What’s for dinner? Menu plan – 23 August 2022

Woo hoo, this week’s menu plan is ready! I keep my menu planning very simple – tried and trusted family favourites (most of them can be made with 5-10 minutes’ work), plus one new recipe that I find on the internet. (There is no particular day assigned to our meals, we leave it flexible.) Here’s the menu at Casa Copenhagen this week!

  • I got a good deal on cubed beef so a quick stir fry, Mongolian Beef (this recipe is similar to one we use) with rice made in my beloved rice cooked and steamed broccoli (steamed on top of the rice)
  • spaghetti bolognese (known by Danish kids as pasta med kødsovs) with a simple salad
  • we didn’t make the “build-your-own-beef burgers with homemade fries and a spinach/tomato salad” as planned last week so they have been moved forward to this week
  • potato gnocchi with mushrooms and spinach in a creamy garlic white wine sauce, lots of shaved parmesan on top (good simple recipe here https://simplyhomecooked.com/creamy-mushroom-gnocchi/ )
  • the new recipe I’m trying this week is an Instant Pot version of Jambalaya – here’s the recipe link, cross your fingers that it’s good!
  • 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 (see my Instant Pot recipe here) or Danish smørrebrød (rye bread open sandwiches with various toppings) or the very occasional takeaway
  • and if courgettes /zucchini are in season where you are right now (perhaps you grow your own?), this ‘skoosh-skoosh’ pie is delicious and quick!

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 don’t let anyone leave the kitchen after dinner until everything is cleared up and put away…

Need more menu planning inspiration? I have lots of easy recipes and crafts. Many of them only take a few minutes, and the kids can help too! See my full recipes and crafts playlist here… https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxIYCyTLBED8ZP5_UDGRXUAvbPiuxOh95

All my easy recipes and crafts!

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LLAP! Hugs! Diane