A break from meal planning, or at least blogging about it, with half term and visiting family and giving up on cooking, and not eating properly.
Term resumes on Monday and so we must draw ourselves together and pretend we have some sort of order, discipline and professionalism, and resume planning what we eat rather than cobbling together leftovers and phoning for pizza.
Sunday - Thai pork patties
An old favourite I learned about from Recipe Rifle, which I started to read because she’s married to Giles Coren and carried on because the recipes are good. I bought the book
this recipe comes from, read it cover to cover, and didn’t find anything else in it that grabbed me. Maybe I should reread it and see what I missed.
I shall probably buy 500 grams of pork mince and use half of it and freeze the rest to be pineapple rice at some point in the future.
Monday – baked potatoes and sausages, rice pudding
We have a huge glut of milk at the moment, because I forgot to cancel the usual order while I was away. The rice pudding will use up some of it. The oven can cook three things at once and it will start on a timer while I am at work. When the potatoes are half done, I shall get home and add the sausages and rice pudding in.
Tuesday – baked eggs
As chicken owners we have occasional egg gluts and we really don’t eat as many eggs as we produce. Baked eggs makes a substantial meal out of them. Fry bacon, onion, and other veg until they are soft and put them in ramekins with tomato purée, slightly beat enough eggs (four for two people for us usually) to cover and pour over. Grate parmesan on top and bake in a normal oven until the egg is solid and the tops are golden.
Delicious, but such a pain to wash up afterwards.
Wednesday hummus and crudites
We ate this out of desperation the other week when we were under the cosh, and it turned out to be simple and delicious and healthy, so lets do it more often. Wednesday is beginner yoga night at The Yoga Place which entails changing into my PE kit before I leave school and then heading straight to the yoga place, then home, starving, v v late.
Thursday – leftover sausage pasta
Will cook extra on Monday and then use up the rest with pasta and tomatoes and wine.
Friday – Faggots.
A freezer special. Maybe this will be frozen baking fish instead.