Monday, 28 February 2011
Menu Planning: Week Beginning 28 February
I know it's pretty late for getting around to posting this, but that's probably going to be the way of things for a while. Late night and early morning postings snuck in before or after a solid block of study time. My first week of Uni has passed by very quickly. I think I'm finally settled both geographically in the house and with all the bits and pieces I require to keep my work organised. At this point I'm feeling quite satisfied with my ability to keep up with it all. It's full, but I'm loving it so far.
In the process, the girls are happily taking over my kitchen. Miss Mischief has succeeded in baking her first roast chicken meal. Tonight she conquered the humble rissole. I keep forgetting that she works slower than Miss Sunshine and I. But she does it happily, quite content to putter. I write scant notes for her and she follows diligently with plenty of checking in. A little challenging when listening to a lecture, but I guess that's the beauty of having a pause button! Miss Sunshine is easily becoming as efficient as I am and I rarely even check to see if she needs a hand or advice. I can't believe my baby girls are so very grown up! Mr Busy is, of course, wanting in on the kitchen action. He's miffed that the girls weren't cooking when they were just ten! He has no leverage until about 12.
So this week, between the girls and I here's what we're feasting on this week:
Monday: Rissoles, vegies (Miss M)
Tuesday: Chinese corn soup, prawn crackers (me)
Wednesday: Oven fried chicken, vegies (Miss M)
Thursday: Pasta bolognaise (Miss S)
Friday: Homemade pizza (MissS/me)
Saturday: Roast, vegies (me)
Sunday: Gnocchi (me/Mr Busy)
There you go, Mr Busy does get to help. He's great at shaping gnocchi for me, so this is often a little job we do together. He'll be thrilled. And I need to remember to get Miss Mischief started by 4.30pm so we get to eat at a reasonable time.