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Shit! What’s For Dinner?

Dishes to look forward to this week

A drawing of a grain bowl.
Illustration: Elsma Ramirez

Meanwhile, we still have to eat. This week, we’ve got make your own grain bowls, macaroni and cheese, and of these roasted chicken ideas, we’re into the cumin, honey, and orange option.

Grain Bowls

Makes: 6–8 servings
Time: 10 minutes to more than an hour…

Shit! What’s For Dinner?

Quick and easy winter dishes

A bowl of mussels
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Shit! What’s For Dinner?

Unfussy basics for the start of 2021

Photo: Suzy Allman for the New York Times

Shit! What’s for Dinner?

Creamy tomato, borscht, and ribollita

A bowl of borscht topped with a spring of dill and a dollop of sour cream.
Borscht. Photo: Westend61/Getty Images

Creamy Tomato Soup

Makes: 4 servings
Time: 45 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

Shit! What’s For Dinner?

What to cook this week

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‘Barbecued’ Brisket

Makes: 8 or more servings
Time: About 3 hours


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil or vegetable oil, more as needed
  • 1 whole beef brisket, about 5 pounds
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1–2 large…

Shit! What’s For Dinner?

We’re saturated with news of a post-Thanksgiving Covid spike: Let’s take care of ourselves and each other

Oysters on the half shell
Oysters contain more zinc than any other food. Photo: Yuliya Koshchiy/500px/Getty Images

While our suggestions for the week aren’t as festive as we’d like as we approach the December holiday month, we’d rather you take care of yourselves, stay healthy, and stay home.

Our first selection, below, is a collection of immune-boosting meals that includes greens with fruit, cheese, and nuts; 10 ways to cook beans and greens; and variations on minestrone soup.

Next up, we’re pointing…

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Big-on-flavor dishes include carrot coconut soup, chicken escabeche, and chipotle pozole

Chipotle pozole.
Photo: Aya Brackett

The carrot coconut soup marries coconut milk, Southeast Asian flavors, and a little heat for an unbeatable combination; it’s also a reminder that creamy soups are equally good without cream. The escabeche takes cues from cooks in Spain, the Caribbean, and some South American countries who often marinate food after cooking…

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Baked ziti with mushrooms, chicken cutlets with a quick pan sauce, and Spanish-style lentils with spinach

Baked ziti with mushrooms in the pan
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This week’s picks start with a baked pasta: rich and gooey and always good for leftovers. And yes, baked ziti is comforting (something we’ll need more of in these days before the election and with the Covid uptick across the country). …

Shit! What’s for Dinner?

Soy-marinated flank steak with cherry tomatoes, fast chicken parm, and unstuffed cabbage for the win

Flank steak sliced on a board.
Photo: 4kodiak via iStock/Getty Images Plus

This week’s come from How to Cook Everything Fast and hit…


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