Weekly Meal Plan 20170422

Sunday is Keith’s birthday, and he would like ribs, so that’s what we’ll have. I’m sure there will be an apple crisp for dessert too!

There are two new recipes on the menu this week. The Pineapple and Cashew Stir Fry sounds like a good dish for a spring day, with beans and cashews as the protein. The Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Beans and Spinach looks good too, and can go in the slow cooker at lunch time, or in the morning.

The chicken casserole and spaghetti with Asiago meatballs are things we’ve had before, but not for a long time. Then, we’ll wrap up the week with a couple of easy dinners – grilled cheese and burgers.

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Apr 23, 2017. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday Ribs, Barbecued Back

Monday Easy Chicken Casserole

Tuesday Spaghetti With Asiago Meatballs

Wednesday Pineapple and cashew stir fry

Thursday Slow-cooker Pork Roast with Beans and Spinach

Friday — Grilled Cheese

Saturday — Burgers

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week (to be updated later).

Sunday – ??

Monday – ??

Tuesday – ??

Wednesday – ??

Thursday – ??

Friday – ??

Saturday – ??

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Weekly Meal Plan 20170415

We’re having Easter brunch here tomorrow, with baked ham on the menu, so we’ll have leftovers for supper – if we’re hungry by then!

For the rest of the week, I picked old favourites, and things that are easy to make – just in case I have to do some of the cooking!

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Apr 16, 2017. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday — Ham, Baked

Monday Upside Down Shepherd’s Pie

Tuesday Peppery Maple Chicken

Wednesday Pasta Carbonara With Mushrooms

Thursday Pork Medallions with Grainy Mustard Sauce

Friday — Beans & Wieners

Saturday — Beef Tenderloin

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week. We had a lovely Easter brunch on Sunday, with lots of leftovers. We asked our guests to take some home, so the food wouldn’t go to waste.

On Monday, I made the shepherd’s pie, and had enough for leftovers on Tuesday. So, the next two suppers were bumped back a day. I cooked the Peppery Maple Chicken on Wednesday, and we enjoyed it. It took about 45 minutes to prepare, but nothing too complicated.

Then Keith was back in the kitchen, and he made the pasta on Thursday, and grilled steaks on Friday. Today we both need a break, so  we’re having beans and wieners.

Sunday — Ham, Baked

Monday Upside Down Shepherd’s Pie

Tuesday Upside Down Shepherd’s Pie

Wednesday Peppery Maple Chicken

Thursday Pasta Carbonara With Mushrooms

Friday — Beef Tenderloin

Saturday — Beans & Wieners

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Weekly Meal Plan 20170408

There’s one new recipe in the plan for this week – Cheesy Baked Gnocchi with Kale. Everybody likes kale, right? Especially if it’s coated with cheese sauce! We’ll see if it gets made or bumped. 😉

The rest of the week is old favourites, and the only difficult thing will be remembering to do our weekend shopping on Thursday. The stores will be closed for Good Friday and Easter Sunday, and they will be packed with frantic shoppers on Saturday. If you need Easter eggs, buy them now!

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Apr 09, 2017. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday Slow Cooker Swiss Steak

Monday Pork Tenderloin in Lemon Sauce

Tuesday Cornmeal Chicken with Peach Salsa (cook in the oven, like Panko Crusted Chicken)

Wednesday Ground Beef and Potato Scallop

Thursday Cheesy Baked Gnocchi with Kale

Friday — Beans & Wieners

Saturday Saucy Baked Chicken Legs With Olives And Tomatoes

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week – we went way off the plan, but had some delicious meals anyway. The Swiss steak from Sunday tasted great, and there was enough for leftovers on Monday.

Keith went to Kingston on Tuesday, and was too tired to cook, so we ordered a pizza that night. I made the pork tenderloin on Wednesday, which is a tasty dinner, and low calorie too.

Then, Keith found ribeye steaks on sale, so he grilled those on Thursday night. I’m glad it’s barbecue season again! We had a big lunch on Friday, so just had a snack for supper, and finished the week with burgers on Saturday.

