Menu planning Thursday – 11 February 2010

My (vegetarian) Scottish niece is coming to stay tomorrow for the winter week – hooray! πŸ™‚ And my brother will join us on Monday. So this week’s menu is basically family favourites but vegetarian-friendly…


  • Whole chicken done in the crockpot. Serving with broccoli and chinese-style noodles (ketjap manis, cashews, spring onion).


  • My niece is flying in. Vegetarian crockpot lasagne. Making it with quorn mince instead of beef πŸ˜‰ Salad. And strawberry/marcipan/chocolate cake from for dessert! πŸ™‚


  • Good friends coming for dinner. Not quite sure what we’re having as a starter yet. But I’ll be making my easy-peasy cold-risen bread. For main course, duck confit and chicken confit (all the way from La France), Twinkies salad (raw florets of broccoli and cauli, baby toms, olives, Italian dressing), carrot/cashew salad, green salad and gratin dauphinois. And lots of mustard! My niece will have falafel instead of the meat. Dessert will probably be choco coco dessert and some homemade Danish fastelavns boller (carnival buns) – made and decorated by the kids πŸ™‚


  • Veggie ‘spelt’ burgers (something we eat here anyway). They go straight from the freezer to the oven to the plate. Or burger bun πŸ˜‰ Will serve on wholemeal rolls with tortilla chips on the side, lots of veggie batons/cherry toms and various dips.


  • Brother is flying in today. Roast beef, bΓ©arnaise sauce, rΓΆsti potatoes, spinach/feta cheese salad.  My niece will have a veggie cutlet. And I’ve bought these specially for my bruvver…cos he loves ’em πŸ˜‰


  • We’re off for a quick trip to Sweden (staying the night in a nice hotel) but DH will be staying at home, minding the fort, and getting his own dinner. But don’t worry, I’ll leave food for him in the fridge ;

That’s all folks – have a thoroughly thrilling Thursday! πŸ™‚

4 thoughts on “Menu planning Thursday – 11 February 2010”

  1. Choco coco dessert looks yummy! Though the metric measurements kinda throw me off. When I was a kid, they told us that the US was going to convert to metric sometime in the near future. Hasn't happened yet and it's been…um, lots of years! Good thing we have tools for easy conversions these days. πŸ™‚

  2. Gotta ask… did you get your crock pot here in DK? If so, what are they called in Danish?

  3. Hi Laurie! My mum still does things in imperial – way too complicated for me πŸ™‚ An easy way to remember is that 25 grammes equals 1 ounce. I can redo the measurements if you like…it's a gooood cake!

  4. Hi Lorry!

    I bought my crockpots (one big, one small) in the UK and via ebay in Germany You can find them under crockpot, slowcooker and schmortopf.

    Happy hunting! πŸ™‚

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