Weeknight Rescue//Week 23//2024

Grilled Pork chop on white plate with peach salsa

It’s not officially summer yet, but I’m going all-in on seasonal produce in this week’s menu. I’ve got pork chops with peach salsa, tomato tart, and chocolate zucchini muffins (that could double as cupcakes if you sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar or add a swipe of frosting). Enjoy!

Fresh Summer Vegetable Pasta

Spaghetti with tomatoes, corn, and zucchini on a plate

This is making it’s seasonal debut this week, but is a longtime staple in our house. It’s a barely cooked “sauce” featuring summer’s triple threat: tomatoes, zucchini, and corn. Feel free to use any shape of pasta you like with an arugula or green salad on the side.

Grilled Pork Chops with Peach Salsa

Grilled Pork chop on white plate with peach salsa

I had my first peach last week and it was a good one. It got me craving the salsa that goes with these pork chops. I love the sweet-savory combo. Serve them with steamed corn or homemade corn bread and a simple salad. Delicious!

Cajun Fish with Lemon Caper Sauce

Cajun Fish with Lemon and Tartar Sauce

The best way I know to dress up a mild white fish, such as sole or tilapia, is with a favorite spice blend, lemon, with a creamy dressing on the side. This recipe has all three. It cooks up in a matter of minutes and is perfect paired with a butter lettuce salad (maybe with tomatoes or seasonal fruit tossed in) and this dressing. Lightly buttered whole grains, such as brown rice or farro, or little roasted potatoes would round out the meal.

Lamb Sliders with Herb Yogurt Sauce

My daughter Rosie is crazy for these flavorful sliders, which I serve with salad greens or sometimes tucked inside warm pita bread.  Swap in another ground meat for lamb if you like and serve this Colorful Quinoa Tabbouleh on the side.

Tomato Zucchini Tart with Easy Olive Oil Crust

Tomato Zucchini Tart with a spatula and wedge of tart

I’ll be making this savory tart on repeat now that tomatoes are coming into season. It’s a press-in-the-pan style crust, which means it’s easier to make than most. The recipe calls for whole-grain flour and olive oil, which also means it’s a healthy bet for a weeknight supper or to fancy up a weekend lunch.

Croutons on the Grill

croutons on the grill

Now that barbecue season is in full swing, here’s another thing to add to your grilling line up. Thread cubes of bread on a skewer and get them good and crispy. They make a crunchy snack or are excellent for summer salads.


double chocolate zucchini muffins

Made with yogurt, zucchini, and whole grain flour, this is sort of a cupcake/muffin hybrid. They make a nice treat for afternoon snack or dessert and beg for a glass of milk to go with. Make them in a mini muffin tin if you want to keep the portions petite.       


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