Weeknight Rescue // June 2020 // Week 23

Rotisserie chicken sandwiches with muhammara

With the high emotions and heartache of this past week, one thing I know for sure is that now is a time to take good care. And as I’ve said before, nourishing yourself and your family is a wise way to do that. Below is a menu full of comfort and nourishment.

SLOW COOKER PORK TINGA TACOS

Slow cooker pork tinga tacos

Cooking pork low and slow in a crock pot with a serious hit of chipotle is an excellent starting point for weeknight tacos. From there it’s a matter of gathering your best taco fixings with a salad or street corn on the side.  

SPRING VEGETABLE FLATBREAD PIZZA

Spring Vegetable Pizza

Turn delicate spring produce into a pizza dinner starting with store-bought lavash and any favorite pesto. Just add a salad (try butter lettuce and shaved radishes with this vinaigrette) and you’re good to go.

TURKEY TACO SALAD WITH CUMIN LIME DRESSING

A satisfying, crunchy chopped salad tossed with old-school turkey taco meat. Top with crumbled tortilla chips and you’ve got a main dish meal on your hands. Finish with a plate of fresh, sliced pineapple.

ROTISSERIE CHICKEN SANDWICHES WITH MUHAMMARA

Rotisserie chicken sandwiches with muhammara

This recipe relies on a big shortcut: pick up a rotisserie chicken at the store. Muhammara is easy to make by just blending a handful of ingredients in a food processor. It’s a filling sandwich, but you can embellish your table with a simple salad, summer fruit, or cut up raw veggies.

HERB CREME FRAICHE WITH GRILLED VEGETABLES

Gather up your favorite grilling vegetables, get them good and tender on the barbecue, and whip up a side of herb crème fraîche to go with. It’s on the light side, so sliced crusty bread, brushed with olive oil and burnished on the grill makes a nice addition. Alternatively, make the grilled vegetables the side dish and throw chicken or chops on the grill as well.

ROASTED ASPARAGUS WITH LEMON AND CHOPPED EGG

I make roasted asparagus all throughout the spring, usually doused with lemon juice and olive oil. Here, a little chopped egg gets draped over the top to add interest and richness. Try it.

TENDER BANANA BREAD WITH WALNUTS OR CHOCOLATE CHIPS

Tender Banana Bread with Walnuts or Chocolate Chips

This banana bread is brand new to the blog, but something I’ve been baking on repeat since the pandemic hit. Make it with chocolate chops or walnuts (or no adornment at all) to enjoy for breakfast, snack, or dessert.

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