Menu plan – Thursday 22 September 2011

Do you menu plan?  It may be a pesky task but, honestly, I love not having that stressed out feeling at 4.30pm every day. I also love being able to order my groceries online.  We order once a week – for the whole week – and have saved tons of money because I only order what is on the menu plan (plus breakfast and lunch items).  No more impulse buys… ;D

*  Frozen pizza and veggie sticks. Not something you’ll usually see on my menu but DD9 and I were both ill at the weekend.  Hooray for well stocked freezers! ;D

*  Pork chops with sweet and sour sauce, carrots, beansprouts and noodles (a recipe I was ‘decluttering’ for my little red file blog)

*  Danish open sandwiches, i.e. ryebread topped with liver pâté, mackrel in tomato sauce, hard-boiled egg etc (I have a parents’ meeting at school from 5-7pm, so the kids are fending for themselves)

frikadeller (Danish meatballs) with hot red cabbage and bulgur wheat cooked in my (beloved) ricecooker

*  Sonja’s Leek Tart (another recipe I’ve been ‘decluttering’ for my little red file blog) with a green salad and pickled beetroot

I just finished off the last slice this morning with a cup of tea – yum!

chicken nacho grills (a very easy dish from the BBC food website which the kids can make all by themselves) with all the trimmings…guacamole, salsa and crème fraîche

*  5-course dinner in a restaurant…woo hoo! 😀

Bon appétit!  Hope you have a thoroughly thrilling Thursday! 🙂

1 thought on “Menu plan – Thursday 22 September 2011”

  1. I have learned over the past year to only buy certain fresh veggies and meat at the grocery store when they are on sale and then make a meal around them. I used to make a meal and spend whatever on the items cause that was what I wanted for dinner that night. It keeps me on my toes figuring out what to make for dinner, but I like that!

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