Menu Planning W/C 22.06.15

This is just a quick one, I’m supposed to be writing a sixteen page assignment for my Marketing Diploma, not to mention two presentations… I have about ten days to get all of them done!  Oh and I’m helping organise a Handmade Wedding Fair at work next Sunday too!

With that in mind, I’ve had to ask Anthony to do most of the cooking again this week, so I had to get him to decide on lots of things so he has no complaining to do about my choices!  I wanted to be able to go and see The Minions movie when it came out this week but I think it will have to wait until after I’ve finished my assignment.  I have about six rewards lined up as my carrots on sticks, problem is that I get so tied up thinking of rewards I don’t actually get anything done.  (I’ve fixed the vacuum today that’s how much I’m procrastinating – you should see the dust it picked up!)

Monday – Tuna Chilli and Cauliflower rice
Tuesday – Meatballs in tomato sauce with courgetti (bought a new gadget on Friday at the Cake and Bake show!)
Wednesday – Roast Chicken, sweet potato wedges and salsa
Thursday – Jacket Potato and Salad
Friday – Buckwheat Pizza
Saturday – Roast Beef (Anthony’s getting pretty damn good at roasts!)
Sunday – Leftovers from Saturday plus salad (we’re both at the wedding fair, we’re lazy!)

Have a great week folks, blog will be back in full swing in about 10 days with lots of food, places AND things!


Menu Planning w/c 15.06.2015

After sun dancing all week in the hopes of a dry hot day today so we could make the most of our first day off together in ages with nothing to do, I find my sun dance worked for yesterday but today the rain is being incredibly insistent!!  So I find myself being vaguely organised with the time to plan the weeks food ahead of time and write about it too!

I’ve just made my first ever batch of buckwheat gallettes (pancakes) for lunch and despite having slight issues in getting the pour right on the first one I feel like I did quite well and might even manage to justify buying a little crepe machine at some point, eeek!  Anyway, we’ll be using the remainder of the mix for tomorrows tea so I’m excited about that already!!  If I can get good at it there might be a video of it in a couple of months!

Monday – Buckwheat pancakes with savoury filling
Tuesday – Roast veg with garlic chicken
Wednesday – Butternut squash stuffed with feta and chorizo (we’ve had the squash for ages hence the crossing out, I hope its ok on the inside!)
Thursday – Lisa @ Golf Day dinner, Anthony to feed himself!
Friday – Sausages (gluten free black farmers!) and beans with cauliflower and leek mash
Saturday – Fish fingers, wedges, sweetcorn and peas (we have Anthony’s daughter visiting, she’s two, we know she eats this!)
Sunday – Jacket potato, beans and salad

We used to sit and plan the weeks menu together but I’ve now taken to just getting on with it as otherwise my blog wouldn’t be coming out until Wednesday and I’d get all stressed!  Funny how having control of something as small as knowing what I’m eating makes me feel a bit calmer and more in control.

I’m going to sew some knickers now before making dinner, the first sewing I’ve done just for me in a while, more on that soon!

Menu Planning w/c 08.06.15

Having just very much enjoyed this evening’s meal here is our menu plan for the week –

Monday – Chilli con carne with cauliflower rice (both Jamie Oliver)
Tuesday – Roast Garlic Chicken, potatoes, leeks, spinach
Wednesday – Stuffed peppers (possibly rice and tapenade)
Thursday – Fish pie with cauliflower and leek mash (experiment time!)
Friday – Beef Burger with tarragon mayonnaise and salsa
Saturday – Knaresborough Bed Race /Henshaws Bed Fest (bbq food!!)
Sunday – Anniversary celebrations! Steak et al!

Actually trying lots of new recipes this week which is quite exciting however maybe a bit foolish as I have lots to do other than cooking!  We have a very full freezer and I’m trying to be careful with spending so each meal is based largely around things we already have in.  We got the steak we’re having on Sunday for about 10% of the price at M&S a couple of weeks ago, so it feels like even more of a treat!

I baked a proper yet gluten free cake at the weekend (recipe to follow) and it was really good so I’m really excited about the prospect of more experimentation in the coming weeks!