There has been some epic meal planning going on in my head the last day or so! What with it being the holidays, I’ve decided to be a bit more adventurous with meals and go for all new recipes. I went through my favourite cookbooks and chose some recipes, then consulted my hubby on what he’d like, crossed a few off and made a Final List.
We did what felt like a gargantuan Tesco shop (sorry again Aldi & Lidl, how I missed your prices!), with all sorts of things in the trolley: fennel, sesame seeds, mint, basil, cornmeal, cream of tartar and LOTS of lemons. Saw this fun display of coke cans as well, although it took me a few minutes to realise that there was an actual picture, not just a humungous stack of coke!
Anyway, on with the meal plan.
Tea: Lebanese Feast – hummus, tabouleh, Shish Taouk (a chicken dish) and Loubieh bi zayt (beans in oil).
Lunch: Cafe in town
Tea: Tomato and Basil soup (made in the slow cooker) with homemade rolls – oh yes, going all out!
Wednesday (my birthday!)
Lunch: Probably out at Chatsworth, so either Farm cafe or picnic.
Tea: Meal out – Indian or Italian, currently can’t decide!
Lunch: Soup & rolls
Tea: Steak and chips – cooked using my new grill pan 🙂
Tea: If there’s no leftovers, I might do Toad in the Hole, cos I LOVED it last week – so quick and easy, yet super yummy.
Playing it by ear, we’re spending the afternoon with friends so we’ll see where the day takes us…
Lunch: Fish, I think, as we’re at my mum’s and my sister’s a vegetarian, so roast lamb isn’t very fair on her :p
Tea: At church/leftovers/scones
Following on from my post about the humble scone, I have since found the section of one of Mary Berry’s baking books with plenty of different scone recipes – I made drop scones (scotch pancakes) yesterday for breakfast…
…and plan to make Devonshire scones and griddle scones, as well as a big cheese scone. I’ve gone scone crazy 🙂
Head on over to At Home With Mrs M for more meal planning love & inspiration…