That’s me, anyway. You may find better relief in our collection of kid-friendly recipes that can really, truly be ready in 30 minutes or less.
Or, if you’ve been out on the grounds hauling up tautog, or if you go to the market today despite my despondence and find glistening halibut or cod, you might enjoy David Tanis’s recipe for baked fish with sesame and ginger, which is simple, healthy and really, really delicious.
I’d make Kim Severson’s recipe for potato cavatelli tonight if I could and definitely in the next few days. I might triple it, in fact, because it freezes well, and that’d be the next couple of Wednesday night dinners sorted right there.
And so long as I’m planning, maybe I’ll start with dreams for the coming weekend: Mark Bittman’s recipe for chicken with green olives; a tureen of the luscious billi bi I scored from Craig Claiborne; fried chicken biscuits with hot honey butter à la Tejal Rao.
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Now, do read Kim Severson in The Times, on how the chef José Andrés fed Puerto Rico about two million meals in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Also, check out Priya Krishna on how Dallas is preparing for the nation’s largest celebration of Diwali Mela on Saturday. And perhaps you need a new playlist for the kitchen? I like Liza Richardson’s, from Gather.
Finally, and nothing to do with food, it was on this day in 1512 that the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo, was exhibited to the public for the first time. Take a look at this virtual-reality tour and imagine yourself there for a moment, more than 500 years ago, gazing around during the papal Mass at this amazement that would change the course of Western art forever. So New York Harbor is a little polluted, and the F train never comes. That must have been magic.