Here’s What to Cook Every Night This Week (May 25 - 31)

Memorial Day might look a little different this year, but that won’t stop us from cooking (and eating) our favorite summer treats. If groceries are still a challenge, buy what you can and don’t sweat it. These recipes require ten ingredients or less to keep things easy, and substitutions are always encouraged.

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Shopping List:

2 garlic cloves
3 red onions
3 medium sweet potatoes
1 bunch asparagus
1 bunch baby arugula
1 ear corn
2 lemons
1 lime
1 avocado
8 medium tomatoes
1 bunch cilantro
1 bunch parsley

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 pounds boneless skinless chicken tenders
6 ounces prosciutto

2 dozen eggs
1 stick butter
1 jar mayonnaise
4 ounces cotija cheese
1 pint whole milk
4 ounces cheddar cheese
4 ounces Parmesan cheese
4 ounces feta cheese
8 ounces Gouda cheese

1 box elbow macaroni
1 package corn tortillas
1 large oval flatbread or prebaked pizza crust (at least 12 inches long)
1 cup quinoa

Canned and Packaged Goods
One 28-ounce can pineapple rings
1 jar marinara sauce

Pantry Ingredients: Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, Dijon mustard, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, chile powder, flour, lemon pepper seasoning, honey, cayenne pepper, extra-virgin olive oil, cumin, garlic powder, barbecue sauce

Monday: Mexican Street Corn Deviled Eggs

It’s your party, you can eat a plate of deviled eggs for dinner if you want to. Pair these cuties with a frozen drink and an ice pop and you’re ready for Memorial Day.

Tuesday: Lemon Chicken With Asparagus

How can a dinner this beautiful be so simple? If you don’t have asparagus, you can easily swap in broccoli, peas or whatever else is in season (and cheap) where you live.

Wednesday: 10-minute Macaroni And Cheese In A Mug

Some nights, we want to spend hours making macaroni and cheese from scratch. This is not one of those nights. This is a “nuke it in the microwave” kind of evening and we’ll be the first to admit it.

Thursday: Eggs Baked In Tomatoes

A dish featuring two foods you probably have in your kitchen at this very moment: a carton of eggs and ripe tomatoes. (But if you want to sub in bell peppers, it’s equally delicious.)

Friday: Spicy Sweet Potato Tacos

In this week’s “Made from Sketch,” food editor Katherine Gillen shares her easy recipe for low-maintenance vegan taco filling (but we won’t tell if you top the whole thing with cheese).

Saturday: Cheater’s Prosciutto Hawaiian Pizza

There are two types of people in this world: People who love pineapple and ham on pizza and complete lunatics. (We kid, we kid.) But if you’re a pineapple pizza lover like us, give this cheater’s version a whirl. It’s ready in half an hour and requires only seven ingredients.

Sunday: Baked Quinoa Chicken Nuggets

They’re crispy and moist and don’t taste even remotely healthy. Pair them with a side salad (or don’t and say you did).

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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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