Weekly Meal Plan 20160924

Last week we didn’t try the pork or salmon recipes, but don’t worry, I put them onto this week’s menu! It’s fall now, so that is the perfect time to have roasted vegetables, and stew, and other comfort foods.

Keith is playing golf on Monday, so I can make the pork dish, even if I have to go shopping for the ingredients myself!

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Sep 25, 2016. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday — Ravioli

Monday Pork, Maple-Glazed with Roasted Vegetables

Tuesday — Chicken Stew

Wednesday Lemony Salmon with Pesto Cauliflower Mash

Thursday — Shepherd’s Pie

Friday — Beans & Wieners

Saturday — Burgers

How It Actually Went

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

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Monday – ??

Tuesday – ??

Wednesday – ??

Thursday – ??

Friday – ??

Saturday – ??

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Weekly Meal Plan 20160917

Last week, we signed up for fitness memberships at our newly-reopened Community Centre (I know, I’m shocked too!). The library is in the same building, so we stopped in there yesterday, and I got a Canadian cookbook, True North, to look for new recipes.

The cookbook is beautiful (cover shown below), but it’s way beyond my skill level and/or the effort I’m willing to put in for a weeknight supper. At first, the Trout Amandine recipe looked do-able, but then I noticed that the ingredients included over a cup of butter! So, no. We’ll have a simple salmon dish instead.

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Sep 18, 2016. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday Ham and Pasta Skillet

Monday Salisbury Steak

Tuesday Apple Harvest Chicken

Wednesday Lemony Salmon with Pesto Cauliflower Mash

Thursday Pork, Maple-Glazed with Roasted Vegetables

Friday — Beans & Wieners

Saturday — Ravioli

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week. As you can see, we went way off track. We went out for lunch on Sunday, so we weren’t too hungry at supper time. On Monday, we had pizza (I can’t remember the excuse!), and the Salisbury Steak and chicken were bumped down a day.

The chicken was delicious though, and I’ll definitely make that again. I used chicken thighs, instead of breasts, and they were perfect. After that, we had Chinese takeout (tasty but very bad for our diet!), then burgers and steak. Maybe we’ll do better next week!

Sunday — Cheese & Crackers

Monday — Pizza

Tuesday – Salisbury Steak

Wednesday Apple Harvest Chicken

Thursday — Chinese Food

Friday — Burgers

Saturday — Ribeye steak

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Here’s the beautiful True North cookbook. Fun to read, but I didn’t see any recipes that I’m willing to try.

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Weekly Meal Plan 20160910

It’s my birthday on Sunday, so we’ll have a special brunch, and then burgers, or brunch leftovers for supper.

It looks like the weather will be a bit cooler, for most of the week, so that makes it easier to plan the meals. The Swiss Steak is one of my favourites all year round, and it tastes even better on fall days.

The Cranberry Chicken is the only new recipe on the menu, and we could use chicken thighs, instead of breasts. We have a package of those in the freezer, so we might as well use them!

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Sep 11, 2016. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday — Burgers

Monday — Quesadillas

Tuesday Cranberry Chicken Breasts With Mushrooms (picture below)

Wednesday Slow Cooker Swiss Steak

Thursday — Ham Steak

Friday — Ravioli

Saturday — Trout, baked

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week. After our big brunch on Sunday, we had a light supper of cheese and crackers. The burgers we had planned for that night were moved to Monday.

On Tuesday, I made the chicken, but used thighs, instead of breasts. I had dried cranberries, and they had a few dried cherries mixed in too. That added a bit of sweetness to the dish, and we both loved it.

Our Swiss Steak turned into a Beef Stew, and Keith made enough to last two days. So, the ham steak was moved to Friday, and we’ll have grilled steaks tonight, instead of fish.

Sunday — Cheese & Crackers

Monday — Burgers

Tuesday Cranberry Chicken Breasts With Mushrooms

Wednesday Beef Stew

Thursday Beef Stew

Friday — Ham Steak

Saturday — Ribeye steak

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Here are the Cranberry/Cherry Chicken Thighs With Mushrooms – they were delicious!

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Weekly Meal Plan 20160903

Hooray, it’s a long weekend! Prime rib was on sale this week, so we’ll cook one tomorrow, and have leftovers on Monday. We have appointments on Tuesday and Wednesday, so I’ve planned easy dinners for those days.

The White Bean Soup can go into the slow cooker in the morning, and it’s been a long time since we had that. There’s a picture below, from the last time I made it.

We haven’t had the Chicken Thighs recipe for a few years either, and based on my blog post, we both enjoyed it last time. Our granddaughter will be here on Saturday, so we’ll have one of her favourites that night.

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Sep 04, 2016. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday — Prime Rib

Monday — Prime Rib

Tuesday — Peameal Bacon

Wednesday White Bean Soup with Andouille and Collards (picture below)

Thursday Pasta Carbonara

Friday Chicken Thighs With Honey Lemon Rice

Saturday — Fish & chips

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week – we stuck to the plan for the entire week! Everything went well, and tasted delicious. The bean soup was as good as we remembered, and was great for lunch the next day too.

The only problem was on Friday, while I was making the sauce for the Chicken Thighs. The top fell off of the salt shaker, while I was adding a “dash of salt”, and I’m not sure how much ended up in the bowl. There was salt all over the counter too, so I poured out the sauce, and started over.

