Weekly Meal Plan 20180414

The weather forecast looks terrible this weekend, with rain, sleet and freezing rain predicted for today and Sunday. They’re warning of power outages too, so I hope that doesn’t happen!

I’ve kept the menu simple for this week, starting with a roasted chicken for tomorrow. That gives us leftovers for a lunch or two, and it’s easy to prepare. The only recipe we haven’t tried before is the Asian Pork Roast, which fell off of the menu last week.

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Apr 08, 2018. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday — Chicken, roasted

Monday Beef Stew

Tuesday Pasta Carbonara With Mushrooms

Wednesday Slow Cooker Asian Pork Roast

Thursday — Meatloaf, Melt in Your Mouth

Friday — Ham Steak

Saturday Garlic Lemon Shrimp

How It Actually Went

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

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Friday – ??

Saturday – ??

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Weekly Meal Plan 20180407

This past week was almost like winter again, with strong winds, low temperatures, and even some snow that stayed on the ground for a while. Let’s hope that the upcoming week’s weather is better! (I’m afraid to look at the forecast)

There is one new recipe on the plan this week – Slow Cooker Asian Pork Roast. I found it in an old recipe booklet from Reynolds – Cooking with Foil. Fortunately, the recipe is on their website too, so I’ve linked to that. The recipe uses a slow cooker liner, but we can skip that step.

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Apr 08, 2018. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday Cranberry Orange Lamb Chops

Monday Salisbury Steak

Tuesday Spinach and Mushroom Smothered Chicken (photo below)

Wednesday Shepherd’s Pie, Simple

Thursday Slow Cooker Asian Pork Roast

Friday — Peameal Bacon

Saturday Chicken Thighs in Hot Sauce

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week. The chicken had been on the menu before, but got bumped. This time we actually make it, and I really enjoyed it. Keith didn’t see to like it though, so I probably won’t make it again.

Keith picked up Chinese food on Wednesday, because he didn’t feel like cooking, so that was a nice break. The next night he made burgers, so I’ll put the pork roast on next week’s menu instead.

Sunday Cranberry Orange Lamb Chops

Monday Salisbury Steak

Tuesday Spinach and Mushroom Smothered Chicken (photo below)

Wednesday — Chinese Food

Thursday — Burgers

Friday — Peameal Bacon

Saturday — Ribeye steak

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Spinach and Mushroom Smothered Chicken

Here’s the chicken that I prepared – the recipe said to put the spinach mixture on top of the chicken, but I served it on the side instead.

Spinach and Mushroom Smothered Chicken

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Salmon Roasted in Herb Butter

We’ve had this recipe and few times, and really enjoyed it. It’s based on a Mark Bittman recipe from the New York Times, and it’s quick and easy to make. Perfect for a relaxing dinner on a Saturday night.

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Weekly Meal Plan 20180331

Happy Easter! We’re having a family brunch tomorrow, so if we’re hungry at suppertime, we can have leftover ham. We always end up with extra food, so it shouldn’t be a problem!

For the rest of the week, I’ve put old favourite recipes on the menu. We need a little break from trying new dishes – it’s fun to eat different things, but a bit stressful to make them the first time! So, we’ll relax and enjoy the first week of April, and I hope you do too.

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Apr 01, 2018. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday — Ham, Baked

Monday Swiss Steak

Tuesday — Ravioli Puttanesca

Wednesday — Turkey Schnitzel

Thursday Cajun Dirty Rice

Friday — Quesadillas

Saturday Salmon Roasted in Herb Butter

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week – we had 4 of the meals, and leftovers for a couple meals. That’s certainly a time-saver, when you can cook once and eat twice!

The spaghetti didn’t have meatballs, because we’ve used up all the Asiago meatballs in the freezer. Keith promised to make those again soon.

Tonight we’re having the Salmon, and I’ve added our version of the recipe to this blog, so we don’t have to get through the pay wall at the New York Times.

Sunday — Ham, Baked

Monday — Ham, Baked

Tuesday Swiss Steak

Wednesday — Turkey Schnitzel

Thursday — Spaghetti with meat sauce

Friday — Spaghetti with meat sauce

Saturday Salmon Roasted in Herb Butter

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Weekly Meal Plan 20180324

Spring is finally here, and the weather forecast looks good for next week. To celebrate the new season, I’ve put 4 new recipes on the meal plan for this week. All of them look quick and easy, so we’ll see how it goes.

