Sunday, 12 May 2013

Meal Planning Monday - The hurriedly thrown together edition

Just back from the most awesome weekend. We were Glamping in a Gypsy Caravan close to Stirling in the shadow of the Wallace Monument. Had a fantastic time and caught up with some friends from our Uni days. A couple of photos below and a blog post to follow. Lots more pics on my Facebook page. Can't recommend Bramble Bield highly enough. 
This #mealplanningmonday has been hurriedly thrown together whilst I juggle with unpacking, washing and an online shop. I never really caught up with myself last week after the kids being off for the May Holiday.
Last week was all about wild garlic. We spent the Monday holiday foraging for it and making Wild Garlic Pesto. It featured heavily in meals last week and will continue to do so. I have enough to feed the 5,000 and a little goes a long way. Powerful stuff. Anyone want some?
The gammon finally got roasted and was served up with mustard sauce and wild garlic pesto mash. The Tomato Gnocchi Gratin was accompanied by wild garlic pesto pinwheels. The combination of the bread and the act of cooking toned down the powerful flavour and they were delicious.
The salmon with Maple Syrup and Grainy Mustard was BBQ'd wrapped in wild garlic. No escape either for the giant brisket hot dog sausages served with wild garlic pesto pasta salad. No vampires to be found anywhere near the Foodie Quine household last week.
And so to this weeks #mealplanningmonday and another busy week ahead

Monday - Nigella's Pasta Risotto with Peas and Pancetta
Might make some garlic pinwheels to accompany

Tuesday - Quiche Lorraine, Baked Potatoes
Taking my chum L for a Chocolate Afternoon Tea to celebrate her birthday. Doubt I'll be fit for any dinner. Will save my slice for breakfast tomorrow.

Wednesday - Meatloaf 
Have been meaning to make one for ages as I keep seeing it appear on others meal plans

Thursday - Out with my BFF for some Jo Malone Pampering, Cinema and Food. Will leave the troops to fend for themselves.

Friday - BBQ
Weather permitting!

Saturday - Homemade Ravioli with Ricotta and Wild Garlic Pesto
School Fair today so will need to bake for the Cake & Candy stall at some point this week. Carb loading for a 10k race tomorrow morning.

Sunday - Roast Chicken Dinner
Running in the am and a Tea Party Themed Crafternoon in the pm


Have a good week everyone whatever you're up to and whatever you're eating. Check out other blogger meal plans over at Mrs M's place.

19 comments :

  1. Meatloaf is the best - you can make them in advance in a few minutes and just bung in the oven when it's tea time. I often do them when I'm going away so that I know that OH and kids are going to eat properly. Vaguely.

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    1. I absolutely love it cold the next day

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  2. Wild garlic pesto quiche? Meatloaf with wild garlic pesto? As for the roast chicken, poke your fingers in through the neck and loosen the skin then rub wild garlic pesto over between the skin and flesh before you roast it.....

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    1. It is going to get chucked into everything. Have frozen some in an ice cube tray so we will probably still be at it this time next year.

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  3. I'd love some! I can't seem to find any in the wilds of Walthamstow ;). Meal plan sounds delicious, I love the look of those pinwheels.

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    1. Since we went foraging I keeps seeing it everywhere. Some greengrocers do sell it apparently.

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  4. Were the pinwheels made with bread? They look so good I want to make some!

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    1. Yup just a soda bread rolled flat, spread with the pesto, rolled up like a swiss roll and sliced and baked.

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    2. As in a cokked soda bread loaf rolled flat, spread with pesto and then rolled up? or as in the raw soda bread mixture rolled out, spread with pesto, rolled up? sorry I'm being dumb

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    3. Raw mix, spread with pesto and Parmesan then rolled up, sliced and baked.

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  5. Have you a link to the best meatloaf recipe? sorry I realise at 45 this is laughable but I am a man!!

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    1. Sorry, I'm a bucket chemistry gal for meatloaf!
      Made it tonight with a pack of beef mince and a pack of pork mince. Seasoned with garlic, tomato ketchup, Worcester sauce, mixed herbs, S&P, English mustard. Mix together with chopped onion and a beaten egg and spoon into a 2lb loaf tin lined with streaky bacon. Bake at 200 for 50 minutes. Drain off any fat as it cooks and remove from tin for the last 10 minutes.

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  6. We have meatloaf planned for this week too....
    Lots of lovely meals planned! Have a great week x

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  7. Loving your wild garlic menu from last week, can smell you from here!

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  8. I would happily take some off your hands! Sounds like a yummy menu, and the pinwheels look great!

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    1. I was really chuffed with my pinwheels. Beats shop brought garlic bread hands down.

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