Welcome to Weeknight Rescue, Week 37. Hope you enjoy the menu I’ve got in store!

SPRING VEGETABLE FLATBREAD PIZZA

I’m crazy about this bright, fresh spring pizza made on store-bought lavash bread. It’s fairly light, portion-wise, so feel free to double the recipe. You may have leftovers, which isn’t a bad thing, particularly since it’s a good one to pack for school or work lunches. 


INSTANT POT CHICKEN IN SALSA VERDE

Keep Cinco de Mayo rolling into the week with this remarkably easy recipe. It results in a tender chicken with a homemade, not store-bought, salsa verde. It’s excellent served over rice or in tacos with all the fixings. 


VIETNAMESE PORK LETTUCE WRAPS WITH GINGER LIME DRESSING

These lettuce cups are like little, very fresh-tasting Vietnamese-style tacos with a killer ginger lime dressing to finish. Since they’re pretty light on the appetite, you might want to get some carbs on the table, such as steamed brown basmati rice or a favorite Asian noodle tossed with soy sauce, sesame oil, and sliced scallion. 


HOMEMADE BUCKWHEAT GRANOLA 

Made with buckwheat groats and only a few other ingredients, this is a super crunchy granola that reminds me a little bit of homemade Grape Nuts. Beware: highly addictive.


DARK CHOCOLATE CASHEW PUDDING

A chocolate treat that’s on the healthier end of the spectrum. The creaminess comes from cashews that soak overnight and get blended into the rest of the ingredients. It makes a tasty dessert or after school snack, or can be packed into little containers for school lunches. My kids are fans.