Here’s What to Cook Every Night This Week (June 15 – 21)

Jedi mind trick: When you can’t take a real vacation, eating a nice dinner on the deck with a glass of chenin blanc is the next best thing. There are seven opportunities to do just that this week. Here’s how to make it happen.

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Shopping List

4 garlic cloves
2 red onions
1 white onion
3 ears corn (or 3 cups frozen kernels)
3 tomatoes
2 limes
1 lemon
1 jalapeño
One 2-inch piece ginger
2 large zucchini
6 stalks celery
2 avocados
1 mango
1 head cabbage
1 head butter lettuce
1 bunch scallions
1 bunch fresh basil
1 bunch fresh dill
1 bunch fresh parsley
1 bunch fresh cilantro

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 rotisserie chicken
6 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese
Four 6-ounce skinless salmon fillets
1¼ pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 stick unsalted butter
6 ounces blue cheese
½ cup whole milk
¼ cup heavy cream
20 ounces Monterey Jack cheese
4 ounces cotija cheese
4 ounces sour cream

12 ounces spaghetti
12 yellow corn tortillas
16 slider rolls
12 rectangular tortillas or wraps

Canned and Packaged Goods
One 8-ounce jar pesto
One 13-ounce jar buffalo sauce
One 15-ounce jar salsa

Pantry Staples: extra-virgin olive oil, salt, freshly ground black pepper, balsamic vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic powder, honey, crushed red-pepper flakes, sesame seeds, mayonnaise, rice vinegar, cayenne pepper, chile powder, all-purpose flour

weekly meal plan baked caprese chicken skillet
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Monday: Baked Caprese Chicken Skillet

If it were up to us, we’d top everything with mozzarella. So naturally, this baked caprese chicken skillet with spaghetti is one of our favorite dinners on earth. It’s easy, tasty and ready in 30 minutes.

weekly meal plan baked sesame ginger salmon
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Tuesday: 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 half an hour, no pots or pans required.

weekly meal plan avocado chicken salad
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Wednesday: Avocado Chicken Salad

Remember Monday’s chicken? Here, the leftovers are repurposed for a lightning-fast weeknight meal that can be eaten on toast, crackers or right out of the bowl.

weekly meal plan spicy shrimp tacos
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Thursday: Spicy Shrimp Tacos With Mango Salsa

In an ideal world, we’d live at the beach and eat fresh seafood by the ocean every night. Until our dream becomes a reality, we’ll settle for these spicy shrimp tacos with mango salsa. Close your eyes and you’re on a tropical vacation.

weekly meal plan buffalo chicken sliders
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Friday: 15-minute Buffalo Chicken Sliders

These cute little guys take practically no time to make but look and taste mega gourmet. (No one needs to know it’s rotisserie chicken and store-bought buffalo sauce.)

weekly meal plan mexican street corn dip
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Saturday: Mexican Street Corn Dip

Yes, you have our full permission to eat a huge plate of chips and dip and call it dinner. (You could also pair it with tacos or a salad, but we wouldn’t recommend it.)

weekly meal plan baking sheet quesadillas
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Sunday: Baking Sheet Quesadillas

It’s the end of the week, you’re exhausted, and you really, really don’t feel like doing a sink full of dishes. Baking sheet quesadillas to the rescue.

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Lindsay Champion

Freelance Editor

From 2015-2020 Lindsay Champion held the role of Food and Wellness Director. She continues to write for PureWow as a Freelance Editor.
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