Monday, 29 June 2009

Holiday Menus and Other Kitchen Plans

I was going to walk first thing this morning before Dh left for work. In the daylight. rained. I know we need the rain but it would've been perfectly alright for the rain to have stopped before 7am and started after I got home!

My plan for the first day of holidays is to do some supermarket shopping, pick up Miss Sunshine from a sleepover and then go shopping for a birthday present....for the sleepover she's off to tomorrow night. Just as well for all her friends she'll have a night at home in between!

To that end, some menu planning has been done:

Monday: Beef Pie with gluten free pastry, vegies
Tuesday: Herbed Fish, vegies
Wednesday: Chicken braised with honey & vinegar, vegies
Thursday: Lasagna (will double it and freeze half)
Friday: Homemade Pizza
Saturday: Jacket Potatoes and Coleslaw
Sunday: Roast Chicken, vegies

I also have a growing list of items I'd like to have prepared and in the freezer for those inevitable nights when I get home and I just really can't be bothered thinking about dinner.
  • Bolognaise pasta sauce
  • Meatloaf
  • Buttermilk Polenta Crumbed Chicken
  • Orange Crumbed Chicken
  • Forbidden City Chicken
  • Teriyaki Chicken
  • Sausage Rolls
  • Vegetable Patties
  • Hamburger Patties
  • Bacon Wrapped Chicken
It seems to be that there's a lot of chicken on that list, doesn't it. Don't worry...I'll intersperse it with other things! I also came across a blog called Altered Cutlery, with lots of slow cooker recipes on it. Recipes that seem to suit the Aussie palate, given that the author is South Australian. I'm going to dig through her recipes over the next week and find things that we'll enjoy. The nights when life is hectic are made so much simpler when I've thought ahead and put something in the crock pot. Last week Miss Mischief prepared vegies while I dealt with the meat and then we just threw it all in.

1 comment:

Pom Pom said...

Lovely menu! What's for dessert?