Menu plan – Thursday 3 March 2011

It’s been a strange kind of week. First DD8 fell ill (scarlet fever), then DS11 too (jealousy of DD8 being off school plus a slight cold and a bad cough).  DH is yo-yo-ing back and forth to European capitals. And then add in a quick jaunt for all of us to the mainland of Denmark for a family party.  [Did you know that Copenhagen, where we live, is on an island?  Ha, now you’ve learned something!]  So the menu I originally planned has been chopped and changed a lot.  But – hey – I always have a fully stocked pantry, so it’s been plain sailing πŸ™‚

* Breaded plaice fillets (straight from the freezer), basmati rice made in my beloved ricecooker and tomato/chive salad

* Hamburgers on wholemeal rolls with veggie sticks on the side. The kids are making hot squidgy chocolate cakes for dessert, icecream or cream on the side πŸ™‚

* Suppe (Danish meatball and dumpling soup) with hot ryebread rolls

* Crustless quiche with cheddar cheese and bacon filling, plus pickled beetroot and a green salad

* Family party – hooray, restaurant food! ;D

* Taco shells (filled with spicy minced beef) with guacamole, salsa, cucumber etc

* Homemade vegetarian pizza, using up what veggies we have left in the fridge (I made up a large batch of dough in my breadmachine last week, and stashed a bag in the freezer, go me!)

That’s your lot. Bon appΓ©tit!

Have a thoroughly thrilling “Little Friday”! πŸ™‚