Three of the recipes are “sheet pan” suppers, so that sounds promising. Just put everything on the pan, pop it in the oven, then relax until it’s finished cooking. The orzotto is a fake risotto, and you make it in one pan on the stovetop. How hard could that be? 😉

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Mar 25, 2018. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday — Chicken, roasted

Monday Sheet Pan Roasted Pork With Apples and Potatoes in 40 Minutes

Tuesday One-Pan Lemon Chicken With Artichokes and Kale In 30 Minutes (photo below)

Wednesday Herb and Leek “Orzotto” With Fried Eggs

Thursday Sheet Pan Hawaiian Shrimp In 20 Minutes

Friday – Pizza (Good Friday – stores closed)

Saturday — Beef Tenderloin

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week. I made 3 of the new recipes, but we bought cabbage rolls on Thursday, and had those instead of the “Orzotto”.

On Monday, the Sheet Pan Pork was complicated, but tasty, and the apples and potatoes were burnt. So, we won’t have that again.

Tuesday’s supper went much better, and we really enjoyed the chicken with artichokes. We forgot to get a lemon, but the orange was a good substitute. This recipe is a keeper!

The sheet pan Hawaiian shrimp turned out nicely too. I cooked the rice ahead of time, so that reduced the work at supper time. We’ll definitely have that again too.

Sunday — Chicken, roasted

Monday Sheet Pan Roasted Pork With Apples and Potatoes in 40 Minutes 

Tuesday One-Pan Lemon Chicken With Artichokes and Kale In 30 Minutes (photo below)

Wednesday — Cabbage Rolls

Thursday Sheet Pan Hawaiian Shrimp In 20 Minutes

Friday — Pizza

Saturday — Beef Tenderloin

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Lemon Chicken With Artichokes and Kale

We forgot to get a lemon, and used an orange instead. The kale and cheese were added later.

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Weekly Meal Plan 20180317

We’re having Corned Beef tonight, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. There should be lots of leftovers, so we’ll use those in a Corned Beef Hash tomorrow night.

There’s one new recipe in the plan for this week – the Pineapple Ginger Chicken Stir Fry. It takes about 30 minutes to prepare, so I hope we decide to try it, and it turns out well.

Then, it’s old favourites for the rest of the week, while we wait for spring to arrive. I hope the days start getting warmer!

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Mar 18, 2018. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday — Corned Beef Hash

Monday Pasta Carbonara With Mushrooms

Tuesday Pineapple-Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry (picture below)

Wednesday Pork Tenderloin in Lemon Sauce

Thursday Mexican Beef and Rice Skillet

Friday — Soup & Sandwiches

Saturday — Burgers

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week. We stuck to the plan for most of the week, but moved a couple of things around. The Pineapple-Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry was delicious (picture below), and we’ll definitely have that again. I added thinly sliced water chestnuts and snow peas, to give it a bit of crunch and a little colour. We topped it with soy sauce, sesame seeds, and hot sauce at the table.

Keith found a prime rib on Friday, so we had that for supper, and will have that in our sandwiches tonight. He bought a loaf of Sunflower Flax Sourdough bread at Cobs bakery, so those sandwiches should taste amazing!

Sunday — Corned Beef Hash

Monday Pasta Carbonara With Mushrooms

Tuesday Pineapple-Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry (picture below)

Wednesday Mexican Beef and Rice Skillet

Thursday Pork Tenderloin in Lemon Sauce

Friday — Prime Rib

Saturday — Soup & Sandwiches

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Pineapple-Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry

Here’s our stir fry, ready to eat. It was delicious!

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Weekly Meal Plan 20180310

The kids are out of school next week, for March Break. That should make the morning traffic a bit lighter, but the stores could be busier, so plan your grocery shopping trips to avoid the crowds.

It’s St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, so we’ll enjoy a tasty corned beef dinner. Let’s not wait until the last moment to buy one, or the stores might have none left.

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Mar 11, 2018. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday Slow Cooker Swiss Steak

Monday Pork Chop Suey

Tuesday Crockpot Ginger Chicken with Snow Peas

Wednesday — Spaghetti with meat sauce

Thursday — Beans & Wieners

Friday — Fish & chips

Saturday Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week. We stuck to the plan except on Thursday, when we had leftover Spaghetti with meat sauce.

The Crockpot Ginger Chicken was okay, and I’d try it again, but as a stir fry, instead of in the slow cooker. That should make the flavours bolder, instead of a bit washed out, like they were on Tuesday.

Sunday Slow Cooker Swiss Steak

Monday Pork Chop Suey

Tuesday Crockpot Ginger Chicken with Snow Peas

Wednesday — Spaghetti with meat sauce

Thursday — Spaghetti with meat sauce

Friday — Fish & chips

Saturday Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

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