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Whether your 2021 meal plan is working wonders or has already backfired, it’s worth updating your to-eat list to include these easy winter dinners. Each one is equal parts simple and soul-warming.

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Shopping List

3 sweet onions
1 pint mushrooms
12 garlic cloves
2 pounds russet potatoes
12 ounces cabbage
One 2-pound butternut squash
12 ounces Brussels sprouts
1 pint cherry tomatoes
3 lemons
1 head escarole
1 apple
2 shallots
4 celery stalks
5 poblano peppers
1 bunch parsley
1 bunch rosemary
1 bunch chives
1 bunch cilantro

1 rotisserie chicken
2 large eggs
One 2-pound salmon fillet
1½ pounds pork tenderloin
4 fresh sausage links

12 ounces grated Parmesan
2 sticks butter
12 ounces ricotta
6 ounces grated fontina
1 pint whole milk
1 half-pint heavy cream
4 slices provolone
16 ounces fresh mozzarella
16 ounces shredded white cheddar

12 ounces arborio rice
8 ounces buckwheat flour
8 ounces long-grain rice
4 large naan flatbreads or individual pizza crusts

Canned and Packaged Goods
Three 32-ounce cartons chicken broth
Shelled pistachios
Three 15¼-ounce cans corn kernels (or 3 cups frozen corn kernels)

Pantry Ingredients: salt, freshly-ground black pepper, all-purpose flour, nutmeg, honey, mustard, white wine vinegar, avocado oil, garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, ground turmeric, cayenne, Dijon mustard, extra-virgin olive oil, vegetable oil, crushed red pepper flakes, cumin, coriander

Monday: Baked Chicken and Mushroom Risotto

No need to stir all night long at the stove; this creamy main comes together in the oven.

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Tuesday: Buckwheat Gnocchi with Cabbage, Potatoes and Fontina

Homemade pasta in 40 minutes? Don’t mind if we do.

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Wednesday: Honey-Mustard Sheet Pan Salmon

No sear, no problem. The baking sheet will take care of the fish’s outer crust for you.

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Thursday: Quick Congee

Finish this Asian porridge off with fresh herbs, poached eggs, kimchi, mushrooms or whatever else your umami-loving heart desires.

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Friday: Pistachio-Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Apple and Escarole Salad

If you insist on eating salad, it might as well have fresh fruit and a zippy Dijon vinaigrette.

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Saturday: Cheater’s White Pizza with Béchamel Sauce

Who knew store-bought naan could do all this? Don’t skimp on the toasted garlic chips.

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Sunday: Sausage, Corn and Poblano Chowder

Make a double batch and freeze the leftovers—they’ll keep for three months in an airtight container.

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