Previous – 2018

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 chops are the sale protein but chicken is still a good value.

DateMeal
11/4 - SundaySpinach Artichoke Stuffed Peppers & Caesar Salad
11/5 - MondayGlazed Balsamic Chicken Wings & Celery
11/6 - TuesdayHorseradish Pork Chops with Apples & Coleslaw
11/7 - WednesdayRanch Chicken Fajita Bowls & Guacamole
11/8 - ThursdayFamily Frito Pie
11/9 - FridayCaribbean Island Chicken & Cauliflower Rice
11/10 - SaturdaySpiralized Zucchini & EZ Alfredo

This week whole chickens and chicken parts are on sale, so lots of chicken. Also some comfort food because of the autumn weather we’re having.

DateMeal
10/28 - SundayFamily Favorite Macaroni and Cheese
10/29 - MondaySweet Orange Chicken & Jasmine Rice & Broccoli
10/30 - TuesdaySalisbury Steak & Mashed Potatoes & Corn
10/31 - WednesdayEasy Raspberry Chicken & Coconut Rice in the Rice Cooker
11/1 - ThursdayPasta with Peasant Sauce
11/2 - FridayCheesy Baked Chicken Thighs & Coleslaw
11/3 - SaturdayItalian Wedding Soup & Garlic Bread

Pork chops are featured this week, along with boneless, skinless, chicken breasts. So some of both, plus a roast I have squirreled away.

DateMeal
10/21 - SundayCheesy Baked Spaghetti Squash & Salad
10/22 - MondayQuick Chicken and Dumplings
10/23 - TuesdaySheet-Pan Honey-Balsamic Pork Chop Dinner
10/24 - WednesdayBest Damned Bacon-Ranch Chicken & Mom's Cucumber Salad
10/25 - ThursdayBalsamic Pot Roast with Tomatoes & Pasta
10/26 - FridayCajun Alfredo Skillet
10/27 - SaturdayDoritos Cheesy Chicken Casserole


I was traveling on business so there was no cooking at home and thus, no menu for the week of 14 Oct 2018.  Hope everyone had a great week.


For some reason, nothing much is on sale except whole chickens. So we’re having two. One brined and one rotisserie-style in the slow cooker.

DateMeal
10/7 - SundayBeer Brined Roast Chicken & Roasted Asparagus
10/8 - MondayPizza Rice
10/9 - TuesdayPineapple Meatballs & Coconut Rice in the Rice Cooker
10/10 - WednesdaySlow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken & Salad
10/11 - ThursdayRed Beans and Rice
10/12 - FridaySteakhouse Burger Sloppy Joes & Steakhouse Wedge Salad
10/13 - SaturdayTiphani's Oven-Fried Chicken & Coleslaw

This week it’s pork chops and boneless skinless breasts on sale.  I also am getting sale-priced meatballs with a coupon so doing some freezer-prep.

DateMeal
9/30 - SundayCaprese Chicken Stuffed Peppers & Salad
10/1 - MondayChicken Bacon Ranch Pizza Sticks
10/2 - TuesdayHoney Mustard Pork Chops & Asparagus
10/3 - WednesdayReuben Bowls
10/4 - ThursdayEasy Cashew Chicken & Jasmine Rice
10/5 - FridayItalian Wedding Soup
10/6 - SaturdayCornbread Ranch Baked Pork Chops & Coleslaw

Ground beef again, and chicken pieces, as well as beef roasts are on sale.  So we’re having the “steak” tips which are really the lean parts of the roast, cut up over rice.

DateMeal
9/23 - SundayBeef and Bean Burritos & Chips & Guacamole
9/24 - MondayChicken and Broccoli Lo Mein
9/25 - TuesdaySalisbury Steak & Mashed Potatoes & Corn
9/26 - WednesdayGarlic Butter and Rosemary Roasted Chicken & Broccoli
9/27 - ThursdaySlow Cooker "Steak" Tips & Brown Rice
9/28 - FridayBroccoli Cheese Soup
9/29 - SaturdayTeriyaki Chicken Patties & Cauliflower Rice

Ground beef is on sale and so lots of it.  Pork chops and chicken pieces are sort of on sale but not at my favorite price point.

