Ha! Menu planing. Now this one should give me at least one post per week for June. *rubs hands and cackles*
Not sure what it is about this time of year, but I find my interest in cooking peaks in winter time, especially when it comes to puddings. I think it is the side of me that wants to solve everyone's problems by giving them food.
I accidentally ordered the large vege box this week instead of my normal medium family box. This means we have a lot of veges and fruit to eat! Including 2 cauliflowers, 2 broccolis and 2 cabbages. Brassica bounty!
The box itself provides entertainment too.
Monday - sausages/vension rissoles, oven fries, broccoli (I know, so balanced and gourmet but it's a weeknight)
Tuesday - Burritos with the usual fixin's (easy for DH to prepare since it is my late night at work)
Wednesday - Thai beef salad
Thursday - Morrocan style chicken tomato curry with Israeli couscous, wilted spinach
Friday - lamb steaks with lemon, mustard and feta, roasted beetroot, sauteed silverbeet, carrots
Saturday - vege soup, apple pie
Sunday - a roast dinner (beef, taters etc), some sort of pudding... maybe involving poached pears if I can get to the booze shop for some wine
Baking: I want to make Nigel Slater's Coffee and Walnut cake or his marmalade cake.
The thing about menu planning is that it makes me peruse my cookbooks more. This week uses ideas and recipes from these books.
Pity my cooking inspiration doesn't extend to making lunches. *sigh*