Weeknight Rescue // September 2020 // Week 37

carrot mac and cheese

I hope these meal plans are giving some order to what feels like a fair bit of disorder these day (hello home schooling!). Keep your eye out for my Instagram demo on Wednesday…I plan to do up a pan of the Carrot Mac and Cheese on this week’s menu!

WARM SPINACH SALAD WITH CRISPY PROSCIUTTO AND EGG

An oldie but a goodie. I’ve been making this salad since I was in my 20s and love it to this day. Gently cooked spinach with a balsamic splash, crispy bacon, and a soft egg are enough to make a light supper. Serve with a crusty baguette for soaking up that oozy yolk. 

CREAMY CARROT MAC AND CHEESE

Creamy carrots blend seamlessly into this mac and cheese thanks to their mild sweetness and the fact that they’re the same color as Cheddar cheese. I like to serve this with sautéed greens, such as this Crispy Skillet Kale.

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.

INSTANT POT KOREAN BEEF TACOS

This is a “treat yourself” kind of supper, since it’s so chin-dribblingly delicious. It’s Korean-style beef done in the Instant Pot until fork tender, piled onto warm tortillas, and topped with crunchy slaw. I like to add a crunchy salad of sliced cucumbers and radishes with a splash of seasoned rice vinegar to serve on the side.

PAPRIKA-SPICED SHRIMP AND CORN SALAD

A super quick one-pan supper. It’s best with fresh corn, but frozen corn will work in a pinch. Make dinner easy on yourself by buying peeled, deveined shrimp, which means less work for the cook.

SIMPLE NO-KNEAD WHEAT BREAD

simple no-knead wheat bread

I made a loaf of this wholesome bread with week and it didn’t last more than a couple of days in our house. It’s about as easy as it gets to make and is such comfort when sliced, toasted, and spread with salty butter.

BERRIES AS CUTE AS A CUPCAKE

Here’s a pretty cute way to enjoy the last of summer berries: Pull out colorful cupcake papers, mix your favorite berries, and pile them in.

Comments

09.12.2020 at 9:58 AM #

Marcy

Love the printable shopping list, so helpful! Ready to shop for several perfect weekday meals!

09.12.2020 at 9:58 AM #

katiemorford

Mission accomplished. Glad it helps.

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