tue | Something fishy
Saute salmon fillets in olive oil, brushing them with a honey-Dijon mustard mixture as they cook. Serve with couscous and spinach sauteed in garlic and olive oil.
Wed | Rotisserie chicken
Shred the bird and heat with barbecue sauce on the stove to make Chicken Sloppy Joes. Pile on pillowy rolls, with or without coleslaw. (I find the store-bought is too goopy, so I add more shredded cabbage and it's perfect.) Corn on the cob sounds good, too, as does macaroni or potato salad.
Thur | Meatless
Cube one or two eggplants with the skin and cook with your favorite spaghetti sauce. The eggplants release a lot of liquid, so go easy on the sauce at first; you can always add more. Incorporate onions, mushrooms or green peppers if you'd like. In about 30 minutes, you'll have a "meaty" sauce to serve over spaghetti. Cover with freshly grated Parmesan.
Fri | All-American
Be the hit of the Fourth of July potluck with Lemonade Pie (recipe below). Make sure the host has freezer space, because you'll need it up until serving time. Nice to be off the hook for the entire meal, isn't it?
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