It’s Tuesday which means? Menu Plan! Set your timer for 10 minutes, grab a cup of coffee or glass of water, check what activities are on your calendar this week, see what needs using up in the fridge or what is soon going to expire in your pantry and make a rough plan. Ask the family what they would like to cook. Keep it simple, Sweetie! Don’t make something new or complicated on a day when you have a lot going on. Quite a few family favourites on our menu plan this week because they are quick and easy…essential right now because my energy levels drop as soon as it is dark here, which at the moment is just after 4pm. (If you need help with creating a daily focus for yourself, see my Flylady videos here “Plan and Play day” ) Without further ado, here’s what’s on the menu this week at Casa Copenhagen…
- chicken and veggie stir fry with couscous
- out to dinner in Copenhagen city with my friend, Kathryn (she’s originally from Wellington, New Zealand and I’ve known her for about 15 years, our kids went to school together). Woo hoo, there may also be cocktails involved! The family will be fending for themselves with Danish biksemad (beef “hash” topped with a fried egg and served with beetroot and ketchup)
- it’s Mortens Aften (“Morten’s Eve”) on 10 November! If you want to know more about that particular Danish tradition and how we celebrate, see my old blogpost here https://dianedenmark.com/tag/mortensaften-mortens-evening/ We’ll be eating in our dining room and our son will be joining us for the traditional dinner of duck with pickled red cabbage and potatoes. It’s like a mini run through of the Danish Christmas Dinner.
- Breakfast for Dinner – some kind of eggs (scrambled, omelette, fried), sausages or bacon, pancakes or waffles, fruit or veggies. Orange juice to drink.
- my husband will be cooking lasagne for us, yum! Served with a mixed salad.
- one day of the week for us is usually leftovers, a frittata/quiche made with any veggies which need using up, risotto (see above) or Danish smørrebrød (rye bread open sandwiches with various toppings)
- Boller i karry (“meatballs in a curry sauce” with rice- another Danish classic, real comfort food and so quick and easy on a busy night. You can see how I make it below…
Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday! Remember to K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple, Sweetie! And don’t forget to clean up your kitchen as soon as you have finished eating!
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