Weeknight Rescue // December 2019 // Week 50

Asian Salad with Chicken Skewers

I’m a little late with my menu plan this week, so my apologies! Regardless, this week is full of wholesome options to keep you fueled through the holiday fanfare. As always, you’ll find the printable shopping list at the bottom of the page!

KITCHEN SINK MINESTRONE

I’ve been working hard to use up what I have in my fridge and freezer before the year is up, so have been finding clever ways to repurpose ingredients. This soup is an excellent way to do that, since it’s super flexible depending on what you have on hand. Top it with a little Parmesan cheese and dinner is done.

SLOW COOKER INDIAN TACOS

Get lentils going in your slow cooker with Indian spices and you’ve got a mega nourishing filling for a twist on traditional tacos. Pile the lentils onto corn or flour tortillas and finish with yogurt, cilantro, and if you have some on hand, a favorite Indian chutney. Delicious!

CHICKEN (OR TOFU) SKEWERS WITH ASIAN-STYLE SLAW

Asian Salad with Chicken Skewers

Between the holiday parties and the abundance of sweet treats, I’m always in the mood for something on the light side when I’m eating at home this time of year. This light, bright, flavorful salad does it for me every time. Top it with broiled or grilled skewers of either chicken or tofu. Leftovers make an excellent lunch.

KALE CAESAR WITH CRISPY CHICK PEAS

This scrumptious kale caesar is a good jumping off point for dinner. Adding a couple of grilled and sliced chicken breasts or maybe a bowl of tomato soup on the side is all it takes to make it a meal.

EASY LAVASH PIZZA

Nobody is ever disappointed when it’s pizza night in my house, and this recipe is an easy way to go. If you’ve never made it before, you might be surprised by what an excellent foundation lavash is for crispy, delicious pizza. On the side I usually make a simple salad with this dressing or do up a big sheet pan of either cauliflower or broccoli tossed with olive oil and roasted at 425 degrees.

PERFECT SOFT BOILED EGGS

I treated myself to soft boiled eggs for breakfast yesterday morning, so figured I’d share the love. They’re so good and this recipe is pretty much foolproof.

AUNT FRANNY’S COCONUT WALNUT LEMON BARS

Lemon Coconut Walnut Bars

I know, I know! I can’t stop talking about these bars. But they’re SO good and I just need everyone to know about my beloved Aunt Franny and her delicious baking. Give them a whirl to have on hand for company or pack up for gifts.

Comments

12.15.2019 at 5:52 AM #

Jennifer Meyer

I’ve been meaning to tell you how happy I am that you’ve been including 5 dinners. It can still get difficult with a 1 & 3 year old but that’s to be expected I guess. Thank you for making dinner a little less hectic! Happy Holidays Momma

12.15.2019 at 5:52 AM #

katiemorford

You put the idea in my head, I think, so thank YOU. I’m glad it’s helping…not easy when you’ve got little ones under foot.

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