This Week’s Menu, October 30, 2016

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Menu for the week of October 30, 2016

Breakfast: Oatmeal
Lunch: Sausage on a roll
Dinner: Lobster Tails

Breakfast: Homemade egg McMuffin
Lunch: Grilled veggies on pita
Dinner:  Pork fajitas

Breakfast: Bacon and eggs
Lunch: Pork stir fry
Dinner: Fish with sauteed spinach

Breakfast: Cheese quesadilla
Lunch: Ravioli
Dinner: Baked chicken

Breakfast: Oatmeal
Lunch: Mushroom soup
Dinner: Angel hair pasta with grilled shrimp

Breakfast: Breakfast kolaches
Lunch: Tuna salad sandwiches
Dinner: Baked salmon

Breakfast: Breakfast out since we’ll be hitting garage sales this week
Lunch: Orzo Salad
Dinner:  Rib eye steak

We’re having a special treat this week. A grocery store near us had a grand opening. One of the things on sale were lobster tails. We haven’t had lobster in years, so I’m looking forward to it tonight.

I’ve decided to increase our fish consumption to twice a week. Fish is a little inconvenient to get where we live. We can get salmon and trout, but few other fishes.

Not long ago there was a study that says you can’t even trust grocery stores to sell you a specific type of fish. Once they’re filleted you can’t always tell what kind of fish it was without a DNA test. That’s why I prefer to buy the whole fish.

There’s a Korean grocery store about an hour away with a vast fish variety that are sold whole. I was thinking we might make a pilgrimage every couple of months and stock up on fish.

I like pan-fried and baked fish, but I’m not keen on breaded, deep fried fish. How do you like to eat your fish? Do you eat fish often?

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  1. JackieBCentralTexas

    My personal favorite is pan seared blackened redfish, however we live too far inland now to get it fresh like when we caught it for ourselves in South Texas.

    Restaurant cooked favorite is deep fried breaded catfish and Karl and I both like breaded and skillet fried salmon patties on occasion Maria.

    We do not eat fish often enough but fresh is the best when you can get it and catching it yourself is the fun part of the process for my husband, unfortunately that part has fallen by the wayside years ago thanks to where we now live being so far from easy access to good fishing spots.

  2. My mom is from Maryland, so I grew up eating bushels of steamed crab, plus all the fish my siblings and I could catch. My crew is pickier; my guy won’t eat fish, but he likes shrimp. My daughter likes sushi, but I’m not a fan of raw fish. I mostly get my seafood fix whenever we go out to eat at a good restaurant. I like steamed, baked or pan-seared/blackened seafood of any kind.

    I’m trying some new recipes for shrimp with pasta, as that’s the one dish everyone will eat. Do you make yours (your Thursday dinner) any particular way?

    • Lynn: Shrimp is a standby in our house. It’s quick to defrost and I can make a quick meal anytime.

      Sometimes if my meal plan fall through that day, I’ll put out shrimp as a last minute meal.

      For this Thursday’s meal, I either pan fry or broil the shrimp quickly, seasoning with butter, salt, and cracked pepper. The pasta cooks fast. As soon as it’s al dente, I drain it, then transfer it to a hot pan with melted butter and minced garlic. I coat the pasta then add the shrimp and toss thoroughly. It’s one of the quickest meals I can fix.

      If I have it in the house, I also add cherry tomatoes too. It makes a very pretty plate.

  3. I always say I’m going to eat more fish, then never actually do it. I like salmon the best of all we eat. Hubby usually barbecues it and it is always delicious. Maybe we will have it for dinner next week! Thanks for the inspiration!


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