Weekly Menu 5/21 – 5/27

The weather is definitely heating up so I’m trying to avoid using the oven too much.  That ends up being one of my biggest obstacles as the summer wears on.  I hate eating a heavy meal when it’s hot outside – it makes me feel gross.

Monday – Carnitas – This is from the left over pork shoulder that I made on Saturday.  The recipe is for carnitas, but it’s good for any kind of pork meal you want.  There isn’t a distinct Mexican flavor to it so it’s really versatile.

Tuesday – Marinated Grilled Shrimp w/ Quinoa Tabbouleh – I don’t believe that you necessarily have to have a themed night.  I’m mixing Thai tasting shrimp with an Arabian (I had to look up where it’s from) salad.

Wednesday – Crab Cakes – I have tried making crab cakes numerous times and they have been hit or miss – mostly miss.  I think this is one of the “hits”.  I normally used the cheap crab meat in the can, but the last time I was at Costco I saw they had packages of lump crab meat for about $12 so I’m going to use that this time.

Thursday – BLT’s – We really like bacon at our house.  I make all of my bacon in the microwave (A little tip I learned from Sara).  I lay two paper towels on a microwave safe plate, place a layer of bacon on top and then cover with another paper towel.  Depending on the thickness of your bacon, microwave it for 5 to 7 minutes.  The plate will be hotter than hell when you take it out, but the bacon is always crispy and not greasy.  I’m convinced I can eat as much bacon as I want when I make it this way because all the fat is sucked up in the paper towels.

Friday – Chicken Cordon Bleu – This is a family favorite and easy to make.  Friday is supposed to be the coolest day of the week and the only day I’ll be using the oven.

Saturday – We have a party to go to.

Sunday – We have another party to go to.

I had another $75 trip to the grocery store today!  I don’t have my lump crab meat yet so tack on another $12, but under $100 for a family of 4 isn’t too shabby!

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3 thoughts on “Weekly Menu 5/21 – 5/27

  1. Ohhhhhhhhh I love bacon. I didn’t eat meat for ten years but you can’t fake bacon… I always microwaved mine. It’s healthier that way.

    I don’t eat it anymore just because, no matter how you cook it, it’s still not that good for you. I use turkey bacon instead now. Not that cardboard crap you usually find… there’s a brand called Godshall I found in Sam’s Club and it’s actually not bad at all… it’s not perfectly like real bacon but it’s not far off and it’s got 75% less fat…

    …I still limit myself to two pieces a day though… I’ve lost weight and I want to keep it that way… 🙂

    • I made that sounds as though I eat it every day… which is tempting actually… but I don’t… so let’s just say this… if the most interesting man alive were to eat bacon, this is what he’d say:

      “I don’t always eat bacon, but when I do, I eat Godshall.”

      • It really did make it sound like you ate bacon every day. I did the turkey bacon for awhile and it was OK, but then I went back to the “good stuff” and I realized turkey bacon really wasn’t that good. I actually debated on buying the turkey bacon this time because it was only $2.99 a package and for the health aspects, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it.

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