Monday, 28 November 2011
Menu Week 28/11/11
MONDAY - Leftover different types of casseroles from freezer, roast potatoes, peas and Yorkshire puddings
TUESDAY - Sausage & mushroom crumble, peas and broccoli
WEDNESDAY - Homemade beef burgers, chips and homemade coleslaw
THURSDAY - Roast chicken, sage & onion stuffing, Yorkshire puddings, mash and vegetables
FRIDAY - Spanish rice (using leftover chicken)
SATURDAY - Homemade lamb doner kebab, pitta salad, white kebab sauce & chips
SUNDAY - Sausage, mash, vegetables & onion gravy
Had a search on google this afternoon looking for budget meals. I printed a few off that I thought the family might like and planned a couple into this weeks menu. So two new dishes will be tried, one tomorrow and one on Friday. Before I hit the supermarket I called into a local family butchers near us and bought 1kg of pork sausages. I know sounds a lot of sausages but we will have some tomorrow and some on Sunday. I shall leave 3 out for daughter No2's boyfriend for a sandwich when he finishes football training on Thursday. If there are any sausages left, which I doubt, they will be frozen. I also called into the farm shop and bought a half sack, 12.5kg of potatoes for £2.70.
I went with my list of everything I need for the week and stuck to it. I shall have to return to the supermarket later in the week though. I wanted some minced lamb and Tesco had none left on the shelves. I know I could have bought some in the butchers but it is a lot more expensive there and I cannot afford it this week. Also Tesco had no hard water Yorkshire T-bags left on the shelf so shall be going back for these items Friday. I did fail to stick to my shopping list with one item though. Soap. We don't use much soap. Think I use it the most in the shower. Can't do with shower gel but the others use it. So when I saw the bargain price of 15p for two bars of soap I had to try it.
I was really pleased with my cheap soap when I tried it in the shower tonight. It lathered well and had a nice light smell. Shall definitely be buying this again.
After our evening meal I made some pastry, not too much, to line two small foil cases to make a quiche for daughters lunch tomorrow. Sauteed a little onion and a bit of bacon then added this to the pastry case with a couple of cherry tomatoes chopped up and some grated cheese. The second pastry case I froze for another day. With the leftover pastry I made a jam tart with some homemade blackberry jam. I've also boiled a gammon then roasted it with honey which will be sliced for sandwiches for the week. I found a pepper starting to go wrinkly in the fridge today so chopped it up and popped it into a container and into the freezer. Shall use this in a recipe I am making on Friday. Had a productive day really. Hope weather hold out for me to get in the garden tomorrow and do a bit of garden tidying.
Have you had a productive day today?
See you tomorrow x