Menu plan – 17 November 2020

It’s getting colder here in Copenhagen and we are turning to heavier foods to keep us warm! Did I also mention that the days are getting shorter? Dark by 4pm in the afternoon and light again around 7.45am… I like to eat my breakfast by candlelight – gives me a gentle start to a dark day. Without further ado, here’s what’s on the menu this week at Casa Copenhagen…

Breakfast by candlelight…a gentle start to a dark day!
  • teriyaki/sesame baked salmon with sugarsnap peas and rice (I make the rice in my ricecooker and steam the peas on top)
  • “luxury duck hash” – I fry up cubes of potato, sliced onions and leek (or a mix of root vegetables) and add in a jar of French rillettes de canard (potted duck), a bit of salad on the side
  • chicken parmesan with pasta
  • nasi goreng (fried rice with vegetables)
  • my husband will be cooking lasagne for us, yum! Served with a mixed salad (was on last week’s menu plan but we ended up using some leftovers from the freezer instead)
  • Danish flæskesteg (roast pork) with potatoes, carrots and creamy gravy
  • 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)

Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday! Remember to K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple, Sweetie!

Teriyaki/sesame baked salmon with sugar snap peas and rice

LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you! Hugs!

Diane

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Menu plan – 10 November 2020

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…

Last week’s bibimbap!
  • 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!

LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you! Hugs!

Diane

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Menu plan – 3 November 2020

Happy Tuesday – time to menu plan! We don’t always stick to the plan but having it written down and basic ingredients in the fridge/freezer/pantry keeps the stress away. Our plans change, we don’t feel like eating what we originally planned, there may be only two of us eating, our son suddenly pays a visit. We need to be flexible! Last week I had planned to make my Mum’s Beef Stew in my Instant Pot but decided on the day to make a Thai Beef Curry instead (also using the Instant Pot). Our menu plan isn’t set in stone, it’s a safety net! Don’t feel that you can’t change it along the way. (If you need help with creating a daily focus for yourself, see my Flylady videos here “Plan and Play day” ) Here’s what’s on the menu this week at Casa Copenhagen…

Last week’s Thai Beef Curry made in my Instant Pot
  • Chicken (using leftover chicken from a roast) and vegetable risotto made in the Instant Pot – so easy and good!
  • Build-your-own-burgers with homemade fries and salad
  • Hearty salade nicoise (salad, tuna, egg, potatoes, tomatoes, cucumber, anchovies, olives) with croutons
  • Spaghetti pesto with veggie meatballs
  • Bibimbap – often on the menu here! We usually use this recipe for the sauce https://mykoreankitchen.com/bibimbap-korean-mixed-rice-with-meat-and-assorted-vegetables/#top
  • The Danish classic Stegt flæsk med persillesovs (crispy fried belly pork with parsley sauce), served with carrots and potatoes (this was on last week’s menu but my son came to visit for the weekend so we celebrated with one of his favourite meals – beef steaks with béarnaise sauce, fries and 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)
  • The first dish my husband cooked for me (when we were courting in Luxembourg in 1994!). Beef in a Bowl – yes, a rather silly name! See my YouTube video below for instructions and the story… Comfort food!
Beef in a bowl! Danish comfort food!

Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday! Remember to K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple, Sweetie!

LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you! Hugs!

Diane

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Menu plan – 27 OCTOBER 2020

Happy Tuesday from dreich Copenhagen where I’m enjoying the fact that my menu plan is done – a week of easy prep meals! We put our clocks back last weekend and the early onset of the evening darkness (around 5pm) leaves me feeling very lethargic – so I’m making sure that cooking is super simple this week. I menu plan to save stress and money – having my grocery list written out before I shop means I’m less tempted to buy things that we don’t need. (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…

  • Black bean burritos with sour cream, guacamole and cheddar cheese
  • Leek and bacon quiche served with salad and pickled beetroot
  • Danish biksemad (hash) topped with a fried egg
  • Baked gnocchi with sausage and peas in a herby tomato sauce
  • A Danish classic Stegt flæsk med persillesovs (crispy fried belly pork with parsley sauce), served with carrots and potatoes
  • one day of the week for us is usually leftovers, a frittata/quiche made with any veggies which need using up, or Danish smørrebrød (rye bread open sandwiches with various toppings)
  • My Scottish Mum’s beef stew made in my Instant Pot – YouTube video with the recipe is below. All in one pot (the potatoes and carrots are steamed on the top), minimal prep. What’s not to love?!

Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday! And remember to K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple, Sweetie!

LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you! Hugs!

