Food & Drink

Everyday Food: Start December with five easy dinners

One trip to the grocery store is all you need to make a week of easy dinners that will warm you from head to toe.

Shopping list

Produce:

• 2 large red onions



• 1 to 2 red jalapeño or serrano chilies



• 1 pound white new potatoes



• 2 heads garlic



• 2 pints grape or cherry tomatoes



• 3 large tomatoes



• 1 piece fresh ginger



• 3 lemons



• 1 bunch cilantro



• 1 bunch thyme



• 2 leeks



• 2 bunches arugula



Meat/poultry/fish:

• 1 pound bacon



• 4 salmon steaks (6 to 8 ounces each)



• 1 chicken (3 to 3 1/2 pounds) in 8 pieces



Dairy:

• 1 pint heavy cream



• 4 ounces Gruyere



• 2 ounces Parmesan



• 1 ball fresh mozzarella (about 12 ounces)



Staples:

• Oil: extra-virgin olive, vegetable



• Butter



• Paprika



• Ground cumin



• Balsamic vinegar



• All-purpose flour



Miscellaneous:

• 104 ounces low-sodium chicken broth



• Arborio rice



• Couscous



• 8 slices white sandwich bread



• Dry white wine



• 1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas (optional)



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