Weeknight Rescue//Week 18//2024

Strawberry rhubarb compote in a glass jar

After a few week hiatus, I’m back on track with the meal plan. As always, you’ll find plenty of flavorful finds here and an emphasis on simplicity. If you’ve never cooked rhubarb before, I highly recommend the strawberry rhubarb compote. And don’t miss the Crumble Bars at the tail end of the meal plan. Enjoy!

Miso Ginger Glazed Salmon

Miso Ginger Salmon

Not a lot of ingredients, super flavorful, and so very good for you. Serve with basmati or jasmine rice and a simple veggie side. I’m partial to bok choy for this salmon (I sometimes do a version of this recipe, leaving out the tofu and pork, since you’ll be serving it as a side). 

Noodles with Not-So-Spicy Peanut Sauce

Noodles with peanut sauce in white bowls

Noodles slathered in Thai-inspired peanut sauce and tossed with crunchy vegetables? What’s not to love. The peanut sauce on these noodles is a snap to whisk together and can be tossed with virtually any type of noodle. Spaghetti, soba, or udon are favorites. Pull out whatever veggies you have in the fridge that are tasty raw or add steamed fresh or frozen broccoli.

Spring Vegetable Flatbread Pizza

Spring Vegetable Pizza

Turn delicate spring produce into a pizza dinner starting with store-bought lavash and any favorite pesto. Just add a salad (try butter lettuce and shaved radishes with this vinaigrette) and you’re good to go. If you feel like changing things up, swap in store-bought naan in place of lavash.

Lamb Sliders with Herb Yogurt Sauce

This is a tasty alternative to a traditional hamburger. Feel free to swap in ground turkey for the pork in the recipe to make it a little lighter, if you prefer. If you have vegetarians at home, I’ve successfully made these using Beyond Burger in place of the lamb and pork.

Turkey Taco Salad with Cumin Lime Dressing

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

This is a tried and true favorite in our house that my kids still ask for. Top with crumbled tortilla chips and you’ve got a main dish meal on your hands. Finish with a plate of fresh strawberries for dessert.

Honey Stewed Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

Strawberry rhubarb compote in a glass jar

If you love the taste of rhubarb (or want to give it a whirl), but doing up a whole pie is more than you can take on, this easy compote is the ticket. You cook down rhubarb and strawberries tender and tangy, then spoon over yogurt or pancakes or breakfast toast. Make a batch and watch it disappear.

Whole-Grain Crumble Bars  

whole-grain crumble jam bars with jar of jam

This is a recipe from my first cookbook, Best Lunchbox Ever that I baked for every book signing. They are always a hit. Make them with any favorite tangy jam (I’m partial to sour cherry and apricot).


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