Welcome to 2018. With the chill that has descended on much of the country, I’ve gathered lots of cozy favorites. Find the printable shopping list at the bottom of the page. Also, I’d love to see how your Weeknight Rescue meals are coming along, so post on Instagram, tag me, and use the #weeknightrescue hashtag!

SAUSAGE, CABBAGE, AND APPLE SKILLET

Sausage Cabbage, and Apple Skillet

 A one-skillet meal to satisfy the sausage lover in your house, but is still relatively light (it’s got a hefty amount of cabbage and apples). Serve it with your favorite mustard (I’m partial to coarse grain Dijon) and a crusty baguette or hearty rye bread. 

BLACK BEAN CHILI-TOPPED SWEET POTATOESChili topped sweet potatoes

Start by making a batch of black bean and turkey chili and then spoon it over tender, roasted sweet potatoes. I like to set out additional toppings to add at the table, such as lime wedges, sour cream, and shredded Cheddar. Tip: as long as you’re roasting sweet potatoes, add one or two extra to use throughout the week in salads, on quesadillas, or straight up with butter and salt. 

SPAGHETTI WITH BUTTER, EGG & CHEESE
Spaghetti with butter, egg, and cheese

An Italian classic and a very popular recipe on the blog, this simple pasta takes about a minute to pull together once the pasta is cooked. I usually serve it with a veggie side, such as roasted broccoli, and a simple salad. If you’re feeling like dessert, check out this Rustic Italian Apple Cake (it can double as breakfast with a spoonful of Greek yogurt the next day).

HOMEMADE RANCH DIP AND DRESSING
healthier homemade ranch

A little something to make those “eat more veggies” New Year’s Resolutions a bit more appetizing. Everything goes into a food processor and is done with the press of a button. Serve it as a dip, or thin it with a bit of milk or olive oil and it’s a salad dressing.  

BEST AVOCADO TOAST WITH SOFT EGG

Avocado Toast Topped with Egg - Mom's Kitchen Handbook

My favorite way to do avocado toast, this is filling for breakfast, lunch, or even a light supper with a salad on the side. You’ll find my foolproof method for a soft cooked egg in the recipe.


 

Weeknight Rescue Meal Plan