Thursday, 19 June 2014

Baked eggs

These are good to make in advance and reheated when needed over a couple of days

However, I have learnt that you need to use silicon liners in the muffin trays, as they stick and you waste the egg mixture!

I did a mixture here, in some I just baked the egg whole, so it looks like a poached egg, others were a beaten egg mixture, some neat and others into a ham liner.
Any recesses that are empty should have water put in them to stop them burning.

Bake at 180 for 20-30 minutes until the eggs have set.
These egg and ham cups can be eaten as a meal, especially if you add onions and mushrooms to the mixture.

The 'poached' egg can be served with mushrooms, bacon, sausage and other breakfast choices!

Monday, 16 June 2014

Menu planning 16 - 22 June

Well, we are back to 4 again, once we get to the end of the week, exams are all over and unpacking sorted, we are going to draw up a plan of work/domestic/volunteering for the summer.

But for now, I'm in charge of the menu planning and cooking - who knows what will happen over the next few weeks!

Monday - Poached salmon

Tuesday - Meatza (from the weekend's plan when my sister-in-law came and we went out instead)

Wednesday - Citrus pork chops

Thursday - Honey mustard chicken

Friday - Salmon fish cakes from Satisfying Eats

Saturday - Beef stew, I'm out until about 9pm, so they can cook this and there will be some for me to come home to

Sunday - Chicken?

I will be sharing on Mrs M's Meal Planning Monday as usual, a way of finding lots of other menus!

Monday, 9 June 2014

Menu planning 9 - 15 June

Another exam week, teen is in school every day this week, although two of those days are only half days. This means we try and keep the week calm, but also means food needs to be avaliable as he comes home!

Older child should be home from uni in the next week or so - an interesting time ahead I think!

So to the menu planning

Last week went to plan mostly, although mid afternoon on Saturday my husband said did we want to go out for dinner - grumpy teen just about managed a couple of hours with his parents! The Beef and prune bake planned for Saturday has been rolled over to Tuesday this week.

Monday - Coconut curry pollack

Tuesday - Beef & prune bake

Wednesday - Teriyaki chicken

Thursday - Not stuffed mushrooms

Friday - baked tuna

Saturday - Honey apple ginger pork

Sunday - Meatza

Sharing as usual with Mrs M

Thursday, 5 June 2014


I usually make a up a big bowl of salad for lunch.
My husband and I try and eat together on the days we are both home, and we split a pot of cottage cheese or a pack of smoked salmon trimmings (Asda basics).
When I am home by myself I usually have some kind of leftovers from the night before, which could be meatballs or pulled pork or a pork chop chopped onto my salad.
I had a tin of pears that needed using, so I bought a piece of Danish blue cheese to use it with (it's quite strong, so I can use it over a few days and it crumbles well!)
Danish blue and pear salad with raspberry vinegarette

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Menu planning 2-8 June

I'm not sure where the time runs away to!  A week of playing catch up at present.

This is a brief menu plan

Monday - Spicy salmon

Tuesday - Coconut curried pork (postponed from the weekend, when they worked at a wedding)

Wednesday - Bolognese

Thursday - Coconut turkey stew

Friday - Cheesy fish fillets

Saturday - Beef and prune bake

Sunday - Pulled pork

I think some of my problem is that I shop on Thursday, with a quick top up shop on Tuesday, and Monday is a busy day, so it doesn't really work as a planning day.  I think I may have to do my menu plan starting from a Thursday in future