Weeknight Rescue//Week 37//September 2021

White bowl with sweet potato black beans avocado and a green sauce with a blue napkin

It’s Labor Day Weekend, people, and I’ve got a line-up of goodies for the grill (along with weekday meals to carry you through). I hope you all get a hot second to put your feet up and enjoy it all.

HERB CREME FRAICHE WITH GRILLED VEGETABLES

Gather up your favorite grilling vegetables, get them good and tender on the barbecue, and whip up a side of herb crème fraîche to go with. It’s on the light side, so sliced crusty bread, brushed with olive oil and burnished on the grill makes a nice addition. Alternatively, make the grilled vegetables the side dish and throw chicken or chops on the grill as well.

SWEET POTATO BLACK BEAN BOWLS

White bowl with sweet potato black beans avocado and a green sauce with a blue napkin

New to the blog, these nourishing bowls are a fan favorite in my house. Roasted sweet potatoes, brown rice, black beans, and avocado get dressed up with a tangy, slightly spicy cilantro sauce. Add pickled jalapeños, Cotija cheese, toasted pepitas or whatever else strikes your fancy.

POUNDED CHICKEN WITH TOMATO, OLIVE, AND AVOCADO SALAD

Grilled chicken paillard topped with tomato, olive, and avocado salad on a white plate with a fork and knife

This is one tasty and very healthy summer supper. It’s light and easy enough for everyday cooking, but is also the sort of dish I’d serve guests. As for side dishes, a loaf of crusty bread and simple green salad would do if you want to keep things simple. The Watermelon Wedge Salad below would also work on the side.

DIY GRILLED CHEESE NIGHT

Grilled Cheese Bar

Minimal cooking involved! You gather and set out all the ingredients, everyone else assembles their own just they way they like it. Kick up the fun faction and do up these sandos on the grill. Just add a big plate of cut up veggies or a salad and dinner is done.   

SLOW COOKER PORK TINGA TACOS

Cooking pork low and slow in a crock pot with a serious hit of chipotle is an excellent starting point for weeknight tacos. From there it’s a matter of gathering your best taco fixings with a salad or street corn on the side.  

UPSIDE DOWN PLUM CAKE

This is a healthy spin on my sister-in-law’s excellent upside down cake. I usually make it with plums, but peaches and nectarines would be tasty too. Add a spoonful of this dreamy whip to every slice.

BANANA DATE SHAKE

Creamy Banana Date Shake

This shake is a study in simplicity. It has just four ingredients, all of which you may already have in your pantry and fridge. Best of all, it tastes like a creamy treat, even though it doesn’t have a lick of ice cream or a spoonful of sugar.

Comments

09.10.2021 at 1:32 AM #

Jamie Hilly

That’s really a best recipe i have ever made. Thanks for sharing and love your site. waiting a new recipe.

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