Feel like a bit of a fraud writing down my meal plan this week as I am out Monday, Friday and Saturday nights so that only leaves three nights of meals to plan as we do our shopping/ planning on Sundays.
Oh well, three days planning must mean that I have three lovely things planned on the other days – which I do!
So this week’s meal plan is:
- Giant cous cous salad for lunches. With prawns for one day, haloumi for others and maybe some left over chicken in one as well. May go crazy and buy lunch one day if the cous cous becomes boring!
- Spaghetti a’la Amatriciana. I was so impressed with this dish when I was at a demo with an Italian chef last year that I asked my butcher to cure me a pork jowl to make guanciale; which is like pancetta but far far more tasty. Been using it in place of pancetta and bacon in dishes so it is time to use it for the intended dish.
- Chicken and vegetable pasta bake for us and my mum in law.
Urm, hang on, I just realised that is only two dishes for next week. We are going for sushi on Thursday as well. Ok I am officially embarrassed by the state of my meal planning! It is unusual to be out so much in one week, but I have a blogger event, a girls night at Sakhana in Manchester (51% off food in January and the food is great so I do recommend) and a family night out so actually we are going out together as well because we won’t see that much of each other otherwise ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
However, I am perplexed as to how I spent so much at the supermarkets if this is all I am cooking this week!
I’ve also got my cake club meeting on Saturday which will be great. I set the theme as ‘new year, new cake’ so I need to have a good think about what to make. Preferably something in my new tin I got at Christmas or in my bargain Nordicware Bundt from TK Maxx last week. It is a really quirky venue in Wigan (which I can’t divulge because, you know, clandestine!) so if you want to come along you can sign up here.
Whatever you are up to this week, I hope that you have fun in and out of the kitchen.