Weeknight Rescue//April 2021//Week 16

Cowboy cookies on a piece of white parchment paper

You’ll find lots of crunch and color in this week’s menu, not to mention a recipe for Cowboy Cookies. Happy cooking!

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CHEESY TEX MEX SKILLET SUPPER

Mexican skillet supper of ground beef and beans topped with cheese in a skillet with colorful Mexican tablecloth and guacamole

This is always a crowd pleaser in our house. It’s a mess of Tex Mex flavors done in a single skillet. Serve with tortilla chips for scooping plus a crunchy salad or slaw.

SPRING VEGETABLE PESTO PASTA

Vegetable Pesto Pasta

This is everything that’s good about the produce section this time of year in one bowl: asparagus, peas, and fresh herbs. It’s got heaps of vegetables relative to the pasta, so hits all the nutritious buttons. If shelling peas isn’t on your priority list, outsource to one of your kids or substitute frozen peas. Finish with a big bowl of strawberries for dessert.

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EASY CHICKEN PAILLARD

Chicken paillard with capers on a white plate with salad and tomatoes

Have dinner on the table in no time. This no-fuss meal is a lot lighter than its more traditional twin. Add roasted veggies, a simple grain dish, or a tossed salad to fill out your plate. If you have any leftovers, lunch the next day will be equally delicious.

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WARM SPINACH SALAD WITH CRISPY PROSCIUTTO AND SOFT EGG 

Warm spinach salad with soft egg in a vintage red bowl with fork and a bin of flaky salt

Gently cooked spinach with a balsamic splash, crispy bacon, and a soft egg are enough to make a light supper. Serve with a crusty baguette for soaking up that oozy yolk. 

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INSTANT POT ITALIAN WHITE BEAN SOUP

Instant Pot Italian White Bean Soup

This Instant Pot soup that’s been a consistent hit on the blog. For a vegetarian version, simply leave out the sausage or swap in a cup or two of cooked grains or pasta for added heft once the soup is done.

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CHINESE CHICKENLESS SALAD

Vegetarian Chinese Chickenless Salad

With more and more folks heading off to school and work, a little lunch box inspo might come in handy. This is a good one and assembly is pretty darn quick, especially if you prep the cabbage and veggies ahead of time.

COWBOY COOKIES

Cowboy cookies on a piece of white parchment paper

If you’re like me and appreciate a cookie packed with goodies, this one’s for you. It’s both wholesome and decadent, made with oats, nut butter, chocolate, coconut, dried fruits, seeds, and nuts. Make a batch of dough and freeze half for a rainy day. Bake the rest to tuck in the pantry for when a sweet tooth strikes.

Comments

04.17.2021 at 5:02 PM #

Pey-Lih

Wonderful menu, Katie! Simple, relaxing, and yummy…

04.17.2021 at 5:02 PM #

katiemorford

You’re welcome!

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