Thursday, 27 May 2010

Watchya Got Cookin’

I haven’t done one of these posts for a while, but I’m particularly proud of this week’s menu plan, so here I am.

We’ve just come back from shopping (and by the way, I HATE packing groceries away!), and we spent around $130 for the fortnight, including things like gladwrap and tinfoil, plus things like garlic, jars of antipasto stuff, and a pack of puff pastry which will last well  beyond this fortnight – as well as a LOT of fruit for the fruit-bat in the family, who is also known as Mayana.

I’m trying a few different things this week, which if you’ll remember is something on my 24 by 24 list. For instance, I’m trying a couple of meals featuring lentils, because I’ve been inspired by the very inspiring Jaydee to incorporate more lentils and pulses into our diet.

So, what are we eating? Here goes…

1. Beef & tomato Rice – I’m going to try the new McCormick rice cooker meal base.
2. Tuna Mornay served with mashed potato.
3. Bolognaise with veal ravioli.
4. Lemon & herb roasted chicken served with steamed vegies and rice.
5. Big Breakfast – This has become a Friday night tradition for us. We have bacon, eggs, tomatoes, hash browns and toast.
6. Home-made pizza with home-made garlic foccacia.
7. Lentil & vegetable cottage pie.
8. Chicken green curry with coconut rice – another McCormick rice-cooker meal base. Cheating I know, but it’s handy to do something easy after a long uni day!
9. Spaghetti bolognaise.
10. Vegetable and lentil pies. Stolen directly from Jaydee’s blog.
11. Slow-cooked sausage casserole.
12. Kangaroo roast dinner. I think I’ve said this before, but you really should try kangaroo. It’s delicious, cheaper than beef, high in iron, ridiculously low in fat, and very good for you! Plus, apparently they do less damage to the environment (methane-wise) than their mooing counterparts.
13. Roasted butternut pumpkin and apple soup. I’m using this recipe also to try out the new Philadelphia cheese cream substitute.
14. One take out night. Because everyone deserves one of those a fortnight!

A lot of these meals will have enough leftovers either for lunch or to freeze for another night next fortnight. So we’re looking pretty set! 

What are you eating this week?

1 comment:

Thank you!!


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