Weekly Meal Plan 20170527

This week, there are two new recipes in the schedule – Noodles with Asparagus & Bacon, and Slow Cooker Beer and Mushroom Pork. Both recipes look easy, so I’ll volunteer to make those, if we go ahead with them.

We haven’t had Salisbury Steak for a couple of months, so that’s on the menu for this week, along with a few other old favourites.

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, May 28, 2017. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday Grilled Salmon With Vegetables

Monday Salisbury Steak

Tuesday Noodles with Asparagus & Bacon

Wednesday — Chicken, roasted

Thursday Slow Cooker Beer And Mushroom Pork

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 20170520

It’s the Victoria Day long weekend, so we’ll be taking it easy. I put roast chicken on the menu for tomorrow, because it’s quick and easy to make, and there are usually leftovers for a lunch or two. We’ll have the chicken with cranberry sauce too, and use the leftover sauce on Monday.

For later in the week, I’ve put two new recipes on the schedule – Sausage with Chard and Rhubarb, and Three Cup Chicken.

We’ve had the Meatballs With Cranberry Sauerkraut Sauce before, and enjoyed it, but not for a long time. There are still a few meatballs in the freezer, so this should be a nice way to use those (and the leftover cranberry sauce).

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, May 21, 2017. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday Roast Chicken and Potatoes

Monday Meatballs With Cranberry Sauerkraut Sauce

Tuesday Sausage with Chard and Rhubarb

Wednesday Pasta Carbonara With Mushrooms

Thursday Three Cup Chicken (Thai)

Friday Ham and Pasta Skillet

Saturday — Burgers

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week. On Sunday, we were too lazy to cook, so our supper was cheese and crackers. On Monday, Keith made Turkey Schnitzel, and that was delicious, as always.

I made the meatballs on Tuesday, and they were tasty, but a little on the sweet side. We used sweet chili sauce, so maybe it would be better with a mixture of hot chili sauce and sweet chili sauce.

Keith made the Pasta Carbonara on Wednesday, and got everything prepped on Thursday, so I could make the Three Cup Chicken. We didn’t have any fresh basil though (oops!), so I used some dried basil instead. It was okay, but not the same, obviously, without the fresh basil.

Sunday — Cheese & Crackers

Monday — Turkey Schnitzel

Tuesday Meatballs With Cranberry Sauerkraut Sauce

Wednesday Pasta Carbonara With Mushrooms

Thursday Three Cup Chicken (Thai)

Friday — Pizza

Saturday — Burgers

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Weekly Meal Plan 20170513

This week, I looked for recipes that we haven’t had for a long time. We used to enjoy them, but somehow they drop off the meal planning radar. It’s a good thing that I have an Excel workbook to help me remember things!

So, we’ll try those old favourites again on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and see if we still like them. On Tuesday, the pork needs to marinate for at least 8 hours, so I’ll have to remember to do that in the morning.

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, May 14, 2017. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday — Ribeye steak

Monday Spanish Toss

Tuesday Jerk Pork Tenderloin with Tropical Fruit Salsa (marinate 8 hrs)

Wednesday Quick & Creamy Chicken Stew

Thursday Speedy Chili

Friday — Quesadillas

Saturday — Lamb chops

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week. We stuck to the menu from Sunday to Tuesday, and moved the Quesadillas on Wednesday. I made the Spanish Toss, and it was okay, but not great. It needed a little extra spice or something.

Keith went to Kingston on Thursday, so we ordered a pizza that night, instead of cooking. On Friday, he went to Costco, and picked up some Swiss Chalet ribs. He barbequed them that night, and they were delicious, and very tender.

For Saturday night, he found some nice T-Bone steaks, so we’re having those, instead of lamb chops.

Sunday — Ribeye steak

Monday Spanish Toss

Tuesday Jerk Pork Tenderloin with Tropical Fruit Salsa

Wednesday — Quesadillas

Thursday — Pizza

Friday Ribs, Barbecued Back

Saturday – T-Bone steaks

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Quick and Creamy Chicken Stew

We’ve made this recipe several times, and always enjoyed it. It’s tasty, and quick to make, so I’ve revised the original recipe, to serve just the two of us.

