Monday, 6 September 2010

Monday's Menu Plan: Week Beginning 6 September

I'm heading off on a school camp this morning.  None of my children are in Year 5 or 6, so this time I am completely, wholly and solely a staff member.  As you can imagine, Mum going away for a couple of days requires a little bit of planning, but these days it's a lot less than it used to be.  A teensy bit of preparation for meals and bread in the freezer should keep everyone's bellies filled.  The girls are terribly excited about taking over in the kitchen.  They get to prepare one meal each and no doubt Miss Sunshine will dive into the task of lunch-maker with gusto.  And I confess to spoiling the kids just a little ~ a rare pack of snack-sized potato chip packets is hiding in the bottom of the pantry.  To remind them that I love them, even while I'm away.

And when I return, they may just have to keep cooking ~ being on camp is very tiring work!

Monday:  Oven fried chicken, vegies
Tuesday:  Pasta with bolognaise sauce
Wednesday:  Italian sausages in tomato sauce (Nigella Express)
Thursday:  Crumbed chicken, potato & mushroom gratin, vegies
Friday:  Coq au Riesling, doubled for another night (Nigella Express)
Saturday:  Chowder, bread & butter
Sunday:  Baked eggs (a la Nigella), tomato salad, bacon

Can you tell I scrolled through my PVR recordings to the Nigella Express programs?  What else is a girl to do on a stormy Saturday, but reach for inspiration while menu planning?  And worthy inspiration it was, too.


Pom Pom said...

Have fun at camp!

Left-Handed Housewife said...

I hope you enjoy camp--I wonder how different the experience will be as a staffer as opposed to a staffer/mom.

Wonderful menu, as usual!