Weekly Meal Plan 20161105

We’re trying a couple of new recipes this week – I found both of them in this month’s Cooking Light magazine. Keith likes all things potato, so he quickly agreed to trying the Quick Loaded Potato Soup.

We’ve never made a Cassoulet before (that we can remember!), so we’ll see how the Slow Cooker Sausage Cassoulet turns out. If we have too many leftovers, we can eat those on Friday, instead of making the pasta.

The Cornmeal Chicken is something we’ve had a few times before. In the summer, we use fresh tomatoes and peaches for the salsa, but since it’s the fall, we’ll use canned instead. Or, we could just buy a jar of Mango Salsa.

And now we have to focus on remembering to turn back the clocks tonight. I hate the time-change weekends!

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Nov 06, 2016. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday Beef Stew

Monday Pork Medallions with Grainy Mustard Sauce

Tuesday Quick Loaded Potato Soup (picture below)

Wednesday Cornmeal Chicken with Peach Salsa (canned tomatoes and peaches)

Thursday Slow Cooker Sausage Cassoulet

Friday Pasta Puttanesca

Saturday Ribs, Barbecued Back

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week – we stuck to the plan, except for the Cassoulet. That looked too complicated for the amount of energy that we had on Thursday, so Keith cooked the sausages, and served them with beans and mashed potatoes instead. On the Food Network, I’m pretty sure that they’d call that a “deconstructed Cassoulet.”

The Quick Loaded Potato Soup was delicious, and we’d definitely eat that again! I’ve added a picture below, so you can see how it turned out.

Sunday Beef Stew

Monday Pork Medallions with Grainy Mustard Sauce

Tuesday Quick Loaded Potato Soup (picture below)

Wednesday Cornmeal Chicken with Peach Salsa

Thursday — Chicken Sausages

Friday Pasta Puttanesca

Saturday Ribs, Barbecued Back

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Quick Loaded Potato Soup, topped with bacon, white cheddar, and chives – delicious!

Quick Loaded Potato Soup

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