Meal Plan; 15-19 May – Mother’s Day and Seafood!

This past weekend we celebrated all mothers around the World. These women are so important for the well-being of children and families. They need to be celebrated more. Without women, we would not exist – a fact we cannot deny.

Mothers have been celebrated since ancient Greek times and became known as “Mothering Sunday” during the early onset of Christianity. Mothers play an important role in history.

Mother’s Day became a US holiday in 1914 thanks to an amazing woman called Anna Jarvis/

I’m honoring my awesome sister, my dear mother, and my beautiful wife on this day. They have achieved a lot of impressive achievements as mothers, and I would not have become the man I am today without their influence.

My loves seafood, so I cooked her meal over an open fire, using my Breeo firepit, and roasted the asparagus in the Traeger. Perfect combination. A light but delicious dinner.

Stump Grinding

As part of the summer back garden project clearing trees, I also have to deal with very large stumps that are protruding from the ground. These monsters make it challenging to incorporate the new area into my plans fully.

The Red Monster Stump Killer

I was dreading having to remove them with a chainsaw or axe slowly. Swinging an axe is great exercise, but I do not have the stamina to keep hacking at a stump for days.

Drilling holes into the stumps, filling them with petrol, and lighting them to burn the stump slowly is not an option I’m comfortable with. Instead, I rented a professional stump grinder for the day. And sweet lord, it was a blessing.

I spent 6-7 hours with the large monster, slowly grinding the stumps into sawdust. While it was not physically demanding, it quickly became a mundane task of moving the blade slowly over the stump and eating away at a snail’s pace. But the job got done, and the surface was clear of stumps.

Mission accomplished!

Seafood and Chicken

Yes, I know. Chicken is on the menu again.

I decided to attempt making Chicken Ruby. Making Indian dishes is always a pleasure. They are packed with amazing flavors, and the entire house smells fantastic. You can burn food but still smell the lovely cardamom, Garam masala, cinnamon, and other amazing herbs.

While the Chicken Ruby tomato sauce was simmering, I made the mixture for the Asian Salmon noodle dish. Greem onions, mushrooms, mixed vegetables, and a nice sauce made from honey, chili oil, and coco aminos. We use coco aminos as a substitute for Soy sauce.

Later in the week, we will enjoy another freezer surprise and a small homemade lasagne.

The kids are looking very much forward to their lunches this week. I made two versions of my favorite sandwich, the Vietnamese Banh Mi. One pork and one chicken. Served on a homemade baguette.

I’ll also make a tuna melt and a traditional cheese melt – they love cheese melts.

Lunch & Dinner

MondaySmash burger sliders with cheese and onionsAsian Salmon noodles
TuesdayBanh Mi with honey-marinated chickenChicken Ruby with white rice
WednesdayBanh Mi with honey-marinated porkLasagna
ThursdayGrilled Cheese Trio bagelFreezer Adventure
FridayTuna melt bagelEasy dinner – datenight

One day, I might get so organized that I will link the meals below to my recipes. We can only live in hope!

Have a fantastic week, my friends. I hope you enjoy these meal plans. It is much easier to make food in advance, although you must invest several hours preparing meals during the weekend.

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