Sunday Slow Cooker Swiss Steak

Monday Slow Cooker Swiss Steak

Tuesday — Pizza

Wednesday Pork Tenderloin in Lemon Sauce

Thursday — Ribeye steak

Friday — Cheese & Crackers

Saturday — Burgers

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Cheesy Baked Gnocchi with Kale

This recipe is from the April 2017 issue of Better Homes and Gardens. The original recipe serves 6, so I’ve cut it in half. Also, I’ve broken out some preparation steps, to help us get organized.

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Weekly Meal Plan 20170401

There’s nothing new on the menu this week, but I picked up a cookbook at the library, so maybe I’ll try something from that next week. The cookbook features Canadian recipes, and a couple of them look pretty good.

We can have lamb chops on Sunday, if Keith can find some that look good. If not, we’ll think of something else. It’s been quite a while since we had a meat loaf, so I put that on the schedule for Monday. We’ll see how it goes!

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Apr 02, 2017. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday — Lamb chops

Monday Mary Beth Albrights Sweet And Spicy Meatloaf

Tuesday — Peameal bacon

Wednesday Pork Tenderloin in Lemon Sauce

Thursday Swiss Steak

Friday — Beans & Wieners

Saturday — Quesadillas

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week – we only stuck to the plan for the first two days!

Keith made the meat loaf on Monday, and put a couple of loaves in the freezer, to have later. It was delicious, as usual, but I think that tired him out, because we had cheese and crackers on Tuesday!

He was back in the kitchen on Wednesday, with a craving for beef stew. I made baking powder biscuits, to go along with the stew. There was enough for leftovers on Thursday, and lunch on Friday.

Then, to have a relaxing end to the work week, we ordered chicken from Swiss Chalet on Friday. I get the salad on the side, and he gets fries, and that’s plenty to share.

Sunday — Lamb chops

Monday Mary Beth Albrights Sweet And Spicy Meatloaf

Tuesday — Cheese & Crackers

Wednesday Beef Stew

Thursday Beef Stew

Friday — Swiss Chalet

Saturday — Quesadillas

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Weekly Meal Plan 20170325

This week’s meal plan is mainly old favourites, including the peameal bacon that we’ll have on Friday. Keith found it on sale, so it’s all sliced up and waiting in the freezer.

We’ve had the Pork with Prosciutto before, and the recipe link goes to my blog post in December 2009. We enjoyed it then, and said we’d definitely have it again, but it’s been quite a while!

We’ve only had the Ginger Beef once before, in February, and we enjoyed it then. It smells wonderful while cooking, and the leftovers tasted great the next day. There is a picture below, to show how it looks. We have a bag of julienned carrots in the fridge, so I’ll use those this time.

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Mar 26, 2017. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday — Chicken, roasted

Monday — Tortellini

Tuesday Pork With Prosciutto, Sweet Potatoes and Pears

Wednesday Ginger Beef Stir Fry

Thursday Quick & Creamy Chicken Stew

Friday — Peameal Bacon

Saturday — Burgers

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week. We stuck to the plan from Sunday to Wednesday, and everything turned out great. I even made gravy on Sunday, to go with the roasted chicken! That gave us some nice leftovers for lunches too.

On Thursday, Keith thawed out the frozen ribs that he bought on the last trip to Costco, and baked those. Then, on Friday, he made the crunchy Chili Chicken, but baked it for 15 minutes in the oven, at 400°F, instead of pan frying it. Delicious!

Sunday — Chicken, roasted

Monday — Tortellini

Tuesday Pork With Prosciutto, Sweet Potatoes and Pears

Wednesday Ginger Beef Stir Fry

Thursday Ribs, Barbecued Back

Friday Crunchy Cornmeal Chili Chicken

Saturday — Burgers

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Ginger Beef Stir Fry

Ginger Beef Stir Fry

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Maple-Glazed Pork with Roasted Vegetables

We’ve enjoyed this maple-glazed pork recipe a few times, and the original recipe is from the Kraft Canada website. I’ve changed it from 12 servings to 4 servings – that’s enough for us, with leftovers for lunch the next day.

Also, I added more details on the preparation and cooking steps, so it’s easier for us to get organized!

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