With Thanksgiving just days away, this isn’t exactly a typical week. You may find the desire to rely on take-out a little more and cook in a little less. That being said, if you can carve out the time, here’s what’s on tap for Weeknight Rescue with the printable shopping list is at the bottom of the page!

 

AUSH (AFGHAN NOODLE SOUP)

Aush Afghan Noodle Soup

This brothy soup with greens, noodles, ground lamb, and a spoonful of Greek yogurt is one of the earlier recipes on the site, yet remains a personal favorite. It’s a good one to make on the weekend to eat over the coming days. And it works well if you have company descending, since it can easily be doubled and is a complete one-pot meal. 

DIY GRILLED CHEESE NIGHT

Grilled Cheese Bar

You gather and set out all the ingredients, everyone else assembles their own just they way they like it. Another good one if you’re serving a crowd, since it’s sort of fun to set up a DIY Grilled Cheese bar.  Just add a big plate of cut up veggies (you might like this Healthier Ranch Dip) or a generous salad and dinner is done.   

MISO AND GINGER SALMON

Miso Ginger Salmon

Not a lot of ingredients, super flavorful, and so very good for you. Serve with brown basmati or jasmine rice and a simple veggie side. I’m partial to bok choy for this salmon (I sometimes do a version of this recipe, leaving out the tofu and pork, since you’ll be serving it as a side). 

EASY TURKEY BROTH

How to make turkey broth

Don’t toss that turkey carcass after Thanksgiving. You can transform it into a golden turkey broth with very little effort. Just strip the meat from the bones, get it into a pot, add a few veggies, and let it bubble away. The instructions also includes a “how to” for the slow cooker in the recipe headnote 

SLOW COOKER FRENCH TOAST
Slow cooker french toast

This is a good way to feed a crowd at breakfast. Get it going early in the morning and it will be ready by the time everyone rouses. I like to serve it with Greek yogurt, maple syrup, and seasonal fruits.