Diane

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Menu plan – 20 OCTOBER 2020

Happy Tuesday from rather grey and dull but still wonderful Copenhagen! We are back to taking inspiration from the Lifesum app for our menu planning this week. I menu plan once a week to save stress and money – having my grocery list written out before I shop means I’m less tempted to buy things that we don’t need. I don’t always feel like menu planning but I’m always relieved when it’s done! (If you need help with creating a daily focus for yourself, see my Flylady videos here “Plan and Play day” ) In other news, I’m slowing getting used to cooking for only three instead of four (our son now has his own appartment in Copenhagen city), but I do have to keep reminding myself that we don’t need to cook such large quantities of side dishes such as rice, potatoes, pasta, etc, anymore! Without further ado, here’s what’s on the menu at Casa Copenhagen…

Last week’s white wine, parmesan and chanterelles risotto – delicious!
  • Tuna, tomato and basil spaghetti
  • Beef steaks with mashed potatoes and sugar snap peas
  • Mongolian stir fry beef and veggies
  • Garlic roast lamb with gratin dauphinois and a tomato salad
  • Chicken and sweetcorn pasta salad
  • Saturday will be a takeaway (perhaps sushi) because it’ll be a busy day: I’m speaking at the Dressing Your Truth “2020 I Love my Life” virtual conference!
  • one day of the week for us is usually leftovers, a frittata/quiche made with any veggies which need using up, or Danish smørrebrød (rye bread open sandwiches with various toppings)

And if you’re looking for a 5 minute meal, when you really can’t face cooking or things are busy, try Coronation Chicken – a British classic!

Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday! And remember to K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple, Sweetie!

LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you! Hugs!

Diane

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Menu plan – 13 OCTOBER 2020

Another Tuesday, another menu plan! (“Plan and Play day” in Flylady Land) This week Danish schools and universities are closed for the autumn break – kartoffel ferie (“potato holiday”). It was traditionally the week that kids would be required to help harvest potatoes – those days are long gone but we still call it that! Here’s what’s on the menu at Casa Copenhagen…

Last week’s Swedish Summerhouse Stew, made by my son
https://youtu.be/zWucKJORYGQ
  • Warming gnocchi in a herby tomato and sausage sauce
  • Homemade quiche with bacon and courgette, served with a salad
  • spaghetti bolognese (I made a double portion of meat sauce last week and froze it)
  • pork medallions in a creamy balsamic sauce with broccoli and roast potatoes
  • one day of the week for us is usually leftovers, a frittata/quiche made with any veggies which need using up, or Danish smørrebrød (rye bread open sandwiches with various toppings)
  • a takeaway or out to dinner to celebrate the holiday week
  • Danish meatball, carrot and dumpling soup with homemade bread rolls (one of my bread roll recipes is below)

Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday! And remember to K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple, Sweetie!

LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you! Hugs!

Diane

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Menu plan – 6 OCTOBER 2020

Another Tuesday, another menu plan! (It’s “Plan and Play day” in Flylady Land) This week I’m going through what we have in the freezer and using that as our inspiration. It’s always good to do a declutter there from time to time. Our son (who now has his own flat in Copenhagen) will also be here for a couple of evenings, so we’ll have his favourites! Here’s what’s on the menu at Casa Copenhagen!

Remember to “close the kitchen” when you are finished dinner!
  • Chicken, vegetable and red lentil soup with homemade bread rolls
  • “Fish and chips” (breaded fish fillets from the freezer) with remoulade sauce, a big salad and French fries
  • Spaghetti bolognese / pasta med kødsovs / spaghetti with meat sauce – a classic! With a mixed bean salad and breadsticks
  • Pork chops with potato salad and glazed carrots
  • Butter roasted Thai chicken (mix equal parts butter/red Thai curry paste and smear over chicken and bake) with a rucola salad and noodles
  • one day of the week for us is usually leftovers, a frittata/quiche made with any veggies which need using up, or Danish smørrebrød (rye bread open sandwiches with various toppings)
  • Swedish Summerhouse Stew (Lingongryta), a very simple dish which my son loves (and often cooks himself) served with rice. My YouTube video is below…

Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday! And remember to K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple, Sweetie!

LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you! Hugs!

Diane

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Menu plan – 29 SEPTEMBER 2020

It’s Tuesday which means it’s “Plan and Play day” in Flylady Land and I’m sitting here planning the week’s menu. Saves stress, time and money – what’s not to love? We are continuing to use the Lifesum app for our menu inspiration (one of my kids is using it to track exercise, water, etc). The recipes are very easy to put together but not always quite to our taste so we’re substituting ingredients and, of course, using vegetables which are in season here in Denmark right now. So let’s get straight to it – here’s what’s on the menu this week at Casa Copenhagen!

