Weeknight Rescue // March 2021 // Week 13

An Easter table set with lamb chops, carrots, biscuits, and other food with a white tablecloth

It’s going to be a good week, people, and I’ve got a good menu to go with. Lots of flavors here and a yogurt sundae that could double as breakfast. Enjoy!

Fish Sliders with Creamy Caper Dressing

Using store-bought breaded fish fillets is a huge time and energy saver for these fish sliders. Shredded cabbage and a simple creamy caper dressing add great texture and flavor to these. I’m always game for an extra vegetable side and these crispy baked sweet potato “fries” would be a great addition (or just a plate of crunchy raw veggies).

Middle Eastern-Style Lamb Pizza

This may not be your ordinary margarita pie, but it is tasty. It starts with whole-grain naan that you top with a savory blend of onions, ground lamb, spices, and diced tomatoes. Fresh mint and quick pickled red onions make a bright finish. Feel free to make it in the oven or fire up your grill and get the job done there. If you can’t find naan, you can make these using store-bought pizza crust (Boboli, for example) or lavash.

Saucy Instant Pot Chicken with Olives and Greens

Instant pot chicken thighs olive and kale on a black and white plate and pink napkin

This is the newest addition to my Instant Pot recipe collection. Chicken, olives, kale (or other leafy greens) cook into a tender, comforting meal that is delicious over polenta, noodles, or another favorite grain. It’s also great as a leftover the next day.

Vegetarian No-Noodle Zucchini Lasagna

I tend to make this in the summertime, but it grabbed my eye this week. It’s layers of zucchini, tofu, cheese, and sauce. I like to serve it with a warm baguette for swiping sauce from my plate. I usually cut myself a break and use jarred tomato sauce instead of homemade, which makes the whole thing come together with ease.

Weeknight Fried Rice

easy fried rice

Pretty much anything goes here, as long as you have rice (I prefer brown for its nourishing qualities), an onion, eggs, and oyster sauce. You can riff on the rest and make use of whatever leftovers you have in the fridge.

Easy Easter Menu

If you’re in need of Easter inspo, this might be a good place to start. It’s not a very ambitious menu, which makes it suitable for smaller gatherings. I’ll be doing a demo of the dessert this Wednesday over on Instagram, so follow me there.

Yogurt Sundae with Melted Raspberries

Yogurt Sundae

This sundae from my cookbook PREP can serve as breakfast, snack, or dessert. It relies on frozen raspberries, which get really juicy when defrosted, making a tangy sauce to pour over yogurt. Make several portions at once in single-serve jars and store in the for fridge grab-and-go meals.

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