DateMeal
9/16 - SundayCrack Pork Chops & Coleslaw
9/17 - MondayMexican Chicken Casserole
9/18 - TuesdayBaked Chicken with Dijon and Lime & Cauliflower Rice
9/19 - WednesdayCheese-Stuffed Mini-Meatloaves & Broccoli
9/20 - ThursdayEgg Roll Bowls
9/21 - FridayFour Way Cincinnati Chili
9/22 - SaturdayCheeseburger Salad

I am volunteering again in a remote (to me) classroom. This time in Georgia. I’ll be traveling to visit my students, so I’m not going to post a partial plan. Instead, I’m going to share the Grandmother’s Pound Cake I’m making for them. Two loaves–one for the afternoon class, one for the morning class. They will be raffled, with tickets being given to students for participation and engagement throughout the week.


Pork chops and chicken breasts and tenders are on sale this week.  I also have a hunk of pork roast from previously that I want to use on Sunday.

DateMeal
9/2 - SundayBeer and Onion Roast Beast & Garlic Bread
9/3 - MondaySweet Orange-Ginger Chicken & Brown Rice
9/4 - TuesdayRaspberry Pineapple Pork Chops & Coconut Rice in the Rice Cooker
9/5 - WednesdayCajun Alfredo Skillet
96 - ThursdayChicken Patty Pizzas & Salad
9/7 - FridayBalsamic Chicken and Asparagus
9/8 - SaturdayCaesar Chicken Sandwiches & Chips

Ground beef is buy-one-get-one-free.  I shall make good use of that.  I also still have chicken thighs and breasts from prior sales.  And brats.

DateMeal
8/26 - SundayHoney Curried Chicken Pieces & Broccoli
8/27 - MondayCabbage Unstuffed
8/28 - TuesdayFish Florentine & Cauliflower
8/29 - WednesdayCheeseburger Pie
8/30 - ThursdayCaesar Beef in a Pan & Mashed Potatoes
8/31 - FridayMark and Barb's Beer Brats & Melon
9/1 - SaturdayChicken Bacon Ranch Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Happy birthday to me, as it seems I’ve survived another solar circuit. One of these meals won’t be made, as I’m being taken out, but the scheduling is to-be-determined so you know as much as I do as I post this. Pork chops are on sale, but with my son’s wisdom tooth extraction, the first part of the week is dumplings and casseroles.

DateMeal
8/19 - SundayQuick Chicken and Dumplings
8/20 - MondayChicken Bacon Ranch Bubble-Up Bake & Salad
8/21 - TuesdayOven Smothered Chicken & Mashed Potatoes
8/22 - WednesdayPork Loaf with Applesauce Glaze & Coleslaw
8/23 - ThursdayItalian Spinach Pie
8/24 - FridayMaple Dijon Pork Chops & Roasted Asparagus
8/25 - Saturday4-Ingredient Italian-Style Chicken Thighs & Polenta

This week, chicken pieces (thighs and drumsticks) are on sale, as well as beef chuck roasts.  I also have a chunk of pork loin in the freezer I want to use up.  My son gets his wisdom teeth yanked on Friday so mac & cheese and soup are on the agenda.

DateMeal
8/12 - Sunday Chicken Thighs à l'Orange & Pineapple Orange Slaw
8/13 - MondayRanch Chicken Fajita Bowls
8/14 - TuesdayMarinated Pork Loin & Salad
8/15 - WednesdayFrench Dip Sandwiches & Chips
8/16 - ThursdayHoney-Mustard Skillet Chicken & Broccoli
8/17 - FridayFamily Favorite Macaroni and Cheese
8/18 - SaturdaySlow Cooker Chicken and Ramen Noodle Soup

Unfortunately for me, there are really no good advertised protein sales on stuff I’d actually use.  So I’m winging it.  Thursday is wings because my husband has a book group meeting so it’s me and my son.

DateMeal
8/5 - SundayStacked Beef Enchiladas with Avocado Cream Sauce & Salad
8/6 - MondayCrockpot Spaghetti and Meatballs
8/7 - TuesdayCheeseburger Salad
8/8 - WednesdayGreek Gyro Skillet
8/9 - ThrusdayGlazed Balsamic Chicken Wings & Celery
8/10 - FridayTaco-rific Beef and Cabbage
8/11 - SaturdaySkillet Chicken Pot Pie & Salad

Cheese is on sale this week, but I’m not going overboard. Also whole briskets, but not at my price-point—maybe next week. Dinner sausages are on sale, too, so we’ll have brats once.

