Menu plan – Thursday 24 November 2011

Only a few days to go until the first Sunday in advent, the official ‘kickoff’ for Christmas, hooray!  Menu planning is still my least favourite Flylady habit but I have to say that, at times like these – when our calender is CRAZY busy – I just love having it thought out in advance.  It’s like a big comfy safety net πŸ™‚  And this week I’m in for a real treat.  One night we’re going to friends for dinner.  And DS11 has been roped into cooking not one but two meals for us.  The little lamb.. ;D

Here he is in action, making pasta from scratch πŸ™‚

Without further ado here’s what’s cooking at Casa Copenhagen this week:

* Jambalaya (rice, onion, garlic, red pepper, spicy sausage, prawns) – DS11 found the recipe in a ‘cookbook for boys’ and wanted to try it, so he’s cooking it for us

* Spaghetti Carbonara – another recipe that DS11 found in a ‘cookbook for boys’, so he’s making that for us too!

* Wholemeal pizza with chicken and shallots (readymade pizza bases that we’ll top ourselves) with carrot and cucumber sticks on the side

*  out to friends – yippee!  Great company, good food and no work for me! πŸ™‚

Nothing hits the spot like blue gin with tonic and lots of ice!

* roast chicken (simple and yummy) with a risotto of bulgur wheat/carrot/cabbage/garlic made in my (beloved) rice cooker

*  spaghetti bolognese/pasta med kΓΈdsovs/spaghetti with meat sauce made in my crockpot: one ‘flatpack’ of mince that I precooked and have stashed in the freezer, one bottle of Dolmio tomato sauce.  Dump and go! πŸ™‚  Spinach salad on the side.

*  breakfast for dinner:  sausages, bacon, my Granny’s pancakes, scrambled eggs (made in my beloved ricecooker), lashings of ketchup.  Fresh orange juice and hot tea to drink.

When I cook pancakes for school, I use two frying pans to save time…

That’s it, bon appΓ©tit!

Hope you have a thoroughly thrilling Thursday! πŸ™‚