Meals of the Week, August 6th to 12th

Sunday 13 August 2023


meals of the week

Here I am with another Meals of the Week post, this one for this the second week of August, 2023. I really enjoy doing this posts and they seem to be something you, my readers, enjoy also.  This is the post where I share with you everything I have eaten over the past week for my main meals, either at home, or out and about, along with recipes so that you can also make them for yourself.

I am determined that I will feed myself properly, even though I now live on my own. I don't want to get lazy and just eat out of cans, jars and frozen dinner packages.  Most of what I cook is pretty simple, admittedly, but its all from scratch.

I do eat at my sister's once a week, but I have provided a "like" recipe for what we had there that you might also enjoy. I eat out once a week with my father as well. A "like" recipe is also provided for that day!

I try to keep my meals balanced and healthy, and economical wherever possible as well. Like many people, I am feeling the pinch in my food budget.  But feeling the pinch doesn't mean that I can't still eat delicious meals or healthy meals.

This is a great time of year when we can take advantage of local fresh produce and I am doing just that!  We are getting great beans and corn from the local farm markets, lovely fresh tomatoes, carrots, peas, beets, etc. and of course loads of fresh local berries!

So without further adieu come with me on the delicious journey that was my meals of the week for the past 7 days!

Grandmother's Roast Chicken & Gravy.

SUNDAY, August 6th - Dinner at Cindy's

Most Sunday's I have dinner with the family at my sister's.  Occasionally they will come here.  Last Sunday she cooked a lovely Roast Chicken dinner.   This recipe I am showing is for Grandmother's Roast Chicken and Gravy.    You just can't beat a delicious roast chicken dinner with stuffing and the works.

We love to have it with roasted potatoes and vegetables and some weeks my sister will make Newfoundland Stuffing, which we all love. (Also called dressing.)  Mom always made her stuffing with potatoes, but we love this Newfie style stuffing even more than mom's!   I could eat a whole plate of that and nothing else!

For dessert we had sugar free jello and squirty cream. Everyone was happy!

Meatza Pie

MONDAY, August 7th - Meatza Pie

This was really lovely. I took some over to a neighbor and shared some with my daughter.  You make a simple base of ground meat, cooked rice and an egg. This gets patted into a pie dish and baked for about 20 minutes.

At the end of that time you take it out, spread the top with pizza sauce, cheese and your favorite pizza toppings.  Its meatloaf, but not as you know it!  This is really delicious and freezes well. I enjoyed it with a nice side salad.

spaghetti Frittata

TUESDAY, August 8th - Spaghetti Frittata

Spaghetti Frittata is a simple meal which uses up leftover pasta and some pasta sauce in the most delicious way. Very easy to make you start it on top of the stove and then finish it up briefly in the oven. I added some black and green olives to mine and two kinds of cheese.  This is good hot and equally as delicious at room temperature. It also freezes well.

I enjoyed this, once again, with a side salad, and a bit of crusty bread.  Delicious!

Garlic Butter Pineapple Chicken

WEDNESDAY, August 9th - Dinner with Dad at the Big Scoop

On Wednesday nights I always meet with my father and his friend Hazel for dinner at a local diner. Sometimes my sister will join us. This week my friend Jacquie joined us.  The special was a Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry.  

I can't give you a recipe for that, but I can give you a recipe for this delicious Garlic Butter Pineapple Chicken, which is super delicious! If you are looking for a chicken dish which is bursting with flavor and a tasty way to cook chicken breasts which will keep them moist and flavorful and full on delicious, then this is the recipe for you!  Its fabulous with some steamed rice and broccoli on the side.

Garlic Steak Bites & Potatoes

THURSDAY, August 10th - Garlic Steak Bites & Potatoes

Can you ever have too much garlic?  I think not, especially when you are using fresh local garlic. Its so good this time of year.  This tasty skillet meal is the perfect way to showcase it. The steak is sliced and marinated in a soy/srirachi marinade while you cook the potatoes.  Once the potatoes are done, you quickly flash fry the steak and then throw the two together.

The end result is tender juicy pieces of beautifully flavored steak and crispy potatoes.  With a salad or a vegetable on the side, dinner is served!  Delicious!

Tuna Patties

FRIDAY, August 11th - Tuna Patties for Two

On Friday I cooked myself some delicious Tuna Patties. These are quick and easy and made from ingredients I always have in my house. Some good Albacore tuna, chopped spring onion, lemon juice, bread crumbs, mustard, herbs, egg and a bit of hot sauce. 

One of my favorite things to have with them is Macaroni and Cheese. On this day I cooked my Ultimate Macaroni & Cheese for one.  Still eating up my salad.

Air Fryer Reuben Sandwich

SATURDAY, August 12th - Air Fryer Reuben Sandwich

I spent most of the day out shopping with my sister and I picked up a really nice loaf of Winnipeg Rye Bread. I also got some pastrami.  I had a hankering for a Reuben Sandwich!  I love a good Reuben Sandwich every now and then. It is a real treat for me.  I just had this with a pickle on the side because I had a delicious dessert to finish off from the other day.

Easy Lime Refrigerator Cake

Easy Lime Refrigerator Dessert.  There was no way I was letting any of that go to waste!  So delicious and creamy.  With fresh berries, this was more than an ample supper altogether.

I find that I cannot eat as much as I used to when I was much younger. I have my oats with some fruit for breakfast. Generally speaking I eat my main meal at noon and then I will have something picky for my supper.  A handful of nuts and some fruit, other days maybe a piece of cheese and some crackers, and sometimes I just feel downright lazy and have a bowl of cheerios!

And those were my meals of the week for the past week. I think you will agree, it was, once again, a most delicious week! 

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1 comment

  1. Hi Marie. Gail here. It's no wonder people love your weekly sum ups. Some of us had to (like you) think about what to eat every day for decades on end. Then there's the young moms who have to think about what to feed for breakfast, lunch/school lunch, and supper. It can get tiring. Then add maybe having special diets on top and picky eaters, gluten free, vegetarian, economical, etc... It's enough to drive one crazy. Having a source of inspiration is so helpful. Keep up the good work!


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