We’ve got good things on tap for Weeknight Rescue, including a few seasonal favorites. You’ll also find both a slow cooker and an Instant Pot version of the same chicken dish, so pick your favorite method. Find the printable shopping list at the bottom of the page.

RED LENTIL COCONUT CURRY SOUP

Red Lentil Coconut Curry Soup

I made a double batch of this last week to feed a crowd. It was a hit and relatively quick to make. Serve with warm pita bread and you’ve got a satisfying meal. It will keep well for a couple of days and makes a perfect lunch to eat at home or pack up to go. 

SLOW COOKER BALSAMIC CHICKEN (or Instant Pot)Instant Pot Balsamic Chicken and Tomatoes

Make this simple Balsamic Chicken and Tomatoes in either the slow cooker or the Instant Pot, your choice.  It’s packed with leafy greens and served over pasta or grains, which makes it a complete meal in one. Top with Parmesan cheese, and if you happen to have a bottle of red wine around, pour yourself a glass.  

RAVIOLI W/ BUTTERNUT SQUASH & BROWN BUTTER

Pasta with Butternut Squash and Brown Butter

This ravioli pairs up with a creamy sauce made of roasted butternut squash and topped with a dribble of brown butter. It feels a little fancy, but is easy enough for a weeknight family dinner. Serve it as a main course with a generous salad with my favorite vinaigrette.  

CRANBERRY GINGER BAKED OATMEALBaked Oatmeal

Take advantage of nutrient-packed cranberries while they’re in season. This is a satisfying, tasty baked oatmeal that you can dish up and reheat for several days after it’s made. You’ll also find a “how to” in the recipe for making this as a healthy holiday food gift. 

SWEET POTATO AND SQUASH LATKESSweet Potato Latkes

A twist on traditional latkes, these are made with sweet potatoes and butternut squash instead of potatoes. They are excellent served as written, with harissa and labneh, but also good with applesauce and sour cream. Make them for Hanukkah or just because they’re crispy and delicious.