September 13 to 17, 2021: Five Weekday Dishes That Require Little Cleanup

After a busy day of work and then having to prepare dinner, the last thing any of us want to do is tackle a sinkful of dishes. (Not all of us are lucky enough to own a dishwasher!) So the five recipes below will simplify your evenings and make cleanup a breeze.

Monday: One-Pot Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Spinach

Are there any words in the English language more wonderful than “one-pot”? This family-friendly pasta recipe comes together in under 30 minutes, and each ingredient is cooked in the same pot. You can even save time (and having to wash a food processor) by using store-bought pesto.

Tuesday: Sheet-Pan Shrimp, Black Beans and Chorizo

The baking sheet is a weeknight dinner essential. After all, sheet-pan recipes (such as this one) simply require nestling all your ingredients into one layer and popping the pan in the oven. And a bonus: If you line your sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat, it makes cleanup even easier!

Wednesday: Tomato and Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese Sandwich

When looking for a no-fuss meal, sandwiches are the ultimate choice. We love this grilled cheese recipe because we both caramelize the onions and grill the sandwich in the same skillet! Pair it with a cozy soup for a complete meal.

Thursday: Hearty Chicken and Rice Soup

Busy day ahead? Pick up a roast chicken on your way home from the office, and one step of this recipe is already taken care of! Shred the chicken and then toss it into a pot with the rest of the ingredients. It’s the ultimate meal as the weather begins to turn.

Friday: Sweet and Savoury Braised Pork

The slow cooker has been a staple in family homes for decades. It’s particularly great for many who are currently working remotely. Simply dump all your ingredients into the small appliance in the morning, go about your day, and when evening rolls around, dinner is served!