Weeknight Rescue // October 2020 // Week 40

Easy Vinegar Chicken

This week’s menu brings in plenty of fall flavors, cozy dishes, and a few simple staples to round out the week. Enjoy!

SAVORY PEAR & GRUYERE TART

Roll out store-bought puff pastry, top with caramelized onions, Gruyere, and pears, and bake into a flaky tart. It’s on the lighter side for supper and is perfect when paired with a simple arugula or mixed green salad.  

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 chilled grapes.

CHICKEN THIGHS WITH VINEGAR MAPLE GLAZE

If you’ve never had vinegar chicken, give it a whirl. This dish feels like fall with a crisp salad on the side that pairs well with the tangy glaze.

INSTANT POT FARRO RISOTTO

This cozy, nourishing supper happens to be vegetarian, but you won’t miss the meat. Make it in the Instant Pot if you have one or on the stove top if you don’t (instructions are in the headnote of the recipe).

4-INGREDIENT SWEET POTATO ENCHILADAS

Slice of Sweet Potato Enchilada

You can’t get much more simple than this recipe (with the exception of my 2-ingredient black bean soup). With just four ingredients, it’s a snap to make and even your veggie-phobic family members might give it a thumbs up.

PEANUT BUTTER & RASPBERRY TOASTER TARTS

Think of these as a super wholesome Pop Tart. You start with homemade or store-bought pastry dough (I used whole-wheat pie dough from the freezer section of the market). After rolling out little balls of dough, you fill them with peanut butter, a drizzle of honey, and defrosted red raspberries.

FRESH FIG & YOGURT SNACK

If you can get your hands on some fresh, juicy figs, dress them up with a spoonful of Greek yogurt and drizzled honey. Delicious!

Comments

10.03.2020 at 6:27 AM #

Sandy VH

I just recently signed up for your meal plans. I can’t remember where. This is the first chance I’ve had to actually take a good look at your menus. I’m an old-fashioned comfort foods kind of cook, with not a lot a time these days. I’ve wanted to begin cooking healthier while keeping the satisfying, delicious family style meals we love. I think your meal plans and recipes are going to fit the bill. They look wonderful. I see several I plan to try right away. Thanks for sharing.

10.03.2020 at 6:27 AM #

katiemorford

Hi Sandy,

Welcome! I hope you find them helpful. Have a great weekend.

Katie

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