Monday, 9 January 2012
Monday Menu Plan: Week Beginning 8 January
I have a menu plan. For the first time since Christmas. Dh will be pleased as there is plenty of BBQ'd meat and salad ahead. Nothing pleases him more....other than cake. Or biscuits. Or slices. Or anything made with vast amounts of sugar.
Monday: Prawn & mango curry, rice
Tuesday: Pork chops (marinated), salad, potato
Wednesday: Hamburgers, potato
Thursday: Chicken wings (marinated), salad, potato
Friday: Tomato & bacon pasta
Saturday: Take away
Sunday: Roast chicken, vegies
I'm not one to buy prepackaged, pre-made food because it's a rare thing that the store-bought item will be better or tastier than homemade. Crackers for cheese are probably one of the few exceptions. But this week I bought gnocchi. I bought it because I don't intend to eat it the way I normally would - as a pasta meal. I'm going to try out Nigella's idea of using them as quick mini roast potatoes. I've always been fascinated by the idea - this week I'm living dangerously. And then I'll probably go back to never buying pre-made gnocci again. Because I know it'll probably never be as good as the homemade version.
Anyway, see for yourself. This is what we'll be trying out this week.
I'll let you know what I think.