Man flu has hit our house this week so the Other Half has been feeling very sorry for himself although a hot toddy or two has helped with the blocked nose if not the temperature. It has already made the meal planning go off plan.
I had intended to cook a chicken dish yesterday but none of us were hungry. Today is Mothering Sunday in the UK, I am leaving the Other Half and Small Person at home to play with cars so a casserole was going to be cooked overnight that they can eat when they want and I could heat it up when I get home. Instead we didn’t cook yesterday and I had a snorting, snuffling, cold filled bog beast in my bed. This may be why I left him and the Small Person to their sleep and spent the night (and half the early hours of the morning!) dancing to Stevie Wonder in my kitchen whilst enjoying a lovely bottle of red wine.
Plans are further complicated by me working several evenings this week so the Bog Beast has been designated as cook one night and several others are either slow cooks we can heat up as necessary or quick meals to have before I go out. Original inspiration for the recipes are linked, my versions may be slightly different.
Monday – Pork Chop Casserole with apples, possibly wholegrain mustard and cider
Tuesday – Chicken Enchilada Soup – this will have a lot less spice to accommodate the Small Person!
Wednesday – Potato Rosti with bacon and eggs
Thursday – Bolognese – this is the Bog Beast AKA the Other Half’s night to cook when he’ll do a double size portion so I can make…
Friday – Lasagne
Saturday – Sausage Ragu – another Co-Op Food recipe that no longer appears on their website. I haven’t tried it before though so we will see how this week’s plan pans out!!