Sunday is the first day of the week, and to some, the last day. It is usually set aside for refreshment, relaxation and even chilling with someone friends or loved ones.

Below are some recipes that can make your Sunday so refreshing

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1. Pasta

selective focus photography of pasta with tomato and basil

There’s nothing intuitive about boiling pasta. Yet many pasta recipes don’t offer much beyond “cook pasta according to directions on box.” And the box often offers little beyond how many minutes it takes for the pasta to cook. So we’re clearing up the mystery right here and now with these four simple steps:

Heat a pot of saltwater big enough to accommodate your cooked pasta plus an inch or two of pasta water (for a pound of pasta, you’ll want four quarts).

When it’s boiling (you’ll see big bubbles in the water and steam rising from the pot), add your pasta.

After it comes to a boil again, set a timer to the minutes specified on the pasta box, adjusting the flame downward if it begins boiling over, which sometimes happens.

When the timer goes off, drain and rinse the pasta in cool water to stop the cooking process.

All that’s left is adding the sauce. Might we recommend this simple one made from garlic and oil

2. Omelet

A sunday omelet

Cooking eggs doesn’t have to be complicated, even if TV chefs might make it look that way. As proof, take a look at how to cook eggs perfectly every way. But don’t take our word for it; try this celebrity chef-approved recipe for an omelet. It’s the only omelet recipe you’ll ever need.

3. Scrambled Eggs

Sunday avocado bread breakfast

The only thing that makes scrambling eggs complicated is that people tend to have very specific scrambled egg-expectations: wet versus dry, hard versus soft, whether or not to crack the eggs directly into the pan, what to add to the eggs before scrambling, etc. This post from Inspired Taste explains it all in simple terms, which should prepare you for any recipe requiring scrambled eggs, including this one for an updated version of good ole lox and eggs.

4. Tomato Sauce

black frying pan with spaghetti sauce near brown wooden ladle and ripe tomatoes

One can of tomatoes and a drizzle of olive oil is all it takes to make this bright, sweet, and slightly tangy tomato sauce, which can be used as is over pasta, pizza, and veggies. Or if you’re feeling adventurous, go ahead and doctor it up with caramelized onions, which, as it turns out, is super-easy, too.

5. Chicken Mole Enchiladas

Sunday burrito chicken delicious dinner

This super easy, no-cook, homemade mole sauce is made from scratch, and gives regular chicken enchiladas a delicious twist for a super fast dinner.

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For the Mole Sauce:

In a high-powered blender, add the hot water and submerge the chiles in the water. Let sit for 10 minutes to soften.

Add the onion, tomatoes, garlic, honey and kosher salt and blend on high until smooth.

Then, add the chocolate chips, peanut butter and cinnamon and blend for 30 seconds to one minute.

To make the Enchiladas:

Preheat the oven to 400°F.
In a 9×12-inch baking dish, add 1 cup of the mole sauce, tilting the dish to evenly coat the bottom of the dish.

Fill each tortilla with 1/4 cup shredded cheese and 1/3 cup of the chicken. Drizzle with more mole sauce and sprinkle with the chopped onion. Roll the enchilada and place seam side down in the pan.

Repeat and place the enchiladas snugly against one another.

Pour 1 1/2 cups of the sauce over the center of the enchiladas and top with more shredded cheese.

Tent with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes or until warmed through and the cheese is melted.

Remove the aluminum foil and bake for 10 more minutes. Garnish with the chopped avocado, onion, cilantro and cotija cheese if desired.