Weeknight Rescue//March 2023//Week 13

squares of pesto and asparagus pizza with goat cheese and mint on white parchment

If you’re facing a particularly busy week, this meal plan is spot on, with Umami Chicken, Pasta with Simple Tomato Sauce, and Lazy Girl’s Enchilada Pie. The menu also shows the first signs of spring with the Spring Vegetable Flatbread Pizza. Enjoy!

Umami Chicken

This is simple cooking using pantry basics that requires very little work for the cook. You can pair it with rice and a green vegetable (broccoli or bok choy, for example). The extra sauce in the bottom of the pan can be used to flavor the sides you choose.

Pasta with Simple Tomato Sauce

Simple Tomato Sauce for Pasta

Sometimes a basic plate of pasta with red sauce hits the spot. This sauce couldn’t be easier and is delicious tossed with any shape of pasta you like. Add freshly shaved Parmesan and a crisp salad. For a second veggie, try roasting asparagus using this method.

Spring Vegetable Flatbread Pizza

Spring Vegetable Pizza

I pull this out every spring when asparagus and peas come into season. It’s quick to pull together (especially if you use store-bought pesto) and marries fresh mint, lemon zest, goat cheese, and plenty of veggies.

Brown Sugar Baby Bok Choy with Pork and Tofu

A longtime blog favorite, this is savory, sweet, and a little bit spicy. Serve it over cooked brown rice and it’s a complete meal.  Need a side? Sliced cucumbers and radishes doused with rice vinegar, a pinch of sugar, and a crack of black pepper will do. 

Lazy Girl’s Enchilada Pie

lazy girls enchilada pie

Called “lazy” because you layer all of the ingredients instead of rolling up each individual enchilada. The result is no less tasty. Any Mexican sides are fair game: sour cream, guacamole, pinto beans, extra salsa.  A salad on the side adds nice crunch!

Pretty Prosciutto and Spinach Egg Cups

prosciutto egg cups

Grab a muffin tin and three ingredients and you’ve got the makings for an easy breakfast or brunch.

Maple Coconut Granola

Jar of Maple Coconut Granola Recipe

Easy as it is to toss a bag of granola into your shopping cart, it’s never as good as making your own! You can adapt this one depending on what nuts and seeds you have on hand.


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