Sunday — Prime Rib

Monday — Prime Rib

Tuesday — Peameal Bacon

Wednesday White Bean Soup with Andouille and Collards

Thursday Pasta Carbonara

Friday Chicken Thighs With Honey Lemon Rice

Saturday — Fish & chips

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White Bean Soup

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Weekly Meal Plan 20160827

We’ll have more visitors this week, but adults only, as far as I know, so I didn’t plan any kid-friendly meals. The Cottage Roll and Salmon were bumped from last week’s plan, so I’ve put them on for this week. If we skip them again, I might give up!

We’re headed into the long Labour Day weekend, so who knows what will happen to our plans then. Also, I’m supposed to try to eat more calcium-rich foods, so I’ll be looking for recipes that feature them, in the coming weeks. In the meantime, I’m getting more calcium at lunch, as in the cottage cheese, spinach salad, and buttermilk feast you can see in the picture below.

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Aug 28, 2016. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday Cottage Roll With Vegetables

Monday — Ribeye steak

Tuesday Roast Chicken and Potatoes

Wednesday Salmon Roasted in Butter

Thursday — Peameal Bacon

Friday Falafel Patties with Tomato Salad (picture below)

Saturday Pasta Carbonara

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week. The Cottage Roll was delicious, and good for lunch the next day too. Our visitor didn’t stay for dinner on Monday, so we had beans and weiners instead of steak. Our roast chicken was from Swill Chalet, and the “potatoes” were French fries, but close enough!

On Thursday, Keith made his favourite shrimp dish, so that was a nice upgrade from the Peameal Bacon we had planned.

I made the Falafel Patties on Friday, but not the tomato salad. They tasted okay, but were pretty mushy and ugly (picture below). I’ll try them again, but with a different recipe.

Sunday Cottage Roll With Vegetables

Monday — Beans & Wieners

Tuesday Roast Chicken and Potatoes

Wednesday Salmon Roasted in Butter

Thursday Chili Shrimp and Coconut Risotto

Friday Falafel Patties with Tomato Salad

Saturday — Burgers

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Calcium-rich foods for lunch. We need some supper recipes too!

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Falafel Patties (tasted okay, but pretty ugly!)

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Weekly Meal Plan 20160820

We’re having company again this week, so I’ve made the meal plan, and we can adjust later, if our guests prefer something different. I’ve stuck with old familiar recipes, and nothing too fancy. It’s been a long time since we had a cottage roll, so that will be an easy dinner on Saturday.

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Aug 21, 2016. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday — Veal Scaloppini

Monday Chicken Thighs in Hot Sauce

Tuesday — Tortellini

Wednesday Cornmeal Chicken with Peach Salsa

Thursday Salmon Roasted in Butter (picture below)

Friday — Shepherd’s Pie

Saturday Cottage Roll With Vegetables

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week. We stuck to the menu early in the week, then went off it completely! Our visitors enjoyed the chicken on Wednesday, and Keith made a delicious peach salsa to go with it.

By Thursday, neither of us felt like cooking, so it was a cheese and crackers night. Friday’s steak was much nicer than the planned Shepherd’s Pie, so I won’t complain about that. And Keith had a golf tournament on Saturday, so I ate leftover steak.

We didn’t have the Salmon in Butter that I was looking forward to (and pictured below). Don’t worry though, I’ll put it on the menu for next week!

Sunday — Veal Scaloppini

Monday Chicken Thighs in Hot Sauce

Tuesday – Ravioli (almost the same as the planned Tortellini, right?)

Wednesday Cornmeal Chicken with Peach Salsa

Thursday — Cheese & Crackers (we have to stop doing this!)

Friday — Ribeye steak

Saturday — Ribeye steak

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Here is the Salmon Roasted in Butter – photo taken when we made this recipe in June.

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Weekly Meal Plan 20160813

Our grandson will be here next week, so I picked kid-friendly meals for Monday to Friday. When he arrives on Monday, we might take another look at the menu, to get his input. Maybe there’s something special he’d like to eat one day, to replace my selection.

By Saturday, we’ll probably be too tired to cook, or eat! It’s pretty easy to grill a steak though, so maybe Keith will have the strength left to do that.

The Pork Chops Pizzaiola is a new recipe, so maybe we’ll try that tomorrow night. I love steak pizzaiola, and I love pork chops, so what could go wrong?

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Aug 14, 2016. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday Pork Chops Pizzaiola (okay, not great – cook a shorter time if we make this again)

Monday – Quesadillas (everyone enjoyed these)

Tuesday – Tortellini (we used a jar of sauce for a quick and easy dinner)

Wednesday – Pizza (picture below)

Thursday — Fish & chips

Friday — Beans & Wieners

Saturday — Ribeye steak

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week. We had burgers instead of fish and chips on Thursday, and fresh corn on the cob as a first course. Everyone was stuffed!

The steak moved up to Friday, and we had ham and scalloped potatoes on Saturday, because Keith was shopping at Costco, and couldn’t resist buying them.

Sunday Pork Chops Pizzaiola

Monday — Quesadillas

Tuesday — Tortellini

Wednesday – Pizza – we got pizza dough from the bakery section, and a variety of toppings. It was delicious, and you can see the picture below.

Thursday — Burgers

Friday — Ribeye steak

Saturday — Ham, Baked

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Here is the pizza that we made, using dough from the supermarket bakery. It was a little tricky to roll the dough out, but worth the effort – it was delicious!

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