I have a little but of a problem with regards to the meal plan this week. I couldn't get on to the PC when I was making the shopping list and so I used the back of an envelope to make a note of what we were eating and when based on what we were doing this week. And now I can't find the envelope and I can't remember what I planned on making past today...
We choose the BBC Chicken and Bacon Cacciatore recipe and decided to accompany it with Roast Potatoes for our Sunday Family meal. We've actually eaten it already and it was fantastic! We added a stick of celery and a handful of chopped mushrooms to increase the vegetable count and we didn't add as much chicken stock as it suggested (400ml as 500ml would have taken it over the top of my casserole dish!) and to finish it all off we put it in the oven rather than letting it do in a pot on the hob as I don't have any Le Creuset dishes. I should have added that to my birthday list!
It's Top Enders first day back at School today so we are going to celebrate by having jacket potatoes with BBQ Beans, cheese and very finely chopped spring onions. I'm actually just going to have a plain potato with salad, but I doubt anyone else will join me! I'm going through my I hate baked beans phase and through my lets all eat salad phase!
I going to be out in the morning with BB (we are going to be in London for the Warner Brothers Bloggers Day and we are going to go and see some Dinosaurs too!) so we figured that today would be a good day for Meatballs and Spaghetti! We love meatballs and Big Boy told me that I should be a good mummy and give him food that he likes more often so I planned a meal I know he would like!
I can't remember what I was going to make. It was some kind of Turkey and Beans casserole and I had a great plan for what it would be, but for the life of me I can't remember what it was going to be! I think I will do braised turkey and beans with some mushrooms, onions, garlic and some of the herbs hiding in the kitchen added in. If we have some cream I might add some of that towards the end of cooking, but I'm not sure! I think this would be best served with rice so I might just add the mushrooms to the rice along with some peas.
On Tuesday, I should have a delivery of fish and fishcakes delivered as part of my participation in the Fish Is The Dish campaign and as normally the fishcakes are made with batter or breadcrumbs that aren't gluten free Daddy can't eat them so the children and I will eat them whilst Daddy is at work. I know the children will want chips and beans, which I'm quite happy for them to have, but I'll serve mine with New Potatoes and Green Beans.
It's a Friday so I think we should have something special. I'm planning on doing Honey Mustard Pork Loins with Mashed Potato, green beans and Sauteed Mushrooms. I'm really looking forward to this one!