Menu Planner- things I am thinking of making very soon- or must make, in the terms of “use it or lose it”.
Menu Planner (and printable shopping list)
(will be updated frequently!)
My weekly menu planner continues. I am hoping to have this updated each Saturday.
Now that Easter is behind us and Spring is in full motion, my mind turns towards an increase in salads and barbecue.
One of the things I like to do is have a chilled deli type salad in the fridge at all times. Then at dinner I will add in tossed salads of various types. I like making my own vinaigrettes and dressings. And have more than a few recipes for those posted on the blog.
Not that I won’t use a bottled dressing- I am as lazy as anyone and will have one on standby in case I don’t feel like whipping one up from scratch.
BBQ and grilling I will watch the sale flyers to see what meats I can get. I did the pinchitos yesterday (posting today with Eat the World) and unfortunately, no one had a sale on boneless chicken thighs and I didn’t have those in the freezer.
I have been using the Flipp app to watch the grocery sales. You can add all the local markets and then circle with a touch everything interesting. Those all go to one market list so you can see which stores have what. In case you like to cherry-pick the sales as I do.
I’ll list out the sale items I am watching. Chances are, something similar is on sale in your area. And then list possible things I might make with those. Of course, what the food looks like when I get there plays into it a lot. I am very snitty about the food and don’t like nasty looking fish or produce past its prime. Besides these stores, there is also Findlay market and a few farm markets, and there is no telling what they will have.
- Frozen Pork Schnitzel Patties
Although it is just as likely I make a pork tenderloin sandwich of sorts, on a burger bun, with lettuce, tomato and mayo. Maybe with some frozen krinkle cut fries.
Lemons are just as likely to be used in lemonade with warm weather. I also put them in my iced tea. And I did notice there are strawberries on sale.
- Salmon fillets
- New York strip steaks
- fresh broccoli
Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad
I am already craving the brox salad- and have the broccoli for it already. I’ll probably do full on broccoli instead of adding in the cauliflower.
Island Teriyaki Chicken Packets
The salmon interests me, and I would probably do it grilled with some teriyaki sauce similar to this one I have with the chicken packets. That would probably be served with grilled zucchini and spring onion or asparagus.
- Yellow squash
- Strip steaks
- free range eggs
Hibachi Shrimp with YumYum Sauce
The shrimp is also a possibility, and with a few extra eggs, the fried rice would be a likely side dish. Asparagus and zucchini on the grill would also again be in play, so I think I will be buying both of those veggies.
- hot dogs
- Johnsonville brats
- whole pork shoulder
BBQ calls my name, and a pork shoulder has equal chance of hitting the slow cooker as it does the smoker, depending on the weather. In Spring, the weather changes in a dime.
- Pork steaks
- chicken thighs and drums
The other options for bbq are either pork steaks or bbq chicken. I won’t do all the bbq, but something. Chicken is also good. We love it q’ed on the bone.
Breakfast and Lunches
Breakfast will likely be BLT’s, omelets or fried eggs, overnight oats, yogurts, etc.
Lunch for the most part is leftovers, although I will be making some soup this week for Soup Swappers, which is upcoming.
Let Me Know
You know, if there is something you want me to post soon (if it’s something you are really interested in) let me know in the comments box and I’ll try to get it posted fast. I have hundreds of recipes not yet posted, so sometimes what goes up on any given day can be arbitrary. So let your voice be heard!
On the Radar:
- Fried Cubanelle Peppers, Italian Style
- Smoked Corned Beef Brisket
- Air-Fryer Rotisserie Chicken
- Orange Blossom Bundt Cake
- Madagascar Coconut Shrimp Curry
- Scottish Tattie and Spent Grain Soup
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I like to make crisp almond cookies in a sheet pan (so easy and delicious!)
My favorite cookie to make (and eat!) is Snickerdoodle. Now I need to try the Eggnog Snickerdoodle recipe that linked on this post!
I really liked those- I hope you do as well.
I like making chocolate chip cookies and normally use dark chocolate chips and roasted pecans.