Menu plan – 1 February 2022 (Yes, STILL shopping our cupboards/freezer!)

And…just like that, it’s the first of February! Happy Tuesday – time to do a spot of planning. Look ahead at what’s coming up in the diary, plan some fun for yourself/the family and, last but not least, make a menu plan! Here’s what’s on the menu this week at Casa Copenhagen. And yes, we are still working through what we have in our freezer/pantry this month! Using up what we already have (we had bought extra supplies for Christmas) before I buy more…

  • Tarteletter (savoury pastry cases) – a dish we often eat at Christmas – filled with a chicken/mushroom/parsely sauce, served with potatoes and pickled beetroot
  • pork chops with couscous (I’ll add herbs, red pepper, onion, courgette, and a handful of raisins, etc to the couscous)
  • sausages with homemade Austrian Potato Salad (this recipe is similar to the one I make) and a grated carrot salad
  • I have quite a lot of minced beef in the freezer so one day this week will be Korean Beef Bowls (recipe from Damn Delicious) with broccoli
  • Croque Madame: a fried cheese and ham sandwich topped with an egg, served with salad
  • as was the case before both of our kids moved out into their own flats, one day of the week for us is usually leftovers, a frittata/quiche made with any veggies which need using up, risotto or Danish smørrebrød (rye bread open sandwiches with various toppings) or the very occasional takeaway
  • and an old family favourite/a Danish classic, which can be on the table within 20 minutes, woo hoo! Boller i karry = Danish meatballs in an apple/curry sauce, served with rice – here’s my recipe!

Remember when planning menus to K.I.S.S. – Keep it simple, Sweetie! Check what you have in your fridge, freezer and pantry before you shop. And remember when you’re planning your menu this week to plan a little bit of fun for yourself and your family! We all need something to look forward to!

LLAP! Hugs! Diane

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