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Mid-September Meal Plan

Is anyone else finding it hard to keep up with friends? The paradox of having “more time” since we don’t go out so much, while not talking to some friends for weeks on end confounds me. And yet there are a good dozen people that I love and truly want to be in touch with that I haven’t talked with in . . . I was going to say weeks, but now it’s months. Starting this week, I am going to make more time to reach out to all of my people to try and fix that. I mean, will we need to reintroduce ourselves to friends in 2021? Yuck.
Meanwhile, back to school is just a big pile of strange and weird and some other things. I have one college kid moving into an off-campus house with seven other guys (pause for collective gulp), and another heading into his senior year of high school remotely, with a most complex college application process on the horizon.
And I don’t know about you, but I got sloppy about family dinners at the table over the summer. 
With so much, uh, “together time” all day long, by the end of the day we found ourselves sitting with dinner in front of the television a bit too often. But I’m regrouping on that (truly, if I can’t figure this out and prioritize it, who am I to suggest otherwise to you?). Here are some of the things I will be cooking this week:
Quesadillas are my go-to dinner when I just haven’t thought things through ahead of time. I rely on them frequently, and always have a package or two of flour tortillas on hand. This recipe features a heap of sautéed mushrooms and a mound of shredded cheese, and any extras are up to you.

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These full-flavored ribs are marinated with a Cajun-inspired rub, then baked in the oven and slathered with a basting sauce until they are juicy and tender. Summer being almost over doesn’t have to mean rib time being almost over.

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If you have access to a grill, then keep grilling, people, keep grilling. Not only is the food great, it keeps you outdoors for as long as possible. These skewers have a lovely hit of sweetness from the maple syrup, and earthiness from the mustard and the rosemary.

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Another go-to dinner for us is chopped salad, often with chicken added. My son Jack could eat this dish several times a week, and lots of it. This one has a terrific assortment of ingredients, plus bacon if you like. Every forkful is a good one.

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Yet another “Oh crapola, is it dinnertime already?” recipe. This pasta comes together quickly and easily. It's delicious as is, and sublime with a fried egg on top.

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After months of quarantine cooking projects, we head into fall, into back-to-school season . . . whether that's literal, virtual, or just how many of us feel (even if it's been decades since we were actually heading to classes). The rhythm of life changes, and our cooking changes with it. So wouldn't it be nice to give your kitchen arsenal a little refresh? I've partnered with Kuhn Rikon to put together an amazing bundle of kitchen essentials for one lucky winner. Kuhn Rikon is a maker of Swiss-made kitchenware, knives, and pressure cookers designed with fun, color, and function in mind. Anyone just beginning to build their kitchen or ready to upgrade their cooking skills and tools would be happy to unpack this box of cooking supplies. It includes Kuhn Rikon's Covered Wok Skillet and Swiss Multi-Ply Frying Pan, a spatula, a peeler, two knives, and more—a more than $400 value! Plus it wouldn't be right to not throw in a copy of each of my cookbooks: The winner will also receive copies of The Mom 100 Cookbook and Dinner Solved! Click below for the rules and to enter the sweepstakes!
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