  • Bacon and feta chicken with courgette
  • Mongolian beef with rice (a repeat from a couple of weeks ago, very tasty)
  • not from Lifesum but from our list of family favourites, my Twist on Shepherd’s Pie (YouTube video is below)
  • Simple chicken curry with cucumber/mint raita (and my homemade naan bread)
  • Pesto pasta with stir fried veggies
  • Tandoori grilled fish with salad and coriander yoghurt dip
  • one day of the week for us is usually leftovers, a frittata/quiche made with any veggies which need using up, or Danish smørrebrød (rye bread open sandwiches with various toppings)
Last week we went out for a family dinner of Peking Duck

Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday! And remember to K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple, Sweetie!

LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you! Hugs!

Diane

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My recipes and crafts playlist

Menu plan – 22 SEPTEMBER 2020

Happy Tuesday! We tried something different last week for our menu plan – using recipe ideas from the Lifesum app – and it worked really well. The recipes were easy – perhaps a little too simple for our taste, though definitely great for those who are perhaps new in the kitchen – so we made some additions and substitutions but it was nice to change things up dinner-wise. And we certainly ate many more veggies and fruit than we normally do. This week we’re making some dinner dishes which are old favourites in our house (burritos, spaghetti bolognese, etc) but are using the Lifesum recipe versions (to see if we can add a little twist/make them a little healthier). So here’s what’s on the menu this week at Casa Copenhagen!

Crunchy salmon with broccoli which was on last week’s menu
  • Burrito chicken bowl
  • Salmon and lentils in a creamy tomato ricotta sauce
  • Suppe (Danish meatball, dumpling and carrot soup) with toasted cheese and a side salad
  • Vegetable pasta with bolognese sauce
  • Chicken and pumpkin red curry with basmati rice (I’m using the Hokkaido pumpkin which has been decorating our deck for the past week!)
  • Thai Larb (from the Jennifer Joyce book, “My Asian Kitchen”)
  • a rare treat for us, out to dinner in a restaurant for Peking Duck
  • one day of the week for us is usually leftovers, a frittata/quiche made with any veggies which need using up, or Danish smørrebrød (rye bread open sandwiches with various toppings)
Last week’s ‘decoration’ is going in this week’s curry!

Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday! And remember to K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple, Sweetie!

LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you! Hugs!

Diane

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Menu plan – 15 SEPTEMBER 2020

Happy Tuesday from tropical Copenhagen where the hot and sunny summer weather has returned (for two days at least), woo hoo! Enjoyed my breakfast skinnydip seaswim with one of my Besties…in my thermos this morning was scrambled eggs with sweet chilli sauce, mashed avocado, coriander and ryebread. My Scottish Grandad used to tear up his bread and put it on top of his soup, calling it “ducks on the pond” and I do the same! I often tear up a slice of ryebread and add it to any leftovers I’m eating (pads out the meal and gives you lots of fibre).

We’re trying something different this week for our menu plan. One of my kids has an exercise/food tracker app called Lifesum which suggests meals according to your goals (performance, build muscle, etc). From what we’ve seen so far, the recipes are very easy to make (great for novice cooks), use readily available ingredients and are quick to assemble. Sounds good! Let’s see if we use it beyond the one month’s paid subscription… So here’s what’s on the menu this week at Casa Copenhagen!

  • Shakshuka with red lentils
  • Chicken with asparagus, cream cheese and new potatoes
  • Crunchy salmon (the crunch coming from chopped almonds/apple) with stirfried broccoli and spinach
  • Mongolian beef and jasmine rice (we added aubergine/red pepper) We made this last night, took only 20 minutes from start to finish.
  • Tuna, avocado, spinach and egg salad
  • Honey ginger chicken rice bowl (with kale, mixed veggies)
  • one day of the week for us is usually leftovers, a frittata/quiche made with any veggies which need using up, or Danish smørrebrød (rye bread open sandwiches with various toppings)
Last night’s Mongolian beef – four out of five stars for taste!

Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday! Remember to K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple, Sweetie!

LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you! Hugs!

Diane

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Menu plan – 9 SEPTEMBER 2020

It’s getting decidedly autumnal here in Copenhagen so we are back to eating breakfast by candlelight to give us some extra hygge! And I’m beginning to look at some seasonal dishes which we haven’t had for a while: warming soups and Sunday roasts. So what’s for dinner this week at Casa Copenhagen? A bit of this, that and the other! If I don’t specify vegetables below, we usually serve a salad or a platter of raw fresh vegetables (cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, cauliflower florets, etc) on the side of all our dinners. Remember when menu planning to check your pantry, fridge and freezer to see what you have in hand before you add to the stockpile. Let’s use what we already have and save money!

