Monday, 7 May 2012
Monday Menus and Mayhem
The upside of no stitching is that I devote my time to weekly tasks and essay writing for Uni and there is beautiful fruit for those labours. My Dance & Drama assignments came back with a credit and a distinction and my PE assignment was returned to me with a coveted high distinction attached...and glowing praise. This is the 'work' God has given me to do in this season and while stitching is one of my first loves, it can be set aside for a while. And while I'm content with my 'work', the stitching does occasionally sing to me longingly!
I need to phone about my oven getting together with a lovely Fix-It Man - the poor things needs the kind of love we just can't give it :( In the meantime there is a limit to what can be cooked in there. The lowest temperature is 180C if the oven stays on. The 180C mark is now just as the oven turns on so it flicks on and off constantly.
Here is the nearly oven-free menu for the week:
Monday: Crumbed beef schnitzel, vegies
Tuesday: Tomato & bacon pasta
Wednesday: Ricotta fritters, vegies
Thursday: Chinese pork spare ribs, rice, vegies
Friday: Vegetable frittata, vegies
Saturday: Mr Busy's choice
Sunday: Not sure
I'll crumb my schnitzel with polenta (cornmeal) and use cannellini beans for Tuesday's night's pasta in order to accommodate my growing issues with wheat. Avoiding starchy carbohydrates like rice and pasta (gluten free, of course) seems to be working well. I use sweet potato instead of regular and have extra vegies instead of rice.
Enough from me - a phone call to make and a couple of lectures to listen to amid dinner preparation is ahead of me yet. What's going on in your week? If you post about your weekly menu let me know where! I'd love a peek into your plans.