Introducing: Meal Week: Our new collection goals to deliver you easy recipes for busy weekends

People get tired of cooking. I understand this feeling very well, especially as someone whose job it is to cook and come up with new recipes to inspire you, the reader. For work or pleasure, I never chop or cook anything. The endless planning, organizing and, worst of all, doing the dishes really takes a toll. To say all of this I understand you

A year after cooking more meals at home than ever before, fatigue has set in for even the most cook-obsessed among us. To alleviate the frustration of having to cook for yourself or your household every day, I’m introducing a series called Meal Week that gives you five weekday dinner recipes with all of the planning and strategies built in .

Each meal makes four servings that get together from start to finish in under 60 minutes and require 10 ingredients or fewer. The groceries for all five meals can be purchased from a single grocery store and shopping spree (remember, we want to alleviate your frustration) and cost less than $ 100 in total.

Of course, there are some restrictions: condiments, condiments, and other pantry staples that I expect from you will be charged according to the amount used in the recipes and if possible I will replace them in the top note of the recipe. But do you also know that when I ask for certain spices to be used at least twice a week so that you can get used to processing them in different ways and with different ingredients.

Basic foods like salt and pepper, cooking oil, and water are neither placed on the grocery list nor counted in the 10 ingredients for every recipe (because if you don’t have these things, takeout might be the best option). For oil, however, I’ll be giving the total amount needed for all five recipes so you can see if you have enough before you go shopping.

All of the ingredients that need to be prepped in advance are listed in the Sunday Prep section, so when it’s time to cook, some of the hard work is done. And all meat, product, herb or other fresh / perishable ingredients will be completely used up by the end of the week, so that on Friday no more half-used, unfortunately wilting bundles of herbs are thrown away.

We publish the shopping list in full along with the grocery store the author bought from so that if you wish you can go to that place or the same chain. Specialty chains and gourmet grocery stores are prohibited.

Whether you follow the plan completely or just create a recipe, I hope you can enjoy delicious, simple, and balanced meals during the week without the mental or physical agony that comes with planning and preparing. Sometimes I develop the recipes for a “Meal Week,” but most of the time they are developed by other California chefs and writers with the aim of showing you how by going to their own local grocery stores different they are cooks get dinner on the table all week long.

Read more about cooking columnist Ben Mims’s first week of meals:

Here is everything you need to prepare the first week meal recipes:

Get the Recipes:

time
50 minutes

Income
Served 4

time
40 minutes

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Served 4

time
30 minutes

Income
Served 4

time
45 minutes

Income
Served 4

time
45 minutes

Income
Served 4

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