Menu plan – Thursday 8 December 2011

Incredibly, there’s still no sign of the snow here – only sleet.  Instead the Weather (and Beach) Gods have been smiling on me and we’ve had beautiful sunny mornings almost every day this week.  Though the lack of clouds does, of course, bring with it a very hard night frost that makes the sand crunchy to walk on!

View of the bathing bridge this morning at 9am – water was 6c/43f ‘warm’ ;D

We’re now up to our ears in Christmas events, so dinner at the moment is quick and simple.  And I’m letting go of my perfectionist tendencies, throwing caution (and my money?) to the wind, and even allowing for the occasional takeaway…

*  Lasagne: nothing fancy, just the good old-fashioned homemade kind – green salad 🙂

Flæskesteg: traditional Danish roast pork, served with baby potatoes, gravy and steamed cauliflower

*  Steak salad: pieces of steak flash-fried, baby gem lettuce/peapod shoots, pickled red onion, avocado, cucumber, cherry tomato, béarnaise sauce on the side

*  Pork meatballs, baked potato wedges, broccoli ‘salad’ (raw broccoli florets, crispy bacon, pumpkin seeds, tiny bit of mayo/vinegar dressing

*   Madder: Danish open sandwiches with eg, pork liverpâté, mackerel in tomato sauce, herring, egg mayonnaise

Holy trinity of Christmas beer, herring and egg mayo 🙂

*  Pizza from the local takeaway

*  Leftover Night: wholemeal pasta with any leftover meat and veggies that need to be cleaned out of the fridge

Bon appetit!

Hope you have a thoroughly thrilling Thursday! 🙂