Sunday, 24 March 2013

Meal Planning Monday - The Four Day Week

I'm on holiday countdown this week as we're off to Tenerife on Friday. Cant wait. In dire need of some heat and sunshine. Rundown on last week before I get demob happy with the four days of this. Boy wanted to recreate the Sweet Potato Wraps we had last Sunday at the Lostbus Works Canteen and made a pretty god job of them. Very tasty and really filling.
Mince, tatties and doughballs was a big hit. Perfect comfort food for this cold weather. I wasn't aware that "doughballs" was Scottish terminology but apparently for everyone else they are dumplings. Who knew. And so to Cumberland Sausage making with a kit from Lakeland and pork mince from Haigs Food Hall. Lets just say it was very fiddly. Perhaps Santa should have read the reviews online before delivering this in boy's stocking. We won't be setting up our own production line anytime soon.
The weekend didn't go exactly as planned as disappointingly boy's Scout camp was cancelled due to the bad weather. To make it up to him we decided to go out for Sunday lunch. Destination of choice was the recently opened Jamie's Italian in Aberdeen. I was there a few weeks back for lunch prior to its official opening and wasn't overly impressed with the food or service. However credit where its due, we had a fantastic lunch this time round with excellent food and service. Lets hope it has turned a corner.

And so to this weeks four day #mealplanningmonday

Monday - Tomato and Roast Pepper Soup
Have some peppers languishing in the bottom of the fridge needing to be used up so will concoct a soup. Tin of Heinz tomato on standby for girl.

Tuesday - Salmon and Lentil Dahl
This is at the request of boy. Its currently on the Aberdeenshire School Dinner Menu and he loves it. Think he might be the only one as its disappeared from the new terms menu that comes into place after the Easter holidays. Recipe is on the back of the menu planner so you can make it at home.

Wednesday - Pork Milanese with Sweet Potato Chips

Thursday - Butternut Squash Risotto
Another dish to use up whats lingering in the veggie cupboard.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday - fly to the sun for a week all inclusive - absolutely no cooking or meal planning required!

16 comments:

  1. Hope you have a fabulous holiday with lots of sunshine.

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  2. Salmon and lentil dahl? I think I need the recipe to try so I can judge. I love salmon. Funnily enough, one of my recipes last week was another school dinner recipe.

    I made the pasta risotto at the weekend and the kids adored it. So easy too!

    Enjoy your holiday.

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    1. The pasta risotto is great. Think I might actually prefer it to the real deal. The Salmon and Lentil Dahl was a far cry from the school dinners of my childhood!

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  3. Have a lovely holiday....Could just do with a bit of sun on my back...Great meal plan :D

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  4. What a great idea to put school meal recipes on the planner so you can give them a go. That's great! Hope you have a great week away, I am not remotely jealous.... *cough*

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    1. The recipe on the back of the menu for next term is for Sticky Toffee Pudding. It would be rude not to...

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  5. Interesting school menus! I don't think my OH would eat half of the meals they cook, as they can be quite exotic.

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    1. They are certainly far removed from the school dinners of my schooldays. But that's not necessarily a bad thing!

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  6. Love it that the school give you the recipe!

    Have a fab week!

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    1. Its a great idea isn't it? There's a recipe on the back of each term's menu planner.

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  7. Love all the colour and flavour in your meal plan. Deeply envious, not only of all inclusive but that you have a child who not only eats pretty much everything, he cooks too! Somehow I have managed to raise a child who thinks Wagamamas is exotic :(

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    1. Boy is a real foodie. Girl not so much but she does like to bake. Wagamamas is exotic in my book! I love their chilli squid and seafood ramen.

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  8. That cumberland sausage looks amazing! Enjoy your holiday x

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