Weekly Meal Plan 20170325

This week’s meal plan is mainly old favourites, including the peameal bacon that we’ll have on Friday. Keith found it on sale, so it’s all sliced up and waiting in the freezer.

We’ve had the Pork with Prosciutto before, and the recipe link goes to my blog post in December 2009. We enjoyed it then, and said we’d definitely have it again, but it’s been quite a while!

We’ve only had the Ginger Beef once before, in February, and we enjoyed it then. It smells wonderful while cooking, and the leftovers tasted great the next day. There is a picture below, to show how it looks. We have a bag of julienned carrots in the fridge, so I’ll use those this time.

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Mar 26, 2017. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday — Chicken, roasted

Monday — Tortellini

Tuesday Pork With Prosciutto, Sweet Potatoes and Pears

Wednesday Ginger Beef Stir Fry

Thursday Quick & Creamy Chicken Stew

Friday — Peameal Bacon

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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Ginger Beef Stir Fry

Ginger Beef Stir Fry

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Maple-Glazed Pork with Roasted Vegetables

We’ve enjoyed this maple-glazed pork recipe a few times, and the original recipe is from the Kraft Canada website. I’ve changed it from 12 servings to 4 servings – that’s enough for us, with leftovers for lunch the next day.

Also, I added more details on the preparation and cooking steps, so it’s easier for us to get organized!

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Weekly Meal Plan 20170318

Hooray! Spring arrives this week – it has been a long winter, and we didn’t really need the snow storm that we had last week. We had fun with our little visitor though, and enjoyed an early birthday cake in the middle of the week. Every meal tastes better with a bit of chocolate cake at the end!

Last week was pretty busy, so I’ve picked some old favourites for this week’s menu. I don’t think we’ll have the energy to try new things, until we’ve recovered from all the activity. Maybe I’ll start looking for a new recipe or two for the upcoming weeks.

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Mar 19, 2017. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday — Chicken, roasted

Monday Salisbury Steak

Tuesday Pasta Carbonara With Mushrooms

Wednesday Pork Tenderloin in Lemon Sauce

Thursday Veal Schnitzel

Friday Chicken Thighs in Hot Sauce

Saturday — Peameal bacon

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week. We had 4 of the planned meals, but switched around the days. On Sunday, Keith found a prime rib on sale, so we had that instead of roasted chicken.

The pork tenderloin and the peameal bacon fell off the menu, and were replaced by ham steak and sea scallops. And for the veal Schnitzel, we substituted thin slices of turkey breast. We’ve done that a couple of times now, and it works very well! It’s a little cheaper than the veal, and doesn’t get “chewy”, the way that veal can, if you cook it a minute too long.

Sunday — Prime Rib

Monday Pasta Carbonara With Mushrooms

Tuesday Veal Schnitzel

Wednesday Salisbury Steak

Thursday Chicken Thighs in Hot Sauce

Friday — Ham Steak

Saturday Sea Scallops With Brown Butter, Capers and Lemon

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Weekly Meal Plan 20170311

The time changes to Daylight Saving Time overnight, so that might throw off our supper schedule for a couple of days. Will we be hungry at the usual time? And it’s March Break for the school kids, so let’s take a break from cooking complicated meals too.

This week, I’ve put Pizza on the menu for Tuesday, because that is March 14th – Pi Day! Then, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Friday, we’ll have Corned Beef and Cabbage, done in the Slow Cooker. Or, we can switch it to Saturday, for a late celebration.

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Mar 12, 2017. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday — Fish & chips

Monday — Spaghetti with meat sauce

Tuesday — Pizza

Wednesday — Peameal Bacon

Thursday — Beans & Wieners

Friday Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Saturday — Tortellini

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week. We had most of the items on the menu, but switched the days around a bit. And, instead of Tortellini and beans & wieners, we had burgers and prime rib. Our little visitor enjoyed all the meals, and especially liked the early birthday cake that we had on Wednesday night, to end our meal of burgers and fries. She blew out all 7 candles with a single breath!

