Weekly Meal Plan 20160625

We did pretty well at sticking to the meal plan last week, and even had some fish! Maybe we’re on a roll now, so I added a new fish recipe for this week – Grilled Tilapia Piccata.

Another new recipe is the Bruschetta Chicken Bake, which looks very easy to make. Maybe I’ll volunteer to make dinner that night! Our granddaughter will be here on Thursday night, so we’ll have Tortellini then – you can’t go wrong with kids and pasta.

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Jun 26, 2016. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday Pasta Carbonara With Mushrooms

Monday — Peameal Bacon

Tuesday Grilled Tilapia Piccata

Wednesday Bruschetta Chicken Bake

Thursday — Tortellini

Friday — Beans & Wieners

Saturday — Ribeye steak

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 20160618

Summer officially starts this week, so the weather might affect our willingness to cook supper. We’ll see how it goes, and at least we have a plan!

There’s one new item on the plan this week – the Quick & Creamy Chicken Stew. We enjoyed the beef stew last week, and had two supper meals and a couple of lunches from it.  We can improvise with that Chicken Stew recipe, and use fresh vegetables instead of canned, and whatever else we have on hand.

We’ve made the Panko Pork before, but not for a long time, and here’s a picture of how it looked. And, as usual, I put fish on the menu, just for fun. We’ll never have it, will we?

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The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Jun 19, 2016. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday Panko Pork with Arugula Apple Salad

Monday Durkees Chicken Thighs

Tuesday — Sole, baked

Wednesday Cajun Dirty Rice

Thursday Quick & Creamy Chicken Stew

Friday Pasta Carbonara With Mushrooms

Saturday — Fajitas

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week – we stuck to the plan pretty well. We made a big pot of the chicken stew, and had that for two nights, instead of just one. Keith made it in the slow cooker, so it wasn’t browned, but tasted great.

And look – we had fish twice! We did the sole in foil packets, with brown rice (Minute Rice), and we had fish and chips on Saturday, because our grandaughter came for supper. She has a lot of influence over the chef.

Sunday — Swiss Chalet

Monday Panko Pork with Arugula Apple Salad

Tuesday — Sole, baked

Wednesday Cajun Dirty Rice

Thursday Quick & Creamy Chicken Stew

Friday Quick & Creamy Chicken Stew

Saturday — Fish & Chips

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Here is the chicken stew from Thursday night. It’s a little pale, but very tasty.

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Weekly Meal Plan 20160611

We bought Tortellini last week, but didn’t eat it yet, so it’s moved onto the menu for this week. We’re busy most of the week, so I selected some of our simpler recipes. Neither of us want to cook something complicated after a long day!

The pork chop recipe is a carry over from last week too – I still really want to try this!

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Jun 12, 2016. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday — Tortellini

Monday — Ham Steak

Tuesday Durkees Chicken Thighs

Wednesday — Quesadillas

Thursday Beef Stew

Friday — Beans & Wieners

Saturday Ultimate Grilled Pork Chops

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week. We moved a few meals to different days, and a couple of items got bumped off the list. On Sunday, our cheese and crackers snack turned into a meal! How does that happen? Anyway, we ate well, and everything was delicious!

Sunday — Cheese & Crackers

Monday — Tortellini

Tuesday — Quesadillas

Wednesday — Ham Steak

Thursday Beef Stew

Friday Beef Stew

Saturday — Ribeye steak

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Weekly Meal Plan 20160604

This week, we’ll start off with “breakfast for supper”, because who doesn’t love that? I’ll have peameal bacon, and Keith will have sausages too. If we put a spinach salad on the plate, it will look healthier!

I added a couple of new recipes to the rotation this week – the pork chops and the salmon. The last pork chops that I cooked turned out a bit dry, so maybe this brining method will help. The salmon recipe sounds delicious, and super easy to make. I hope we can actually cook the fish dish this time, instead of bumping it off the menu!

If either of those dishes turn out well, I’ll add a picture here later.

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Jun 05, 2016. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday – Pea meal Bacon

Monday Ground Beef and Potato Scallop

Tuesday Cranberry Chicken Breasts With Mushrooms

Wednesday Salmon Roasted in Butter

Thursday Ultimate Grilled Pork Chops

Friday — Tortellini

Saturday — Beef Tenderloin

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week. There was lots of the Ground Beef and Potato Scallop, so we had it two nights in a row. We settled for sandwiches on Wednesday, and moved the Salmon to Thursday. Keith got everything ready, and I cooked it – it was delicious!

Our grandson was here on Friday and Saturday nights, so we switched things around to have meals that he would enjoy.

Sunday — Peameal Bacon

Monday Ground Beef and Potato Scallop

Tuesday Ground Beef and Potato Scallop

Wednesday — Sandwiches

Thursday Salmon Roasted in Butter – delicious!

Friday – Pizza (yes, we heated up a frozen pizza)

Saturday – Burgers on the grill

 

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Weekly Meal Plan 20160528

Summer has arrived, and we’ve had a week of hot weather, with another week of the same in the forecast. Nobody wants to stand over a hot stove and cook supper, so we’ll try to keep things simple.

We’ll have barbecued steaks tomorrow night, and most of the other meals could be barbequed or cooked indoors. We’ll see how it goes!

