Weekly Meal Plan 20170812

Last week was a busy one, so I’ve put a couple of slow cooker meals on this week’s menu. It’s nice to make supper at noon, and then relax and enjoy it at supper time.

Another benefit is that we usually have leftovers from our slow cooker meals, and we can eat those the next day, instead of making a different supper. So, I’ve put Quesadillas and Ravioli on the menu, but they might get bumped off.

For Sunday, we’ll have beef on the BBQ, with salad on the side – that’s quick and easy to make. Also, that is National Filet Mignon Day, so that’s a great reason to enjoy my favourite meal!

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Aug 13, 2017. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday — Beef Tenderloin

Monday Slow Cooker Pork With Sauerkraut and Apples

Tuesday — Quesadillas

Wednesday BLT Quinoa Bowls

Thursday Slow Cooker Beef-and-Barley Stew

Friday — Ravioli

Saturday Chicken Thighs with Honey Lemon Rice

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 20170805

Happy Long Weekend! Monday is a holiday in Ontario, and in most other parts of Canada, so I hope you’re enjoying some time off work!

Our grandson is visiting this week, so I’ve picked some kid-friendly suppers for Monday to Thursday. I’ll ask him to help me with the Quiche Cupcakes on Wednesday. He loves quiche, and the recipe is from a kids’ cookbook – Cooking Class by Deanna F. Cook. It’s a beautiful book, that I bought a few months ago, and it should be fun to cook together.

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Aug 06, 2017. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday Peppery Maple Chicken

Monday — Fish & chips

Tuesday — Tortellini

Wednesday — Quiche Cupcakes

Thursday — Turkey Schnitzel

Friday Hamburger Scramble

Saturday — Lamb Chops

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week.  On Sunday, we ate Ham Steak (leftovers from Saturday), instead of cooking the chicken. On Wednesday, our grandson made the Quiche Cupcakes, and they were delicious! You can see him hard at work in the picture below, and there’s a picture of the finished quiches too. We used a bigger muffin tin than the recipe called for, so ours took about 20 minutes to cook.

By Friday, we were too tired to cook anything, so we ordered Swiss Chalet instead. I forgot that Keith had a golf tournament and dinner on Saturday, so I’ll have a grilled cheese sandwich, and we can have lamb chops some other week.

Sunday — Ham Steak

Monday — Fish & chips

Tuesday — Beans & wieners

Wednesday Quiche Cupcakes

Thursday — Turkey Schnitzel

Friday — Swiss Chalet

Saturday — Grilled Cheese

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Cooking Class by Deanna F. Cook

Preparing the Quiche Cupcakes

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Quiche Cupcakes, Ready to Eat

Quicke Cupcakes with Bacon

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Weekly Meal Plan 20170729

Last week was really busy, but this week looks quieter, so I’ve put a couple of new recipes on the menu – the Flank Steak with Smashed Potatoes, and the Grilled Mustard Pork Chops. We haven’t tried Smashed Potatoes before, but they look easy, and I’ve heard other people rave about them. And how can you go wrong with potatoes?

The Roasted Chicken and Crispy Sprouts is a one-pan meal, so that should be a nice, simple Sunday dinner. Then we’ll have some old favourites for the rest of the week, like Pasta Carbonara and Ham Steak.

The Weekly Plan

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

Sunday Roasted Chicken and Crispy Sprouts

Monday Flank Steak with Smashed Potatoes

Tuesday Pasta Carbonara With Mushrooms

Wednesday Grilled Mustard Pork Chops with Carrot Salad

Thursday Garlic Lemon Shrimp

Friday — Chinese Food

Saturday — Ham Steak

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week. On Sunday, I made a whole roasted chicken, instead of using chicken thighs. I put potatoes in with the chicken, and carrots and Brussels Sprouts in another pan. It all tasted great!

On Monday, Keith made the flank steak, but marinated it ahead of time, with the ingredients from our old favourite recipe. I wasn’t sure if I’d like the parsley/jalapeno topping sauce, but it was really good! We put the sauce in a bowl, and let people take their own, instead of putting it on the steak before serving it. There’s a picture below.

Oh, and the smashed potatoes were wonderful too. I would definitely make those again! They were smooth and creamy inside, and a bit crunchy on the outside, with a touch of steak flavour from the pan.

Sunday — Chicken, roasted

Monday Flank Steak with Smashed Potatoes

Tuesday Pasta Carbonara With Mushrooms

Wednesday — Pizza

Thursday Garlic Lemon Shrimp

Friday — Chinese Food

Saturday — Ham Steak

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Parsley and Jalapeno Sauce for Flank Steak

It’s not too pretty, but it was delicious. It had a bit of zip from the jalapeno (we only used one, instead of two), and touch of lemon, which I love.

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Weekly Meal Plan 20170722

Our granddaughter will be visiting next week, while she goes to a nearby Dance Camp. So, instead of fancy new recipes, we’ll have some of her favourite foods. Plus, she keeps us busy, so we’re usually too tired to cook anything fancy!

There’s no recipe for the Turkey Schnitzel, but you can use this Veal Schnitzel recipe, and substitute thin turkey cutlets for the veal. We find that the turkey works better – it stays tender and moist, while the veal gets a bit chewy sometimes. And the turkey is cheaper!

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Jul 23, 2017. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday Ribs, Barbecued Back

Monday — Quesadillas

Tuesday — Tortellini

Wednesday — Peameal Bacon

Thursday — Turkey Schnitzel

Friday — Fish & chips

Saturday — Beef Tenderloin

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week – we mostly stuck to the plan from Sunday to Thursday, but Keith made spaghetti on Tuesday, instead of Tortellini. It smelled delicious in the slow cooker all afternoon, so we were starving by the time supper was ready!

