With some free time on his hands, Michael shows how easy it is to turn a kitchen into a prep kitchen; get ready for the busy week ahead.
Roast cherry tomato and black olive pasta sauce; fennel salad; handmade potato gnocchi.
Patience is the key to many kitchen flavours; a pork shoulder with a customizable spice rub; barbecue for a pulled pork sandwich.
Baby greens with goat cheese; Halibut Provencal with stuffed zucchini; chocolate.
Bacon corn chowder.
Michael uses fresh dill.
Buttermilk fried chicken; potato salad with bacon and corn; cinnamon scented snickerdoodle cookies; iceberg lettuce tomato salad with ranch dressing.
Creamy mushroom soup; smoked salmon bagel sandwich; chocolate crusted ice cream balls.
Michael bakes brownies in ice cream cones and tops them with homemade marshmallow.
Exploring Louisiana means gumbo.
Apple pie; chicken roasted on a bed of apples; brown rice simmered with apples; salad dressed up with apple slices.
Juicy grilled rib eye with mushroom sauce, Parmesan smashed potatoes and grilled zucchini.
Mint gazpacho; chicken caesar salad; chocolate mousse.
Pesto stuffed chicken wrapped in proscuitto, parmesan, parsley and pea risotto.
Deep-fried turkey; potato salad with dill and mustard; Parmasan baked zucchini and tomatoes.
Asian chicken salad wrapped in rice paper, potato pancakes with smoked salmon and herb sour cream dressing.
Orange ginger broth with soba noodles, sushi and spicy pineapple salad.
Blue cheese crusted filet mignon, horseradish mashed potatoes, roast tomatoes with baby spinach and pavlova with orange marmalade.
Bloody Mary salmon, salad with cucumber vase and roasted tomatoes and vanilla cakes.
Baked halibut with tomatoes, onions and a simple sauce.
Potato and salmon cakes with horseradish sauce, broccoli and potato soup and peanut butter cups.
Nacho chips with bacon, jalapenos ad cheddar, spicy tequila salsa.
Potato and horseradish crusted salmon with pickle sauce, roasted licorice carrots, sauteed mushrooms with sherry and spinach.
The everyday flavors of Mexico are the inspiration for tonights menu.
Spicy chili, cheddar cornbread and Buffalo chicken wing salad with blue cheese dressing.
Southwestern steak salad, spicy sweet potato soup with crispy tortillas and green rice with cilantro.
Braised lamb shanks; roasted cauliflower with almonds; orange juice braised sweet potatoes; roasted pineapple with coconut crusted ice cream.
French onion soup; pan roasted chicken breasts with a speedy pan sauce; spinach salad with raspberry vinaigrette.
Allspice-rubbed pork tenderloin with rum raisin sauce, pear salad with garlic oat crunch and blue cheese dressing.
Lasagna, sicilian salad, herb butter bread and strawberry banana turnovers.
Beef stew made with beer, cheddar biscuits, butterscotch popcorn and hot cocoa laced with liqueurs.
Cornflake crusted chicken with curry sauce; white beans with bacon and spinach; beet and goats cheese salad.
Pasta with tomato olive sauce, pesto salad and banana muffins with raspberry butter.
Chicken noodle soup; bumps on a log; carrot raisin salad; brown sugar ice cream.
Salsa chicken; BLT salad; corn fritters with maple butter; jello shooters.
Roast red pepper sauce with pasta, tomato and olive salad; crostini with a roast garlic spread.
Pea soup, Greek salad and French fries with spicy ketchup.
Grilled lamb burgers; grilled corn and red onion salsa; potato bacon tart; caramel rum pudding.
Pasta sauce with chicken; ratatouille; tomato and fresh mozzarella salad; rapini with brown butter; Italian sodas.
Wood smoke roasted chicken; spaghetti squash salad; brown rice and apples.
Lamb curry; aromatic basmati rice; spicy cilantro relish; cucumber mint raita.
Asian spinach salad with orange dressing; Asian cabbage salad; salsa; tuna potato salad; ice cream sandwiches.
Egg drop soup with chicken dumplings; shrimp toast; Chinese broccoli; fortune cookies.
Spiced sugar cookies; brined turkey and whole grain stuffing.
Rotini with red clam sauce; grilled Caesar salad; Parmesan cream and balsamic honey syrup.
Fettuccini with tomato and bacon sauce; house salad with salsa dressing; berry pudding.
Beef stew, mashed potatoes and spinach salad with pears, walnuts and raspberry vinaigrette.
Brunch buffet with sunshine smoothies, baked egg dish, potato bacon cakes and French toast with blueberry maple sauce.
Chicken tangine, couscous stuffed tomatoes and homemade hummus with seasoned pita chips.
Chewy wine shots; chicken dippers; smoked salmon mousse in tortilla chips; smoked salmon egg rolls; thyme cookies.
Potato salad with smoked salmon and dill; chocolate truffles.
Chicken soup, matzo balls, cucumber carrot salad and bread pudding.
Pot steamed salmon, fennel apple salad and caramel creme brulee.
Chick dippers with apple butter and apple yogurt dip; kids vinaigrette; oatmeal muffins; homemade play dough.
Wood grilled steak and vegetables accompanied by homemade steak sauce and scallop potato gratin.
Beef blade simmering steak; baby spinach; bean sprouts; hot cocoa.
Roast chicken and garlic steamed broccoli with homemade mashed potatoes with brown butter and vermouth sauce.
Roast turkey breast and spinach salad.
Deep smoky marinade for chicken.
Beef stew with aromatic vegetables and potatoes; whole wheat cheddar biscuits.
Chicken mushroom stew; mashed potatoes; carrot sticks; sautéed asparagus.
Roast penne pasta; green salad with tomato lemon vinaigrette; tomato water martinis.
Rack of lamb in a tarragon crust with zinfandel sauce, foccacia, bulgar and hearty beet greens.
Apple braised pork shoulder, roasted acorn squash and spatzle.
Fresh salmon with an Asian flavor base wrapped in foil; roast potato salad; vegetable kebabs and homemade marshmallow smores.
Traditional macaroni and cheese dish made decadent by adding lobster and a simple lobster salad.
A rich and zesty pizza.
Leg of lamb, sun-dried tomato, olive, mint salsa, grilled polenta and roasted vegetables.
Protein soup served with asparagus salad and pita chips.
Tuna steaks crusted with a variety of peppercorns; braised leeks in red wine broth; ginger mint salsa; salad with Japanese vinaigrette.
Salmon filet with basil and pesto infused mussel broth and steamed spinach.
Three meat pasta sauce with beef, pork and veal; roasted garlic bread; salad.
Pan-seared duck breast marinated in thyme, mustard and soya sauce; bibb lettuce.
Grilled corn soup with roasted red peppers; chicken and cheddar; fennel salad with honey lime vinaigrette.
Pan-fried whole trout; baked trout filets.
A New York strip loin steak with shiitake mushrooms; bacon and potato cheese tart; steamed asparagus.
Braised chicken thighs; couscous; endive salad.
Mediterranean-style fish stew with fennel and tomato and a tangy orange and garlic garnish.
Thai noodle dish; cucumber salad; streamed Asian greens; pineapple salad.
Clam chowder; biscuit topped with brown butter; simple green salad with sherry maple vinaigrette.
Spicing up the usual burger with blue cheese and bacon.