Weekly Meal Plan 20171021

The weather forecast for next week shows a warm beginning, then rain in the middle of the week, followed by cooler days. I’m not sure how that will affect our appetites, or our willingness to spend time cooking supper!

I’ve put some easy favourite dishes for the end of the week, in case we’re tired out. Earlier in the week, we’ll have dishes that we enjoy, but they take a bit more work. We’ve never had the Chicken with Peaches before, but it looks easy, so maybe we’ll give it a try.

We’re having chili tonight, so there might be leftovers. We could have those on Sunday night, instead of the Pork Chops with Cranberry Stuffing. It’s been on the menu a few times, but always seems to fall off!

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Oct 22, 2017. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday Pork chops with Cranberry Stuffing

Monday Garlic Lemon Shrimp

Tuesday Chicken With Peaches

Wednesday Ginger Beef Stir Fry

Thursday — Tortellini

Friday — Pizza

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 20171014

It looks like the temperature will be going up again next week, after we get through a rainy Monday. Nothing too hot in the forecast though, just low 20s – that sounds perfect!

So, I’ve kept the meal plan simple, in case we want to spend time outdoors, instead of in the kitchen. Keith made the Asiago Meatballs a few weeks ago, and we still have some in the freezer, to Tuesday’s meal will be easy! Then, a couple of slow cooker meals, and easy suppers for the other days.

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Oct 15, 2017. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Monday — Turkey Schnitzel

Tuesday Spaghetti With Asiago Meatballs

Wednesday Slow Cooker Swiss Steak

Thursday Peppery Maple Chicken

Friday — Peameal Bacon

Saturday Chili con carne

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week – we stuck to the menu for the entire week! Keith did all the cooking, except for the Peppery Maple Chicken, which I cooked. Keith is even getting used to the Instant Pot, and made our chili in that today. Here’s the one that we have – I love it! Brown the meat in it, and then change to the Slow Cooker setting after adding the rest of the ingredients.

All the other meals were good too, except for the corned beef that we had on Sunday. It was really tough – we’ve never had that happen before. It was cooked the same way that we always do it, so it must have been a problem with the meat, rather than the cooking method.

Sunday Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Monday — Turkey Schnitzel

Tuesday Spaghetti With Asiago Meatballs

Wednesday Slow Cooker Swiss Steak

Thursday Peppery Maple Chicken

Friday — Peameal Bacon

Saturday Chili con carne

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Weekly Meal Plan 20171007

Happy Thanksgiving! It’s a holiday weekend here in Canada, and the family will come for a big turkey dinner on Sunday. Then, if we’re lucky, there will be enough leftovers for a delicious dinner on Monday too. Keith found a turkey in the Tinder Park Nature Centre, when we visited Rochester last week, and you can see it below.

That will be enough poultry for the week, so I’ve put other items on the menu for Tuesday to Saturday. It’s been a long time since we’ve had the Hamburger Scramble or Pork Tenderloin with Carrots. We’ll try them this week, to see if we still enjoy those dishes.

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Oct 08, 2017. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday — Turkey

Monday — Turkey

Tuesday Hamburger Scramble

Wednesday Pork Tenderloin with Carrots

Thursday — Ravioli

Friday — Ham Steak

Saturday Sea Scallops With Brown Butter, Capers and Lemon

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week – we stuck to the plan every day! Everything was tasty, and we really enjoyed the two recipes that we hadn’t made for a long time.

Our family dinner on Sunday was delicious, and it was great to see everyone. We ate early, so that everyone could get home before it was too dark, if they wanted to. And, there was lots of food left over for our dinner on Monday.

On Tuesday, Keith had the hamburger scramble with some of the leftover turnips from Thanksgiving. No turnips for me, thanks!

And Keith enjoyed our turkey dinner so much that he bought a couple of small frozen turkeys, so we can cook another one in a few weeks. We’ll just have to remember to defrost it a couple of days ahead. That shouldn’t be a problem, right?

