Weeknight Rescue // February 2021 // Week 6

Thick slices of banana walnut bread on a piece of parchment with a bread knife and a checked cloth

It’s a big weekend for big eats. The Superbowl! I’ll be eating more than watching and have included a few items that are suitable for game day: sheet pan pizza and turkey taco salad. You can also find a whole bunch of other Superbowl-worthy (and healthyish) eats by heading here. And for those of you with no interest at all in football, the banana bread in the meal plan is an excellent way to spend time on a Sunday with delicious results. Enjoy.

Easy, No-Kneed Sheet Pan Pizza

Close of of No-Knead Sheet Pan Pizza topped with salami and mushrooms

Cozy up with this big, crispy sheet pan pizza. Unless you have a packed house, you’ll be lucky and have leftovers. It’s great the next day and freezes well. Just pop frozen pizza in the oven or toaster oven to reheat.

Udon Noodle Soup with Soft Egg and Collards

Overhead shot of a bowl of soup with thick udon noodles, greens, and half of a soft cooked egg

This tasty soup is full of  immune boosting goodness to keep cold season at bay. It’s flavored with garlic, ginger, a little chili, leafy greens, and chicken broth. It’s a healing brew, a one-pot meal, and delicious, too.  

Turkey Taco Salad with Cumin Lime Dressing

Close up of a chopped taco salad with avocado, ground meat, radishes, and limes

A satisfying, crunchy chopped salad tossed with old-school turkey taco meat. Top with crumbled tortilla chips and you’ve got a main dish meal on your hands. Finish with a plate of chilled citrus for dessert.

Hanoi Chicken Banh Mi

Close up of a chicken banh mi sandwich on baguette with cucumbers, red chiles, and cilantro

Make sandwich night a little more interesting with flavor-packed banh miIt’s a Vietnamese-style sandwich made with marinated chicken, pickled vegetables on a crusty baguette. If you can, make the vegetables ahead of time, so it’s easier to pull everything together come dinnertime.  

Grilled Skirt Steak with Salsa Verde

Sliced skirt steak with Italian salsa verde spooned over the top a knife, and lemon slices

Skirt steak works well for weeknight meals, since it’s a thin cut that cooks quickly. If grilling is off limits this time of year, you can do this in a cast iron skillet or under a broiler. The salsa verde is Italian-style, with herbs, capers, and shallots. Grill or roast some little potatoes or other vegetables and toss together a salad with this vinaigrette.

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Lemon and Pecorino

shaved brussels sprouts salad in a bowl with sliced almonds and pecorino with a spoon and a half lemon on the side

This is a refreshing alternative to roasted Brussels Sprouts. There’s no cooking involved. You just run the Brussels through a food processor and toss with olive oil, lemon, and other goodies. The salad holds up for a couple of days after it’s made and dressed. 

Tender Banana Bread with Walnuts or Chocolate Chips

A loaf of Tender Banana Bread with Walnuts cut into thick slices on parchment with a bread knife

Like a lot of folks, I’ve been baking muffins and quick breads on repeat since the pandemic hit. This is one of my favorites. Make it with chocolate chips or walnuts (or no adornment at all) to enjoy for breakfast, snack, or dessert.


02.06.2021 at 9:41 AM #


Id like to make and enjoy everything but especially love the Brussel Sprout salad and pizza~~~can I use GF flour for the pizza!!
thank you (:

02.06.2021 at 9:41 AM #

Katie Morford

I would probably find a recipe specifically developed using GF flour. Check out the website Bojon Gourmet. She’s a pro.

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