Yup. It’s a post. And yup. It’s a Saturday. It’s the return of the my Weekly Menu.
You may have noticed, if you look to the right side bar … there is now a box for my weekly menu. If you’re ever in need of meal inspiration … give it a click.
For those of you who don’t know, for the first several months on The Art of Doing Stuff I had an entire category devoted to my weekly menu. Each week I would post what we would be eating for the week. It acted as entertainment, inspiration and what I thought was going to be an easy way to fill a post a week. It was not easy.
It was NOT easy at all. Planning, shopping for, cooking, cleaning up after and losing the weight from the meals was easier than writing that post. You see, I took great pride in those posts. Too much pride. Too much pride, too much time, too many stories about food, too many recipes. Tooooo much.
So I quietly stopped writing the weekly menu. I continued to create a weekly menu for myself, (as I have for the past decade) I just didn’t share it with you. Then the complaints started coming in. Emails that said things like “Hey asshead. Where’s the weekly menu?”. Of course I can’t really blame her. My mother really liked those menus.
So, I’ve decided to bring back an abridged version of the weekly menu. Every Saturday I’ll post what we’ll be eating for the next week. However, there will not be anything entertaining about these posts at all. Nothing. That is my goal. You will never, ever read a funny story, get a laugh out of or be entertained by these posts. They will be dull. Boring. Utilitarian. They will be your grade 11 math teacher.
If you can deal with that … I’m happy to continue putting up my menus for you. When I can, I’ll provide links to recipes and tips.
We might as well start right now.
And just so you don’t think I’m scamming you, my weekly menu sometimes changes. If I go to the grocery store and find a great piece of meat or interesting vegetable, all hell breaks loose and I change things. Or … if there’s a storm. A storm changes everything. When there’s a storm chili or beef stew always takes precedence. So if you see me Twitter a picture of what we’re having for dinner and it doesn’t match the weekly menu chances are, that’s what happened.
This menu is to act as inspiration for your weekly meals. ‘Cause I empathize with you. It’s hard to come up with ideas for something to eat every night. In short, coming up with a weekly menu is a pain in the asshead. And this asshead is here to help.
Fire broth soup recipe
Fantastic Orange chicken recipe (double up on the sauce, it freezes great so the next time you make it, you only have to bread and cook the chicken)
Tofu Marinade for Buddha Bowl (Marinate extra firm cubed tofu. Add it to brown rice, top with spicy peanut sauce and bean sprouts. You can use chicken if you hate tofu)