Sunday — Turkey

Monday — Turkey

Tuesday Hamburger Scramble

Wednesday Pork Tenderloin with Carrots

Thursday — Ravioli

Friday — Ham Steak

Saturday Sea Scallops With Brown Butter, Capers and Lemon

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Thanksgiving Desserts

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Happy Thanksgiving!

turkey at Tinker Park Nature Centre

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Weekly Meal Plan 20170930

We had a short vacation last week, but we’re back to our regular schedule now. The heat wave is over too, so that makes it easier to plan and cook our suppers.

We’re starting with a prime rib on Sunday, and there will be enough for leftovers on Monday. I’ve put easy meals on Friday and Saturday, so we can save our energy for the Thanksgiving dinner next Sunday.

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Oct 01, 2017. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday — Prime Rib

Monday — Prime Rib

Tuesday Chicken Thighs in Hot Sauce

Wednesday Pasta Carbonara With Mushrooms

Thursday Slow Cooker Pork With Sauerkraut and Apples

Friday — Beans & Wieners

Saturday — Peameal Bacon

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week. We stuck to the plan until Friday, when our snack of cheese and crackers turned into a meal. The beans and wieners got bumped to Saturday, and we’ll have the peameal another day.

Sunday — Prime Rib

Monday — Prime Rib

Tuesday Chicken Thighs in Hot Sauce

Wednesday Pasta Carbonara With Mushrooms

Thursday Slow Cooker Pork With Sauerkraut and Apples

Friday — Cheese & Crackers

Saturday — Beans & Wieners

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Weekly Meal Plan 20170923

It’s autumn, but we’re in the middle of the first heat wave that we’ve had this year! It’s too hot to cook, so there are simple dishes on the menu plan for this week. Maybe we’ll be back to fall temperatures next week.

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Sep 24, 2017. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday Garlic Lemon Shrimp

Monday Pork Chops Pizzaiola

Tuesday — Beans & Wieners

Wednesday — Quesadillas

Thursday — Peameal Bacon

Friday Pasta Carbonara With Mushrooms

Saturday — Ribeye steak

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week – we only had one of our planned meals! On Monday, we headed to Rochester, NY, for a short vacation. We shopped, and did some sightseeing, and ate way too much every day, at local restaurants. It was a nice break, and we’ll get back to our regular schedule next week – I hope!

Sunday Garlic Lemon Shrimp

Monday — Dinner Out

Tuesday — Dinner Out

Wednesday — Dinner Out

Thursday — Cheese & Crackers

Friday — Ribeye steak

Saturday — Fish & Chips

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Weekly Meal Plan 20170916

We’re still shopping for a new refrigerator, so the old one doesn’t have too much food in it. That’s enough to worry about, so I’ve kept the meal plan simple for this week.

We haven’t had the Slow Cooker Beef with Tomato Wine Sauce for a long time, and that will be easy to make on Sunday morning. The last time we had the Enchilada Pie was in 2009, so I guess it’s time to try that one again too!

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Sep 17, 2017. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday Slow Cooker Beef With Tomato Wine Sauce

Monday Pork Tenderloin in Lemon Sauce

Tuesday Chicken Thighs in Hot Sauce

Wednesday Slow Cooker Enchilada Pie

Thursday Garlic Lemon Shrimp

Friday — Peameal Bacon

Saturday Spaghetti With Asiago Meatballs

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week – our fridge problems threw the whole plan into chaos. We had the Chicken Thighs in Hot Sauce on Tuesday, and Spaghetti with Asiago Meatballs on Saturday. Other than that, we didn’t have any meals from the plan.

But the new fridge arrived on Friday (2 hours after the end of the delivery time estimate). It’s good and cold now, so we’ll be able to get back to normal.

Sunday — Prime Rib

Monday — Prime Rib

Tuesday Chicken Thighs in Hot Sauce

Wednesday — Chinese Food

Thursday — Fajitas

Friday — Sandwiches

Saturday Spaghetti With Asiago Meatballs

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Weekly Meal Plan 20170909

We’ll keep things easy this week – we’re tired out from making those complicated new recipes last week! There’s just one new item this week – Spicy Grilled Pierogi – and it looks really easy.

If I make a roast chicken tomorrow, that should last us a couple of days. We’re going out for a fancy lunch on Tuesday, so we might not be too hungry at supper time. The Ginger Beef Stir Fry on Wednesday is one of my favourites, so I’ll make that. It’s a bit complicated, but worth the effort!

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