Weekly Meal Plan 20180519

It’s the first long weekend of the summer, but the weather isn’t very summery. I’ll cook burgers inside tomorrow night, instead of asking Keith to grill them.

There’s one new recipe on the menu this week – Sausage Pasta with Vegetables. It’s made with turkey sausage, but we could use a different kind, if that is hard to find at the grocery store.

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, May 20, 2018. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday Hamburgers with Brown Gravy

Monday Pork Tenderloin in Lemon Sauce

Tuesday Chicken Thighs in Hot Sauce

Wednesday Pasta Carbonara With Mushrooms

Thursday Sausage Pasta with Vegetables

Friday — Peameal Bacon

Saturday Mexican Beef and Rice Skillet

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 20180512

The weather definitely affects our meal planning – hearty foods seem more appealing in the winter, and we usually want lighter meals on hot summer days. We’re never sure what the weather will be like in the spring and fall though – it could be hot, cold, or something in between.

I picked a new grilled steak recipe for this week, and checked the weather forecast for next week, to see which day looks best for grilling. I picked Saturday, but we can switch days, if necessary, or cook something different. There’s a new chicken recipe too, and we’ll have that on Monday.

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The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, May 13, 2018. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday Quick Loaded Potato Soup

Monday Dijon Chicken Smothered in Mushrooms

Tuesday Slow Cooker Beef-and-Barley Stew

Wednesday — Lasagna

Thursday Garlic Lemon Shrimp

Friday Pork, Maple-Glazed with Roasted Vegetables

Saturday Grilled Veggies and Steak

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week. We stuck to the plan for most of the week. The maple=glazed pork got bumped, because we had leftover beef and barley stew on Wednesday night.

The new recipe, Dijon Chicken Smothered in Mushrooms, was delicious, and easy to make. We’ll definitely have that again. Keith is making the grilled steak and vegetables tonight, even if it’s raining. We have a new barbeque wok, so we’re ready to roll!

Sunday Quick Loaded Potato Soup

Monday Dijon Chicken Smothered in Mushrooms

Tuesday Slow Cooker Beef-and-Barley Stew

Wednesday Slow Cooker Beef-and-Barley Stew

Thursday — Lasagna

Friday Garlic Lemon Shrimp

Saturday Grilled Veggies and Steak

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Weekly Meal Plan 20180505

We had a wild wind storm here yesterday, and lost power for about 15 minutes. Fortunately, that didn’t interfere with our supper, but we could have grilled the meat, if necessary. Lots of people are still without power though, so I hope you’re not among them!

This week, there are several old favourite meals in the plan, and one recipe that we haven’t had since 2010 – Warm Greek Pasta Salad. We liked it back then, according to my notes, so I’m not sure why we never had it again.

There’s a tub of free cottage cheese in the fridge, so that’s what inspired me to put Lasagna on the list. I can make a double batch, and freeze some for another time. And, to give ourselves a break, I’ve put Pizza on the plan for Friday night.

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, May 06, 2018. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday — Chicken, roasted

Monday — Lasagna

Tuesday Cottage Roll With Vegetables

Wednesday Ginger Beef Stir Fry

Thursday Warm Greek Pasta Salad (picture below)

Friday — Pizza

Saturday Salisbury Steak

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week – we did a great job of sticking to the meal plan! The only change was that we had Spaghetti on Monday, instead of Lasagna. Keith made extra sauce, and used that to prepare a couple of small Lasagnas. Those went into the freezer, and we’ll enjoy them later.

The Warm Greek Pasta Salad turned out well, and I’ll definitely make that again. It will be great on a hot summer night!

Sunday — Chicken, roasted

Monday Spaghetti With Asiago Meatballs

Tuesday Cottage Roll With Vegetables

Wednesday Ginger Beef Stir Fry

Thursday Warm Greek Pasta Salad (picture below)

Friday — Pizza

Saturday Salisbury Steak

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Warm Greek Pasta Salad

Warm Greek Pasta Salad

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Weekly Meal Plan 20180428

There’s one new recipe on the menu this week – Grilled Halibut with Chimichurri. The weather is getting warmer now, so I hope that Keith will feel like grilling on Saturday!

We’ll have indoor meals the rest of the week, with a few old favourites, and a recipe that we tried long ago, but haven’t had for a few years — Spinach Fettuccine.

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Apr 29, 2018. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday Osso Buco

Monday Osso Buco

Tuesday Pork Chop Suey

Wednesday Easy Chicken Casserole

Thursday Spinach Fettuccine

Friday — Peameal Bacon

Saturday Grilled Halibut with Chimichurri

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week. We didn’t have much Osso Buco left on Sunday, so we bought Cabbage Rolls at the deli, and had those on Monday.

It was our Anniversary on Wednesday, and we went out for a lovely lunch. We weren’t too hungry at supper time, we Keith made us tuna sandwiches, instead of the chicken casserole.

On Thursday, we really enjoyed the Spinach Fettuccine, that we hadn’t made for a long time, and will definitely have it again soon. Keith couldn’t find any Halibut on Saturday, so we got Lamb Chops instead, to grill on the barbecue.

Sunday Osso Buco

Monday — Cabbage Rolls

Tuesday Pork Chop Suey

Wednesday — Sandwiches

Thursday Spinach Fettuccine

Friday — Peameal Bacon

Saturday — Lamb Chops

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Weekly Meal Plan 20180421

It’s Keith’s birthday on Monday, so he picked ribs for supper that night. He’ll pick some up when he goes to Costco that morning. And, instead of a birthday cake, I’ll make his favourite dessert – Apple Crisp.

There’s one new recipe on the menu this week – Creamy Chicken Tomato Skillet. It’s from the Cooking Light website, and they claim that the prep time is only 20 minutes. Recipes usually take about twice the estimated time, at least the first time you try them, so we’ll see!

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Apr 22, 2018. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday — Ham Steak

Monday Ribs, Barbecued Back

Tuesday — Fajitas

Wednesday Pork Tenderloin in Lemon Sauce

Thursday Spaghetti With Asiago Meatballs

Friday Creamy Chicken Tomato Skillet

Saturday Ginger Beef Stir Fry

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week. The first 3 days, we followed the plan, and then we had turkey scaloppini on Wednesday, instead of the Pork Tenderloin in Lemon Sauce. The turkey had lemon and capers, so it was pretty close to our original plan!

The spaghetti was delicious on Thursday, so we had it again on Friday. The only problem was finding the Asiago cheese for the meatballs.

Then, our granddaughter came to visit, so we had one of her favourites on Saturday – Turkey Schnitzel. Just use a Veal Schnitzel recipe for that, with thinly sliced turkey breast, instead of the veal.

Sunday — Ham Steak

Monday Ribs, Barbecued Back

Tuesday — Fajitas

Wednesday — Turkey Scaloppini

Thursday Spaghetti With Asiago Meatballs

Friday Spaghetti With Asiago Meatballs

Saturday — Turkey Schnitzel

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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. The Beef Stew was delicious, and we had enough for the next night too, so the Pasta Carbonara got bumped to Wednesday.

Thursday was a bad day, with my business website down for about 8.5 hours. By supper time, I didn’t feel like cooking or even eating much, so we just had cheese and crackers (and maybe an adult beverage or two!)

By Friday, we were exhausted, and ordered a pizza. We’re feeling more energetic today – the warmer weather is helping – so we’ll make a hamburger scramble tonight.

Sunday — Chicken, roasted

Monday Beef Stew

Tuesday Beef Stew

Wednesday Pasta Carbonara With Mushrooms

Thursday — Cheese & Crackers

Friday — Pizza

Saturday Hamburger Scramble

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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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