Weeknight Rescue // December 2019 // Week 52

sweet potato and butternut squash latkes

Well, we’ve made it. Week 52 of Weeknight Rescue. Enjoy the last suppers of the year. See you in 2020!

ROASTED VEGETABLES WITH LEMON TAHINI DRESSING

If you’ve got a pantry and produce drawer full of vegetables left from holiday cooking, this is a good way to use them up. Pile everything onto a sheet pan, roast until tender, and serve with a tangy tahini dressing. Add a cup or two of chickpeas to make things a little more filling.

SLOW COOKER BLACK-EYED PEA AND PORK CHILI

Word has it that eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day will bring prosperity in the coming year. Make a batch of this in your slow cooker to enjoy while watching bowl games.

SAUSAGE, CABBAGE, AND APPLE SKILLET

Sausage with cabbage and apples

If you’re a little burnt out from holiday cooking, this is a good way to get dinner on the table without much fuss. Green or red cabbage both work here along with your favorite apples (I prefer tarts ones, such as Pink Lady or Granny Smith).

SWEET POTATO AND BUTTERNUT SQUASH LATKES

I know Hanukkah is coming to a close, but these latkes are delicious any time of year. Made with squash and sweet potatoes, they’re a little different than the norm. I like to serve them. with a colorful salad, such as this Baby Kale one.

GREEK CHICKEN AND POTATOES

Best Greek Chicken

I’ve been making this sheet pan chicken for years and it remains a favorite. Chicken legs and thighs roast among cut potatoes, lots of garlic, lemon juice, and oregano. It’s delicious and just needs a veggie side or salad to make it a meal.

SMOKED SALMON POTATO CHIP BITES

Smoked Salmon Potato Chip Appetizer

If you’re looking for something special without a lot of work for New Year’s Eve, this does the job. It’s just a few ingredients and the potato chips can be swapped for sliced cucumber if you want a lighter bite.

PRETTY IN PINK CHAMPAGNE AND POMEGRANATE COCKTAIL

Nothing rings in the New Year like a glass of bubbly and this is a festive way to dress up any variety or vintage.

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