Earlier this year, when I asked you what you want to read about here, the recurring theme was “easy weeknight dinners made in one pot.” I breathed a huge sigh of relief when I saw those words because a) that’s totally my jam these days, too and b) I’m writing a book on the very topic, which confirms I’m on the right track with my work.
For obvious reasons, I can’t dish on all the meals I’ve been creating, but last week I put one together specifically with you in mind. It’s adapted from one my favourite new cookbooks, Dinner: Changing the Game by Melissa Clark, and hits all the hallmarks of a quality family meal. One pan? Check. Healthy? Check. Quick cooking? If you think 40 minutes of mostly hands-off time is quick (I do), then yes, check.
My favourite thing about this dish is that it brings big flavour to the table without intimidating the cook, and can easily be tweaked to cater to the ever-changing taste buds of a toddler. Two-year-olds are nothing if not fickle, especially when it comes to food, and while I really think I have a great eater on my hands, what he likes one day is totally despised the next, so having some flexibility with what I cook is key for me right now.