Weeknight Rescue//Week 43//Fall 2021

pot roast in a pan

Welcome to the weekend, people. I hope you are somewhere as warm and cozy as this week’s menu. Scroll to the last recipe if you’re in the mood for a Halloween kitchen craft. Boo!

GENIUS BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP

The easiest ever butternut squash soup, since there’s no need to peel or chop the squash. You just roast it whole, scooping out the tender insides once cooked. You can even do the roasting in advance and finish things off the next day. Want dessert?  This Italian Apple Cake is a winner and leftovers are fair game for breakfast. 

SLOW COOKER POT ROAST WITH VEGETABLES

To me, pot roast is the very definition of comfort cooking. It’s hearty and soul satisfying. The slow cooker does a terrific job with pot roast, but you can also roast it in the oven (instructions for that are in the recipe headnote). 

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 also has proven to be a surprisingly popular recipe on the blog. It’s simple, affordable weeknight cooking that relies on canned clams and spaghetti. Add a green salad (with this dressing) and dinner is done!

UMAMI CHICKEN

This is simple cooking using pantry basics that requires very little work for the cook. You can pair it with anything you’d like: any grain, salad or vegetable — fresh, frozen, canned or otherwise. The extra sauce in the bottom of the pan can be used to flavor the sides you choose.

LEMON TAHINI DRESSING WITH VEGETABLES

I didn’t do a whole lot of roasting last summer, since it was too darn hot. Time to turn on the oven again, starting with generous sheet pans of roasted vegetables. Pile on all your favorite root vegetables, roast until tender, and serve with a tangy tahini dressing. Add a cup or two of chickpeas to make things a little more filling.

ONE-PAN OPEN-FACED EGG SANDWICH

Healthy Egg Sandwich

This is a quick and healthy way to kick start your day. Pull out a skillet, crack an egg, add some leafy greens, nestle a slice of bread in there. Pile it all together and grab some utensils — this is a very messy (and tasty) fork and knife affair.

BOONANA GHOST POPS

healthy halloween treats for kids

A healthier Halloween treat that’s just three ingredients: Bananas, dunked in vanilla yogurt with mini chocolate chip eyes. Tune into Instagram this week, since I’ll be posting a “how to” video.

Comments

10.23.2021 at6:36 PM #

KATHLEEN CANNON

I just learned about you and your site.

How do I get the recipes ?

I clicked on recipe but did not get it.

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Very excited about your recipes.

Kathleen

10.23.2021 at6:36 PM #

katiemorford

Hi Kathleen, If you click on the name of the recipe above the photo it should take you to the recipe. I just checked all the links and they should be working. Let me know if you still have trouble. And welcome!

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