This Week’s Menu, April 24, 2016

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Menu for the week of April 24, 2016

Breakfast: Pancakes
Lunch: Potluck from last week
Dinner:  Grilling a chicken!

Breakfast:  Corned beef hash with eggs
Lunch:  Salad and grilled chicken
Dinner: Enchiladas from my freezer batch

Breakfast:  Leftover pancakes
Lunch:  Rice bowl with veggies
Dinner: Leftover grilled chicken with asparagus

Breakfast: Cheese quesadillas
Lunch: BLT sandwiches
Dinner: Pot Roast (I got a new recipe from a friend. I’ll let you know how it turns out.)

Breakfast: Fried eggs and toast
Lunch: Mac and cheese
Dinner: Leftover pot roast

Breakfast:  Eggs with the (next to) last of the pulled pork
Lunch:  Salad
Dinner:  Cheeseburgers

Breakfast:  Breakfast out (We almost always have breakfast out if we’re hunting garage sales.)
Lunch:  Hotdogs, Chicago style (That’s onions, mustard, relish, sport peppers and celery salt)
Dinner: Nacho plate


I cleaned the pantry last week, but this week (if I can find the time) I want to start cleaning and inventorying our two big freezers. That’s a job and a half but I need to see what we have most and plan my meals around them.

I’m afraid we have too much pork in the freezer due to some great markdowns, so I’m going to have to get creative. Maybe something Asian inspired.

Once I have a better handle on what’s in stock, I can balance out my meals more. I also have to make room for a goat, so there’s that. Friends have been asking when we plan to barbecue our next goat. That will be up to Chef Greg.

Do you ever do an inventory of your freezer?


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  1. Haven’t had cornbeef hash for ages – not since the BSE scare, which seems now to have been sorted out.

    Ref stocktaking the freezer, you have to be joking. Bernadette will ask me what we’re having for tea and I’ll brandish a great frozen lump of something in a bag. ‘This’ I’ll say and we’ll both discover what ‘this’ is when it’s defrosted and ready to heat and eat. It works. 🙂

  2. Mike: What does BSE stand for?

    re: freezer
    It drives me mad when things aren’t labeled. Mad, I tell you. LOL!

    I’m hoping when I go through my freezers I’ll find the stuff that Greg has frozen. He always writes something funny.

    • Bovine spongiform encephalitis or Mad Cow Disease. We didn’t eat beef for twenty years, even avoided gelatine and those products that contained it. Not while the children were growing up. It’s been cleared up now, but even so we pay the bit extra for beef from pedigree herds like Welsh Black or Aberdeen Angus. And no, I don’t have any 1981 beef at the back of the freezer 🙂

      • Mike: Ah, mad cow. Your country has been better at handling it than mine. I have my suspicions that nearly all cattle have it, but most are butchered at a young age. Mad cow only seems to transpire once they reach full maturity. This is one reason I had thought about going in for shares on a cow. I could raise it and then take it to a proper facility for processing. At least I know my cow was properly fed.

  3. Yummy food for the week 🙂

    Oh my with the goat 🙂 I don’t think I have ever had goat meat 🙂

    I do inventory my freezer; its just a small one attached to the fridge. I like to every so often get it down to bare bones so to speak and use up what we have in there. We’ve been seeing good deals on different meat so we have a good supply of it for the upcoming weeks.


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