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What To Cook THis Weekend
Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday and a chance to play around in the kitchen an extra day. Here are some ideas for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus some fun snack recipes.
The oats, nuts, and fruit in this batter will start your day on the right nutritional foot—even with a generous glug of maple syrup poured over the top.
When you have some herbs threatening to go past their prime in the crisper drawer, preserve them by making herb butter, which just happens to be an excellent landing pad for a perfectly fried egg.
Knowing you have a bubbling hot breakfast waiting for you on a chilly morning makes getting out of bed so much easier. This recipe feeds a crowd, but it also reheats easily for individual servings throughout the week.
This is a vegetarian pasta lunch (or dinner!) that’s full of so much fresh arugula, it almost feels like eating a salad. In a good way.
The real star of this dish is the flavorful ginger- and allspice-scented broth. Comforting anytime, it’s positively liquid gold for anyone feeling the first tingles of cold season.
Juice lemons. Spoon out capers. Heat pan. Cook scallops. Make sauce in same pan. Serve.
In this spicy version of classic Korean fried chicken, juicy, boneless chicken thighs are dipped in a light batter to form an extra-crispy crust, then lacquered with a gingery hot sauce.
Step One: cook orzo pasta in the drippings from roasted chicken thighs. Step Two: win.
Maybe you’re looking for a weekend baking project. In that case, tackle pretzels. Once you’ve made a traditional German-style one from scratch, you’ll never settle for those beer hall imposters again.
If you like to use Sundays to get ahead on your weekly cooking, make a big batch of this salty-sweet granola. You’ll have a delicious breakfast ready for you every day the following week.