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Today: Your favorite go-to meals for when the going gets tough.
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It's the most wonderful, and hectic, time of the year. In between prepping for holiday gatherings, you're wisely trying to maintain some sanity in your daily life, but day-to-day duties still remain -- there are lunches to be packed and dinners to be made.
Fellowfoodie is on the hunt for go-to recipes that she can whip up easily for dinner. Whether after a long day at the office or a long day of holiday chaos, she's looking for simple dinner ideas that don't require a whole lot of thought or effort -- just "something fresh, fast, and tasty." She asked our community on the Hotline to share some of their favorite back-pocket dinners and they provided a number of great ideas:
Baked chicken thighs are a go-to for Susan W and Leith Devine. Susan W simply seasons them with salt and pepper, sometimes tossing in chopped preserved lemon and whole garlic cloves, while Leith Devine rubs the thighs with a mix of herbs, salt, lemon zest, and olive oil, and bakes them over a bed of baby potatoes.
When all else fails:
Hilarybee serves up scrambled eggs and buttered toast. "If I'm really ambitious, dressed greens for balance."
A New Way to Dinner, co-authored by Food52's founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, is an indispensable playbook for stress-free meal-planning (hint: cook foundational dishes on the weekend and mix and match ‘em through the week).