Weeknight Rescue//May 2022//Moo Shu Vegetables, Pork Chops w/Rhubarb, Tofu Parmesan, Nicoise Pasta, Chicken in Salsa Verde

Instant Pot Chicken in Salsa Verde

Before I launch into the meal plan, I want to take a hot second to give a shout out to all the mamas today. Whether you are new to the game or have been at it for decades, I hope you have lots of love and appreciation coming at you today. As for the line-up this week, I’ve got my eye on the Pork Chops with Rhubarb Compote, since it’s so darn seasonal, the Moo Shu Veggies (yummy + easy), and I never say no to a good chocolate pudding. Enjoy and Happy Mother’s Day to us!

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Easy Moo Shu Vegetables

Pan of moo shu vegetables

This recipe is my homespun take on Chinese takeout that satisfies a craving every time. The recipe calls for a few convenience items, including pre-shredded carrots and cabbage, and pre-sliced mushrooms, which means the hands-on time is very little and it takes all of 12 minutes to cook.

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Pork Chops with Rhubarb Ginger Compote

Pork Chops in a cast iron skillet with rosemary and rhubarb compot

I love rhubarb in tarts and pies, but it’s just as good for savory dishes. Serve these juicy chops with roasted asparagus or arugula salad (plus some little boiled or roasted potatoes on the side) for a balanced supper.

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Baked Tofu Parmesan

Oven Baked Tofu Parmesan with a spatula in a baking dish

Here’s a good one for meatless Monday. The tofu is breaded and baked until crispy and then layered with sauce and cheese. Add steamed or roasted broccoli and dinner is done. Leftovers are tasty a day or two later.

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Tuna Pasta Nicoise

Tuna Nicoise Penne

This takes all the elements of a classic Nicoise salad and spins it into a satisfying pasta. It’s filling and nutritious enough to make a one-dish meal and leftovers are tasty the next day.

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Instant Pot Chicken in Salsa Verde

Instant Pot Chicken in Salsa Verde

Pull out your Instant Pot and get a batch of this savory chicken going. It’s tasty tucked into blistered corn or flour tortillas with all your favorite taco fixings. This Mexican Street Corn Salad would be terrific as a side dish.

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Pineapple Orange Green Smoothie

A glass and a jug of pineapple orange green smoothie

Brand new to the blog, this luscious smoothie is full of green goodness and a snap to make. Frozen pineapple makes it quick to whiz up in a blender and the recipe includes plenty of ideas to boost the nutrition over the top.

Dark Chocolate Creamy Cashew Pudding

Vegan dark chocolate pudding with cashews and chocolate chips in little jars with spoons

A chocolate pudding that’s a creamy treat on the healthier end of the spectrum. The richness 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.

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