Weekly Meal Plan 20161112

It’s getting colder now, so the soup and stew recipes in my collection look much more appealing. I’ve added two new recipes this week, and one is a Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Stew. The meat gets browned before slow cooking, and it wouldn’t hurt to precook the carrots a bit too.

The other new recipe is a Spinach and Feta Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust. I haven’t made a quiche for approximately 100 years (or so), and this one looks really pretty. You slice the sweet potatoes with a mandolin, then arrange them in a pie crust, and bake that for a while, later, the filling is added, and that is baked. I might have to volunteer to make that one. Or, we can just have an omelet instead!

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Nov 13, 2016. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday Cottage Roll With Vegetables

Monday Quick & Creamy Chicken Stew

Tuesday Spinach and Feta Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust

Wednesday — Tortellini

Thursday Slow Cooker Beef-and-Barley Stew (picture below)

Friday — Beans & Wieners

Saturday — Chicken stir fry

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week – a few things were changed. On Tuesday, we had leftover chicken stew, instead of making the Spinach and Feta Quiche. On Wednesday, Keith was in the mood for ham steak, so we had that instead of the pasta. Friday, we ordered Chinese food, and moved the beans and wieners to Saturday.

Keith made the Beef and Barley Stew on Thursday, and it was filling and delicious. Instead of using thyme springs, he used dried thyme. The servings bowls might not have looked quite as fancy as the picture in the magazine, but the flavour was just as good, I’m sure.

When it went into the slow cooker, the stew looked rather watery, so Keith added a bit more barley, and some flour/water mixture. We won’t do that next time though, because it was really thick at serving time! There is a picture below.

Sunday Cottage Roll With Vegetables

Monday Quick & Creamy Chicken Stew

Tuesday Quick & Creamy Chicken Stew

Wednesday — Ham steak

Thursday Slow Cooker Beef-and-Barley Stew

Friday — Chinese Food

Saturday — Beans & Wieners

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Slow Cooker Beef-and-Barley Stew – delicious!

Slow Cooker Beef-and-Barley Stew

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