Monday, 21 July 2008

Monday's Marvellous Menu

The kids and I were back at school this morning. Hard to believe Term 3 is now in full swing. Mr Busy's classroom had a nice clear, clean blue wall...all ready for this terms General Studies work to go up. They're doing 'Colour and Light'. I got to decorate one part of it with this morning's acrostic poems.

Whilst having breakfast and feeling like it just couldn't be real...that holidays had ended, I did manage to finish this week's menu plan.

Monday: Meatloaf & vegies
Tuesday: Irish Stew (in the CP)
Wednesday: Old Fashioned Chicken Pie (using l/o chicken roast)
Thursday: Cranberry Pork Roast & vegies (also a CP recipe)
Friday: Vegie Rolls, potato wedges & something to go with it
Saturday: Mrs R's Vegie Soup
Sunday: Tuna & Rice Casserole

Now I just have to have a bit of a brag and show you what I made. We had some friends over for lunch last week and they love Asian food, but never cook it. I, on the other hand, cook a relatively large variety of Asian meals. So I did chicken & corn soup (very easy!) with Char Siu Bau ~ otherwise known as roast sweet pork steamed buns. Also easy, just a little time consuming. Here they are. What do you think?! Clever....even if I do say so myself. And they freeze and reheat so well. You just steam them from frozen for 10-15 minutes!

3 comments:

fmll said...

Pork buns are my absolute FAVOURITE thing to get at Yum Cha :D

April said...

Your whole menu looks amazing! I have never tried the Char Siu Bau, but they look AMAZING!!! YUM! Could you possibly share your recipe for Irish stew?

Happy Monday!
April :0)

Tracy said...

Mine too Fmll. Well...that and the little crispy yam thingys...and the prawn dumplings....and...you know what? I'm gonna stop there before I sound like a little piggy LOL.

April I will absolutely post the recipe this week. It's very simple, with simple ingredients but it's very tasty and goes well on the stove top, in the oven or in the crockpot. How versatile is that!