Weeknight Rescue//Week 19//Spring 2024

yogurt marinated chicken skewers

Before I launch into the meal plan, I want to take a hot second to give a shout out to all the mamas today. Whether you are new to the game or have been at it for decades, I hope you have lots of love and appreciation coming at you today. As for the line-up this week, I’ve got my eye on the Pork Chops with Rhubarb Compote, since it’s so darn seasonal, the Moo Shu Veggies (yummy + easy), and I highly recommend having a loaf of Adventure Bread on hand. Enjoy and Happy Mother’s Day to us!

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Easy Moo Shu Vegetables

Pan of moo shu vegetables

This recipe is my homespun take on Chinese takeout that satisfies a craving every time. The recipe calls for a few convenience items, including pre-shredded carrots and cabbage, and pre-sliced mushrooms, which means the hands-on time is very little and it takes all of 12 minutes to cook.

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Pork Chops with Rhubarb Ginger Compote

Pork Chops in a cast iron skillet with rosemary and rhubarb compot

I love rhubarb in tarts and pies, but it’s just as good for savory dishes. Serve these juicy chops with roasted asparagus or arugula salad (plus some little boiled or roasted potatoes on the side) for a balanced supper.

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Baked Tofu Parmesan

Oven Baked Tofu Parmesan with a spatula in a baking dish

Here’s a good one for meatless Monday. The tofu is breaded and baked until crispy and then layered with sauce and cheese. Add steamed or roasted broccoli and dinner is done. Leftovers are tasty a day or two later.

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Weeknight Spaghetti and Clams

cast iron skillet with spaghetti and clams

This is sort of an heirloom recipe, since it was inspired by the pasta my grandfather made us growing up. It’s simple, affordable weeknight cooking that relies on canned clams and spaghetti. Add a green salad (with this dressing) and dinner is done!

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Grilled Chicken Kebab Wraps

yogurt marinated chicken skewers

A spiced yogurt marinade makes this chicken flavorful and fork-tender. Do these skewers on the grill and then tuck into warm flatbread with tomatoes, cucumbers and crunchy lettuce. You could skip the vegetables here and make Fattoush Salad to serve on the side and tuck into the wraps.

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Pineapple Orange Green Smoothie

A glass and a jug of pineapple orange green smoothie

This luscious smoothie is full of green goodness and a snap to make. Frozen pineapple makes it quick to whiz up in a blender and the recipe includes plenty of ideas to boost the nutrition over the top.

Adventure Bread

This is a homemade bread like no other. It’s very easy to make…you just dump all the ingredients into a bowl and stir. No yeast, no rise. The result is a dense, hearty, and mega nutritious loaf that is excellent when toasted.


05.13.2024 at4:00 AM #


Your site provides me with the most creative, clearly described, beautifully photographed and incredibly delicious and nutritious meals for my little family. I especially appreciate your shopping lists, step by step instructions and helpful side tips. Thank you!

05.13.2024 at4:00 AM #

Katie Morford

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