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Make-Ahead Sunday Recipes for Weekday Meals


Don't have the time or energy to spend cooking up a storm each night? Take care of your week's meals with these easy Sunday cooking ideas!

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Roasted Chicken

Cook up a nice toasty roast chicken on Sunday, and use the leftovers all week long. You'll want to choose a hefty bird, so you can really make it stretch. This simple recipe calls for brushing the chicken with lots of melted garlic and butter for the ultimate flavor finish. 

Leftover ideas: Chicken salad sandwiches, quick stir-fries, tacos, chicken pastas, wraps, burrito bowls, quesadillas, soups, etc.

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  • 1/4 cup / 50g of softened butter
  • 1 egg (divide the yolk and white)
  • 1/4 cup / 50g of sugar
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup / 150g of flour
  • 1 cup / 100g of chopped nuts
  • Salted caramel
  • Melted dark chocolate


  1. In a bowl, mix together the butter, egg yolk, sugar, and salt.

  2. Add the flour and mix. Roll into a ball.

  3. Chill for 30 minutes.

  4. Remove from refrigerator. Divide the dough and roll into 1-inch balls.

  5. Dip each ball in egg yolk, and then roll in chopped nuts.

  6. Place on baking sheet (lined with parchment paper), and press your thumb into the center.

  7. Bake at 340°F/170°C for 12 minutes, or until golden.

  8. Remove from oven and let cool.

  9. Pour the salted caramel into the center groove,and drizzle with dark chocolate.

  10. Enjoy!

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