On Friday, we didn’t have any company for supper, so we had steak instead of the fish and chips and were on the plan. Keith had a Rib-eye, and he grilled a tenderloin for me. Then, apparently he’s in a beefy mood, because he decided to make a beef stew for our supper tonight. I’m looking forward to that! He’ll get that ready at lunch time, and it will be in the slow cooker all afternoon. I might have to work in the back yard, to avoid the hunger-inducing aromas!

Sunday Ribs, Barbecued Back

Monday — Quesadillas

Tuesday — Spaghetti with meat sauce

Wednesday — Peameal Bacon

Thursday — Turkey Schnitzel

Friday — Beef Tenderloin

Saturday – Beef Stew

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Weekly Meal Plan 20170715

There are four new recipes this week – I was looking through my latest magazines last night, and got inspired! Three of the recipes are from the Food Network magazine, and one is from Taste of Home. I’ve linked to the online recipes, so we can follow the instructions there.

None of the recipes look too complicated, at least at first glance. And they all look delicious and summery, so I hope we try them! We’ll see how it goes, and I’ll update this list at the end of the week, as usual.

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Jul 16, 2017. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday Pasta Carbonara With Mushrooms

Monday Grecian Chicken (picture below)

Tuesday Pork Medallions with Grainy Mustard Sauce

Wednesday Soba Noodle Soup with Roast Beef (picture below)

Thursday BLT Quinoa Bowls

Friday — Pizza

Saturday Lemon Shrimp Scampi with Artichokes

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week. We tried two of the new recipes, and the other two fell off the schedule.

We weren’t too hungry on Monday, so we had sandwiches, and moved the Grecian Chicken to Tuesday. I made that, and it was tasty, but I wouldn’t rush to make it again. (picture below)

We picked up Chinese food on Wednesday, while shopping for the Soba Noodle ingredients. So, we had that for supper, and moved the soup to Thursday. The soup took a few steps to make, but it was a nice, light, summer supper, and I would definitely make it again. (picture below)

We’re having the Shrimp Scampi tonight, but Keith found a different recipe (without artichokes), so we’ll have that instead.

Sunday Pasta Carbonara With Mushrooms

Monday — Sandwiches

Tuesday Grecian Chicken (picture below)

Wednesday — Chinese Food

Thursday Soba Noodle Soup with Roast Beef (picture below)

Friday — Pizza

Saturday Linguine with Shrimp Scampi

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Soba Noodle Soup with Roast Beef

Soba Noodle Soup with Roast Beef

Grecian Chicken

Grecian Chicken

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Weekly Meal Plan 20170708

We had a busy schedule last week, so we’ll take things easy this week. There are a few Asiago meatballs in the freezer, so we can have those with a simple spaghetti sauce tomorrow night.

Then, for the rest of the week, we’ll have simple suppers, and old favourite recipes. I haven’t even checked the weather forecast, to see if it will be blazing hot, or delightful and breezy, like it is here today. I’d like this weather all summer long!

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Jul 09, 2017. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday Spaghetti With Asiago Meatballs

Monday Chicken Thighs in Hot Sauce

Tuesday — Peameal Bacon

Wednesday — Turkey Schnitzel

Thursday Ground Beef and Potato Scallop

Friday — Beans & Wieners

Saturday — Ribeye steak

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week – we stuck to the plan for most of the days. On Tuesday though, Keith decided to make Shepherd’s Pie, instead of Peameal Bacon. He got it read in the morning, and we just had to heat it at suppertime, and get the potatoes browned.

That was too similar to the Ground Beef and Scalloped Potatoes that we had planned for Thursday, so we did a Corned Beef in the slow cooker for that night instead. Then, we had the leftover corned beef with beans on Friday, instead of cooking wieners.

Sunday Spaghetti With Asiago Meatballs

Monday Chicken Thighs in Hot Sauce

Tuesday Shepherd’s Pie, Simple

Wednesday — Turkey Schnitzel

Thursday Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Friday — Beans & Corned Beef

Saturday — Ribeye steak

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Weekly Meal Plan 20170701

Happy Canada Day! I hope you have some great Canadian food today, to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.

I’m still tired out from planning last week’s all-Canadian menu, so we have a simpler plan for this week.

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Jul 02, 2017. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

We haven’t had the Panko Pork for about a year, but most of the other recipes are old favourites, and we’ve had them recently. The Ginger Beef Stir Fry is the only newish one, and I really like the flavours in that recipe.

Sunday — Chicken, roasted

Monday Panko Pork with Arugula Apple Salad

Tuesday Ginger Beef Stir Fry

Wednesday Pasta Carbonara With Mushrooms

Thursday — Peameal Bacon

Friday — Quesadillas

Saturday — Burgers

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week. We stuck to the menu from Sunday to Wednesday, and enjoyed all the meals. It’s been a long time since we had Arugula Apple Salad, and I loved the sour cream dressing on that. The Panko Pork was good too!

Our granddaughter came to visit on Thursday, so we changed the meals for those nights, to some of her favourites.

Sunday — Chicken, roasted

Monday Panko Pork with Arugula Apple Salad

Tuesday Ginger Beef Stir Fry

Wednesday Pasta Carbonara With Mushrooms

Thursday — Fish & Chips

Friday — Pizza

Saturday — Burgers

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