DateMeal
7/29 - SundayBaked Chicken and Sweet Potato Wedges
7/30 - MondayApple Pork Chops with Stuffing & Brussels Sprouts
7/31 - TuesdayBacon-Wrapped Pork Loin & Coleslaw
8/1 - WednesdayCheesy Baked Chicken Thighs & Sauteed Summer Squash
8/2 - ThursdayHouston-Style Rice Bowls
8/3 - FridayCrocked Brats & Chips
8/4 - SatrudayChicken Florentine & Garlic Bread

This week, ground chuck is buy-one, get-one-free and pork chops are on sale.  Also, some kinds of chicken pieces.  Coneys are hot dogs.

DateMeal
7/22 - SundayBayou Stew & Brown Rice
7/23 - MondayCrack Pork Chops & Coleslaw
7/24 - TuesdayCincinnati Chili Cheese Coneys
7/25 - WednesdaySweet Orange Ginger Chicken & Jasmine Rice & Broccoli
7/26 - ThursdayEgg Roll Bowls
7/27 - FridaySheet Pan Italian Chicken and Veggie Dinner
7/28 - SaturdayDark Beer Braised Pork Chops & Quinoa

This week, the winners are boneless pork loin and boneless chicken. I still have bone-in chicken thighs from a few weeks back and a chunk of brisket from way back.  I’ll be working from home Wednesday so I think it’s a good day for pho.

DateMeal
7/15 - SundayGarlicky Greek Chicken & Salad
7/16 - MondaySmothered Cheesy Sour Cream Chicken & Broccoli
7/17 - TuesdayTaco Pie
7/18 - WednesdayBeef Pho Noodle Soup in the Slow Cooker
7/19 - ThursdayLasagna Florentine & Garlic Bread
7/20 - FridaySimply Peachy Pork Roast & Jasmine Rice
7/21 - Saturday3-Ingredient Chicken & Sauteed Summer Squash

This week there isn’t an ad on Wednesday because it’s Independence Day.  So I’m looking mostly to my freezer.  Also, Office Depot double charged me for an expensive purchase and my bank says it won’t release my funds for “up to ten days” which is well past shopping day.  So I’m trying to be frugal.  I actually have a chunk of feta in my fridge and kalamatas in my pantry for the chicken on Sunday.  And breasts for the dinner Saturday (instead of the thighs Gina uses).  I won’t use the imported tomatoes though.

DateMeal
7/8 - SundayBaked Pesto Chicken with Olives and Feta & Broccoli
7/9 - MondayEasy Cashew Chicken & Jasmine Rice
7/10 - TuesdayItalian Sausage, Broccoli, and Polenta Sheet Pan Dinner
7/11 - WednesdaySalisbury Steak & Mashed Potatoes & Corn
7/12 - ThursdayFamily Frito Pie
7/13 - FridayBeer-Cheese Kielbasa with Tortellini and Coleslaw
7/14 - SaturdayPollo in Potacchio & Pasta


My son was visiting his friend for a week so with only the honeymoon couple at home, I think I’ll live out of the pantry and skip a week of planning.  See you the second week of July.  Happy Independence Day to the folks in the US.


This week, chicken breasts and pork loin are the featured proteins on sale.  So I’m choosing many chicken options.

DateMeal
6/24 - SundayBest Damned Bacon-Ranch Chicken & Mom's Cucumber Salad
6/25 - MondayCreamy Tortellini Soup
6/26 - TuesdayChicken and Broccoli Lo Mein
6/27 - WednesdayCurry Scented Pork Loin & Basmati Rice
6/28 - ThursdayPasta with Peasant Sauce
6/29 - FridayMark and Barb's Beer Brats & Chips
6/30 - SaturdayReuben Wrap-Ups & Mini Carrots

This week, nothing is a true sale price.  Beef roasts at $3.99/lb, while technically less expensive than usual are not exactly a bargain. So I’m living out of the freezer except for Fathers’ Day on Sunday when we’re having burgers at the request of the father of my younger children. These will be the store-made patties with stuff in them (probably cheese) and may be grilled if he wants to show off his prowess and weather permits.

