If you think roast dinners are for special occasions with lots of prep, long roasting times, and a big cleanup, try this Weeknight Roast Dinner formula. You can have a small roast seasoned and the vegetables prepped by the time the oven preheats.
Salt and ground black pepper
A Vat of Simple Tomato Sauce, Garlicky or Vegetable
Whether you flavor the tomatoes with garlic or with celery, carrots, and onions, this sauce will become a kitchen staple. There are many nights when I open the fridge wondering what to cook, and I sigh with relief when I spy a quart of this sauce.