Monday, 4 January 2016
A Menu Plan....
It has been a long time since I've posted a menu plan. Not because I haven't been doing them. A list-writing type of person is never far from a list of some sort, and this type of list saves my sanity more often than I'd care to admit. I stopped posting them because they weren't terribly popular posts, and many of my meals are repeated often. It seemed like having a collection of menu plans over a long period of time and stored in one place was probably enough to wander through.
This week, however, I seem to have found some enthusiasm for my plan. Enthusiasm seems to wane as I get busy, so working full time is quite the antidote to any kind of kitchen excitement. I even have ideas for lunches that make me quite happy. Here we go -- a summer menu plan for us Picket Fencer's:
Monday: Pasta Bolognese (I'll be out with friends and I'm quite happy to miss out on this meal)
Tuesday: Crunchy Chicken Cutlets (from Simply Nigella)
Wednesday: Roasted Vegetable Platter
Thursday: Vegetable Curry & Rice
Friday: Summer Margherita Pasta
Saturday: Chicken Burgers & Sweet Potato Fries
Sunday: Jacket Potatoes with Coleslaw
My Summer Margherita Pasta is the newest addition to our repertoire. I'll try to remember to take a photo, but it is a bowlful of summer-i-ness that we all loved. Even the non-herb lovers of the family (that would be all the younger ones). I'll post a recipe when I take the photo.
For lunches I'm dreaming of things like sushi rolls, hot dogs, and I found some marked-down smoked salmon which needs to be eaten in the next couple of days. Perhaps I need to find some really good robust, chewy bread and eat it with some cream cheese.