What to Cook Every Night This Week (June 3 - June 9)

Tennis. The pool. Lounging on the front porch. When you’re trying to spend as much time outside as possible, let’s face it: Cooking is the last thing on your mind. But quick doesn’t have to mean frozen entrées or takeout—this week’s meal plan includes salmon, beef tenderloin and lots of farmers market produce. The best part? There’s very little you actually have to do to get a delicious, healthy meal on the table. Here’s everything you need to cook dinner this week.

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Grocery List:

6 boneless pork chops
4 boneless chicken thighs
10-ounce salmon fillet
1 pound beef tenderloin
1 bunch baby spinach
4 cups cherry tomatoes
2 large tomatoes
2 bunches asparagus
1 bunch scallions
1 red onion
1 head of cauliflower
1 red bell pepper
4 cups baby arugula
3 pounds mushrooms
1 eggplant
13 cloves of garlic
3 sprigs rosemary
1 avocado
1 lemon
1 jar kalamata olives
1 can lentils
1 10-ounce package of hummus
2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
1 cup Parmesan cheese
10 slices mozzarella cheese
1 pound pappardelle pasta
1 loaf of rustic bread
1 package whole-wheat pita bread
½ cup pine nuts
1 bottle dry white wine

Pantry Ingredients:

Sea salt, black pepper, dried oregano, dried basil, dried thyme, dried rosemary, dried parsley, dried dill, onion powder, garlic powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, red pepper flakes, peppercorns, cayenne pepper, butter, vegetable stock, balsamic vinegar, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, stone ground mustard, extra virgin olive oil, honey, coffee, brown sugar.

Monday: Mediterranean Pita Pizzas

Talk about a speedy weeknight dinner: Pop these Mediterranean-spiced pita pizzas in the toaster oven and they’re ready in just ten minutes.

Tuesday: Mushroom Lovers Pasta

Top this pappardelle with your favorite mushrooms (we’re really into shiitake). It all comes together with a balsamic reduction, fresh rosemary and a splash of white wine.

Wednesday: Baked Pork Chop And Asparagus Sheet-pan Dinner

A sheet pan and a sharp knife is all you need for this quick 30-minute meal. It combines spring produce (hello, asparagus) with juicy chunks of pork and plenty of garlic.

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Thursday: Warm Lentil, Tomato And Mushroom Salad

Warm salad might not come to mind when you think of greens, but this mushroom and lentil mixture makes a filling yet light main dish. It also includes one of our favorite seasonal ingredients: tomatoes.

Friday: Honey-mustard Chicken Bake

Savor your TGIF by keeping dinner simple in execution but complex in flavor. This honey-mustard chicken and veggie meal is just that, with hands-off cooking time so you can stir your cocktail, not the saucepan.

Saturday: 10-minute Pan Seared Salmon With Avocado Gremolata

Saturday night can be indulgent and healthy. Case in point: This decadent salmon dish topped with avocado and lemon. (Did we mention it’s ready in ten minutes?)

Sunday: Grilled Tenderloin And Eggplant Open-faced Caprese Sandwiches

This is comfort food at its finest. Slide grilled beef tenderloin onto a slice of fresh bread and top it with eggplant and mozzarella cheese—yum.


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