Weeknight Rescue: it’s on. Here’s what we’ve got lined up with your shopping list at the bottom of the page. 

 

SLOW COOKER PORK TINGA TACOS

It’s starting to feel like fall, which is when I tend to pull out the slow cooker. This is new to the site and a favorite for Mr. Mom’s Kitchen. Plan ahead to make sure your avocados are good and ready when the time comes (tip: put them in a paper bag to hasten the ripening process). 

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. Choose whole-grain noodles to bump up the fiber and nutrients. A small salad of sliced cucumbers doused in seasoned rice vinegar is an easy side. 

EASY CHICKEN PAILLARD WITH SHALLOTS AND CAPERS

This is a  dish I crave. The briny tang of capers with lemon and just a bit of butter works magic on chicken. Serve with a salad, enjoying late-season tomatoes and cucumbers, and spoon any pan juices over a favorite whole grain (farro and sorghum would work well here). 


SHORT-CUT SWEET POTATO HUMMUS

Bump up the nutrition (and taste) in your store-bought or homemade hummus with a tender, roasted sweet potato. A squirt of sriracha in the mix adds a pleasing kick of heat. Pack into little containers for school lunches or set it out as a pre-dinner nibble. 

PERFECT SOFT-COOKED EGGS WITH BUTTERED TOAST “SOLDIERS”

This photo is vintage Mom’s Kitchen Handbook (aka blurry and oddly styled), but the recipe remains foolproof. Pull out those egg cups and make a pile of whole grain toast strips for dunking into that oozy yolk.