Weeknight Cooking

12 Recipes That Will Make You Ditch Your Plans

October 26, 2015

There are some nights you want to hit! the! town!—to grab drinks with friends, pay too much money for not-good-enough food, and fall asleep without changing into your pajamas.

There are other nights when you'd rather ignore those text messages or play sick. You want to sneak your feet into wool socks and make yourself something homey that you can eat from the pan.

The next time you don't know whether you want to go out, consider these 12 recipes our permission to stay in (and sleep late the next morning).

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Chicken Tamale Pie

 

Creamy Mushroom Pasta

 

Roasted Acorn Squash with Maple and Red Pepper Flakes

 

Dutch Baby with Cranberry Orange Compote

 

Shakshuka with Grains and Feta

 

Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing

 

Roasted Sweet Potato and Apple With Pearl Onions and Crispy Sage

 

Herby Falafel

 

The Glorious Monte Cristo Sandwich

 

Sweet Potato Maple Hashbrowns

 

 

Quinoa-Stuffed Bell Peppers

 

White Bean and Kale Soup with Sausage

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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).

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Sarah Jampel

Written by: Sarah Jampel

A (former) student of English, a lover of raisins, a user of comma splices. My spirit animal is an eggplant. I'm probably the person who picked all of the cookie dough out of the cookie dough ice cream. For that, I'm sorry.

5 Comments

Lily T. November 1, 2015
Why aren't the recipes available in a PDF format with full color pictures? Or, PrintFriendly as a collection?
 
boulangere October 26, 2015
Where are the authors' names?
 
Leslie S. October 26, 2015
They're all by our contributor, Kendra Vaculin! :)
 
boulangere October 26, 2015
Oh.
 
Leslie S. October 26, 2015
It's like this article was made for me