Monday, June 27, 2022

This Week's Meal Plan: End of June/Starting July

I didn't make a proper written down meal plan, last week, but I had an idea of what I might make based on what I had bought when I did my grocery shopping and what I had in the freezer.   In the end, it worked out very nicely!  

On Friday night, before my daughter arrived, I cooked a chicken curry, dhal, broccoli leaf mallung, and rice.  We sent two portions of it home with her friends who gave her a ride home and had some for our dinner.

Then, on Saturday, I cooked a shrimp curry and we had that with rice, leftover dhal, and leftover broccoli mallung for dinner.

On Sunday, I cooked hamburger patties and we had hamburgers on buns with lettuce, cucumber (because I didn't have cucumber pickles), and pickled jalapeno for daughter, along with the usual condiments such as ketchup and miracle whip in lieu of mayo, for dinner.  We missed having fries with our burgers, though.

Monday's meals were leftovers, the melon pan my daughter had made on Sunday, and the cookies her friend had made and brought over!  LOL!

On Tuesday, we picked up food from the Sri Lankan restaurant - stringhoppers with chicken curry, egg curry, and pol sambol (coconut sambol), pittu with fish curry, coconut milk, and a spicy condiment known as lunu miris, some fish filled pastries called patties, fish filled rolls (they are thin pancakes, rolled up with a spicy fish filling, then, battered, coated with bread crumbs, and deep fried!), and a coconut milk-jaggery pudding called watalappan.  We had some of the stringhoppers and pittu for a late lunch and the patties and rolls for dinner!  They were very spicy!  

On Wednesday, we ate the snacks (patties and rolls) for brunch, and the leftover stringhoppers and pittu, with the curries, for dinner.

I have no recollection of what we had for meals on Thursday, but, I think we had more patties for brunch and probably leftover hamburgers for dinner.  Neighbor S sent some cheesecake and macarons for dessert!

On Friday, I made egg salad sandwiches for brunch and cooked salmon, sweet potatoes, and broccoli, for dinner.  There was lahmajoon as well!  

On Saturday, we had waffles with peach topping for breakfast, leftovers made into fried rice for lunch, and coconut roti (flat bread) for dinner, which daughter had with leftover salmon and I had with leftover chicken curry.  

On Sunday, we had leftover waffles and peach topping for brunch before daughter left to go to the airport.  She had freshly cooked rice, steamed broccoli, and leftover salmon for her dinner once she had got back to her apartment; I had leftover roti and chicken curry for my dinner.

Which brings me to this week - the last week of June and the first week of July!

I start out the week with some leftovers in the fridge: egg salad, fried rice, some salmon, 2 hamburger patties (no buns), 3 coconut roti, a serving of shrimp curry, a serving of chicken curry, a container of coconut milk, the last portion of pittu, some baked sweet potato, and a big container of mixed salad greens!

Brunch - Egg salad sandwich
Dinner - Pittu, shrimp curry, coconut milk

Brunch - Leftover fried rice
Dinner - Salmon, baked sweet potatoes, salad

Brunch - Coconut roti and chicken curry
Dinner - Hamburger patties, sweet potato, salad

Brunch - Tuna salad sandwiches
Dinner - Pasta with sausages, salad

Friday: July 1
Brunch - Milkrice with seeni sambol (spicy onion relish)
Dinner - Leftover sausages and pasta, salad if there is any still left

Brunch - Leftover tuna salad in sandwiches
Dinner - Baked battered fish fillets, broccoli, corn

Brunch - Leftover milkrice
Dinner - Chicken stirfry with rice

I know the first few days of the week will work out well because I have leftovers to use up.  I also know that there will be milkrice on Friday!  Not sure how things will work out during the weekend.  

What are you planning to have for your meals this week?


  1. You enjoyed delicious meals with your daughter, aren't meals so much nicer when you have company and you don't have to eat alone. I am very impressed how you share food with your neighbours, friends and family, that's such a lovely thing to do.

    1. I did enjoy sharing meals with my daughter; I tend to cook more when she is here! I do like sharing food with family, friends, and neighbors. I don't invite people over to a meal since the pandemic began, but, I will take food over to people from time to time. :)

  2. I always love seeing the different foods you make. I'm always impressed at the variety.

    1. Thank you, Lyssa. Variety is the spice of life, they say! :D

  3. As usual your list of meals looks delicious. I'll be eating some salads this week ... fancying crispy lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber!

    1. Thank you, Eileen. I think I might switch around a couple of the brunch and dinner dishes to have salads during the day. It was 100F, yesterday, and although today is a bit cooler than yesterday, 98F is not that much cooler, is it? :D

  4. What an interesting selection of meals you had - and some excellent leftovers as a result!
    Yesterday I discovered some leftover pasta with sauce in the freezer so I thawed it out and put grated cheese and breadcrumbs on top and put it in the oven. I did some kale to have with it. Tonight will be spicy pork chops, probably with mashed potato and some frozen corn.
    DH is listening to the hearings again. He has things he wants to do outside but he is mesmerized. I can hear it too.

    1. Thank you, Bushlady; I did have a good variety of meals, didn't I? Leftovers are great, too! :) Your pasta dinner sounds good, too, and so do your planned spicy pork chops. What do you add to make them spicy and do you bake them?
      Yes, I am listening to the hearings, too (a rebroadcast).

    2. Those boneless chops are a real cheat as they come already covered in a spicy coating, and smell of garlic. I sear both sides in a small pan, then reduce the heat, cover, and let them braise for at least an hour and they turn out tender.

    3. Oh, I like the sound of that! They come pre-seasoned and all you have to do is cook them! :)

  5. Sounds like with all of your leftovers, you shouldn't have to do much cooking next week.

    1. I think I won't have to cook until Thursday dinner! I rather like the idea of cooking one week and having leftovers the next week! :D


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