Meal Plans

Meal Plan for the Week of May 19, 2018

Happy Victoria Day Weekend!  It’s the unofficial start of summer, and we are already well into BBQ season.  Love the new grill–we didn’t realize how tired the old one was until we got this new one.  It’s my birthday on the holiday Monday, so dinner is my choice (really, though, it always is), and I’m out a couple of nights this week, so the boys are filling up on the lactose-filled cheese dishes: Mac ‘n Cheese and, of course, pizza.  They can never get too much pizza.  The best thing about my birthday dinner, though, is that I don’t have to cook it!  I love to cook, but sometimes you just need a break, amiright?
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Meal Plan for the Week of May 12, 2018

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms following the blog!  This weekend I am celebrating on Saturday and Sunday with two things I love that just don’t go on sale very often but are this week: rack of lamb and lobster.  I’m not bothered about being taken out for dinner.  We can eat well at home and enjoy the nice weather in the backyard.  Wednesday night I’m babysitting for friends so they can go out and enjoy a birthday dinner and a movie, so as has become traditional, the boys have pizza when I’m out.  Finally, Friday is my husband’s birthday, so he gets to choose dinner.  Since every time I ask him what he wants for dinner he says “Burritos”, it’s no surprise to me that we are having burritos.
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Meal Plan for the Week of May 5, 2018

Sorry this Plan is a little late this week.  They was a delay in getting my grocery flyers, and then I had needed to figure out whether or not I would have a grill to use this week.  Our old grill died a graceful death (not really, the bottom fell out of it!) after a moderately long but extremely productive life.  Since I make it a rule not to turn use the oven from, roughly, the May long weekend until about October, it is getting pretty critical for meal planning.  And with gorgeous weather in the forecast for the coming week, grilling is definitely in the Plan.  BBQ Achieved!
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Meal Plan for the Week of April 28, 2018

This week Wednesday is McHappy Day at McDonald’s, which we always support because McDonald House Charities is a really worthy cause.  So, in keeping with having a theme for Wednesday, I decided to make every night a Theme Night this week.  In a departure from our normal habits, we will actually be dining out twice this week.  We are big fans of superhero movies in our household, and Avengers: Infinity Wars was just released, so Movie Night Monday will probably be featuring popcorn for dinner! And remember to support #McHappyDay on Wednesday. Continue reading

Meal Plan for the Week of April 21, 2018

They have whole pork loin on sale for $2/lb at Loblaws this week, so we are buying one and cutting it into roast and chop portions for the freezer.  Tuesday’s Chicken Pot Pie is going to be the Recipe of the Week.  It’s a great way to use up leftover cooked chicken. The Hot and Sour Soup is going to used up the leftovers from Sunday’s pork roast.

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Meal Plan for the Week of April 14, 2018

There aren’t really any big sales this week, so I’m just making what I feel like eating. Sunday’s dinner is fully experimental–the idea came to me as I was falling asleep one night last week.  I will let you know how it turns out on the Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/Xratedfood/).  If it goes well, it will show up again in the coming weeks as a recipe link. If you have been following the Weekly Plan, you’ll see Burgers up again tomorrow night.  We’re not having them two nights in a row, though; I went to Costco today and bought a BBQ chicken, as you do when you go to Costco, so we have switched burgers out for BBQ Chicken Naan Pizza.  And finally, Friday’s Mexican Chicken and Rice will be the Recipe of the Week.  Look for that to be posted on Monday. Continue reading

Meal Plan for the Week of April 7, 2018

I’m getting my mobility back, so this week’s plan includes recipes that can be prepped quickly, and then left alone while they cook.  My oldest son has been enlisted to start cooking a meal a week for the family, so he will be following the recipe of the week for that night’s dinner.  This week it will be Thursday’s Beef Tortellini Minestrone with Garlic Bread and will be posted Monday morning. Continue reading