Weeknight Rescue // August 2020 // Week 35

no bake almond butter bars

As we roll into the last few days of August, I’m pulling out a whole slew of recipes that celebrate summer…with one back-to-school favorite in the mix, too. Enjoy!

SUMMER ROLLS W/ PEANUT DIPPING SAUCE

These aren’t just for summer, but it is nice to have a no-cook supper this time of year. They’re paired with a barely spicy peanut sauce, which makes them a bit more filling. I also like to assemble a quick side of sliced cucumbers with a splash of rice vinegar. If you want to share the work of assembling the rolls, set it up DIY style and let everyone make their own.

BEEF AND MUSHROOM BLENDED BURGER

Blended beef and mushroom burgers are a lighter fix to quench your burger craving. Just add your favorite bun and any toppings, maybe with this summer potato salad on the side. I’ll be posting a demo of how these burgers are done over on Instagram this Wednesday, so tune in there.

LAZY GIRL’S ENCHILADA PIE

Built on a foundation of summer produce, now is a great time to make this simple enchilada casserole. I call it “lazy” because you layer all of the ingredients instead of rolling up each individual enchilada. Any Mexican sides are fair game: sour cream, guacamole, pinto beans, extra salsa.  A salad on the side adds nice crunch.

GRILLED CHICKEN KEBAB WRAPS

yogurt marinated chicken skewers

I’m crazy about these chicken kebabs, which are tender and tasty thanks to a fabulous yogurt marinade. The chicken gets threaded onto skewers and can be done under a broiler instead of a barbecue if you prefer. The Middle Eastern flavors of the dish are a nice match for this Quinoa Tabbouleh. 

EGGPLANT MEATBALLS WITH TEMPEH IN TOMATO SAUCE

Even though you can buy eggplant year-round, it’s never better than it is during the summer. It’s also excellent in these vegetarian meatballs paired with homemade or store-bought marinara sauce. Heat up a baguette to set on the table for sopping up all the goodies.

YOGURT PARFAIT ON A PLATE

The farmers’ market is teaming with local berries and this is one delicious way to enjoy them. It’s a pretty presentation and means you get a little bit of everything in each bite.

NO-BAKE ALMOND BUTTER BARS WITH DARK CHOCOLATE

Since we’re in the swing of back-to-school, I figure it’s a good time to break out the snack bars. These are SO GOOD, especially with a glass of cold milk.

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