When tragedy befalls your garden, move forward: Start with some spaghetti carbonara, and move into other comforts.
Making something for yourself, even a small thing, will help shake off the unease Monday brings.
Cold noodles, hot-and-sour tofu, chicken curry: The warm days ahead should be packed with simple dinners.
Take the weekend to picnic: Make up some fried chicken biscuits with hot honey butter, pickleback slaw and a mint-flecked fruit salad.
You don’t need a recipe for a satisfying and substantial big salad. The trick is to start with sturdy greens and work from there.
Melissa Clark’s light and flavorful pasta with mint, basil and fresh mozzarella will set you up nicely for the week’s heavier meals.