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Riddle us this: Why does the shortest month of the year feel the longest? On the plus side, there’s plenty of time (like 7 billion weeks) to make cozy, delicious dinners and eat them while lounging on the couch by the fireplace. Here’s what we’re cooking every night this week.

RELATED: 25 Hearty Winter Dinners That Take an Hour or Less

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Shopping List:

Produce
1 small head cauliflower
2 yellow onions (1 small and 1 large)
1 red onion
1 sweet onion
1 small delicata squash
Two 1-inch pieces fresh ginger
8 garlic cloves
1 large head of broccoli
2 large zucchini
1 bunch broccoli rabe
2 limes
1 jalapeño
1 Scotch bonnet
1 bunch cilantro
3 scallions
1 bunch fresh thyme
1 bunch fresh parsley

Meat
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken tenders
Four 6-ounce skinless salmon fillets
1 pound Italian sausage

Dairy
2 eggs
4 cups whole milk
1 stick unsalted butter
1 pound Gouda cheese
½ pound grated Parmesan cheese

Grains
½ cup raw buckwheat groats
1 pound orecchiette or other bite-size pasta
2 cups quinoa
1 pound store-bought gnocchi

Packaged Goods
2 cups vegetable broth
2½ cups chicken stock
Two 15-ounce cans black beans
½ cup unsweetened coconut milk

Pantry Ingredients: coconut oil, sesame oil, tamari, sesame seeds, vegetable oil, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, allspice, all-purpose flour, garlic powder, honey mustard, barbecue sauce, soy sauce, honey, red-pepper flakes

Monday: Delicata Buckwheat Bowls

Which would you rather: Eat a sad salad or a hearty grain bowl packed with seasonal veggies that takes just 30 minutes to make? We’ll wait.

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Tuesday: Quick and Easy Spicy Coconut Black Bean Soup

Need proof that dinner can be both flavorful and low-effort? Look no further than Kalisa Martin’s spicy coconut black bean soup, which turns a few pantry ingredients into something magical (in about 35 minutes flat).

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Wednesday: 5-Ingredient Smoked Gouda-Thyme Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese definitely tops our list of all-time favorite comfort foods, so we’re always looking for new ways to jazz it up. Sure, it’s decadent, but isn’t that what comfort food is all about?

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Thursday: Baked Quinoa Chicken Nuggets

Lucky for you (and your kids), these baked quinoa chicken nuggets are crispy and moist and don’t taste even remotely healthy.

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FRIDAY: BAKED SESAME-GINGER SALMON IN PARCHMENT

Love cooking, but hate doing dishes? (Join the club.) Introducing your dream dinner: baked sesame-ginger salmon and zucchini in parchment. It’s a complete meal that’s ready in 30 minutes, no pots or pans required.

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Saturday: Eggplant Pizza

Not only is this cheater’s pizza low-carb and gluten-free but it takes less than an hour to prepare. (Don’t worry, plenty of cheese is still involved.)

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Sunday: Skillet Gnocchi with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

This dinner is hearty and delicious, and it tastes like you spent all day making it. Lucky for you, it’s on the table in only 30 minutes.

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