Weeknight Rescue//Week 40//September 2021

carrot mac and cheese

Apologies for being a bit late with the meal plan this week! I hope you’ll find some dishes worth adding to your repertoire. And keep your eye on your inbox, since I’ve got a new recipe coming your way.

WARM SPINACH SALAD WITH CRISPY PROSCIUTTO AND EGG

An oldie but a goodie. I’ve been making this salad since I was in my 20s and love it to this day. Gently cooked spinach with a balsamic splash, crispy bacon, and a soft egg are enough to make a light supper. Serve with a crusty baguette for soaking up that oozy yolk. 

CREAMY CARROT MAC AND CHEESE

Creamy carrots blend seamlessly into this mac and cheese thanks to their mild sweetness and the fact that they’re the same color as Cheddar cheese. I like to serve this with sautéed greens, such as this Crispy Skillet Kale.

EASY CHICKEN PAILLARD WITH SHALLOTS AND CAPERS

Have dinner on the table in no time. This no-fuss meal looks sort of fancy, but is a lot lighter than its more traditional twin. Add roasted veggies, a simple grain dish, or a tossed salad to fill out your plate. If you have any leftovers, lunch the next day will be equally delicious.

INSTANT POT KOREAN BEEF TACOS

This is a “treat yourself” kind of supper, since it’s so chin-dribblingly delicious. It’s Korean-style beef done in the Instant Pot until fork tender, piled onto warm tortillas, and topped with crunchy slaw. I like to add a crunchy salad of sliced cucumbers and radishes with a splash of seasoned rice vinegar to serve on the side.

PAPRIKA-SPICED SHRIMP AND CORN SALAD

A super quick one-pan supper. It’s best with fresh corn, but frozen corn will work in a pinch. Make dinner easy on yourself by buying peeled, deveined shrimp, which means less work for the cook.

SIMPLE NO-KNEAD WHEAT BREAD

simple no-knead wheat bread

Everyone in my house loves this humble, homemade loaf. It’s about as easy as it gets to make and is such comfort when sliced, toasted, and spread with salty butter.

Overnight Banana Almond Butter Oats

Overnight Oats in jars with spoons and with Banana and Almond Butter

My kids got hooked on overnight oats last summer. It made me pleased as punch to see them filling jars with nourishing ingredients to stash in the fridge. Here is a tasty formula to make them…along with a tip: If you have jar with just the last bit of nut butter, use that to build your over night oats, scraping the nut butter off the sides of the jar.  

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