Meals of the Week July 2nd to July 8th

Sunday 9 July 2023


meals of the week

Here we are again with another Meals of the Week Post. Usually on Sundays I do a round up and share with you, my readers, all the delicious meals I cooked for myself over the past days.  I didn't eat at home very day, but wherever possible I have provided a "like" substitute from my recipe archives to share with you.

With the summer months my eating gets a bit lighter and not so much "comfort food."  There are a lot more salads, and cold coalitions.  Quick and easy, as always is the order of the day, because, lets face it, who wants to be chained to their kitchen in the summer time!

I love doing these posts because they help me to take a  realistic look back on how I have been eating and help me to plan my week ahead.  I hope that they will do the same for you.

Nobody who lives on their own should be consigned to eating frozen ready meals or dinner from a tin! That's my goal anyways.   I love to cook and I love to eat and I love simple uncomplicated food.

Food doesn't have to be fancy, fattening or complicated to taste good!

Chicken and Ham Lasagne

SUNDAY, July 2nd - Chicken and Ham Lasagne

Because we had had a family dinner at my sisters on the Saturday for Canada, we did not share a meal together on Sunday. Cindy fancied a day off and I don't blame her! We decided to have supper together on Monday instead. I had supper at home for myself. I heated up a portion of Chicken and Ham Lasagne that I had in the freezer. 

The original recipe makes 4 - 6 portions and freezes beautifully in single sized portions. I tell you how to do this on the recipe page. It is filled with plenty of chicken and ham, spinach and has a lush rich creamy sauce.  This is one of my favorite kinds of lasagne.

I enjoyed it along with a side salad and was a very happy camper.

Cindy Dinner

MONDAY, July 3rd - Dinner at Cindys

We had our Sunday family dinner on Monday at my sister's.  She cooked a pork tenderloin in the air fryer which she served along with some roasted potatoes, onions and carrots and she cooked these Presidents Choice Stampede Corn Ribs to go along with it. We had both been wanting to try those. She was the first person brave enough to take the step.

Prognosis, they were okay.  Not as good a corn on the cob for real, but not bad either.

If you want to cook a delicious Sheet Pan Pork Tenderloin Dinner, just click on the link. There are roasted pieces of pork tenderloin, squash and brussels sprouts, all roasted together on a sheet pan. The whole thing is done in about half an hour. Some fluffy mashed potatoes go well on the side.

Low Carb Turkey Burger

TUESDAY, July 4th - Low Carb Turkey Burger

I played it safe on Monday and made myself a delicious low carb Turkey Burger. Every bit as delicious as a burger in the bun, this tasty burger is beautifully flavored with parsley, onion, salt, pepper, garlic and mayo.  The may helps to keep it moist, as does the pat of butter sealed in the center.

A slice of cheese is melted on top and the burger is served atop a thick slice of ice berg lettuce that has been spread with a lush garlic aioli mayonnaise. I promise you won't miss the bun. This is fabulously tasty!

Cornmeal Crusted Cod Cheeks

    WEDNESDAY, July 5th - Dinner out with Dad

On Wednesday nights I always go out for dinner with my dad and his friend Hazel. This week my sister Cindy joined us. We both had the Haddie bits, which are broken bits of haddock deep fried and served with chips and coleslaw. Dad and Hazel both had the fish and chips.

I'll be honest. Haddie Bits are not my favorite thing. I should have just had fish and chips.  But it was nice to be there with dad and everyone.  

The recipe I am sharing for this night are these fabulous Cornmeal Crusted Cod Cheeks.  Cod cheeks are a tasty little nugget of cod fish found, you guessed it, in the cheek area of the Cod.  Very tender and juicy when cooked properly. They cook very quickly.  You could do the same thing with cubes of cod fish.   There is also a delicious coleslaw recipe on the same page

Air Fryer French Bread Pizza

THURSDAY, July 6th - Air Fryer French Bread Pizza

My sister and I were supposed to go to Jonny's for lunch on Thursday as it was her Birthday, but when we got there the kitchen wasn't open, just the ice cream part. So we decided to do it next week.

Instead I went home and made myself an Air Fryer French Bread Pizza using  a leftover ciabatta I had in the freezer.  It is a fabulous recipe, sized perfectly for only two people and it cooks in the air fryer without heating up the kitchen!  I had a simple salad on the side.

Spanish Cod

FRIDAY, June 7th - Spanish Cod

On Friday I had some Cod in the freezer which I wanted to use up and so I made myself a tasty dish of Spanish Cod that I served with some brown rice and steamed green beans.  

I love cod done this way. It is lightly dusted with flour and lightly pan fried til golden brown on both sides with a few sprigs of thyme, and then served on a bed of a lush Spanish Tomato sauce made with good tomatoes, onions and chopped peppers.  This is truly a beautiful dish. Healthy as well!

Easy Chicken Gyros

SATURDAY, July 8th - Easy Chicken Gyros

Had the family over to celebrate my sister's 65th Birthday.  We dined on the grilled chicken from my Easy Chicken Gyros, done on my Cuisinart grill. We did not do the flat breads. Instead we had Baked Potato Salad, Macaroni Salad, a mixed green salad, sliced cucumbers and tomatoes, and garlic bread.

For dessert we had a Traditional Victoria Sandwich CakeFamily times are the best of times!

So there you have it, my meals of the week. As you can see, once again, I ate really well.  There was no waste and I got in a lovely variety of things.  Some healthy and some not! Hopefully this will give you some ideas of how to plan some meals for yourself!

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