Menu planning Thursday – 3 June 2010

If you’ve been following my latest Scaredy Cat Challenge –Freeze! – you’ll know that I’m ONLY using meat/veggies from the freezer in an attempt to clear the backlog…

Thanks to my sweetie ‘flyfriend’ Teri, I’ve also dusted off my old Jamie Oliver cookbooks for inspiration this week πŸ™‚


We’re probably having dinner out tonight or a takeaway (wow, mark it on the calender!), so no dinner prep for Mum today πŸ™‚


Never made the crockpot barbecue ribs (dump in the crock, douse with barbecue sauce, switch on and go off…) that I planned a couple of weeks back, so today is The Day. Will serve with fresh green salad and baked potatoes – cooked in my second crockpot! πŸ˜‰


Cod steaks wrapped in bacon – a variation on Jamie Oliver’s ‘salmon in prosciutto’ recipe from his book Det er mere bar’ mad (The Return of the Naked Chef) Serving with rΓΆsti potatoes and fresh peas.


DS10 and DD8 are making dinner tonight – chicken burgers on wholemeal buns. Hopefully we’ll be cooking them on the barbecue if the weather holds. Dessert will be something from a Jamie Oliver book – the kids what they’d like to make.


Minced Beef Wellingtons (another Jamie Oliver recipe, found in Easy Living magazine). Basically you mix up little patties of minced beef and wrap in pastry. Salad to go with them.


Scout night for the kids. Danish meatball and dumpling soup. Straight from the freezer packet. And homemade bread straight from my breadmachine πŸ˜‰


Out to three (count ’em) school functions today. Afternoon and evening. Going to be a bit of a tough logistical nut to crack, so I think I’ll be making a picnic dinner for us… πŸ˜‰

Have a thoroughly thrilling Thursday! πŸ™‚

4 thoughts on “Menu planning Thursday – 3 June 2010”

  1. Menu planning was a real challenge for me too, but I recently found this great software that has helped simplify my life a lot! Cook'n Recipe Organizer makes planning my meals easy. I just input my recipe, Put it on a weekly menu, and Cook'n can print out my menu, and even generate a shopping list for me. It has made planning meals extremely easy, and has already helped me save money.

  2. Hope you enjoyed your night off from cooking! πŸ™‚ I like your picnic basket.

  3. I can't believe how many weeks I've been menu planning! πŸ™‚ Come to think of it, I can start rotating the menus… πŸ™‚

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