Weeknight Rescue // February 2020 // Week 7

Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs with brown rice and bok choy

I’m pulling out some old favorites for this week’s meal plan, including Spaghetti Squash Lasagna and Slow Cooker Ginger Soy Chicken. I made both in the past week to great success. Happy weekending!

BAJA STYLE SHRIMP TACOS

Baja Shrimp Taco Recipe

When it comes to these tacos, it’s all about the Chipotle Lime Crema that gets slathered on before piling on the rest of the goodies. The recipe includes a crunchy slaw.  For a side dish, warm up homemade or canned pinto or black beans and embellish with a big spoonful of Mexican salsa. Consider fresh cut pineapple for dessert.  

WEEKNIGHT FRIED RICE

This is a dinner built on leftovers. Rice, plus whatever vegetables you have in the fridge and whatever meat, tofu, or chicken is tucked in there too. You can also pick up a rotisserie chicken if the fridge is near empty. Leftover fried rice makes a terrific lunch.

EASY CHICKEN PAILLARD

Have dinner on the table in a snap. This no-fuss meal looks sort of fancy, but 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.

SPAGHETTI SQUASH LASAGNA

I know I just had this on the menu a few weeks ago, but squash season is going to be over soon, so here’s a chance to enjoy it. If you’re “over” this dish, you might try Vegetarian Zucchini Lasagna instead.

SLOW COOKER VIETNAMESE-STYLE CHICKEN AND BOK CHOY

Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs with brown rice and bok choy

This is a recipe from my earliest days of learning to use the slow cooker. I’ve tinkered with it over the years, but it has stood the test of time. Serve it over brown rice and you’ve got a complete meal.

BLUEBERRY BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE

Add this simple smoothie to your morning routine. It’s popular for all ages and can be whizzed up using frozen blueberries or wild blueberries this time of year when fresh isn’t in season.

CHOCOLATE COCONUT COPYCAT BARS

Another oldie, but goodie, these bars are my take on store-bought Larabars. You can make them as instructed or roll them into energy balls, finished with a light coating of shredded coconut.

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