This will be a sort of archive of the old menus from previous weeks. I’m organizing it by years for convenience.
This week pork loin is buy-one-get-one-free so I am. Also, I’m using up some of my tilapia and chicken from previously.
|4/15 - Sunday||Sassy Fish Bake with Tomato-Bacon-Avocado Salsa & Tortilla Chips|
|4/16 - Monday||Ultimate Caesar Burgers & Salad|
|4/17 - Tuesday||Easy Cashew Cicken & Brown Rice|
|4/18 - Wednesday||Broccoli Cheese Soup|
|4/19 - Thursday||Caramelized Onion and Bacon Smothered Pork Chops & Broccoli|
|4/20 - Friday||Pasta with Peasant Sauce|
|4/21 - Saturday||Pork Loin Supreme & Mashed Potatoes & Corn|
Sausages (bratwurst, Italian links) are on special sale for four days. Certain Texas beef is 25% off, too, so those are my big things. Also, I’m told to eat fish at least once/week by my doctor, so we’ll have something from the fish counter.
|4/8 - Sunday||Mark and Barb's Beer Brats & Mini Carrots|
|4/9 - Monday||Easy for you Seafood & Sauteed Summer Squash|
|4/10 - Tuesday||Bacon Coleslaw Stir-fry|
|4/11 - Wednesday||Italian Sausage, Broccoli, and Polenta Sheet Pan Dinner|
|4/12 - Thursday||Pizza Bagels|
|4/13 - Friday||Four Way Cincinnati Chili|
|4/14 - Saturday||Cheesesteak-Stuffed Peppers & Salad|
Hams of many types are on sale, but I prefer the old-fashioned, bone-in, shank portion ham. Frozen fish fillets in bags (individually wrapped) are buy-one-get-one-free so fish is happenin’ too. And post-Patrick corned beef sales are on.
|4/1 - Sunday||Ham Shank & Awesometastic Potatoes & Roasted Asparagus|
|4/2 - Monday||Salisbury Steak & Mashed Potatoes & Corn|
|4/3 - Tuesday||Leftover Hambone Soup & Biscuits|
|4/4 - Wednesday||Fish Florentine & Broccoli|
|4/5 - Thursday||Family Frito Pie|
|4/6 - Friday||Zucchini Patties & Cauliflower Rice|
|4/7 - Saturday||Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage|
Roast beef and pork chops are on sale, but I’m passing on the chops. Oh, and boneless chicken, which I’m stocking up on and making a freezer recipe, the Sweet Orange-Ginger Chicken which we’ll have this week and also put away for the future.
|3/25 - Sunday||Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza Sticks|
|3/26 - Monday||Brisket Tacos|
|3/27 - Tuesday||Ranch Chicken Fajita Bowls & Guacamole|
|3/28 - Wednesday||Sweet Orange Ginger Chicken & Brown Rice|
|3/29 - Thursday||Beer-Cheese Kielbasa with Tortellini & Coleslaw|
|3/30 - Friday||Lazy Roast & Mashed Potatoes|
|3/31 - Saturday||Fish Taco Bowls|
Brisket is on sale. So are pork ribs and other things I’m not buying. Instead, I’m going to the freezer for some Caribbean Island chicken and pork loaf and stashed away other goodness.
|3/18 - Sunday||Slow Cooker "Steak" tips & Rice & Broccoli|
|3/19 - Monday||Asian Fish Taco Bowls|
|3/20 - Tuesday||Chicken Patty Pizzas & Annie's Italian Cabbage|
|3/21 - Wednesday||Caribbean Island Chicken & Cauliflower Rice|
|3/22 - Thursday||Pork Loaf and Applesauce Glaze & Coleslaw|
|3/23 - Friday||Balsamic Pot Roast with Tomatoes & Spiralized Zucchini|
|3/24 - Saturday||Teriyaki Sesame Chicken Thighs & Asian Coleslaw|
Beef roast is on sale and chicken pieces. So I’m doing some chicken in the Lodge skillet but passing on the roast. Our St. Paddy’s Day corned beef and cabbage will be a Reuben pie and red cabbage side.
