Weeknight Rescue // June 2020 // Week 25

blueberry coconut yogurt pops

Rolling into the weekend with a line-up to get your through warm weather cooking. You’ll find a few recipes that might hit the spot for Father’s Day or check out my 6 Summer Menus for more recipe inspiration.

SLOW COOKER PULLED PORK SANDWICHES

Summer is a great time to pull out the slow cooker. Start with this soul satisfying, low-fuss supper. The tenderloin, which is a mega lean cut of meat, cooks down into tender, pull-apart pork that’s excellent on a soft bun with a pile of crunchy slaw. Assemble a big plate of crudite and add the Green Goddess Dressing below for a tasty dip. 

SUMMER ROLLS WITH PEANUT DIPPING SAUCE

This is a fresh, bright answer to supper when the weather warms up. I like to set it up as a DIY summer roll bar, and let everyone make their own. Minimize your hands-on time at dinner time by prepping your peanut sauce and veggies ahead of time.

ASIAN-STYLE SALAD WITH CHICKEN OR TOFU SKEWERS

I’m always in the mood for something on the light side when the weather heats up. 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.

PAPRIKA-SPICED SHRIMP & CORN SALAD

Paprika Shrimp with Corn

A super quick one-pan supper. It’s best with fresh corn, but frozen corn will work in a pinch. One of my favorite sides is to take a couple of whole grain pita breads and split them open. Spread lightly with softened butter, add pinch of salt and a light shower of grated Parmesan. Put under the broiler until just barely brown. Cut in half.  (It’s one I learned from my mom and is seriously good)

FALAFEL BURGERS WITH CREAMY YOGURT SAUCE

Master the falafel one night and enjoy it all week long. Store leftover burgers refrigerated for up to 5 days, or frozen in an airtight container or plastic bag. They’re excellent with a tangy yogurt sauce and whatever side salad strikes your fancy. Not into burger buns? Serve on crunchy lettuce instead.

LIGHTER GREEN GODDESS DRESSING

Make a batch of this dressing to add a splash of brightness to salads or drizzle over roasted vegetables. ALSO, if you want to see a spin on the original recipe (that adds avocado to the mix), you’ll find that recipe in my cookbook PREP.

WILD BLUEBERRY COCONUT YOGURT POPS

Consider this frozen treat for dessert on Father’s Day. The recipe calls for just a few ingredients and the only real skill required is the patience to wait for them to freeze.

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