Menu planning Thursday – 3 December 2009

Really pleased with this week’s menu because I’m looking forward to eating all of it! 😉 Nice warming food for cold, winter weather…

Also pleased with myself because I browned all the beef for Friday and Sunday (ground/minced beef and strips of steak) this morning and it’s now in the freezer, ready to use. Plus I have two extra bags of it in the freezer for next week. Is that being organised, or what? 🙂


  • roasted chicken legs (the kids LOVE the crispy skin) and red pepper/courgettes (squash)/celery. Serving with bulgur prepared in my ricecooker


  • have two of my favourite kids (friends of DD7 and DS9) coming for a sleepover – so a cosy Friday night in is therefore guaranteed! 🙂 Making crockpot lasagne and veggie sticks. And maybe Danish risengrød (rice pudding) for dessert. They’ll get their weekly ration of sweets/candy while watching Disney Sjov on the telly.


  • a real family treat tonight… Flæskesteg (Danish roast pork with crispy, crunchy crackling). Served with baby potatoes, plenty of sovs (gravy) and Danish red cabbage (from a jar).


  • I’m going to Sweden for the morning/afternoon and taking some girlfriends with me. Lunch and shopping are on the cards 🙂 So will put a beef/goulash/paprika/kind of thing in the crockpot before I leave. Will serve with noodles and – just for me – suet dumplings – yum! 😉


  • Breaded pork chops, gratin dauphinois and peas. Didn’t make this as planned a couple of weeks ago, so it’s back on the menu 😉


  • we have a Scout party – where we will be fed and watered – so if we’re still hungry when we get home, we’ll have minestrone soup (from the crockpot) and egg/mayo rye sandwiches.


  • Forloren Hare (Danish meatloaf or ‘mock hare’). I made four of them for the freezer last Friday, the recipe is here.

Bon appétit! 🙂