|3/11 - Sunday||Baked Chicken with Dijon and Lime & Sauteed Summer Squash|
|3/12 - Monday||Slow Cooker Ratatouille|
|3/13 - Tuesday||Red Beans and Rice|
|3/14 - Wednesday||Spicy German Bratwurst & Coleslaw|
|3/15 - Thursday||Spiralized Zucchini & EZ Alfredo|
|3/16 - Friday||Baked Pesto Chicken with Olives and Feta & Cauliflower Rice & Broccoli|
|3/17 - Saturday||Reuben Pot Pie & Red Cabbage with Orange and Caraway Seeds|
During Lent, some sort of fish or seafood is always on sale. So I’m doing the Easy For You Seafood from Kroger with some sort of Asian or plain flavor and an Asian slaw Also chicken is on sale so I’m getting some of that. Mostly, though, I’m gearing toward quick or crock because of my new job.
|3/4 - Sunday||Chicken Satay Meatballs with Peanut Dipping Sauce & Cauliflower Rice & Broccoli|
|3/5 - Monday||Easy For You Seafood & Asian Coleslaw|
|3/6 - Tuesday||Mini Bell Pepper Loaded Turkey "Nachos"|
|3/7 - Wednesday||Cheeseburger Salad|
|3/8 - Thursday||Pollo in Potacchio & Spiralized Zucchini|
|3/9 - Friday||Taco Pie|
|3/10 - Saturday||Zuppa Toscana|
Whole brisket is cheap enough to tempt me to buy one and cut it into pieces. I’m also buying salmon because the featured recipe is something that looks really tasty. Chicken breasts and pork chops are also on sale.
|2/25 - Sunday||Beef and Onions Stewed in Beer & Italian Style Roasted Potatoes|
|2/26 - Monday||Oven-Roasted Orange Salmon & Broccoli|
|2/27 - Tuesday||Chicken Bacon Ranch Bubble-Up Bake|
|2/28 - Wednesday||Brisket Tacos|
|3/1 - Thursday||Caesar Beef in a Pan & Couscous|
|3/2 - Friday||Maple Dijon Pork Chops & Brown Rice & Broccoli|
|3/3 - Saturday||Garlic Pork Chops & Mashed Potatoes & Corn|
Valentine’s Day is also Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent for the Catholics among us. This means sale prices on fish and seafood. However, also on sale this week are beef roasts and pork loins. And chicken pieces.
|2/18 - Sunday||Fish Taco Bowls|
|2/19 - Monday||Cheeseburger Stuffed Portabellos & Cauliflower|
|2/20 - Tuesday||Cowboy Stew|
|2/21 - Wednesday||Cashew Pork & Jasmine Rice|
|2/22 - Thursday||Balsamic Chicken Patties & Baked Hominy|
|2/23 - Friday||Vernor's Roast Beef & Brown Rice & Broccoli|
|2/24 - Saturday||Bourbon Brown Sugar Pork Loin & Mashed Potatoes & Corn|
Smoked sausage, kielbasa, roasts and some kinds of fish are the on-sale proteins. I’m going to use some of the chicken I bought last week as well.
|2/11 - Sunday||Caribbean Island Chicken & Rice|
|2/12 - Monday||Beer-Cheese Kielbasa with Tortellini & Coleslaw|
|2/13 - Tuesday||French Dip Sandwhiches & Chips|
|2/14 - Wednesday||Easy For You Seafood & Sauteed Summer Squash|
|2/15 - Thursday||Bayou Stew & Brown Rice|
|2/16 - Friday||Lazy Roast & Couscous & Broccoli|
|2/17 - Saturday||Cheese-Stuffed Italian Meatball Muffins & Annie's Italian Cabbage|
This week, wings are the big sale item and whole briskets. No thank you to both. Boneless breasts, too, and those I’ll buy some of. Some kinds of pork chops are advertised on sale, which usually means all kinds are available at lower-than-normal prices.
