Quick & Easy: 5 easy winter weeknight dinners

Make your life easy with Help-Yourself Turkey Tacos, Salmon Fillet over Spinach Salad with Warm Mustard Vinaigrette, Maple Glazed Squash and Apple Salad and more.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Quick & Easy: 5 easy winter weeknight dinners

The monthly Canadian Living "Make It Tonight" feature helps get you through a busy week by providing recipes you can prepare in advance. Enjoy five carefree evenings with these pre-planned menus. We choose the meals and test the recipes; you make sure they get on the table. Easy enough? Here are five more recipes to ease you through the dinner hour, plus our salad of the month.

Recipes

Help-Yourself Turkey Tacos - Tacos are made special with the use of ground turkey and some avocado with sour cream, perfect for sharing with friends and family.

Ham and Cheese Baguette Toast - Serve up a special breakfast for your loved ones with this Tested Till Perfect recipe for toast – topped with Black Forest ham and Parmesan cheese!

Mixed Greens with Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette - Dress up your regular salad with torn lettuce by drizzling some homemade tomato vinaigrette, made with good quality olive oil, on top. Serve with Ham and Cheese Baguette Toast (above).

Family Sirloin Steak with Mushrooms and Onions - After cooking this family-sized steak to your desired level of doneness, all that's left is to add a few ingredients to the pan for a delicious, simple sauce.

Succotash Soup - Make this hearty soup vegetarian by replacing the called-for amount of chicken stock with your favourite veggie brand.

Grilled Cheese - Guaranteed to please kids of all ages, nothing beats a classic grilled cheese sandwich! Serve with Succotash Soup (above).

Salmon Fillet over Spinach Salad with Warm Mustard Vinaigrette - This company-worthy salmon served on a bed of warm spinach salad is casual fine dining at it's best.

Boiled Dill Potatoes - As a member of the parsley family, dill goes naturally well with potatoes, and is a great flavour enhancer to the starchy spud. This recipe makes a great side for a roast or broiled dish.

Salad of the Month:

Maple-Glazed Squash and Apple Salad - A hearty salad of roasted squash and apples, accented with a delectable Canadian maple syrup dressing.

Photo: Salmon Fillet over Spinach Salad with Warm Mustard Vinaigrette
Photography by Yvonne Duivenvoorden



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