When you’re tight for cash, or you just dropped your grocery money on a pair of gorgeous shoes — what do you make for dinner? My go-to is (no surprise here): pasta. But, from time to time, I’ll switch it up. In the colder months, I’ll make black bean soup and top it with avocado, or I’ll braise cabbage and make roasted potatoes. Here are 10 other ideas, and please share yours….
Salmon Burgers with Slaw (using high quality canned salmon makes these super easy and affordable).
Garlic Naan Pizza, with whatever toppings you like.
Braised Cabbage with Anchovies and Garlic (I use purple or green cabbage, and I cut down the braising time because I like the cabbage to have a little bite to it. So delicious with a chunk of bread and butter, or tossed with some buttered noodles).
Shakshuka (for an extra shortcut, use a jar of Rao’s)
Sausage, Roasted Potatoes and Arugula (sub chicken sausage if you like)
This Serious Eats thread also has some great ideas, including open-face tuna melts, rice with butter and parm and a fried egg, and peanut noodles. And I like this idea of turning a roast chicken into a week of (not-boring) dinners.
Top photo via Food52.