Weeknight Rescue//2022//Week 13

Dish of slow cooker meatballs on a white plate with a fork and crusty bread

Two of the recipes on this menu are longtime blog staples that I made this week after a long hiatus…the French Lentil Salad and Turkey Meatballs. I polished both recipes ever so slightly and was pleased as punch with the results. I hope you are, too, along with the rest of the line up. Don’t miss those Sticky Cereal Bars at the end!I

EASY SPRING VEGETABLE FARRO RISOTTO

Spring Farro Risotto

Asparagus and peas are the stars of this no-stir, no-fuss oven risotto done with farro instead of rice. It’s wholesome, satisfying, and oh so tasty. If you have a few minutes to spare earlier in the day, prep the asparagus and shell the peas ahead of time (or use frozen peas), so it’s easier to pull together at the dinner hour.

SLOW COOKER TURKEY MEATBALLS

white dish with slow cooker turkey meatballs and crusty bread

I made these for dinner one night and we enjoyed leftovers for a couple of lunches afterwards. They’re quick to make and the meatballs cook right in the sauce (no browning on the stove or oven). I like to serve them in shallow bowls with a crusty baguette and broccoli or cauliflower on the side. Of course, piling them on top of spaghetti is fair game, too. Tune into Instagram, where I’ll be posting a demo video so you can see how this dish comes together.

FRENCH LENTIL SALAD WITH FENNEL & GOAT CHEESE

plate of french lentil salad

I’m crazy about this delicate, nourishing lentil salad. It’s a terrific one to batch cook on a Sunday and enjoy for a few days afterward. Pull it out when you need a simple vegetarian main or to serve as a side dish to fish or chicken. It’s also excellent packed up for work or school lunches.

 

LAZY GIRL’S ENCHILADA PIE

I call these enchiladas “lazy” because you layer all of the ingredients in the pan instead of going to the trouble of rolling up each individual enchilada. Any Mexican sides pair deliciously with the cheesy enchiladas, including sour cream, guacamole, pinto beans, extra salsa.  A salad on the side adds nice crunch.

EASY PORK CHOPS WITH APPLES

Easy pork chops with apples and maple mustard sauce

This is simple comfort cooking and doesn’t call for anything fancy. The chops are accompanied by a tangy sour cream mustard sauce that is kind of a game changer for the dish. If you don’t have apples, use pears, leave them out, or just serve with a bowl of applesauce.

BRUSSELS SPROUTS SALAD WITH LEMON & PECORINO

A refreshing way to prep Brussels sprouts made by running them through a food processor before tossing in olive oil, lemon, pecorino and almonds. This salad is a great batch cooking option, since it lasts a couple of days.

STICKY PRETZEL CEREAL BARS

This is the perfect after school snack or after dinner treat. It’s crunchy, salty, and sweet all at once, with enough good stuff in there to keep everyone satisfied.

Comments

03.26.2022 at3:40 AM #

Santana

Hey Katie, I totally love your recipes. The FRENCH LENTIL SALAD WITH FENNEL & GOAT CHEESE looks amazing, but when I click on it I see Strawberry Arugula Salad with Toasted Hazelnuts. Is it actually French Lentil Salad with Fennel, Mint, and Feta? The pics are the same.

03.26.2022 at3:40 AM #

Katie Morford

Thanks for the heads up. It should work now!

04.10.2022 at4:41 PM #

Sammi

Great job as always!

04.10.2022 at4:41 PM #

Katie Morford

Thanks so much.

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