Today I chopped down most of the rhubarb, and cooked it in the InstaPot, with some sugar, and a bit of water. After it cooked for 10 minutes, and rested for another 10 minutes to release the pressure, I stirred in a couple of cups of chopped strawberries. We’ll try that for dessert tomorrow night.

You can see the rhubarb plant and yield in the pictures below.

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, May 29, 2016. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday – Rib-eye Steak

Monday — Quesadillas

Tuesday — Sole, baked

Wednesday – Durkee’s Chicken Thighs

Thursday — Ham Steak

Friday — Lamb Chops

Saturday — Burgers

How It Actually Went

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

Sunday — Cheese & Crackers – our pre-dinner snack turned into a meal!

Monday — Ribeye Steak – we moved this from Sunday night

Tuesday – Quesadillas – the Sole got bumped (again!)

Wednesday — Ham Steak – we switched the Wednesday and Thursday meals

Thursday Durkees Chicken Thighs – easy and delicious, as always

Friday — Lamb Chops – marinated in Dijon mustard and oil, then grilled

Saturday — Shepherd’s pie – Keith concocted his own recipe, and made enough to freeze for another meal later. Now we just have to remember that it’s in the freezer!

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Here’s the rhubarb plant, before the harvest.

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Here are the rhubarb stalks, after the leaves were trimmed. They weighed about 1.75 pounds, so I used about 3/4 cup of sugar when I cooked them.

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Here’s the chopped rhubarb, in the InstaPot, ready for the pressure cooking.

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And here is the mixture, just after I added the strawberries. It doesn’t look too appetizing, so I hope it tastes better than it looks!

If it’s okay, we’ll eat a bit, then freeze the rest in small portions.

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Weekly Meal Plan 20160521

It’s a long weekend, for Victoria Day, and it looks like the weather might be pretty good. We’ve bought a few plants for the back yard, so we’ll do some gardening over the next few days.  Our canopy is fixed too, after it buckled under the snow this winter, so we’ll have a shady spot to sit and relax.

We’re having burgers tonight (from last week’s menu), and then we’ll start on this week’s plan. Happy Victoria Day weekend!

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, May 22, 2016. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”. There is a picture below, from a previous time that we made the scallops recipe.

Sunday — Veal Scaloppini

Monday Peppery Maple Chicken (we’ll use tarragon instead of rosemary)

Tuesday Paprika Pork Chops With Spinach (picture below)

Wednesday Cajun Dirty Rice

Thursday — Tortellini

Friday — Peameal Bacon

Saturday Scallops With Carrots and Leeks (picture below)

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week. Our granddaughter was here on Friday and Saturday nights, so we cooked a couple of her favourites, instead of sticking to the plan. But fish and chips is almost the same as scallops with carrots and leeks, right?😉

Sunday — Veal Scaloppini

Monday — Peppery Maple Chicken

Tuesday – Rib-eye Steak

Wednesday — Cajun Dirty Rice

Thursday — Paprika Pork Chops With Spinach (picture below)

Friday — Fish & Chips

Saturday — Tortellini

 

Scallops With Carrots and Leeks

This picture is from a previous time that we had this scallops recipe. Unfortunately, we didn’t get around to making it this week.

Scallops With Carrots and Leeks

Paprika Pork Chops With Spinach

Here’s the pork chop dinner that I made on Thursday.  Keith got all the ingredients ready, and I cooked it. The pork chops were thinner than the ones in the recipe, so they were a bit overdone, but still tasty!

Paprika Pork Chops With Spinach

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Weekly Meal Plan 20160514

This week, I found a couple of new recipes to add to the rotation. The chicken cutlets recipe is from Rachael Ray, and the citrus is grapefruit juice. That sounded good, and I think we have one of those single serve grapefruit sections in the fridge.

The other new recipe is the Thai pork salad. The instructions look easy, and serving it on a cabbage leaf will add some crunch, without a lot of calories.

We’ve made the Longevity soup twice before, and loved it. The second time though, I think we tried unsalted chicken broth, and it wasn’t quite as good.

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, May 15, 2016. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday Meat Loaf, Easy

Monday Chicken Cutlets with Citrus Tarragon Pan Sauce

Tuesday Thai Style Pork Salad

Wednesday Pasta Carbonara With Mushrooms

Thursday Chinese Longevity Soup

Friday — Beans & Wieners

Saturday — Burgers

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week. We moved the pasta to Thursday, and had grilled cheese on Wednesday. We had been shopping at the garden centre that day, so maybe that’s why we were too tired to cook.

The chicken cutlets were delicious, and there’s a picture below, so you can see how they turned out. Keith did all the prep work on Monday and Tuesday, and I did the cooking on those days.

The pork salad tasted great, but we had an unexpected guest for supper, and he didn’t care for it. I had cut the pork into bite-sized pieces, as the recipe said, so about 1/2″ cubes. If I make it again, I’d use ground pork, or would cut the pork into smaller cubes. It could also go into a tortilla wrap, instead of the Napa cabbage.

Sunday — Meat Loaf, Easy

Monday — Chicken Cutlets with Citrus Tarragon Pan Sauce

Tuesday — Thai Style Pork Salad

Wednesday — Grilled Cheese

Thursday — Pasta Carbonara With Mushrooms

Friday — Beans & Wieners

Saturday — Burgers

Chicken Cutlets with Citrus Tarragon Pan Sauce

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