Last week, we signed up for fitness memberships at our newly-reopened Community Centre (I know, I’m shocked too!). The library is in the same building, so we stopped in there yesterday, and I got a Canadian cookbook, True North, to look for new recipes.
The cookbook is beautiful (cover shown below), but it’s way beyond my skill level and/or the effort I’m willing to put in for a weeknight supper. At first, the Trout Amandine recipe looked do-able, but then I noticed that the ingredients included over a cup of butter! So, no. We’ll have a simple salmon dish instead.
The Weekly Plan
Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Sep 18, 2016. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.
Sunday — Ham and Pasta Skillet
Monday — Salisbury Steak
Tuesday — Apple Harvest Chicken
Wednesday — Lemony Salmon with Pesto Cauliflower Mash
Thursday — Pork, Maple-Glazed with Roasted Vegetables
Friday — Beans & Wieners
Saturday — Ravioli
How It Actually Went
Here’s what we actually had this week. As you can see, we went way off track. We went out for lunch on Sunday, so we weren’t too hungry at supper time. On Monday, we had pizza (I can’t remember the excuse!), and the Salisbury Steak and chicken were bumped down a day.
The chicken was delicious though, and I’ll definitely make that again. I used chicken thighs, instead of breasts, and they were perfect. After that, we had Chinese takeout (tasty but very bad for our diet!), then burgers and steak. Maybe we’ll do better next week!
Sunday — Cheese & Crackers
Monday — Pizza
Tuesday – Salisbury Steak
Wednesday — Apple Harvest Chicken
Thursday — Chinese Food
Friday — Burgers
Saturday — Ribeye steak
Here’s the beautiful True North cookbook. Fun to read, but I didn’t see any recipes that I’m willing to try.