Getting weeknight dinners on the table can be challenging on a regular day, but add cold weather, holiday get-togethers and gift-buying to the mix and it can leave you feeling a little maxed out. So we've rounded up both take-home and homemade versions of our favourite cold-weather comfort foods to lift your holiday spirits. Holiday weeknight dinner, done!
Easy Smash Burgers
Take: Smash Burgers
The burger craze that swept the nation with its charred, caramelized exterior is now available in your kitchen! We've got two-and-a-half-ounce ready-to-cook smash burger balls prepared fresh in our Meat Dept., made using Canadian ground chuck beef. All you have to do is preheat a cast iron pan or griddle over high heat, add the meatball to the pan and literally "smash" down with a sturdy spatula or wooden spoon to apply pressure. Season generously with salt and pepper, cook until no longer pink the spatula to scrape the burger from the pan and flip over until cooked. If you're adding a slice of cheese, continue cooking for 30 seconds (to melt the cheese), then remove from the pan. Add to a bun and dress as you like.
Make: Handmade Beef Burger
Our Handmade Beef Burger is juicy, fresh, tender, and ready in under 30 minutes. These burgers can be grilled outdoors or seared on the stovetop depending on the weather.
Hot Buffalo chicken
Take: Buffalo Chicken Pizza
Spice up pizza night with this Buffalo Chicken Pizza, featuring our authentic Buffalo Wing Sauce made with real butter and fajita-style red and green sweet bell peppers. Take them home hot or heat in the oven!
Make: Buffalo Chicken Soft Tacos
Buffalo wings meet taco night! Get the best of two comfort-food classics in one with this super-simple dish everyone will love. Make dinner even easier by prepping the day before and assembling at the table!
Fried Chicken Faves
Take: Hot Crunch Chicken Sandwich
Our Hot Crunch Chicken Sandwiches are made with a flavourful fried chicken breast, Compliments garlic pickles, and mayo, served on a Compliments burger bun. Everyone loves a little bit of chicken fried in a hand-held sandwich!
Make: Made-Over Oven "Fried" Chicken
Want to go all out tonight? This reimagined fried chicken dish is partially fried and finished in the oven for a truly homestyle feel. Don't have buttermilk on hand? As an easy substitute, simply combine 1 tbsp lemon juice or vinegar with 1 cup of milk, stir, and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
Easy as Pot Pie
Take: Beef Galette-Style Pot Pies
Nothing says comfort like a thin, flaky crust wrapped around a creamy, warm filling. This homestyle galette pie comes in classic chicken, beef or tourtière-style. Pick them up from our Kitchen Dept. when you need dinner in a snap!
Make: Turkey Pot Pie
Disguise leftover turkey with this delicious dish. Our Turkey Pot Pie recipe uses a pre-made pie shell for a surprisingly simple and satisfying cold-weather meal.
Take: Meatloaf and mashed potatoes
A classic family favourite has never been easier with this full dinner with a main and two sides: beef or turkey meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and broccoli and cheddar au gratin. This easy weeknight solution is ready-made so all you have to do is bring it home, pop it in the oven, and dinner is served. Available chilled or hot and ready to eat!
Make: Basic Meatloaf with Creamy Tomato Sauce
A tried-and-true classic with a tangy twist, this easy meatloaf is topped with our Panache Tuscan Tomato & Basil Bisque (or use the tomato bisque of your choice) for an easy and delicious meatloaf upgrade.
Mac & Cheese, Please
Take: Pizza-Topped Mac n Cheese
This Pizza-Topped Mac ’n’ Cheese is the ultimate cold weather–approved dish. Topped with pepperoni and mozzarella cheese, this indulgent dish is pizza-y on the outside, mac ’n’ cheesy on the inside, and ready to pop into the oven!
Make: Slow Cooker Mac & Cheese
We love a good slow-cooker save! This creamy mac 'n' cheese dish is a great solution for your busy schedule. Just place the ingredients in a slow cooker and go about your day without being glued to the oven.
Take: Dagwood Pizza
Pick up dinner on your way home with this convenient and delicious Dagwood Pizza. Made fresh in-store with quality ingredients, this comforting pizza is topped with cured pepperoni, tangy pomodoro tomato sauce, and creamy mozzarella cheese. Get the pizza party started!
Make: No-Cook Prosciutto Pizza
Our No-Cook Prosciutto Pizza is the easiest dish you'll ever make! Delicious naan topped with sundried tomato pesto, fresh arugula, shaved Parmesan, and delicate prosciutto is ready in under 15 minutes. A weeknight mealtime win!