There’s no shortage of reasons for feeling like you need a big, warm hug in a bowl right now. So, why not give yourself what you really need? This week, you’re cooking nothing but comfort food. Because you need—and most importantly, deserve—it.
1½ cups arugula
15 garlic cloves
1 medium butternut squash
3 to 5 small leeks
1 pint cremini mushrooms
2 sweet onions
3 stalks celery
1 quart button mushrooms
1 red onion
1 serrano chile
1 medium potato
1 piece ginger
3 bunches flat-leaf parsley
1 bunch thyme
1 bunch chives
1 bunch dill
2 bunches cilantro
3 to 4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts
2 pounds beef tenderloin
1 pound ground chicken
2 ounces grated Parmesan cheese, ½ cup
1 pint whole milk
One 16-ounce package sliced fresh mozzarella
3 sticks unsalted butter
1 pint heavy cream
One 8-ounce bag shredded white cheddar cheese
One 8-ounce container sour cream
Greek yogurt (for serving)
8 ounces burrata
16 slices American cheese
One 16-ounce bag Arborio rice
1 pound pappardelle
Basmati rice (for serving)
4 small, round bread loaves (preferably sourdough)
Canned and Packaged Goods
1 small jar hazelnuts
1 bag kettle-style potato chips
Two 32-ounce cartons chicken or vegetable broth
4 ounces dry white wine
One 15-ounce can peas
One 15-ounce can corn
One 16-ounce tube refrigerated biscuits
12 ounces beef broth
One 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
½ pound pizza dough
1 jar pesto
One 28-ounce can plum tomatoes
Pantry Ingredients: kosher salt, extra-virgin olive oil, all-purpose flour, freshly-ground black pepper, cayenne, bay leaf, Dijon mustard, cumin, coriander, everything bagel seasoning
Monday: Potato Chip-Crusted Chicken with Arugula Pesto
What’s more comforting than a dinner covered in kettle-cut chips and mozzarella cheese?
Tuesday: Butternut Squash Risotto with Crispy Leeks
Caramelized onions would taste great, too. But it takes so much longer to get them crunchy compared to leeks.
Wednesday: Slow-Cooker Chicken Potpie Soup
Complete with white cheddar biscuit toppers. Set it, forget it, regret not making it sooner.
Thursday: 30-Minute Cheater’s Beef Stroganoff
This classic calls on tons of pantry staples (and tastes even better with a glass of Merlot).
Friday: Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala Meatballs
Sure, pasta gets all the attention. But few grains make us feel better than white rice.
Saturday: Potato and Burrata Pizza
When all else fails, we go the carbs-on-carbs route—plus a heaping pile of cheese for good measure.
Sunday: Tomato Soup in Grilled Cheese Bread Bowls
Place these in front of your kids and boom! You’re the world’s smartest (and coolest) mom.