Weekly Menu Musings #25

What’s on your menu for this week? Spring is in the air, and in the Pacific Northwest it’s time to start thinking about planting a vegetable garden. We want to eat more from the fat of our land. There’s no fat on our land now, but I did notice some zucchini in the freezer that I’ll need to take out and start using.

Weekly Menu Musing

In the last menu musing I mentioned going out to dinner in Seattle last weekend. Jonathan and I had a great time at the Jazz Alley hearing Arturo Sandoval this past weekend! He is an amazing musician. Not only is he a great trumpeter, but he also has awesome rhythm, playing percussion, and has an amazing touch with the piano. He could seriously go on tour as a jazz pianist.

We really enjoyed the food at Palisade, too. Since we had a $100 gift certificate, we felt freedom to eat whatever we wanted and ate like royalty. We ordered an appetizer, which we usually don’t do, and got Kung Pao Calamari. Jonathan commented that someone could eat that as a main course. It was sooo good, the next day I was inspired to sauté some veggies in the style they were prepared in the appetizer. Then we had a meal off the Chef’s Early Prix Fixe Menu which was 3 courses for $29 along with bread. So we had a tangerine salad, and I ordered grilled jumbo garlic prawns (I almost always try to have prawns when we are out since I don’t usually prepare them at home, and the restaurant was great about making it dairy-free), and then had a gluten-free chocolate cake with a strawberry compote. I couldn’t eat it all, and got a “doggie bag”. We also couldn’t spend all the gift certificate, so we came back the next day for lunch. It was a special treat.

Anyway, here is our loose weekly dinner and dessert/snack menu. Hope you have a great week!


Crock-pot Corned Beef Brisket

Crock-pot Tortilla Soup

Quinoa Black Bean Burger, Vegan Friendly


Slow Cooker Potato Soup Recipe

Ham Tartlets

Snacks and Desserts:

Grasshopper Pie Recipe

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Breakfast Cookies, vegan

Sourdough Donuts

Raspberry Cantaloupe Smoothie: The feature smoothie of the week is a Raspberry Cantaloupe Smoothie.

Raspberry Cantaloupe Smoothie

What are you making this week? Do you meal plan?

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  1. says

    Everything looks great! This week we had/will have Beef, Walnut and Asparagus stir fry, pulled pork sandwiches with salad, and spicy thai noodles with shrimp instead of chicken, (thanks to my brother who lives on the coast). We will go out to dinner a few times as it is just my husband and I this week. My son is deep sea fishing for tuna with my brothers this week.

    For snacks I have made homemade almond joy bars with unsweetened coconut and coconut milk chocolate. I also need to make bread and granola. Breakfast for me is a simple green smoothie with spinach, banana and almond milk. That cantaloupe smoothie looks delicious, I may need to try it next time I get a cantaloupe!!

    Have a great week!

    • says

      Hi Rebecca! Thanks so much. Spicy Thai Noodles with Shrimp sounds awesome! When I break down and buy some shrimp again, I will try it! It sounds like we make a lot of the same foods. I didn’t mention us making bread this week, but I just told my Abbie girl we need to prepare two loaves tonight. Hope you have a great week!

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