Prepping for the Week Ahead: Homemade Marinara & Stock

& Sunday Suppers


Sunday Supper and Prepping for the Week Ahead


Spend some time in the kitchen on Sunday preparing two pantry items you'll use throughout the week and beyond, a quick Marinara Sauce and a Slow-Cooked Chicken Stock.


Let's be honest, we all prefer homemade tomato sauce, but spending the whole day over a simmering pot is not always ideal. This classic marinara comes together quickly, and is perfect for a number of quick & easy dishes you can put together throughout the week. Freeze any extra in freezer-safe glass jars (be sure to leave room for expansion). 
With just a few, inexpensive ingredients you can make rich and flavorful stock to use throughout the week. The best part, it's pretty much entirely hands-off. Just throw everything in the slow cooker in the morning and let it do the work. Freeze any extra in freezer-safe glass jars (be sure to leave room for expansion). 

Sunday Supper

Use the marinara you made earlier in this crowd-pleasing (and simple!) Oven-Baked Spaghetti and Meatballs by @everydaychampagne. You toss everything (including uncooked pasta) in one baking dish and cook it together in the oven, genius!





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Keep warm on chilly winter nights with some homemade soup.  Here are two of our favorite ways to use the stock you made on Sunday:
This easy soup has tremendous flavor from just a few humble ingredients. 
A go-to weeknight dinner; who doesn't love this classic combo? Cut down on the spice called for in the recipe depending on your taste preference, or if you are cooking for kids. 

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Vegetarian Dinners

Trying to eat less meat? Find inspiration for easy meals that skip the meat but not the flavor. 


A delicious, hearty & budget friendly weeknight meal in less than 20 minutes. A perfect use for leftover marinara sauce.
This will quickly become a recipe you repeat time and time again. You could easily add meat for those nights when you're looking for something a bit heavier. 

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Salad of the Week: Crunchy Celery Salad


Stock your fridge with a hearty salad that will stay fresh throughout the week. Here's one of our go-to recipes:

1 bunch of celery, cleaned and root end trimmed, sliced thinly on the bias
1 cup parsley, chopped
1/2 cup shaved parmesan
1/2 cup toasted walnuts, roughly chopped
For serving: lemon juice, olive oil & salt & pepper

Toss all of the ingredients together and store in an air-tight container in the fridge. Dress simply with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, a drizzle of olive oil and salt and pepper right before serving to keep the flavors fresh and clean. This is also delicious with green apple and celery root matchsticks, just add right before serving so they don't turn brown. 

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Lightened Up Comfort Food Classics

It's cold out there! Warm up with these comfort food classics lightened up with seasonal vegetables that won't completely ruin those recent resolutions. 

Consider reducing the cheese in this recipe by 1 cup and adding 2 cups of roasted broccoli in with the roasted squash to up your veggie intake even more.

The classic we all know and love, updated with mushrooms and a sweet potato topping. 

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Cocktails & Dessert

Pick up some seasonal citrus and put it to good use in a refreshing libation and a sweet treat! 


 Tart citrus is the perfect accompaniment to dark chocolate and crunchy almonds. This a recipe the whole family can help with! 

A simple and refreshing winter cocktail; try this recipe with any seasonal citrus you have on hand. 


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