Weeknight Rescue//Summer 2023// Week 33

Grilled Pork chop on white plate with peach salsa

We’re firmly at the crossroad of summer and back-to-school/work season. This menu reflects both. I’ve included portable breakfast and lunch ideas (Bonus recipes section), which can be made ahead. For my plant-based eaters, check out this line up of vegan lunch inspo over on my friend Kate’s newish blog. I hope this helps your week!

Paprika Shrimp & Corn Skillet

cast iron skillet with corn and shrimp with tomatoes and arugula

This one-pan supper can be knocked out in under 20 minutes. It’s seasoned with paprika, but would also be tasty with cumin, sumac, or even chipotle instead. Serve in shallow bowls with extra lemon on the side to squeeze over the top. The dish is on the lighter side, so potatoes, a whole grain, or little corn and avocado quesadillas might be a good addition.

Umami Chicken

chicken adobo

This is simple cooking using pantry basics that requires very little work for the cook. You can pair it with anything you’d like: any grain, salad or vegetable — fresh, frozen, canned or otherwise (here it’s served with bok choy and rice pilaf). The extra sauce in the bottom of the pan can be used to flavor the sides you choose.

Easy Noodles with Not-So-Spicy Peanut Sauce

Noodles with peanut sauce in white bowls

An easy fix for dinner that’s good warm or cold. It’s flavors are reminiscent of the peanut sauce you might get in a Thai or Vietnamese restaurant, only tossed with noodles and crunchy vegetables. You could also add shredded chicken to the mix if you like.

Grilled Pork Chops with Peach Salsa

Grilled Pork chop on white plate with peach salsa

Pork pairs beautifully with seasonal fruit, from fall figs to summer stone fruit. I love the sweet-savory combo of peaches and pork chops in this recipe. Serve them with steamed corn or homemade corn bread and a simple salad. Delicious!

Sheet Pan Salmon with Feta, Tomatoes, and Potatoes

It’s hard to argue with the ease of dinner all done on a single sheet pan. You start by roasting potatoes, cherry tomatoes, and red onions until they’re about done. Then add chunks of feta and salmon filets rubbed in a savory spice blend. That’s it…and YUM!

Mediterranean Turkey Pinwheels

Turkey Vegetable Pinwheel Wraps - Mom's Kitchen Handbook

This recipes is a real blog throwback that has stood the test of time. It’s a nice variation from a standard sandwich that holds up well overnight if you want to make it ahead.

Freezer-Friendly Egg Wrap

Freezer Egg and Vegetable Breakfast Wraps - Mom's Kitchen Handbook

Carve out a little time on the weekend or one evening to do up a batch of these egg wraps for weekday breakfast. They will hold up for a day or two in the fridge and can be reheated just before serving, or you can wrap them well and stow them in the freezer for another day.


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