Last week we actually cooked all the meals on the plan. A couple in a slightly different order but still all the planned meals were prepared and cooked. If I had put this post up yesterday, we would already have failed this week. Yesterday involved an English Breakfast, wood splitting and a trip to the pub so the planned Sunday roast is now a Monday roast.
Monday – Roast Shoulder of Lamb
Tuesday – I’m working so the Other Half will be in charge, I suspect Leftover Lamb Curry may be on the cards.
Wednesday – I’m working again so he is still in charge
Thursday – Pork Chops in some form of creamy mushroom sauce
Friday – Chicken stir fry
Saturday – something with gnocchi – probably similar to this spinach and chicken recipe.
This slow cooked pulled pork is adapted from this recipe using a hand of pork, making this a very cheap but tasty meal with leftovers that can be picked at for a day or two. Strangely the bowl of pork always has less in it each time I go to the fridge!
A day later than normal as I have only sat down to write a plan this morning. Last week did not go to plan as we only managed three dishes from the list but we also had more leftovers than we expected so lamb curry lasted two days. As this week is a little quieter I hope we will be a little better.
Monday – Mini Chicken Schnitzel with oven roasted chips
Tuesday – Nigel Slater’s Braised Pig Cheek
Wednesday – I’m out so the other Half will be catering for him and Small Person
Thursday – a Pinterest inspired Mojo Pork Tenderloin
Friday – a good friend of mine has threatened to forage some wild garlic which I have never cooked with, the intention currently is to make a chicken and wild garlic risotto
Saturday – Chilli, either made with beef like here or with Chorizo
As always, thoughts and comments welcome below!
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.
Another meal plan post as there was some great feedback and ideas on the last one
Today – Boeuf Bourguignon. I can’t believe I haven’t posted a recipe for this before so this will be coming soon – no Sunday roast today as the Other Half is working and won’t be home until later so this is an ideal thing to heat up for him, plus I saw some nice shin of beef when I went shopping