Weeknight Rescue // May 2020 // Week 19

Asparagus and smoked salmon tart on puff pastry

This week’s menu features flavors that span the globe, from Asian noodles to Tex Mex burrito bowls. All in all, it’s a bit of comfort, plenty of good nutrition, and a few seasonal favorites.

Also, I’ve got another QuaranTeen cooking class over on Instagram on Saturday making guacamole! Grab your avocados and join me.

And to all you mamas out there, I hope you get some tender loving care this weekend and that someone nourishes YOU with a meal on Sunday. Check out the asparagus tart below if anyone needs a hint.

EASY CHICKEN PAILLARD WITH SHALLOTS AND CAPERS

Have dinner on the table in no time. 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.

ASIAN NOODLES WITH NOT-SO-SPICY PEANUT SAUCE

Asian-style noodles slathered in peanut sauce and tossed with crunchy vegetables? What’s not to love. The peanut sauce on these noodles is a snap to whisk together and can be tossed with virtually any type of noodle. Spaghetti, soba, or udon are favorites. Pull out whatever veggies you have in the fridge that are tasty raw or add steamed fresh or frozen broccoli.

ASPARAGUS & SMOKED SALMON TART

This asparagus salmon tart is always a hit. You start with puff pastry, layer on smoked salmon and eggs whisked with goat cheese, and then finish with asparagus. It’s pretty perfect for Mother’s Day brunch, but works for lunch, or a light supper.

PORK CHOPS WITH GINGER RHUBARB COMPOTE

These pork chops made a wonderful spring dish: savory grilled chops with a tangy rhubarb side. Pair them with your favorite vegetables or a side salad and potatoes done any way you like for a complete dinner. 

WHOLE GRAIN BURRITO BOWLS

While this recipe calls for sorghum, these bowls can be made with brown rice, farro, barley, quinoa or any other grain. Whatever cooked vegetables, salsa, avocado and other Mexican fixings finish the bowls, making them easy to throw together and customize.

CREAMY CARROT GINGER MANGO SMOOTHIE

A colorful, flavorful blend, this smoothie gets a probiotic boost from unsweetened kefir, a healthy zing from fresh ginger, and an option to use fresh mangoes. It makes for a refreshing start to your day.

4-INGREDIENT PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

There’s no better time than now to bake. You only need four basics for these cookies: peanut butter (or any nut/seed butter), brown sugar, eggs, and chocolate chips (or chopped chocolate, white chocolate, butterscotch chips, cacao nibs, or none at all if you’re out!). Take a pause from homeschooling or home working and treat yourself.

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