Here’s What to Cook Every Night This Week (October 26 – November 1)

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Halloween looks a lot different this year. Whether you’re skipping trick-or-treating for a spooky movie marathon, hosting candy corn bingo night or putting all your faith in a socially distanced candy slide, here are seven kid-friendly dinners that’ll keep your family in the spirit all week long.

RELATED: 50 Easy Kid-Friendly Dinners the Whole Family Will Love

Shopping List

Produce
2 medium sweet potatoes
1 shallot
2 lemons
10 garlic cloves
1½ pounds Brussels sprouts
1 large red onion
1 onion
1⅓ pounds parsnips
2 medium potatoes
1 cooking apple
5 ounces arugula
8 ounces pearl or cippolini onions
4 carrots
1 quart cremini mushrooms
3 cups pumpkin, fresh or canned
4 small acorn squash
1 sweet onion
3 bunches thyme
2 bunches rosemary
1 bunch parsley
1 bunch sage

Meat
1 egg
2 pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
3 ounces prosciutto
5 slices bacon
3 pounds beef chuck

Dairy
15 ounces whole milk ricotta
2 sticks butter
5 ounces shaved Manchego or Parmesan
Crème fraîche (optional, for serving)
2 ounces crumbled blue cheese
8 ounces shredded white cheddar cheese
4 ounces shredded Monterey Jack cheese
2½ pints whole milk
1 pint heavy cream
2 ounces grated Parmesan

Grains
1 pound short pasta
Polenta

Canned and Packaged Goods
Dry white wine
Curry powder
Ground coriander
Ground ginger
One 32-ounce carton chicken stock
Instant yeast
One 15-ounce can pumpkin purée
16 ounces beef broth
Red wine
One 6-ounce can tomato paste
Mashed potatoes, to serve

Pantry Ingredients: all-purpose flour, kosher salt, cayenne pepper, freshly-ground black pepper, nonstick cooking spray, extra-virgin olive oil, Dijon mustard, whole-grain mustard, honey, balsamic vinegar, bay leaf, ground nutmeg, panko breadcrumbs

Monday: Sweet Potato Gnocchi in Herbed White Wine Sauce

Five-ingredient homemade pasta and a nine-minute sauce? Sign us up.

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Tuesday: Honey Mustard Sheet-Pan Chicken with Brussels Sprouts

Your trusty baking sheet ensures irresistible, crackly chicken skin.

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Wednesday: Curried Parsnip and Apple Soup

Tart apples, like Bramleys or Granny Smiths, will balance the parsnips’ subtle sweetness like a charm.

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Thursday: Pumpkin Pizza Crust with Arugula and Prosciutto

Picky kids? No worries. You can totally make a white pizza on this crust or stick to traditional tomato sauce and mozzarella.

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Friday: Macaroni and Cheese in Acorn Squash Bowls

Color your dinner guests impressed.

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Saturday: Cheater’s Slow-Cooker Beef Bourguignon

They’ll need a hearty dinner before they hit the streets in costume.

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Sunday: Pumpkin Polenta

Trust us: You’ll want to bookmark this recipe for Thanksgiving.

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