I took a little vacation at home this week!  The first three days of the week I didn’t do any work-work, just chipped away at some of the disorganization in my house that happened over quarantine.  Yikes, I have a lot more to do!  Wednesday it was my daughter Anna’s birthday and we had an all-day celebration.  It was the first time that I haven’t had a class to teach online or a deadline, so I decided to do house stuff and finish “American Dirt,” which I LOVED.  Hubs and I also started binge-watching “Zero Zero Zero” – also so good!  I have been enjoying very delicious produce lately – corn, zucchini, tomatoes, peaches, melons, basil YUM!  Here’s your dinner planner for the week:

Meatless Monday: Chickpea Socca with Mediterranean Salad

Tuesday: Sheet pan chicken with artichokes, zucchini and cherry tomatoes, sauteed corn

Wednesday: Shrimp and basil stir fry, black rice, grilled eggplant

Thursday: Baked chicken with tomatoes, olives and capers (in the summer I use cherry tomatoes), pasta with pesto

Friday:  Instant pot creamy dijon chicken p. 203 from Quicker than Quick, grilled asparagus, quick sauteed zucchini from Kitchen Matters

Saturday brunch: Arugula with cantaloupe and grilled halloumi

Sunday: Clamboil  (easier than it looks and SO MUCH FUN!)


Here’s what you can do ahead if you need to:


Make socca mixture

Wash lettuce

Make shrimp marinade

Make pesto

Make salad dressing


Season chicken for sheet pan


My new cookbook, Quicker Than Quick, is here!  I have LOVED seeing all your creations of my recipes on Instagram. If you make any of my recipes, please tag me @pamelasalzman #pamelasalzman so I can check them out!  If you have 1 minute, would you mind leaving a review on amazon?  I would be so grateful, thank you!

Click here to learn more about my online cooking classes! Through the end of quarantine, choose any cooking class in the library for $20 with the code SINGLE20 and a subscription for future classes for $17  (normally $27/mo.) with the code CLASSES17.

Take a peek at my first cookbook “Kitchen Matters”!

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