|2/4 - Sunday||Avocado Chicken Burgers & Ranch Coleslaw|
|2/5 - Monday||Ranch Chicken Fajita Bowls|
|2/6 - Tuesday||Reuben Wrap-Ups & Mini Carrots & Celery Sticks & Chips|
|2/7 - Wednesday||Idiot's Orange Chicken & Brown Rice|
|2/8 - Thursday||Beef and Bean Burritos|
|2/9 - Friday||Family Frito Pie|
|2/10 - Friday||Dark Beer Braised Pork Chops & Mashed Potatoes & Corn|
A reminder that this was the week, I took a business trip and did not cook much.
Sausages are on sale (Italian and bratwurst) and so I’m buying. Also, a heads up. The week after this one, I’ll be out of town mostly, so there will be a gap as other people will be responsible for most of the meals. That means I’m not posting anything here.
|1/21 - Sunday||Baked Orange Marinated Chicken & Red Cabbage with Orange and Caraway Seeds & Brown Rice|
|1/22 - Monday||Spicy German Bratwurst & Coleslaw|
|1/23 - Tuesday||Taco Pie|
|1/24 - Wednesday||Italian Sausage, Broccoli and Polenta Sheet Pan Dinner|
|1/25 - Thursday||Fried Cabbage with Bacon, Onions and Garlic|
|1/26 - Friday||Broccoli Cheese Soup|
|1/27 - Saturday||No-Dough Pizza|
A lot of BOGO free—roasts, pork chops, ground chuck, chicken breasts—but I’m taking most advantage of the cheap chicken pieces. Thighs again.
|1/14 - Sunday||Baked Chicken with Dijon and LIme & Parmesan Baked Zucchini|
|1/15 - Monday||Tex-Mex Beef and Rice Casserole & Salad|
|1/16 - Tuesday||4-Pound French Onion Soup|
|1/17 - Wednesday||Garlic Butter and Rosemary Pan-Roasted Chicken & Italian Rice & Broccoli|
|1/18 - Thursday||Taco Salad|
|1/19 - Friday||Four Way Cincinnati Chili|
|1/20 - Saturday||Ultimate Caesar Burgers & Greek Salad|
Chicken pieces are on sale so smothered chicken is a winner. Also some more comfort food. Ratatouille is a vegetable stew, so it’s really more hearty than its name suggests.
|1/7 - Sunday||Burgundy Pork Loin & Mashed Potatoes & Broccoli|
|1/8 - Monday||Slow Cooker Ratatouille & Garlic Bread|
|1/9 - Tuesday||Apple-Walnut Chicken Bake & Corn|
|1/10 - Wednesday||Zucchini Patties & Italian Rice|
|1/11 - Thursday||Pork Loaf with Applesauce Glaze & Coleslaw|
|1/12 - Friday||Piggy Cabbage & Real Good Cornbread|
|1/13 - Saturday||Oven Smothered Chicken & Brown Rice & Broccoli|
Beef roasts and various kinds of chicken are on sale at my store. So I’m cutting up a roast into stew meat and also hoping to score some cheap brisket. If not, I’ll use another roast in the borscht. Lots of stew/soup-type things as we’re in the mood for comfort food.
|12/31 - Sunday||Beans and Greens Chowder & Biscuits|
|1/1 - Monday||Hoppin' John|
|1/2 - Tuesday||Cran-Orange Chicken and Stuffing Bake & Broccoli|
|1/3 - Wednesday||Beef and Onions Stewed in Beer & Mashed Potatoes|
|1/4 - Thursday||Bayou Stew & Brown Rice|
|1/5 - Friday||Grandmother's Best Borscht|
|1/6 - Saturday||Family Favorite Macaroni and Cheese & Brussels Sprouts|