Tag Archives: Pork

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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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Pulled Pork is one of the easiest things you can make in your slow cooker.  Most directions for slow cooker pulled pork have you toss your tenderloins in with your favourite barbecue sauce, cook it on low for a few hours, shred it, and voila–pulled pork!  My method diverges from this simply because I hate trying to scrub cooked-on BBQ sauce from the inside of my slow cooker. Continue reading

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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Mongolian Hot Pot: Hot or Not?

Wednesday night I had a Girls’ Night with two very good friends (S and H), and I had the privilege of introducing them to the joys of Mongolian Hot Pot.  I had been one time previously and have been dreaming about going back ever since. For those of you who have never had Hot Pot, I will explain the experience to you.  And it is an experience—this is not just dinner, it is a complete food experience for the senses. The smells, the sights, the flavours—everything will tweak your brain’s happiness receptors.  This is not a meal for when you’re on a tight schedule. Plan for at least two hours of leisurely eating, and plan on leaving full. Continue reading

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 March 31, 2018

I’m still out of commission on the cooking front, so this week’s Meal Plan has a lot of quick and easy dishes my husband and son can prepare.  There are great specials on beef this week at Loblaws, so our Easter Sunday dinner is going to be roast beef tenderloin with all the yummy side dishes. We will be making use of the leftover beef for dinner on Tuesday.  The recipe of the week is going to be Thursday’s Garlic Butter Shrimp Linguine.  It will be posted Monday morning. Let me know if you give the recipe a try, and please feel free to ask if you have any questions about the other meals. Continue reading