Welcome to Weeknight Rescue Week Five! I am so enjoying putting these menus together and hope they’re bringing a little ease to your planning, prep, and grocery shopping. Below you’ll find three dinners, one batch cook option, and one bonus recipe.

Let’s bring on the week:

BAJA-STYLE SHRIMP TACOS

Baja Style Shrimp Tacos

I’m a little obsessed with these shrimp tacos. It’s all about the Chipotle Lime Crema that gets slathered on before piling on the rest of the goodies. The recipe includes a crunchy slaw.  For a side dish, warm up homemade or canned pinto or black beans and embellish with a big spoonful of Mexican salsa. Consider these Mango Sorbet Pops for dessert.  

UMAMI CHICKENChicken Adobo

“Umami” because this chicken is such a flavor bomb. It’s chicken done adobo style that you can have bubbling on the stove in a matter of minutes. I always serve it with a side of brown rice and either stir-fried veggies or bok choy. If you’re pressed for time, pick up a package of heat and serve brown rice from the freezer section of the market. 

CREAMY TOMATO SOUP Creamy Vegan Tomato Soup

A ridiculously simple soup that gets its richness from olive oil rather than the more traditional heavy cream. Keep it classic on soup night and pair with grilled cheese sandwiches on whole grain bread. Add a fun factor for the kids and cut the sandwiches into “fingers” they can dunk in their soup.  Want croutons? Head here for the how to (make extra because little hands love to snatch these off the baking sheet). 

BUCKWHEAT GRANOLABuckwheat Granola

Made with buckwheat groats and only a few other ingredients, this is a super crunchy granola that reminds me a little bit of homemade Grape Nuts. Beware: highly addictive.

HOMEMADE STRAWBERRY MILK

Homemade Strawberry Milk

Skip the store-bought pink milk and opt for this sweet treat made without the artificial ingredients or loads of sugar. A good one for after school snack!