With all the holiday celebrations and guests coming and going this time of year, there’s lots of big-time cooking going on. But what do you do on those in-between weeks when it’s just you and yours and you want a little break but don’t want to break the bank by going out to eat a bunch? Well, you can follow our simple week long meal plan for one or two:
MONDAY: Veggie Monday
Mexican-style stuffed potatoes are as easy as hollowing out baked potatoes and mixing what you removed with refried beans, salsa, green onions and cheddar cheese. Re-fill and bake until hot.
TUESDAY: 2010 Comfort Food
Brown a link or two of our house-made sausage (removed from casing) and then toss whole wheat pasta with sausage, Swiss chard ribbons and white beans.
WEDNESDAY: Midweek Autumn Picnic
Pack a salad, a wedge of brie, hearth bread, Honeycrisp apples and wine and head to your favorite picnic spot, which could be outside with colorful Fall leaves or inside by the fireplace!
THURSDAY: Pizza Night
Give Hawaiian-style pizza a try. Top a frozen whole wheat pizza crust with pasta sauce, diced ham and fresh pineapple. And if you’re good, remember the rule: “no pizza without salad."
FRIDAY : TGIF Breakfast for Dinner
Make Smoked Salmon Hash and Eggs
and serve with a side of wilted greens. Ask our wine experts—or yours—for their value pick to go with your menu or pick one of our Top Ten wines
. They’re top notch at easy to swallow prices.
WEEKEND: Soup’s On
Get a head start on the week by making a big pot of your favorite soup
. Enjoy a bowl Sunday for dinner, then pack the rest in containers for the week or freeze it for a later date.
Turn to The Whole Deal value guide
for meal plans for four, additional simple seasonal recipes, more money-saving deals and tips. Plus, there are great coupons in the in-store guide and online!
What super-simple suppers do you whip up during your holiday downtime?