DateMeal
6/17 - SundayBurgers & Mashed Potato Salad
6/18 - Monday3-Ingredient Tex-Mex Chicken & Spanish Rice
6/19 - TuesdayDoritos Cheesy Chicken Casserole
6/20 - WednesdayBroccoli Cheese Soup
6/21 - ThursdayCrock-Pot® Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes
6/22 - FridayCajun Alfredo Skillet
6/23 - SaturdayBurgundy Pork Loin & Broccoli

Pork ribs and shoulder roasts are on sale.  Hawaiian tacos!

DateMeal
6/10 - SundayHawaiian Shredded Pork Tacos & Tropical Carrot Salad
6/11 - MondayBeer and Bacon Burger Skillet
6/12 - TuesdayBaked Chicken with DIjon and Lime & Cauliflowr Rice
6/13 - WednesdayCran-Orange Chicken and Stuffing Bake
6/14 - ThursdayMexican Chicken Casserole
6/15 - FridayRanch Chicken Fajita Bowls
6/16 - Saturday4-Ingredient Italian-Style Chicken Thighs & Parmesan Baked Zucchini

Chicken pieces and beef roasts are on sale. So lots of chicken.  I’m also making a dozen mason jar salads for a grieving family.

DateMeal
6/3 - SundayCheese-Stuffed Italian Meatball Muffins & Polenta
6/4 - MondayMexican Chicken Casserole & Mexican Cucumber and Carrot Salad
6/5 - TuesdayReuben Salad
6/6 - WednesdayGarlic Butter and Rosemary Pan-Roasted Chicken & Broccoli
6/7 - ThursdayTiphani's Oven-Fried Chicken & Coleslaw
6/8 - FridayLazy Roast & Brown Rice
6/9 - SaturdayMaple Mustard Chicken Pieces with Roasted Veggies

Ground chuck is buy-one-get-one-free, so I will.  Also, salmon is on sale.  The rest comes from the freezer.

DateMeal
5/27 - SundayOven Roasted Orange Salmon & Asian Coleslaw
5/28 - MondayBrisket Tacos
5/29 - TuesdayCheeseburger Salad
5/30 - WednesdayTeriyaki Chicken Patties & Broccoli
5/31 - ThursdayQuick Chicken and Dumplings
6/1 - FridayFour Way Cincinnati Chili
6/2 - SaturdayHoney-Curried Chicken Pieces & Salad

Boneless chicken and high-end beef are the sale items this week. And some kinds of fish.

DateMeal
5/20 - SundayCItrus Salmon & Asian Coleslaw
5/21 - MondayLasagna Florentine & Garlic Bread
5/22 - TuesdayBalsamic Chicken Patties & Salad
5/23 - WednesdayFish Florentine & Parmesan Baked Zucchini
5/24 - ThursdaySweet Orange Ginger Chicken & Broccoli & Jasmine Rice
5/25 - FridaySalisbury Steak & Mashed Potatoes & Corn
5/26 - SaturdayCorned Beef and Cabbage Soup

Chicken pieces are on sale and there’s a special special on ribs where, with an e-coupon, you can get an amount of savings five times.  I like ribs but they’re work to eat and work to make so I’m passing.  Sunday is Mothers’ Day so I get to pick and I really like pork chops and this is my second favorite way to have them.

DateMeal
5/13 - SundayCornbread Ranch Baked Pork Chops & Coleslaw
5/14 - MondayMom's Lentil Soup
5/15 - TuesdayEasy for You Seafood & Asian Coleslaw
5/16 - WednesdayCheeseburger Salad
5/17 - ThursdayCowboy Stew
5/18 - FridayChicken Patty Pizzas & Salad
5/19 - SaturdaySpicy German Bratwurst


I was off on a business trip so no menu for the week of 5/6 – 5/12.   Those who wanted a week’s worth of meals, were invited to look at the previous menus and pick a week that looked appealing.


Chicken leg quarters are on sale, along with bacon-wrapped fillets and other things I don’t tend to buy.  So I’m living out of the freezer, mostly.

