Meals for a New Yr

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Meals for a New Year

We made it! Happy New Year and welcome to Five Weeknight Dishes. I am confident that we will have a year better than the last, although 2020 was not entirely without little news. (If you haven’t heard, there is a wonderful episode of The Daily devoted to the subject.) For me, it was the arrival of my second child, whose first word (alongside mom) was spoken in December. was “Hi!” It feels especially sunny and sociable after such a dark and insular year. We hear them screaming all over the house. HI THERE!

There is still time today to cook black-eyed peas for happiness. Or you can move on to the recipes below, something a little easier for the week ahead. And email me at dearemily@nytimes.com anytime.

Here are five dishes for the week: