Weekly Menus: 5/26/2013

Gentle Readers, sometimes weekly menus are brimming with creativity, and sometimes they are just food. In the end, for me right now, food is the conduit of fuel and conversation with The Practical Cooks Junior, everything else is extra. The end of school is a busy time by itself, throw in a few birthday parties, ballet recitals, and business travel, and dinner does not always get first billing.

The upside of business travel, visiting the local haunts with natives. Chicken and Waffles from Bruxie shown here.

The upside of business travel, visiting the local haunts with natives. Chicken and Waffles from Bruxie shown here.

So this week’s menus are about hitting our marks on stage, if you will, as opposed to breaking through any culinary barriers. We eat pretty well, and homework gets done around our table. Checking the win column.

Ballerinas prepare to take the stage.

Ballerinas prepare to take the stage.

Which means the weekly menus are as follows:

Weekly Menus: 5/26/2013

Weekly Menus: 5/26/2013

The Four-Square Grocery List:

The Four-Square Grocery Shopping List: 5/26/2013

The Four-Square Grocery Shopping List: 5/26/2013

Which all translates into:

Sunday: Rotisserie Chicken
I’ve been leaning on this menu quite a bit lately. The benefit being it’s fast, easy, and creates useful leftovers. Yes, I can roast my own chicken, and I look forward to the day when that becomes choice A again. Till then, guilt-free.

TPC Tested, Ninja Approved: New Chicken Salad

TPC Tested, Ninja Approved: New Chicken Salad

Monday: Pasta and Salad
At the request of the Jrs. I’ll let them decide the flavor.

Tuesday: Mexican
Burritos were mentioned, but we may Punt! and go for nachos. We’ve got some tortilla chips on their last legs, and I have this Four Seasons idea for nachos, creating flavor quadrants.

Wednesday: Breakfast for Dinner
Biscuits will be mine at last! Plus bacon and eggs.

Pork Belly and Kale Biscuit from Rise in Durham: This is not a drill, you need to eat this soon.

Pork Belly and Kale Biscuit from Rise in Durham: This is not a drill, you need to eat this soon.

Thursday: Dine Out!
We’ve got a fun outing with friends planned!

Friday: Beans and Rice
Simple way to end the week. This may evolve into veggie chili, or it may go white chili and use up any remaining rotisserie chicken. We shall see.

Saturday: Dine Out
More field research. I do this so you don’t have to. It’s a sacrifice, I know.

When you have to punt dinner plans, do you get takeout or reach for convenience food in the house? I’m curious. Post a comment below, or send a Tweet my way. I’ll be doing some field research upcoming, and I’m in the test kitchen. Look for more things bacon, but also some salad innovation.

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Coming up Wednesday, Double Scoop Ice Cream Review: Video Style.

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