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In these days of a constant juggling between getting from bed to couch in time for that Zoom call, taking time out to process the new normal, and remembering to restock the coffee— we all have a lot going on. It’s understandable that the novelty of making exponentially more dinners each week could be wearing off by now. So, whether you have oodles of weeknight ambition or lost all ambition, and have little time to spend in the kitchen, either way, your best bet is quick, satisfying, healthy, and easy dinner recipes.

Spaghetti Strega

This is the kind of meal that makes you stop and think that the simplest foods are often the most wonderful. This dish is filled with only a few ingredients that are staples in most pantries, you can create a beautiful, flavorful, heartwarming meal. It’s well-loved by everyone! Who doesn’t like spaghetti? Maybe because it’s so easy and inexpensive to make. This is a perfect solution whenever you’re in a bind. It packs quite a kick from shrimp, scallops, sautéed spinach,  and creamy parmesan sauce. 

 

Linguine & Clams

It’s a simple recipe that requires nothing more than littleneck clams, parmesan, lemon, and parsley. You’ll want to curl up every evening after work with this dish.  A comforting dinner on your table in no time with little effort just what you need on busy quarantine weeknight.

Pappardelle Bolognese

A comforting bowl of pappardelle bolognese is often what’s needed on a long day inside. It does take, patience for the sauce to achieve the ideal authentic texture.  Mix things up with beef, pancetta, creamy tomato sauce,  and whipped ricotta. A simple traditional egg pasta dough made with all-purpose flour, semolina, and eggs! 

 

Fusilli Funghi Selvatici

This dish is for anyone with impeccable taste. Ditch slurping down your boring old pasta and get into Fusilli Funghi Selvatici. Tossed amidst springy coils of fusilli pasta enjoy wild mushrooms, truffle cream sauce, and parsley. 

 

What’s not to love about any of these dishes, really? The delicious options seem endless and they are! Being safe at home has required that we all tap into some culinary creativity to get by but we have opened our doors for takeout and delivery at Strega Waterfront.  Stop digging into your pantry. Quarantine cooking has its pros but leave it up to us! Those luxuries of eating our food is back!

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