Weekly Meal Plan 20170624

Next Saturday is July 1st, and it will be Canada’s 150th birthday. To get us in the celebration mood, I’ve selected Canadian-themed recipes and ingredients for this week’s menu.

The pork chops and baked beans have maple syrup – a favourite Canadian ingredient. We’ll have peameal bacon with the beans too.

Wild rice is another tasty food from Canada, and we don’t have that too often. Salmon and other cold-water fish are popular here, and Keith loves grilled scallops, so they’re on the menu too.

We usually have Tourtière on Christmas Eve, but we could have it this week too. We’ll buy one at the grocery store, because it will be too hot to make one.

We’ll round out the week with an easy dinner of Swiss Chalet – it’s a Canadian tradition, and will give us a break from cooking!

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Jun 25, 2017. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday Côtes de Porc Charlevoix

Monday Chicken And Wild Rice Tabouleh (picture below)

Tuesday Grilled Salmon With Vegetables

Wednesday Tourtière

Thursday Canadian Baked Beans

Friday — Swiss Chalet

Saturday Grilled Digby Scallops

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week. We did a great job in sticking to our all-Canadian meal plan, for most of the week. The pork chops on Sunday were delicious, but I’ll put a thinner slice of apple on top next time. The half apple was too big, and I couldn’t close the lid on the skillet.

Monday’s Chicken and Wild Rice Tabouleh was also delicious, but lots of work ahead of time, cooking the chicken and rice. We enjoyed it, but probably wouldn’t make it again – I like a low labour to flavour ratio! It looked pretty though, and had a fresh, summery flavour. (picture below)

Tuesday’s salmon turned into trout, which was great. On Friday, Keith couldn’t find Digby scallops, but we enjoyed grilled scallops of unknown origin, along with huge shrimp, and a bit of salmon.

Sunday Côtes de Porc Charlevoix

Monday Chicken And Wild Rice Tabouleh (picture below)

Tuesday — Trout, grilled

Wednesday Tourtière

Thursday Canadian Baked Beans

Friday Grilled Digby Scallops

Saturday — Ribeye steak

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Chicken And Wild Rice Tabouleh

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