Weekly Meal Plan 20160716

This week, our grandson might be here for supper on Thursday, so I’ve put spaghetti in the menu for that night. Keith can get the sauce ready in the slow cooker, earlier in the day, then we’ll just cook the pasta at supper time. Or maybe it will be too hot to eat that day – you never know in the summer!

There aren’t any new recipes this week, but it’s been a long time since we had the Braised Ginger Pork. The lazy version of that would be to buy a jar of VH Garlic Sparerib Sauce at the grocery store, and bake the cubes of pork in that, instead of making the sauce.

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Jul 17, 2016. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday Slow Cooker Swiss Steak

Monday Braised Ginger Pork (picture below)

Tuesday Salmon With Chilled Potato Salad

Wednesday — Beans & Wieners

Thursday — Spaghetti with meat sauce

Friday Foil-Pack Chicken Fajita Dinner

Saturday — Ribeye steak

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week. On Monday, we had leftover ribs, and bumped the pork and salmon up a day. Keith enjoyed the ribs so much that he bought more, and cooked them on Saturday.

I cooked the Braised Ginger Pork, and it turned out pretty well – nice and tender, with good flavour. Next time I’ll try to make a more creative vegetable, instead of the boring peas and carrots that we had with it this time. You can see a picture below.

Sunday Slow Cooker Swiss Steak

Monday Ribs, Barbecued Back

Tuesday Braised Ginger Pork

Wednesday Salmon With Chilled Potato Salad

Thursday — Spaghetti with meat sauce

Friday — Beef Tenderloin

Saturday Ribs, Barbecued Back

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Here is the Braised Ginger Pork, served in big bowls, with rice and vegetables. I put some of the sauce over the rice.

Braised Ginger Pork

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