Monday, 16 May 2011
Menu Week 16/05/11
MONDAY - Savoury mince cobbler, steamed vegetables
TUESDAY - Salmon and pesto pasta bake & homemade garlic bread (using up leftover salmon from party & a jar of green pesto from hamper I got at christmas)
WEDNESDAY - Fish pie, peas and carrots (using more leftover salmon and some frozen fish from freezer)
THURSDAY - Casseroled chicken drummers, steamed vegetables, mashed potatoes and yorkshire puddings (using drummers leftover from party)
FRIDAY - Egg, chips and beans with bread & butter
SATURDAY - At my parent-in-laws Golden Wedding Anniversary party
SUNDAY - not sure yet
Been in Leeds all day on a course so I put the slow cooker to work this morning to do its stuff. Before I left I threw in the slow cooker 2 chopped onions, a few mushrooms I found in the freezer, 500g minced beef, a tin of tomatoes, a handful of red lentils and a beef stock cube dissolved in 500mls of hot water and a good grinding of black pepper and a dash of wostershire sauce. This was left all day on low and was just thickened with a few gravy granules and I threw in some sweetcorn when I returned home. Before I thickened the mince I removed a bowlful of the mince and saved this for making another meal.
Cheese scones were made and I cut these with a small cutter to place a layer on the mince which I had transfered to a suitable dish to go in the oven. After 20 minutes the mince cobbler was ready to serve with steamed broccoli and spring cabbage. I had the same but made mine with soya mince.
Nipped to the shop this morning on the way to my course to get some broccoli, tinned tuna and a loaf. Living out of the freezer and fridge and cupboards this week to save money and use stuff up. Freezers emptying nicely and the fridge is starting to look a bit bare now. I'm going to make some ratatouille tomorrow which will use up a couple of courgettes and a couple of peppers I have. Not sure when to eat this so that can go in the freezer and I might make stuffed pancakes with it Sunday or Monday next week. If I do this I can use some more of the cheese in the freezer to make a cheese sauce to pour on the pancakes then bake them in the oven.
Have you had a good Monday?