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11 Easy Weeknight Dinners to Get You Through the Holidays

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We don't know how it happened, but Thanksgiving is over, and the holiday season is in full swing. Cue the twinkling lights, mall Santas, and constant loop of saccharine, product-pushing commericals (we're so glad he went to Jared). 

During the season of stimuli-overload, it's hard to stay focused on seemingly mundane, day-to-day realities—like getting dinner on the table. We'd rather be planning our holiday dinner party, organizing our cookie cutter collection, or obsessing over which corner to place the tree. But your weeknight dinners don't have to suffer just because there are bigger fish to fry before the new year. Keep it simple, but no less satisfying, with some of our favorite Dinner Tonight menus, and save your strength for late-night gift wrapping marathons.

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Here are 11 easy weeknight meals to get you through the holidays:

For combatting the heavy holiday fare and cookie binges: Poached Fish + Salad with Lemon Caper Dressing

  

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For when you need a little comfort: Grilled Fontina + Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

Cheese  Soup

 

For when having breakfast for dinner is your tiny act of rebellion: Baked Eggs + Grilled Garlic Toast

  

 

For an excuse to abandon your fork and knife: Pistachio-Crusted Chicken Torta + Margarita

  

 

For an effortless meal that's still refined: Yogurt Pasta + Kale Salad with Apples and Hazelnuts

  

 

For a dinnertime fiesta (piñata optional): Migas + Guacamole

  

 

For a meal that let's you pretend it's the weekend: Simple Roasted Grape Chicken + Aperol Spritz

  

 

For those who believe that French fries are always well-advised: Lamb Sliders + Roasted Fries

  

 

For when you need to step outside of the box: Honey Glazed Shrimp + Crunchy Cabbage Slaw

  

 

For the minimalists: Celery Soup + Anchovy Butter Toast

  

 

For when you need to forget that it's only Tuesday: One-Pot Pastalaya + Sazerac

  


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