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Weekly Meal Plan 20170506

This week, there are two new items on the menu. Keith found the Steak and Beet Salad recipe on the Real Simple website, and wanted to try that. It doesn’t look too complicated – cook and cut the steak and beets, make the salad dressing, and toss everything together. The hard part might be finding golden beets.

My new recipe is the Slow Cooker Light Lemon Chicken. I’ll put that in the slow cooker after lunch on Tuesday, so it will be ready at suppertime.

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, May 07, 2017. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday Lazy Day Beef Casserole

Monday Braised Ginger Pork

Tuesday Slow Cooker Light Lemon Chicken

Wednesday — Ravioli Puttanesca

Thursday Steak and Beet Salad With Cheddar and Pistachios (photo below)

Friday — Beans & Wieners

Saturday — Ribeye steak

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week. We stuck to the menu from Sunday to Thursday, so that was good. We had a big lunch on Friday, and crackers and cheese for supper that night. Saturday, our granddaughter came to visit, so we had one of her favourites – fish and chips.

On Sunday, Keith made the beef casserole in the slow cooker, and it was very tasty. There was enough left over for lunch the next day too.

Monday, Keith got all the ingredients ready, and I cooked the ginger pork. We served it over rice, and it was delicious – will definitely have that again soon!

I made the lemon chicken on Tuesday, and it was okay, but the sauce needs to be thickened, and it needed more sauce.

Keith couldn’t find golden beets to make the salad on Thursday, so he used red beets. It looked beautiful and tasted good, but we’ll wait to find golden beets to try it again. It was a little too “beety” with the red ones. You can see the dish in the photo below.

Sunday Lazy Day Beef Casserole

Monday Braised Ginger Pork

Tuesday Slow Cooker Light Lemon Chicken

Wednesday — Ravioli Puttanesca

Thursday Steak and Beet Salad With Cheddar and Pistachios (photo below)

Friday — Cheese & Crackers

Saturday — Fish & chips

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Steak and Beet Salad With Cheddar and Pistachios

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Slow Cooker Light Lemon Chicken

This recipe is adapted from the cookbook, Fix It and Forget It Cooking Light for Slow Cookers. We got the Kindle version of the book, and it has several recipes that I’d like to try sometime soon.

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Weekly Meal Plan 20170429

It’s our anniversary on Tuesday, so we can have spaghetti with some of the delicious meatballs that Keith made last week. We’ll just have to cook the pasta and warm up the sauce and meatballs.

On Wednesday, we’re going out for lunch, to celebrate a day late. I’m sure we won’t be too hungry at suppertime, so I’ve put beans and wieners on the menu for that night.

There’s nothing new on the plan for this week, so I’d better start looking for a tasty new recipe for next week.

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Apr 30, 2017. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday — Chicken, roasted

Monday Pork Tenderloin With Mustard Glaze (photo below)

Tuesday Spaghetti With Asiago Meatballs

Wednesday — Beans & Wieners

Thursday Veal Schnitzel

Friday — Peameal Bacon

Saturday — Burgers

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week. Things got moved around a bit, but only one thing got dropped from the menu.

The Veal Schnitzel turned into Turkey Schnitzel, because we remembered that we liked it better. It’s a lower cost, and cooks beautifully, with no fuss.

On Tuesday, I made the Pork Tenderloin , and the sauce was a little overdone, but the meat was perfect. I threw some potatoes and carrots into the pan too, to make a one-pot supper (photo below).

After our lunch out on Wednesday, we were too full for supper, so just nibbled on cheese and crackers, instead of making beans and wieners. The spaghetti moved to Thursday, and Keith made a tasty sauce to go with the meatballs that he made and froze last week.

Sunday — Chicken, roasted

Monday — Turkey Schnitzel

Tuesday Pork Tenderloin With Mustard Glaze

Wednesday — Cheese & Crackers

Thursday Spaghetti With Asiago Meatballs

Friday — Peameal Bacon

Saturday – Burgers

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Pork Tenderloin With Mustard Glaze

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