Weeknight Rescue // April 2020 // Week 14

bowl of sauteed kale with olive oil and lemon wedges

Welcome to Saturday, friends. Anyone else feel like they’re running a commercial kitchen these days? Keeping a family fed 24/7 is no small task. Here’s a meal plan that I hope will help.

Also, I’m doing another Quaranteen cooking class over on Instagram. Grab your kids or teens or just yourself and join me. I’m going to make seriously good chocolate chip banana bread. The class will go up Saturday at 2 p.m. PST.

SHEET PAN GREEK CHICKEN & POTATOES

Best Greek Chicken

I figured comfort food was in order this week and sheet pan chicken with crispy potatoes fits the bill. If you don’t have or can’t get a whole chicken, use legs or thighs or a combination of both. Any salad or green vegetable (like the kale below) completes the meal.

DIY SALAD BAR

This is a dinner idea I pull out when I’m tuckered out and have lots of “this and that” in the fridge. Pretty much anything can go into a salad and that’s the idea here. Set out oil and vinegar for dressing or whisk up any of the dressing recipes included in the post.

PASTA WITH SIMPLE TOMATO SAUCE

Simple Tomato Sauce for Pasta

I made a double batch of this pasta sauce last week, so we used it for pizza one night and pasta another (we added cooked, sliced vegetarian sausage and a pinch of chile flakes). The recipe has become a big-time family favorite.

INSTANT POT KOREAN BEEF TACOS

This is a “treat yourself” kind of supper, since it’s so chin-dribblingly delicious. It’s Korean-style beef done in the Instant Pot until fork tender, piled onto warm tortillas, and topped with crunchy slaw. I like to add a crunchy salad of sliced cucumbers and radishes with a splash of seasoned rice vinegar to serve on the side.

CHEESY TEX MEX SKILLET SUPPER

This is always a crowd pleaser in our house. It’s a mess of Tex Mex flavors done in a single skillet. Serve with this colorful Mexican Slaw on the side for an extra dose of veggies at the table.

SAUTÉED KALE WITH LEMON & GARLIC

I’ve been stocking up on heartier veggies that will last a while, since I’m not going to the market often these days. Kale qualifies and this is a pretty quick and dirty way to make it tasty.

NO KNEAD WHEAT BREAD

simple no-knead wheat bread

For those of you who either can’t get bread at your local market or find baking a source of comfort, try this wholesome loaf. We’ve baked a few loaves over the past two weeks and enjoy it sliced and toasted for breakfast with a swipe of salty butter.

Comments

04.04.2020 at 7:37 AM #

Ellen

I’ve made the chicken recipe 2x. A new family favorite! Thank you!!!

04.04.2020 at 7:37 AM #

katiemorford

You’re welcome. It’s popular in my house, too.

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