Oh dear. My good intentions to post my family’s meal plan at the end of each week have gone to pot recently.
I blame my mother. She came to stay for four days and distracted me with shopping trips for clothes and perfume and drinking lots of red wine.
So I have two week’s worth of meals to share with you now. I promise I’ll be good from now on.
Chicken thigh Yakitori from Belleau Kitchen has to have been one of the most delicious dishes I’ve ever eaten. You’ve got to try it. Salty, sticky and scrumptious. Even better, my husband cooked it. So, simple too.
Roast vegetable lasagne is a bit of a family favourite; really satisfying and so full of flavour. I’ve entered this recipe into the Pink Whisk Challenge to raise awareness of Save The Children’s No Child Born to Die campaign. Why don’t you submit one of your family favourites?
I had a go at creating my own Chinese style soup using Chinese sausage, noodles and Savoy cabbage and it was surprisingly good.
For a quick and cheap mid-week supper we tried a recipe for creamy bacon and leek linguine from the fantastic Gourmet Mum. I didn’t have any linguine so used penne instead. It was very simple and very tasty.
And my final high of the fortnight was another very simple dish - chicken and pea risotto, using leftovers and stock from a roast chicken a few days earlier.
It’s been a very good fortnight for food but there was one big fat dud. I tried making a goat’s cheese and onion tart and it was simply terrible. Bland and boring. I’d bought a cheap goat’s cheese on ‘special’ and it tasted of absolutely nothing. I won’t be doing that again.
Right then, time for the full breakdown…
Monday 20 February
Lunch: rice salad
Dinner: mutton casserole and rice (F)
Tuesday 21 February
Lunch: hummus and cucumber rolls
Dinner: Pancakes (cheese & ham and lemon & ricotta)
Thursday 23 February
Lunch: cheese and pickle rolls
Dinner: baked Portobello mushrooms with garlic butter, baked potatoes and salad
Friday 24 February
Lunch: pasta salad
Dinner: creamy leek and bacon linguine
Saturday 25 February
Lunch: beans and cheese on toast
Dinner: beef casserole with celeriac mash
Sunday 26 February
Lunch: Chinese chicken, spare ribs, pak choi and egg fried rice
Dinner: Bread, cheese and salad
Monday 27 February
Lunch: ham and salad rolls
Dinner: chicken madras and rice (F)
Tuesday 28 February
Lunch: cheese and salad rolls
Dinner: ratatouille and rice
Friday 2 March
Lunch: rice salad
Dinner: left over lasagne
Saturday 3 March
Dinner: carrot, beetroot & apple salad and wraps
F = from freezer