Weeknight Cooking

35 Genius Weeknight Dinners for Fall (and Beyond)

September 13, 2017

There are so many ways to make the anxious newness of school nights and waning summer days go more smoothly—and get yourself some bonus Not Sad Desk Lunches out of it, too. Here are 35 glorious, worknight- and schoolnight-friendly dinner recipes from Genius Recipes land—from crispy fried chicken (without frying chicken) to lemony pasta that practically makes its own sauce. Tuck them away in your Trapper Keeper, and give yourself an A.

Got a genius recipe to share—from a classic cookbook, an online source, or anywhere, really? Please send it my way (and tell me what's so smart about it) at [email protected].

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