Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Menu planning 20 - 26 February

Well, we stuck to the menu last week, but now there is only two of us here, it's not hard to do that!

Monday - Poached salmon

Tuesday - Slow cooked chicken - although I have discovered it is too big to fit into our new slow cooker and have to get the old one out!

Wednesday - Pork chops

Thursday - Spiced kheema
Due to a change in plan, we need something that is quick and easy to make

Friday - Fish pie

Saturday - Pork chops
the other half of the packet from Wednesday, just cooked in a different way

Sunday - Beef & prune bake

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Fish pie

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Menu planning 13 - 19 February

We stuck to last week's plan and continue to eat partly from the freezer - although there does appear to be quite a lot of 'student food' waiting for the children to come home for Easter!
I am still continuing to avoid most of the food that I cut out for the Whole 30 month, as I have a suspicion that large quantities of dairy is not good. I seem to be alright with a dash of milk in a coffee but larger amounts such as lump of cheese or a latte seem to be causing problems.

Monday - Poached salmon

Tuesday - Hungarian meatloaf (this means I can make tomato soup witt mini meatballs with the rest of  the meat and tomatoes)

Wednesday - Not stuffed mushrooms (individual portions from the freezer)

Thursday - Chicken in white sauce - loosely based on this Chicken Pot Pie without the topping

Friday - Fish stew

Saturday - Slow cooked balsamic pulled pork

Sunday 'Pasta' with bolognaise sauce

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Monday, 6 February 2017

Menu planning 6 - 12 February

Well, we pretty much stuck to last week's menu, so hoping to do the same this week.
I'm trying to use what is the freezer first.
Our main challenge at present, is due to the weather in Spain,we don't know how much longer we can get salad. We normally get through 2-3 bags of salad, 2 cucumbers and 2 bunches of spring onions in a week, so it could become quite serious if salad components become unavailable.

Monday - Lemon & pepper crusted salmon, loosely based on this recipe from BBC Good Food
I replaced the breadcrumbs with sesame seeds and ground almonds, and the butter with ghee.

Tuesday - Gammon
Towards the end of last year, we cooked a gammon joint, and then froze the surplus either as slices or salad pieces.

Wednesday - Turkey stroganoff
I use coconut milk instead of the sour cream, as I am still avoiding dairy (and it's less likely to curdle!)

Thursday - Shepherds pie
This contains lots of vegetables, and doesn't ask for strange ingredients!

Friday - some kind of fish dish!

Saturday - Citrus pork chops
I freeze these with the marinade already added, so they marinade as they thaw

Sunday - Amish beef and cabbage skillet
A quick one pan meal!

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Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Whole 30 - Day 30

Breakfast - Breakfast sausage, poached egg and mushrooms

One tray of this makes 12 portions, so we freeze the second half for the next week

Lunch - Smoked salmon salad, 2 clementines

Snack - 3 dates

Dinner - Nacho pie with carrots

This has a cauliflower topping instead of a cornbread one, but the recipe is quite spicy, so you may to adjust it if giving to little ones!
Nacho pie
Supper - Apple

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Whole 30 - Day 29

Breakfast - Vegetable omelette

This one had onion, mushrooms and courgettes, a great way of using up the odd bits left in the fridge.

Lunch - Smoked salmon salad, 2 clementines

Look very carefully to check the ingredients as many brands include sugar - the smaller size of this from Aldi does now contain sugar, but this size doesn't (they only seem to sell this size at Christmas)

Dinner - Chicken stir fry with rice

Microwave rice is quick with stir fry and ideal now there is only two of us.

Monday, 30 January 2017

Menu planning 30 January - 5 February

Monday - Chicken stir fry

Tuesday - Nacho pot pies from Beauty and the Foodie

A new recipe to try - it had to be using what is in the house as I hadn't planned before the Tesco delivery!

Wednesday - Pork chops

Thursday - Slow cooked roast chicken

Friday - a Toby Carvery or Hungry Horse mixed grill on the way to Sheffield

Saturday - Pineapple chili from Civilised Caveman

Sunday - ? not sure if we will eat on the way back from Sheffield

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Spicy Pineapple Chili 

Whole 30 - Day 28

Breakfast - Bacon, poached egg and mushrooms

Lunch - Chicken salad, 2 clementines

Snack - raw blackcurrant bar

Aldi sell a variety of flavours either individually or in a box of 5

Dinner - Spiced kheema from Nom Nom Paleo

This has the advantage that you can add extra vegetables in the mixture - I used up some cabbage and courgette

Spiced kheema