We cooked the Corned Beef and Cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day, but it was a little on the tough side, so we didn’t enjoy it as much as usual. Maybe next year we’ll get a better one.

Sunday — Fish & chips

Monday — Spaghetti with meat sauce

Tuesday — Peameal Bacon

Wednesday — Burgers

Thursday — Pizza

Friday Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Saturday — Prime Rib

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Chili con Carne

Our favourite Chili con Carne recipe is from the Silver Palate Cookbook. We love the ingredients, but the recipe is called “Chili for a Crowd”, and it serves 30-40 people. So, here is our smaller version of the recipe, which serves 5-6 people. That gives us a hearty meal, with leftovers for lunch or supper the next day.

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Weekly Meal Plan 20170304

The frigid weather is back again, so we’ll bundle up when we have to go out. Then, we’ll have some hot and hearty suppers when we get back home.

There’s nothing new on the menu this week, but I looked for recipes that we haven’t made for a while. For example, the last time that we had the Pork chops with Cranberry Stuffing was in December 2015. I hope we still like it!

We’ll have a roasted chicken on Sunday, and could eat leftovers on Monday, if we don’t want to make quesadillas. But, we still have cheese, sour cream and salsa from last week’s fajitas, so we’re ready for either option.

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Mar 05, 2017. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday — Chicken, roasted

Monday — Quesadillas

Tuesday Ground Beef and Potato Scallop

Wednesday Crunchy Cornmeal Chili Chicken

Thursday Pork chops with Cranberry Stuffing

Friday — Tortellini

Saturday — Burgers

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week. Keith didn’t want Quesadillas on Tuesday, so we had a nice ham steak instead, with mashed potatoes. On Thursday, we went out to lunch with friends, so we just ordered a pizza for supper.

Then, on Friday, we had the package of baked ribs that Keith bought at Costco, earlier in the week. They were on sale, so he bought them, instead of our usual brand. Next time, we’ll go back to our old favourites. The ribs were good, but the sauce was strange – kind of sweet/tangy.

Sunday — Chicken, roasted

Monday — Ham Steak

Tuesday Ground Beef and Potato Scallop

Wednesday Crunchy Cornmeal Chili Chicken

Thursday — Pizza

Friday — Baked Pork Ribs (from Costco)

Saturday — Burgers

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Weekly Meal Plan 20170225

This week, we’ll have pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, of course, and peameal bacon to add a bit of protein to the meal. For Sunday and Monday, I picked recipes that we enjoyed before, but haven’t had for a long time. It looks like we had those spicy pork chops in 2009, and not since then! We’ll see if we still like it.

We’ll have a few old favourites later in the week, and I put the Perogy Ham Casserole on Saturday. It’s been on the menu before, but always gets bumped off. We’ll see what happens to it this week!

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Feb 26, 2017. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday Steak Pizzaiola With Arugula

Monday Spicy Pork Chops With Red Cabbage

Tuesday — Peameal Bacon

Wednesday Mexican Beef and Rice Skillet (picture below)

Thursday Pasta Carbonara With Mushrooms

Friday — Fajitas

Saturday Perogy Ham Casserole

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week – we stuck to the menu for the entire week. It’s a meal planning miracle! Everything was delicious, and I’ve put a picture of the Mexican Beef and Rice Skillet below.

We almost had a simple grilled steak on Sunday, but opted for the Steak Pizzaiola at the last minute. We had a spinach salad on the side though, instead of the Arugula salad. I still count that as sticking to the menu!

Sunday Steak Pizzaiola With Arugula

Monday Spicy Pork Chops With Red Cabbage

Tuesday — Peameal Bacon and Pancakes (Shrove Tuesday)

Wednesday Mexican Beef and Rice Skillet (picture below)

Thursday Pasta Carbonara With Mushrooms

Friday — Fajitas

Saturday Perogy Ham Casserole

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Mexican Beef and Rice Skillet

Mexican Beef and Rice Skillet

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