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Meals of the Week, February 25th to March 2nd, 2024

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Meals of the Week, February 25th to March 2nd, 2024

Here we are at another Sunday and I am sharing another delicious Meals of the Week post with you. On Sundays I like to share all of the main meals and recipes for them which I have enjoyed over the past seven days. Of course some days I will have eaten out or at my sister’s and so on those days I have linked to “like” recipes for the same things I have enjoyed, so that you can at least enjoy a facsimile!

I love doing these posts. It helps me to keep track of what I am eating and also keeps me involved and interested in what is going on in my kitchen.  As a person who lives on their own, it can be a challenge to keep my meals fresh and exciting. It can also be a bit of a challenge to eat healthy.

The temptation can often be to want to eat a ready-meal or frozen dinner.  Sometimes ( and I have been guilty of this on occasion) all you want to eat is a bowl of cereal because it is too much to be asked to cook.  That is a slippery slope and as much as possible I like to cook myself a delicious main meal.

I mostly eat my main meals at noon these days.  That is for two reasons, one the light is better for photography and two, I don’t like going to bed in the evenings with too much in my stomach. I get a much better sleep with not a lot resting in my tummy giving me indigestion!! 

This week I have had my daughter staying with me. She goes home today. Its been a fun week and we have enjoyed some really delicious meals.    Best of all we have enjoyed each other’s company very much.  I will miss her when she is gone.  But we will have plenty more opportunities to repeat this experience I am sure! 

My challenge to eat more vegetarian and plant based meals took a bit of a kicking this week because my daughter was here, I am sorry to say. But this next week I plan to get back on the wagon and cook a few more plant based dishes.

In the meantime, here are my recipes and menus for my past seven main meals of the week!  I think there is a bit of something for everyone to enjoy here. I know we certainly enjoyed it all!

Prime Rib

SUNDAY, February 25th - Dinner at Cindy’s

On Sundays I have dinner at my sister’s place with the family. This week my daughter Eileen joined us.  My sister cooked a roast beef dinner with all the trimmings. It was lovely.  Best part of course is being there with family.  

I am sharing my recipe for Perfectly Cooked Prime Rib for this day.  This is the way I always cooked the Prime Rib when I worked at the Manor and cooked for them. This method would work with any cut of beef that is suitable for roasting.  Tender and juicy and perfectly cooked. I promise this to you.

Irish Colcannon Soup

MONDAY, February 26th – Irish Colcannon Soup

There is nothin on a late Winter’s day when it is cold and blustery like a hot bowl of soup.  This day I cooked some Irish Colcannon Soup.  It was delicious!

Very simple, using simple ingredients, cabbage, potatoes, onions, broth.  It goes together very quickly and tastes fabulous. We enjoyed with some crispy homemade croutons on top and buttered bread on the side.  We also had a cheeky dessert.  Some of that Strawberry Rhubarb Breakfast cake from the other day. 

Spaghetti Frittata

TUESDAY, February 27th – Spaghetti Frittata

Spaghetti Frittata makes a brilliant midweek supper. Simple store cupboard ingredients put together in the most delicious way.  Eggs, spaghetti, marinara sauce, cream, olives, cheese and basil.  Oh my but this is some delicious and the leftovers are great in lunches.

We enjoyed wedges of this along with a tasty side salad. You could also add some garlic bread or fingers if you wished!

Creamy Swiss Chicken

WEDNESDAY, February 28th – Creamy Swiss Chicken

Normally on Wednesday nights I go with my dad and his friend Hazel to the Big Scoop for supper. I had a late appointment in the day and so I did not go this week. Instead I came home and had this waiting for me.  I had made it earlier in the day and then just reheated it. Creamy Swiss Chicken is delicious.  Chicken breasts are seasoned and cooked to perfection and then a creamy mushroom sauce is created.  Some cheese is scattered over top and the whole lot  gets popped into the oven just until the sauce is nice and bubbly and the cheese has melted.

This is incredibly delicious.  We enjoyed with some homemade potato wedges and peas.  It was a lovely meal!

Dinner Out at Angies

THURSDAY, Feb 29th - Dinner out at Angies

My daughter wanted to take me out for supper on Thursday. It was really nice to go out like that together!  We went to a local eatery called Angies.   It was mid-afternoon so my daughter had the supper special, which was Chicken Parmesan served with garlic bread and I enjoyed a Spicy Chicken Burger with creamy honey Dijon mayo sauce, served with chips and coleslaw.  Both were excellent. I could not eat all of mine.

I am sharing my recipes for Crispy Chicken Sandwiches.  They are beautiful and come with a sweet and tangy coleslaw vinaigrette topping.  I am also sharing my recipe for Easy Chicken Parm for two Both are excellent recipes that I think you would enjoy. I would serve either one with a salad on the side.

Beef Stew for Two with Dumplings

FRIDAY, March 1st -  Beef Stew for two with Bisquick Dumplings

My children all love my beef stew and so on Friday I made a small batch of beef stew for us topped by Bisquick dumplings.   If you would like a full sized version for the stew, you can find it here.  It is just a simple humble stew, made with turnips, carrots, parsnips and potatoes. I always make a lush gravy as well and the dumplings are the perfect added touch!

We enjoyed this with a salad.  Its quite hearty and filling so you really won’t want much else with it.

New York Style Pizza

SATURDAY, March 2nd – New York Style Pizza

It was our last night together, my daughter and I, so we made Pizza’s together. This time my New York Style Pizza recipe. The crust has a lovely flavor and texture and just sturdy enough to stand up to the toppings, and yet at the same time light and airy. I topped with my homemade pizza sauce and of course our favorite toppings and cheese. New York Style Pizza is typified by its thin foldable crust.  It is traditionally served plain with tomato sauce and cheese, but you can also add your favorite toppings as we did.

This went down a real treat along with, need I say it again, a nice tossed salad. Pizza and salad just seem to go together very well and that is how we enjoy it.

And those were my meals of the week for this week.  We ate very well as you can see. Everything was very tasty and it was a nicely balanced week of nice meals and tasty treats!

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