DateMeal
4/29 - SundayZuppa Toscana
4/30 - MondayTejano Chili Lime Roasted Chicken & Spanish Rice
5/1 - TuesdayMini Bell Pepper Loaded Turkey "Nachos"
5/2 - WednesdayCheese-Stuffed Italian Meatball Muffins & Sauteed Summer Squash
5/3 - ThursdayLettuce Soup
5/4 - Friday3-Ingredient Chicken & Broccoli
5/5 - SaturdayTaco Pie

Whole chickens, chicken thighs, and chicken legs are on sale.  Also beef roasts.  I’m passing on the roasts, but definitely getting chicken.  Also, my son is visiting friends for the week, so mushrooms and beans will be on the menu. And “breakfast for dinner” because I said so.

DateMeal
4/22 - SundayCheeseburger Stuffed Portobellos & Mom's Cucumber Salad
4/23 - MondayGarlic Butter and Rosemary Pan Roasted Chicken & Broccoli
4/24 - TuesdayRed Beans and Rice
4/25 - WednesdayNo-Dough Pizza
4//26 - ThursdayImpossibly Easy Maple Sausage Pie
4/27 - FridayCashew Pork & Jasmine Rice
4/28 - SaturdayCornmeal and Pecan Crusted Catfish & Ranch Coleslaw

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.

DateMeal
4/15 - SundaySassy Fish Bake with Tomato-Bacon-Avocado Salsa & Tortilla Chips
4/16 - MondayUltimate Caesar Burgers & Salad
4/17 - TuesdayEasy Cashew Cicken & Brown Rice
4/18 - WednesdayBroccoli Cheese Soup
4/19 - ThursdayCaramelized Onion and Bacon Smothered Pork Chops & Broccoli
4/20 - FridayPasta with Peasant Sauce
4/21 - SaturdayPork 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.

DateMeal
4/8 - SundayMark and Barb's Beer Brats & Mini Carrots
4/9 - MondayEasy for you Seafood & Sauteed Summer Squash
4/10 - TuesdayBacon Coleslaw Stir-fry
4/11 - WednesdayItalian Sausage, Broccoli, and Polenta Sheet Pan Dinner
4/12 - ThursdayPizza Bagels
4/13 - FridayFour Way Cincinnati Chili
4/14 - SaturdayCheesesteak-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.

DateMeal
4/1 - SundayHam Shank & Awesometastic Potatoes & Roasted Asparagus
4/2 - MondaySalisbury Steak & Mashed Potatoes & Corn
4/3 - TuesdayLeftover Hambone Soup & Biscuits
4/4 - WednesdayFish Florentine & Broccoli
4/5 - ThursdayFamily Frito Pie
4/6 - FridayZucchini Patties & Cauliflower Rice
4/7 - SaturdaySlow 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.

DateMeal
3/25 - SundayChicken Bacon Ranch Pizza Sticks
3/26 - MondayBrisket Tacos
3/27 - TuesdayRanch Chicken Fajita Bowls & Guacamole
3/28 - WednesdaySweet Orange Ginger Chicken & Brown Rice
3/29 - ThursdayBeer-Cheese Kielbasa with Tortellini & Coleslaw
3/30 - FridayLazy Roast & Mashed Potatoes
3/31 - SaturdayFish 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.

DateMeal
3/18 - SundaySlow Cooker "Steak" tips & Rice & Broccoli
3/19 - MondayAsian Fish Taco Bowls
3/20 - TuesdayChicken Patty Pizzas & Annie's Italian Cabbage
3/21 - WednesdayCaribbean Island Chicken & Cauliflower Rice
3/22 - ThursdayPork Loaf and Applesauce Glaze & Coleslaw
3/23 - FridayBalsamic Pot Roast with Tomatoes & Spiralized Zucchini
3/24 - SaturdayTeriyaki 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.

DateMeal
3/11 - SundayBaked Chicken with Dijon and Lime & Sauteed Summer Squash
3/12 - MondaySlow Cooker Ratatouille
3/13 - TuesdayRed Beans and Rice
3/14 - WednesdaySpicy German Bratwurst & Coleslaw
3/15 - ThursdaySpiralized Zucchini & EZ Alfredo
3/16 - FridayBaked Pesto Chicken with Olives and Feta & Cauliflower Rice & Broccoli
3/17 - SaturdayReuben 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.

