Weeknight Rescue//January 2023//Week 3

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

Welcome to the weekend, friends. I’ve got a vibrant line-up for you, right down to the crunchy turkey taco salad (a family favorite). If you’re in the mood to bake, get a few bananas good and ripe and make that banana bread. It’s a winner!

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. For a kick of heat, add sriracha, chili crisp, or tuck a little kimchi on the side.  

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.

4-Ingredient Sweet Potato Enchiladas

Slice of Sweet Potato Enchilada

You can’t get much more simple than this recipe (with the exception of my 3-ingredient black bean soup). With just four ingredients, it’s a snap to make and even your veggie-phobic family members might give it a thumbs up. Serve it with this salad on the side if you want some crunch!

Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs

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

These meatballs will work with ground turkey, chicken, beef, pork, or “meatless meat”, such as Beyond Meat. You can also make them with a combination of different types of ground meat depending on what’s in your fridge or freezer. Enjoy over roasted vegetables, pasta, or tucked into rolls for meatball sandwiches (I like to pile sauteed kale and extra Parmesan when I make meatball sandos).

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

A homey, wholesome loaf of banana bread like this one never lasts long at my house. It’s tender, just sweet enough, and excellent with dark chocolate chips or walnuts (or no adornment at all).



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