Menu planning Thursday – 20 May 2010

The heat is here – hurray! πŸ™‚ After almost 8 months (my word, it’s been a loooong winter) of chilly temperatures we’re finally warming up again. And speaking of all things cold…have you seen my latest Scaredy Cat Challenge…Freeze? For my menu this week I’m only using things I have in the freezer – I’m doing a Flylady declutter πŸ˜‰


‘Warm’ salad: boiled eggs, baby potatoes, chunky real bacon,tomato, cucumber, spinach leaves, homemade croutons


Another branch of DH’s family is coming to stay so – guess what – Parmesan Chicken it is! Jasmine rice (made in my ricecooker) and a simple green salad to go with it. Dessert is chocolate/banana cake…to use up all the frozen bananas I’ve somehow managed to stockpile…


DH family is still with us. They’re out for a slap-up lunch they won’t be too hungry tonight. An old standby, Crockpot lasagne. Will serve with salad (and veggies sticks for the little ones).


We might be alone! πŸ˜‰ If the weather holds – please cross your fingers – we’ll be firing up the barbecue for the first time this year and grilling pork chops and sausages. With tomato/red onion/sweetcorn/cucumber relish. And bonfire ‘stick’ bread, made by the kids.


It’s yet another religious holiday in Denmark today – Pinse (Pentecost). Everyone is at home and I’m going to try something new today…Crockpot barbecued spare ribs. Got the idea from Flylady website…dump ribs in crock, pour over barbecue sauce, switch on, go off and enjoy the holiday! No doubt we’ll be having Ben + Jerry’s icecream for dessert πŸ™‚


Scout night for the kids. Homemade Danish fishcakes (fish is already minced and frozen, comes from the deli section at the supermarket). Will serve them with noodles and green beans.


Wholemeal pasta and any leftover meat and veggies that might be floating around… πŸ˜‰ Fresh fruit salad for dessert (the kids will chop everything up), topped with fresh mint leaves from the garden.

Bon appΓ©tit! Hope you have a thoroughly thrilling Thursday! πŸ™‚

1 thought on “Menu planning Thursday – 20 May 2010”

  1. I'm intrigued by your ricecooker. Sounds like it gets used regularly! Maybe I need to start shopping for one…

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