Weeknight Rescue//Week 24//May 2021

yogurt marinated chicken skewers

I’m a little late with my menu this week, but hopefully you’ll find it worth the wait. I’ve worked plenty of holiday weekend inspiration in here (including some excellent ribs and a decadent dessert), along with a few weeknight favorites.

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Instant Pot Chipotle Raspberry Ribs

Instant Pot Ribs with chipotle raspberry sauce

My maiden voyage into making ribs in the Instant Pot was a big success. The pressure cooker makes magic with baby back ribs. If you are doing these for a Memorial Day gathering, you might also like this watermelon salad

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PAPRIKA-SPICED SHRIMP & CORN SALAD

Paprika Shrimp with Corn

A super quick one-pan supper. It’s best with fresh corn, but frozen corn will work in a pinch. One of my favorite sides is to take a couple of whole grain pita breads and split them open. Spread lightly with softened butter, add pinch of salt and a light shower of grated Parmesan. Put under the broiler until just barely brown. Cut in half.  (It’s one I learned from my mom and is seriously good)

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GRILLED CHICKEN KEBAB WRAPS

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.

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FATTOUSH SALAD

fattoush salad

I consider this the Lebanese version of Italy’s panzanella. It’s a generous, crunchy salad with toasted pita tossed in and a lemony, garlic-spiked dressing. Serve it as a side or make it a main by adding a can of chickpeas or sliced chicken breast.

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BASIL & PISTACHIO PESTO PASTA WITH CHICKEN

The dish serves four, but the portion is on the smaller side, so if you have teenagers or hearty appetites, you might want to scale up the recipe (worse case you have leftovers, which are great for lunch the next day). If you need a short cut, buy basil pesto at the market and assemble the rest according to the recipe.

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ICE CREAM PIE WITH CHOCOLATE CRUST AND TOFFEE

Easy Ice Cream Pie with Chocolate Crust and Toffee Bits

I figured I’d throw in my favorite warm weather treat for the holiday weekend. We’ve been making this for years in our family and it is always a hit. Leftovers are just as good several days later.

HEALTHY BREAKFAST TOAST WITH ALL THE TOPPINGS

I made simple nut butter toast for several breakfasts this week and found it so satisfying…once topped with blueberries and chia seeds, another day done with diced apple and chopped nuts. You’ll find loads of ideas here if you’re looking for some inspo.

Comments

05.30.2021 at 9:30 PM #

Pamela Prime

Yummmmm that icecream pie💚

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