What to cook this week, May 31, 2022 — TODAY

As spring gradually gives way to summer, it becomes difficult to predict what the forecast will be. Monday can be cool (rather), windy and rainy, while Tuesday can easily become hot and humid.

It is therefore particularly difficult to slip into a reliable weekly menu routine. One day the family may be craving something comforting and hearty (roasted chicken and ratatouille, yum!), while a crisp, fresh salad – perhaps with cold noodles – could be just the ticket the next.

Luckily, these easy, versatile and quick-cooking dishes will be 100% welcome on your nightstand, no matter the weather. And because these recipes are shoppable, you can skip the grocery store and order the ingredients you need through Walmart with just a few clicks. (Walmart+ members can also enjoy free shipping on orders of $35 or more.)

What to cook this week

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Why save them for Tuesday? Make these meaty tacos any night of the week! We start with the skirt steak, a savory cut that cooks in minutes – though it’s even better when marinated overnight with smoked chipotles in adobo sauce. Top your tacos with cumin-lime mayonnaise and quick pickled onions, and your average midweek dinner becomes an instant fiesta.

Eggplant and Parmesan Sandwiches on Garlic Bread

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Meatless meals don’t get more hearty than this. The indulgent recipe was inspired by the three things Elena Besser’s family is obsessed with: chicken parmesan, sandwiches and garlic bread. Try this cheesy, garlicky, veggie-centric hoagie (topped with creamy burrata; delicious!) and we know your family will be obsessed, too.

Grilled Caesar Salad

Casey Barbier

As long as you fire up the grill, why not try this salad? Seriously, open flames don’t need to be saved for burgers, dogs, and steaks. A humble head of lettuce – we love hearty romaine – reaches new heights with the addition of a little heat and smoke. And don’t forget to sauté halved lemons and baguette pieces on the grills, for a meal-worthy salad that steals the show from the meat.

Rigatoni with broccoli, walnuts and ricotta

Casey Barber / Casey Barber

There’s a reason pasta is such a popular weeknight dinner topic – everyone loves it, it cooks quickly, and it’s incredibly versatile. And you don’t need to add a lot of other noodle ingredients to have a winning recipe. Concrete example ; toss the rigatoni with the broccoli, walnuts and ricotta cheese and you’re ready to roll. You don’t even need to add any oil to create a sauce, because the starchy pasta water brings it all together beautifully.

No-Bake Crunchy Chocolate Coconut Cookies

Carrie Parente

Think you don’t have time to make dessert during the week? You don’t even have to cook these beauties, and you can stir in anything from dried fruits and nuts to your favorite breakfast cereals. It’s also a great treat to make ahead. Just put a log of dough in the freezer and you’ll have cookies whenever you want.

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