Below you’ll find what’s on tap for Week Six of Weeknight Rescue: three healthy dinner recipes, a batch cook recipe, and a bonus recipe for the week. Side note:  I love seeing what’s cooking in your kitchens, so be sure to follow me on Instagram and tag your Weeknight Rescue dishes with the hashtag #weeknightrescue and @momskitchenhandbook.

Onto the week!

BUTTERNUT SQUASH SLOW COOKER CHILI

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Chili

I taught this in a cooking class last week and it was so good, I came home and made it again. Take a big short cut and use pre-cut fresh or frozen butternut squash. If you don’t have (or don’t want to use) a slow cooker, you can cook it on the stove instead. Figure you’ll need to simmer it covered for about an hour, keeping an eye on things in case you need to add a little more liquid.  Serve it straight up or roast some sweet potatoes, slit them open, and spoon the chili on top. You’ll have a Vitamin A powerhouse on your hands!

SAUSAGE, CABBAGE, AND APPLE SKILLET

Sausage Cabbage, and Apple Skillet

This was on the menu in my house last week and so ridiculously easy, I had to share it. It feels very “fall” with the apples and cabbage. Serve it with your favorite mustard (I’m partial to coarse grain Dijon with this) and a crusty baguette. If your kids aren’t cabbage fans, make an extra veggie side that they can enjoy with the sausages and apples.

CARROT MAC AND CHEESEMac and Cheese in blue baking dish - Mom's Kitchen Handbook

The intention isn’t to trick your little ones into eating more vegetables, but the carrots in this do tend to go under the radar (they’re the same color as the Cheddar cheese). I usually do up a big bowl of broccoli on the side, either blanched and doused with lemon, or tossed with olive oil, salt, and pepper and roasted at 425 degrees until tender and a little brown. 

BREAKFAST EGG WRAPS
Breakfast Egg and Vegetable Wrap in Whole-Wheat Flatbread - Mom's Kitchen Handbook

Carve out a little time on the weekend or one evening to do up a batch of these egg wraps for weekday breakfast. They will hold up for a day or two in the fridge and can be reheated just before serving, or you can wrap them well and stow them in the freezer for another day.

NO-BAKE CHEERIOS BARS

No Bake Cheerios Bars

A chewy, sweet bar made with Cheerios, nut butter, chocolate and dried fruit that is suitable for an after school treat or a little dessert. It’s a no-bake bar that demands a glass of milk on the side. If you have a peanut allergy in your house, use any favorite nut butter instead. 

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