So work with us: Make these recipes on Sunday, and you’ll be stocked with both ingredients and ideas for the week ahead. That way, when you’re running around packing your kid’s lunch, the last thing you’ll be worrying about is what’s for dinner tonight, since it'll already be crossed off the list.
Since it’s Sunday, make a double batch of pizza dough and stick in the freezer until Thursday. Defrost it overnight, and use up the last of your bacon and the last dribbles of your tomato sauce to make Roberta’s Pizza with Guanciale and Egg. Sunday is also a great day to make yourself a treat for the weekend. Make a batch of cinnamon rolls and stick them in the fridge overnight to proof, and you’ll be set come Monday morning, when all you have to do is pop them in the oven to bake.
From the dry goods, bulk, and international aisles:
1/4 cup breadcrumbs 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 2 cups canned tomatoes, preferably Italian 1 box pasta of your choice 1 cup uncooked farro 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar or Champagne vinegar 1/4 cup pine nuts 500 grams all-purpose flour
We assume that you already have a healthy supply of salt, pepper, olive oil, and butter in your pantry. If you don’t, add those to your list.
Photos by James Ransom, Sarah Shatz, Phyllis Grant, Mark Weinberg, fiveandspice, and Izy Hossack.
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).