For more on how to master meal planning, check out A New Way to Dinner, a playbook for stressless weeknight dinners. Get your copy here.
Cooking every day seems as daunting as, uh, cooking every day. Especially after work. Especially when there are other things to do. Especially since, what the heck, there's only a couple hours until bedtime (assuming you go to bed at 9:30 PM—just me?).
This is where meal planning comes in. Our advice: Make a giant batch of something (tomato sauce! braised cabbage! soy sauce eggs!) at the beginning of the week, and use throughout the week for easier, faster, and, dare we say it, better dinners.
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Here are your 10 favorite recipes from this past year to cook in a batch and eat all week long:
The good news: This corn salad is fast, simple, and with a punch from Sriracha and lime. The bad news: You'll have to wait until summer to make it.
Do you have a favorite make once, eat all week meal? Tell us about it in the comments.
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).