DateMeal
3/4 - SundayChicken Satay Meatballs with Peanut Dipping Sauce & Cauliflower Rice & Broccoli
3/5 - MondayEasy For You Seafood & Asian Coleslaw
3/6 - TuesdayMini Bell Pepper Loaded Turkey "Nachos"
3/7 - WednesdayCheeseburger Salad
3/8 - ThursdayPollo in Potacchio & Spiralized Zucchini
3/9 - FridayTaco Pie
3/10 - SaturdayZuppa 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.

DateMeal
2/25 - SundayBeef and Onions Stewed in Beer & Italian Style Roasted Potatoes
2/26 - MondayOven-Roasted Orange Salmon & Broccoli
2/27 - TuesdayChicken Bacon Ranch Bubble-Up Bake
2/28 - WednesdayBrisket Tacos
3/1 - ThursdayCaesar Beef in a Pan & Couscous
3/2 - FridayMaple Dijon Pork Chops & Brown Rice & Broccoli
3/3 - SaturdayGarlic 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.

DateMeal
2/18 - SundayFish Taco Bowls
2/19 - MondayCheeseburger Stuffed Portabellos & Cauliflower
2/20 - TuesdayCowboy Stew
2/21 - WednesdayCashew Pork & Jasmine Rice
2/22 - ThursdayBalsamic Chicken Patties & Baked Hominy
2/23 - FridayVernor's Roast Beef & Brown Rice & Broccoli
2/24 - SaturdayBourbon 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.

DateMeal
2/11 - SundayCaribbean Island Chicken & Rice
2/12 - MondayBeer-Cheese Kielbasa with Tortellini & Coleslaw
2/13 - TuesdayFrench Dip Sandwhiches & Chips
2/14 - WednesdayEasy For You Seafood & Sauteed Summer Squash
2/15 - ThursdayBayou Stew & Brown Rice
2/16 - FridayLazy Roast & Couscous & Broccoli
2/17 - SaturdayCheese-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.

DateMeal
2/4 - SundayAvocado Chicken Burgers & Ranch Coleslaw
2/5 - MondayRanch Chicken Fajita Bowls
2/6 - TuesdayReuben Wrap-Ups & Mini Carrots & Celery Sticks & Chips
2/7 - Wednesday Idiot's Orange Chicken & Brown Rice
2/8 - ThursdayBeef and Bean Burritos
2/9 - FridayFamily Frito Pie
2/10 - FridayDark 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.

DateMeal
1/21 - SundayBaked Orange Marinated Chicken & Red Cabbage with Orange and Caraway Seeds & Brown Rice
1/22 - MondaySpicy German Bratwurst & Coleslaw
1/23 - TuesdayTaco Pie
1/24 - WednesdayItalian Sausage, Broccoli and Polenta Sheet Pan Dinner
1/25 - ThursdayFried Cabbage with Bacon, Onions and Garlic
1/26 - FridayBroccoli Cheese Soup
1/27 - SaturdayNo-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.

DateMeal
1/14 - SundayBaked Chicken with Dijon and LIme & Parmesan Baked Zucchini
1/15 - MondayTex-Mex Beef and Rice Casserole & Salad
1/16 - Tuesday4-Pound French Onion Soup
1/17 - WednesdayGarlic Butter and Rosemary Pan-Roasted Chicken & Italian Rice & Broccoli
1/18 - ThursdayTaco Salad
1/19 - FridayFour Way Cincinnati Chili
1/20 - SaturdayUltimate 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.

DateMeal
1/7 - SundayBurgundy Pork Loin & Mashed Potatoes & Broccoli
1/8 - MondaySlow Cooker Ratatouille & Garlic Bread
1/9 - TuesdayApple-Walnut Chicken Bake & Corn
1/10 - WednesdayZucchini Patties & Italian Rice
1/11 - ThursdayPork Loaf with Applesauce Glaze & Coleslaw
1/12 - FridayPiggy Cabbage & Real Good Cornbread
1/13 - SaturdayOven 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.

DateMeal
12/31 - SundayBeans and Greens Chowder & Biscuits
1/1 - MondayHoppin' John
1/2 - Tuesday Cran-Orange Chicken and Stuffing Bake & Broccoli
1/3 - WednesdayBeef and Onions Stewed in Beer & Mashed Potatoes
1/4 - ThursdayBayou Stew & Brown Rice
1/5 - FridayGrandmother's Best Borscht
1/6 - SaturdayFamily Favorite Macaroni and Cheese & Brussels Sprouts