Monday, 25 February 2013

Meal Planning Monday - February turns to March

Crikey. Its March at the end of the week. 2013 needs to slow down. Last week whizzed past and thankfully internet access has once again been fully restored to the Foodie Quine household. However did we cope in the olden days?! Managed to almost stick to the meal plan this week. Used up some leftovers and bits languishing at the bottom of the freezer and tried out some new dishes too.
Trout smeared with Coriander Paste wrapped in Prosciutto
Baked Pappardelle with Pancetta & Porcini
The coriander paste was great addition to oven baked fish and Simon Hopkinsons pasta dish was divine. Infusing the hot milk with the dried mushrooms made a huge impact on the flavour of the sauce. Such a good hearty dish.
Sausage & Spelt Casserole
I've blogged the full story of the Spelt and Sausage Casserole here. An edible Duffle Coat of Spelt from NigelA failure for Supermarkets but success with shopping local. The Butternut Squash Ravioli never got made as I had no 00 flour so it's bumped to this week in its place we had burgers and chips. But neigh horse burgers here. Chilli Gordonian Steak Burgers from Andrew Gordon Butchery. Awesome.
And so to this week... #mealplanningmonday 

Monday - Stovies, Beetroot and Oatcakes
Made with leftover slow cooked brisket from the Sunday Roast

Tuesday - Pizzata
A cross between a frittata and a pizza

Wednesday - Macaroni Cheese
Special request from girl to include pepperoni, ham and sweetcorn (and probably some other things which she will pick out)

Thursday - Potato Pie with Spinach and Mushrooms
This is a recipe I've had and loved for years. I'm pretty sure that it came from the original Food & Drink TV Programme back in the 80's. Its somewhat like a quiche but uses potato rather than pastry for the base.

Friday - Hairy Bikers Butternut Squash Ravioli
Bumped from last week I've ensured that 00 flour is on this weeks shopping list so this will finally be made.

Saturday - Fish Goujons with Panko Breadcrumbs and Crash Hot Potatoes

Sunday - Pork Belly and Beans

At Home with Mrs M is the place to go to check out all this weeks #mealplanningmonday shenanigans.
This week also heralds the start of Fair Trade Fortnight. I've got lots of Fair Trade goodies in my storecupboard to make use of and have a few ideas up my sleeve of how to #gofurther for Fair Trade. I'm also going to be helping organise a Fair Trade Bake Off at boy and girl's school. At least any soggy bottoms will have been traded fairly.

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  1. That Simon H pasta dish sounds great - duly bookmarked.

    Enjoy your week!

    Sx

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    1. Trust me it's great. Fantastic flavours but actually very simple to make.

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  2. Such great variety! Pork belly needs to be on my planner soon. Yum.
    Totally agree about how quick the year is going already. Eek x

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  3. It must be 30 years since I last made stovies - thanks for reminding me! If it appears on my meal plan next week it iwll be all down to you!

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    1. 30 years?! You MUST put it on your meal plan for next week. Don't let me down ;-)

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  4. I had to google what a 'Stovie' was...lol...Never heard of them before...
    Some great meals there!
    Have a great week! x

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    1. I'm guessing you're not in Scotland? Stovies can actually vary greatly by maker and everyone thinks that their way is best!

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  5. Oh I like the idea of a potato pie, and stovies - I haven't had stovies in years!

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    1. I'm a farmers daughter so I do like my tatties!

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  6. Love your pictures from last week, can I come for tea please?! Your week sounds amazing, I've got food envy now!

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    1. Aww thank you! Always room at my table for guests.

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  7. Sounds delicious and that burger looks amazing!

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    1. The burger was AWESOME! Trust your local butcher.

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  8. Lovely meals here and great pictures from last week. I could eat any of this!

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  9. The trout looks delicious and your macaroni cheese sounds IMMENSE!

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    1. The trout was so simple but looks very impressive. Macaroni Cheese is always a winner.

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