Manu for March 29th – April 4th
Some manly meals

My manly, meaty menu for the week.

If I had ANY idea of how to make a good matzo ball soup I’d do it.  But I don’t.  Can never go wrong with a latkes though … hmm.  Maybe I’ll add those in.  I’ll keep you posted.  Hah!  Get it???? Posted!

Menu March 28th - April 4th

MONDAY – Chili, Whole Wheat Toast, Big ole salad with Red Leaf Lettuce, Cucumbers, Red Onions, Feta Cheese and Balsamic Dressing


Looks like this could be the last good night for Chili!  Temps up to 21 celsius (70 fahrenheit) by the end of the week!  Yay!  Good-bye chili, hello fresh asparagus!  Otherwise known as Good-bye smelly pants, hello smelly pee.  Don’t worry, 40% of people get asparagus pee.

TUESDAY –  Teriyaki Chicken Shishkebabs (chicken breast, red peppers, pineapple, red onion), Brown Rice, Spring Rolls

Kay, um, it took me about 10 years to find a Teriyaki recipe I really like.  Now that I’ve found it I make a huge batch and freeze it and just cut off a chunk as needed.  Again … as mentioned in a previous post,  the Spring Rolls are store bought.  Because making your own is just stupid.

WEDNESDAY –  Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry with Brown Rice.

Yeah, real men eat stir fry.  OH … YES THEY DO!

THURSDAY –  Cheap n’ Chic Meatballs.  (this is basically sweet & sour meatballs with red peppers, carrots and onions served on rice), Strawberry Spinach Salad. Haven’t tried this recipe yet, but I trust her judgement.  And her tastebuds.  🙂

They also like strawberry/spinach salad by the way.  It makes them feel dainty.  🙂

FRIDAY –  Festival of Meat!  Big Meat, Sausages and Chicken on the barbecue.

*** note: Astute reader Anj has pointed out that those who observe no meat on Good Friday may not be able to partake in the Festival of Meat.  For those readers, I offer you what I believe to be an equally outstanding substitute – “The Festival of Beets”.

Big Meat is actually a hunk of tenderloin.  It isn’t in keeping with The Festival of Meat tradition, but I’m going to have to insist on some type of brightly coloured vegetable for this meal.

SATURDAYHuff n’ Puff Pizza (bbq pizza)  and Baby Greens salad with home grown alfalafa sprouts and toasted pumpkin seeds.

SUNDAY – Easter Dinner at someone’s house.  We haven’t quite figured that out yet.

My niece traditionally has Easter dinner but her husband recently succeeded in getting their hometown of Dundas, Ontario into CBC’s top 5 Hockeyville towns.  The grand prize is a $100,000 makeover for the local town hockey rink.  Go Dundas!!   On Easter Weekend my niece and her husband will be showing the CBC/Kraft execs around town and that doesn’t leave any time for setting tables and stuffing apples in pigs snouts.  I’d rather have turkey anyway.

Vote here for J.L. Grightmire Arena in DUNDAS  please!!! Voting ends Wednesday at midnight.


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  1. Uncle Shifty says:

    You’re having a Big Meat and not inviting me? If I can come I promise that this time the rottweiler will stay in the Hummer.

  2. Andrea says:

    Seriously – Festival of Meat on Good Friday. You’re going to get letters.

    • Karen says:

      Huh. Never even crossed my mind. The good news is I just realized tenderloins aren’t on sale anymore and the Festival of Meat may be pre-empted for the Shinding of sausage.

  3. thebeezkneez says:

    I live in the South. We celebrate all holidays with big meat. My justification: God gave me animals to eat; it would be disrespectful & ungrateful to do otherwise. Works for me.
    And yes, my man loves strawberry & spinach salad (God also gave me wonderful fruits and veggies which I show gratitude by eating). I use Rachel Ray’s recipe – yum-O.
    I have no idea how I found your blog. I have hopped, skipped and linked through so many design sites, I may never truly know….destiny really. ‘Cause I love it. Already bookmarked it so I can find out what happens to the coke (coca cola is a religion in Ga) and steak 😉

    • Karen says:

      Lindsey! The Festival of Meat is a good thing. Maybe I should move to the South. Or maybe just take a trip to begin with. Is the South big into ribs? I’ve been on a perfect rib quest for about the past 12 years. This lady helped me out quite a bit actually Ya know … since you’re interested in meat and all. 🙂

  4. thebeezkneez says:

    Oh, and my mother sent me that email too. I think about it everytime I drink one. Makes me feel naughty.

    • Karen says:

      I’m sooooo glad to see I’m not the only one who got the Coke email. And if that’s the only thing that makes you feel naughty, you’re doing far better than me. 🙂

  5. thebeezkneez says:

    I should probably feel guilty about more than I actually do, oh well….
    Do we do ribs? Why heck yeah! We love anything off a pig. BBQ’ed is best but if its too hot to go outside or leave the oven on very long, we cook them in the crockpot w/ bbq sauce for most of the day & finish off under the broiler for smidgen.
    I will ck out the link you gave me; thnx for the tip!

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