Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Menu Planning for the week ahead
In the meantime I'm getting around to being inspired about meal planning, after being in a bit of a rut. SFI, Steph's Country Kitchen and some renewed Nigella enthusiasm might just see me through.
Monday: Honey mustard chicken, vegies
Tuesday: Chicken, bacon & mushroom pot pies, vegies (Nigella Express, p.175)
Wednesday: Captain Crunch Chicken, vegies
Thursday: Sweet & sour pork, rice
Friday: Tuna & Rice
Saturday: Vegetable soup, bread & butter
Sunday: Toasted sandwiches
* We don't get 'Captain Crunch' cereal here so I'll just use more cornflakes than the recipe indicates.
* Saturday & Sunday's lack-lustre meals are a result of birthday parties for my nieces and nephew. We won't need anymore food!
One a semi-side note, I tried something new today. Quinoa. I'd never had it before but I've heard wonderful things about this little seed that impersonates a grain. I cooked my quinoa in chicken stock (just powdered) and then mixed it with sauted red onion, toasted pinenuts, roasted red capsicum, sultanas and a little cumin. The kids all had a little taste and were impressed. Even Mr Busy who is a little wary of the unfamiliar. The half cup of quinoa that I cooked was enough for 3 lunch-sized meals. Each of the other ingredients were in about equal portions consistent with the amount of red onion....a fist-full of each. I think quinoa might become my new rice.