Weekly Meal Plan 20170902

There are two new recipes for this week – White Cheddar and Bacon Risotto, and Steak Salad with Butternut Squash and Cranberries. I found them while flipping through magazines, and they looked great. Both recipes should take about 30 minutes to prepare – or so they claim! I’ll let you know how it goes, if we make them.

On Sunday, we’ll put the chicken stew in the slow cooker around noon, and then relax until supper time. There’s usually enough for the next night too, so I didn’t plan anything for Monday night. That’s the end of the long Labour Day weekend too, so we shouldn’t be doing too much labour!

We enjoyed the Pork Chop Suey in June, so I finally added the recipe to this blog, with our tweaks to the original recipe. I like to break the steps down, into Prep and Cooking steps – that gives us a better idea of what’s involved.

The Weekly Plan

Here is our plan for the week starting Sunday, Sep 03, 2017. There are links for some recipes, and others are made “freestyle”.

Sunday Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie Stew

Monday – Leftover Chicken Stew

Tuesday White Cheddar and Bacon Risotto

Wednesday Steak Salad with Butternut Squash and Cranberries  (picture below)

Thursday Pork Chop Suey

Friday — Beans & Wieners

Saturday — Beef Tenderloin

How It Actually Went

Here’s what we actually had this week. We had leftover beef casserole on Sunday, and followed the plan for the rest of the week.

The Chicken Pot Pie was tasty, but really watery – more like soup than stew. I figured out why though – I used a 2-cup box of chicken stock, instead of a Knorr “chicken stock pot”. It’s a small container (about 1/4 cup) of a gelled stock – no wonder mine was too watery!

The risotto was tasty too, but lots of steps and constant attention. We enjoyed it, but probably wouldn’t make it again. However, the Steak Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash was amazing! We made a few tweaks to the recipe, and I’ll post it here soon. You can see the picture below.

Sunday Lazy Day Beef Casserole

Monday Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie Stew

Tuesday White Cheddar and Bacon Risotto

Wednesday Steak Salad with Butternut Squash and Cranberries (picture below)

Thursday Pork Chop Suey

Friday — Beans & Wieners

Saturday — Beef Tenderloin

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Steak Salad with Butternut Squash and Cranberries

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