Monday, 23 May 2011

Menu Week 23/05/11

MONDAY - Ratatouille & ham filled pancakes  with cheese sauce and pear sponge & custard
ME - Chive & cream cheese omelet, jacket potato and ratatouille

TUESDAY -Left over chicken,  vegetables, mashed potatoes, yorkshire puddings & gravy
ME - veggie sausages, vegetables, boiled new potatoes & gravy

WEDNESDAY - Fish pie, peas & carrots
ME - same

THURSDAY - Fragrant pork & rice one pot
ME - Same using veggie sausages

FRIDAY - Spaghetti bolognese with homemade garlic bread
ME -Tuna tomato sauce on spaghetti

SATURDAY - Chicken fajitas
ME - Tofu fajitas

SUNDAY - Not sure yet

Can't believe it's Monday again and meal planning time. Time passes too quickly!

Nice to be back to the normal routine again. I had a day of cooking and sorting the freezer out. The freezer is emptying nicely but I did have quite a few containers that have been sat in the freezer for centuries so I decided the clear out was today. I am normally very good at using up individual portions I store in the freezer but these were portions of stuff that did not taste that great first time round! Some experimental sag aloo got binned, 2 containers of mung beans with frost bite and a container of some sort of sauce I made which did not look that great. I got out the remainder of my runner beans I froze last summer which looked a bit frost bitten and these went in the dogs vegetables. Had a reshuffle of the contents of each drawer and the freezer is looking a lot tidier now.

I had a couple of chicken carcasses in the freezer which got used today to make a big pot of chicken stock. I also got a batch of Hotcross buns on the go in the bread maker. I made some cheese, onion and potato pasties for the girls lunches.

Took the dog for his usual walk but did not like walking in such strong winds. I hate walking by trees in strong winds in case a branch or the tree is blown down. Every time I came to a big tree me and the dog ran by it as fast as we could ha ha. After the walk I got on with preparing our tea. I made pancakes for our meal which were filled with some ham and ratatouille then placed in an ovenproof dish with some cheese sauce I made poured on top and a sprinkling of cheese.

I did not have this for my meal, too high calorie with me being on a diet. I had a chive & cream cheese omelet, jacket potato and ratatouille. I had some pears in the fridge which were past their best so decided to use them up in a dessert. I made a basic victoria sponge and used  this to top a cake tin with some caramel I just made in the bottom of it. On top of the caramel I placed peeled halved pears.

This was eaten with custard. Why do I make all these tempting foods when I've just started a diet?
Talking of diets, did the dreaded measuring of my bits this evening and it's not good. Did not get daughter to take a photo yet, might do that tomorrow. I won't be using the photo just yet, it's for me to compare my weight loss against each month.

Hope you all had a good day. See you tomorrow.


  1. I do the same thing, I have a meal for them and a meal for me very often. Great looking menu!