April 25-30, 2021: Five Simple and Practical Meals to Cook This Week

We know that with busy schedules and strict food budgets, you want recipes that work for you! This week, therefore, we specially selected five recipes that are both tasty and practical. Whether you want to shop for fewer ingredients for your meal planning, cook fewer portions or simply want to spend less time over the stovetop, this week’s menu is the answer.

Monday: Potato and Ham Croquettes

What could be simpler than taking this weekend’s leftover mashed potatoes and putting together these tasty patties? They’re ready in just over 30 minutes and, best of all, you can freeze the extras for another day.

Tuesday: Sheet-Pan Sole Almondine

We heard you: In order to shave a few dollars off your grocery bill, you’re looking for recipes with few ingredients. Well, how does five sound? You get protein from the fish, a good dose of veggies thanks to the green beans, and added crunch from the almonds! Best of all, it’s baked in a sheet pan, so you also save some time on that post-dinner cleanup.

Wednesday: Edamame and Watercress Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing

Another thing you asked for? Recipes for one or two people. After all, there are many reasons (including due to the pandemic) you may be living alone or as a couple, as well as not hosting weeknight dinners for family and friends. This meal salad is a great, filling recipe that doesn’t create too much excess. And you can enjoy that second serving as the next day’s lunch!

Thursday: Crispy Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloin is a popular cut of meat. Baking it whole in the oven is the usual cooking option for many, but that could take 15 or 20 minutes. This recipe switches things up by chopping the meat into cubes, which are then breaded and pan-fried to perfection. It only takes about 4 minutes for the meat to be perfectly cooked on the inside and wonderfully golden and crisp on the outside!

Friday: One-Pot Cheese Tortellini

If you’re looking for practical, nothing beats a one-pot dish. You simply cook all your ingredients in the same pot, making for a quicker recipe (this one’s ready in just 20 minutes!) and fewer pots and pans to wash.