Menu Plan Monday

I forgot to post this yesterday!

 

Monday Cheesy Potato Skins with avacado and tomato salad

Tuesday Pasta Bake From “101 Cookbooks”

Wednesday Fish cakes (Scroll to the bottom. The whole book is on this link, worth a look) 

Thursday Tomato & Lentil Soup 

Friday Easy Fried Rice   From “Planning With Kids”

Saturday Out

Sunday  Tuscan-Style Beans with Garlic Crust (Slow Cooker)

 

A new month, so I’m trying some new recipes. The first one is fishcakes. I’m veggie so avoid cooking meat/fish at all costs gererally, but find that as the children get bigger they want more meat/fish in their diet. This recipe looks fairly easy and “hands-off” so suits me! Second new recipe is the fried rice. I used to do a similar one to this ages ago until Isaac refused to eat it, so we’ll try again, fingers crossed.

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Menu Plan Monday

Monday – Risotto (For us, from last week as we never had it due to my parents being here), Pacific Pie (children)

Tuesday- Gorgonzolla Gnocchi (us), Homemade Pesto Pizza (children)

Wednesday– Leftovers from last night

ThursdayLeek and potato Soup with Cheesy Corn Muffins

Friday- Quorn Mexican Stirfry

Saturday-Corn Fritters with Lime Mayo

Sunday- Thick  Onion Tart

Menu Plan Monday

Strange, I just posted this but it only posted the days of the week 

Monday – Enchiladas and Rice

Tuesday – Out

Wednesday – Homemade Veggie Burgers and Potato Wedges

Thursday -Celery Soup with Cheese Scones

Friday –  Spaghetti/Tortelloni with” Sneaky Vegetables” pasta sauce  (Isaac has become really fussy of late.

Saturday – Pumpkin and Hazelnut risotto

Sunday – Tuscan Style Beans with Rosemary (Slow Cooker)

Menu Plan Monday

I get a lot of inspiration from seeing other peoples menus, so thought I’d start posting ours each week*

Monday Crispy Black Bean Tacos with Feta and Slaw

Tuesday – Falafel in Pitta with Hummus

Wednesday – Quorn in 3-Mustard Sauce with Mushrooms and Brown Rice

Thursday – Sausage and Mash

Friday – Leftovers from Wednesday

Saturday – Homemade Pizza and Potato Wedges with Salad

Sunday – Lentil Croquettes with Sesame Brown Rice and Broccoli

*Okay, so you could call this a slight cheat on my “write at least one blog post per week”

Winter Festivals

We are having fun following Bella Dia‘s Christmas Book and Activity Advent. There are loads of people sharing great Christmas/Festival ideas around blogland at the moment. I’ve been keeping a note in my google reader “shared items” of some and eventually hope to fill a notebook so that come next year i will have everything at my fingertips and will be etreeeemly organised….yeah right.

We’ve also started the Christmas baking…

..by making mincemeat…

…and mince pies…but mysteriously there don’t seem to be any left photos of them.


We’ve been doing some Spring type activities the past week. We made some Spring Cookies using the cookie cutters I got from Lakeland.

I relaxed my normal rules (tyrant that i am) and let them go mad decorating the finished biscuits – colour and all! They had *so* much fun and I felt rather guilty when i realised that this is the first baking session like this that I have included Isaac in (Normally I wait until he’s napping).
As you can see from his face (just- forgot the flash!) he had the best time.

The finished biscuits
I also made some Hot Cross Buns, never tried before, they were yummy but the Chiddlers didn’t agree so Mick and I ate them all.

We’ve been spending a LOT of time in the garden sowing seeds and tiding things up. It’s looking a lot better and lovely to be enjoying it again as last year the builders took it over so we didn’t get much use out of it.

Emily made her own Lenten garden from the All Year Round book

It’s surprisingly awkward to photograph and do it justice but she did a good job!


We’ve been doing some Spring type activities the past week. We made some Spring Cookies using the cookie cutters I got from Lakeland.

I relaxed my normal rules (tyrant that i am) and let them go mad decorating the finished biscuits – colour and all! They had *so* much fun and I felt rather guilty when i realised that this is the first baking session like this that I have included Isaac in (Normally I wait until he’s napping).
As you can see from his face (just- forgot the flash!) he had the best time.

The finished biscuits
I also made some Hot Cross Buns, never tried before, they were yummy but the Chiddlers didn’t agree so Mick and I ate them all.

We’ve been spending a LOT of time in the garden sowing seeds and tiding things up. It’s looking a lot better and lovely to be enjoying it again as last year the builders took it over so we didn’t get much use out of it.

Emily made her own Lenten garden from the All Year Round book

It’s surprisingly awkward to photograph and do it justice but she did a good job!