Menu for March 15th – March 21st

Sometimes I reallllyyyy don’t feel like doing a menu.   This was one of those weeks.  I considered making Tuesday and Wednesday nights the evenings where we heat up some Cheez Whiz in the microwave and drink it out of the jar, but i was vetoed.  By myself, mainly.

This post is just for inspiration, but if you want an actual recipe, lemme know.  I have that whole self-diagnosed OCD thing going on and I have spent many years figuring out the best way to make pretty much everything, from potato salad to potato soup!  Anything potato related, really.

March 15th - March 21st

MONDAY – Pan seared Prime Rib roast, Yorkshire Pudding, Wasabi Parsnip Puree, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes

O.K. this one is a bit of a lie.  Have I mentioned I’m a dirty ole’ liar?  We had this for dinner Sunday night, so this will be the leftovers.

TUESDAY –  Buddha Bowl

What’s Buddha Bowl?  Only the most delicious recipe I’ve ever stolen from a restaurant (Fresh).  It’s marinated tofu (or chicken if you like), on a bed of brown basmati rice, topped with tender crisp bean sprouts.  The whole kit and kaboodle is drizzled – O.K. doused – with a spicy peanut sauce.  I LOVE BUDDHA BOWL!

WEDNESDAY –  Hot Roast Beef Sandwiches with horseradish (it was a BIG Prime Rib,) Oven Roasted French Fries, Wasabi Parsnip Puree, Green Beans

I love a hot roast beef sandwich and I don’t care if you  think it’s something they serve in “correctional facilities” and at department store lunch counters.  It’s good.  So, suck it.


THURSDAY – Potato/Leek soup with saffron, crusty bread pulled into pieces (challah style,) Red Leaf Lettuce Salad with red onions, feta cheese & cucumber served with Balsamic Dijon dressing.

Potato Soup w/ Saffron

So the trick to a good potato soup is the potatoes.  I’ve had the best luck with Organic yellow fleshed ones because of their creaminess and taste.  Also, if you can, use homemade chicken stock.  That’s what really makes a difference.  Toss in a pinch of saffron near the end and serve with garlic croutons.  Is it Thursday yet?  I’m pretty sure it’s Thursday.

FRIDAY – Perogies fried with onions. Pan fried coins of sausage.  Red Leaf Lettuce salad with Balsamic Dressing.

The Fella only goes to Costco with me to eat the samples.  He says he likes to spend time with me but the minute we hit the Costco floor he starts running around like he’s in an episode of Supermarket Sweep.  He’s on a mission to find the food samples.  Then he finds me, drags me around to all the samples so I can get one – and then give it to him.   We went last weekend and there were perogie samples.  Hence tonight’s dinner.

SATURDAY – Sole Picatta with extra capers and prosciutto slices, Brown Rice, Sauteed Beet Tops with Red Wine Vinegar, Raw Sugar, Nutmeg and Pine Nuts.

I don’t like fish and have no idea why I’m eating it Saturday night.    I once went on a trip to Portugal and fish was served for every meal, including breakfast.  By day 2 of the trip the sight of the ocean even made me gaggy.  I have no idea why the hell I’m eating fish on Saturday.  My throat is actually starting to revolt at the thought of it.  I may have to ammend the menu and go with the even more appealing, liquid Cheez Whiz.

SUNDAY – Spaghetti & Meatballs

spaghetti & meatballs


  1. Barb says:

    Funny I don’t see cereal on that menu anywhere. I wish I was that inspired to cook!

    • Karen says:

      Barb – We did have “breakfast for dinner” last week if that counts! Homemade Egg McMuffins, mini french toasts, bacon and fresh fruit. I didn’t even think of cereal! That would have been WAY easier. 🙂 Uch. Now you’ve got me thinking about Honeycombs.

  2. Jane says:

    I’m surprised no-one asked, but I will.. can I get the recipe for the Buddha bowl? Thanks!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jane – I’ll try and do a Buddha Bowl recipe next week! The only problem is I can’t find a spicy peanut sauce recipe I like as much as the President’s Choice bottled stuff I use. (I realize it’s rare that a bottled sauce is EVER better than homemade) So if you’re not in Canada, and don’t have access to President’s Choice products you might be out of luck. 🙁 Unless you have your own favourite spicy peanut sauce recipe! Oh! And the recipe for my tofu marinade which I use in the Buddha Bowl is already on the site. Just “search” tofu marinade! ~ karen

  3. Lex says:

    Would love to hear about the Buddha Bowl, my boyfriend’s nickname is Buddha!

    Now, I would love to hear your recipe for pea soup!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Lex – Buddha Bowl is easy. It’s brown rice topped with, marinated tofu (search my tofu marinade recipe in my sidebar), and mung bean sprouts. Drizzle with a good amount of spicy peanut sauce. (can sub. chicken for the tofu if you like) ~ karen!

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