  • Bibimbap (Korean dish consisting of rice, vegetables and meat, topped with a fried egg), we use a recipe from www.mykoreankitchen.com
  • Butter Chicken with basmati rice and naan bread (this one from Recipetineats is very good and simple)
  • Culottesteg (Danish rump steak) with roast potatoes, béarnaise sauce and a tomato salad
  • spaghetti carbonara with garlic bread and a big spinach salad
  • onion, leek and potato soup with a charcuterie platter and my super speedy homemade bread rolls (my how-to YouTube video is below) and homemade cake (will be chocolate brownies or apple cake)
  • Pad See Ew (description here) a Thai noodle and broccoli dish with which we make with pork tenderloin (takes just a few minutes to cook so is great for a midweek meal)
  • one day of the week is usually leftovers, a frittata/quiche made with any veggies which need using up, or Danish smørrebrød (rye bread open sandwiches with various toppings)
Super speedy bread rolls to accompany your meal!

Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday! Remember to K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple, Sweetie!

LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you! Hugs!

Diane

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Menu plan – 25 August 2020

What’s for dinner this week at Casa Copenhagen? The usual mix of old and new! If I don’t specify vegetables below, we usually serve a salad or a platter of raw fresh vegetables (cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, cauliflower florets, etc) on the side of all our dinners. Remember when menu planning to check your pantry, fridge and freezer to see what you have in hand before you add to the stockpile. Let’s use what we already have and save money!

  • one day of the week is usually leftovers, a frittata/quiche made with any veggies which need using up, or Danish smørrebrød (rye bread open sandwiches with various toppings)
  • straight from the pantry/freezer dinner: IKEA Swedish meatballs with lingonberry jam, mashed potato and flash-fried vegetables (broccoli, carrot, pepper, onion)
  • honey garlic chicken breasts with oven-baked potato wedges and a spinach/tomato salad
  • beef stroganoff (made in the Instant Pot on pressure cooker mode) with tagliatelle
  • Massaman curry (one of our favourites – a mild red Thai/Indian curry) made in the Instant Pot on slowcooker mode with basmati rice and naan bread
  • a good old family favourite: pasta med kødsovs (a.k.a. spaghetti bolognese, pasta with meat sauce) with a mixed salad on the side
  • my husband’s signature dish – creamy baked salmon – only four ingredients (salmon, leeks, carrots, cream)! I did a YouTube video (see below) on how to make it…everyone loves it!

Hope you have a terrific Tuesday! And remember to K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple, Sweetie!

LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you! Hugs!

Diane

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My recipes and crafts playlist

Menu plan – 18 August 2020

What’s for dinner this week at Casa Copenhagen? Mostly tried and trusted family favourites – I can make these recipes blindfolded – plus we are trying a new recipe for Pad Thai, woo hoo! Always exciting to try something new. As always, if I don’t specify vegetables below, we usually serve a salad or a platter of raw fresh vegetables (cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, cauliflower florets, etc) on the side of all our dinners. Remember when menu planning to check your pantry, fridge and freezer to see what you have in hand before you add to the stockpile. Let’s use what we already have and save money!

  • Vegetarian (three-bean and sweet potato) chili made in my Instant pot (on slow cooker function) then finished off on pressure function to cook the rice (using the Pot in Pot method)
  • all-in-one traybake meal: roasted ratatouille (chopped aubergine, courgette, red pepper, tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, olive oil) and roasted chicken thighs, served with crusty bread to mop up all the juices
  • a homemade quiche (I use shopbought ready-rolled pastry, and keep them in the freezer), the filling will be tuna, sweetcorn and cheese, served with cold potato salad and cold, pickled beetroot
  • an old family favourite, Svensk Pølsegryde “Swedish Sausage Stew” (my video showing how I make it is here), served with quinoa or bulgur
  • trying out a new Pad Thai recipe (wok-fried noodles with chicken, egg, beansprouts, peanuts, lime…)
  • grilled steak salad with béarnaise sauce and crispy fried onions
  • one day of the week is usually leftovers, a frittata/quiche made with any veggies which need using up, or Danish smørrebrød (rye bread open sandwiches with various toppings)

Hope you have a terrific Tuesday! And remember to K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple, Sweetie!

LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you! Hugs!

Diane

Need more inspiration? See my recipes and crafts playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxIYCyTLBED8ZP5_UDGRXUAvbPiuxOh95

My recipes and crafts playlist

Menu plan – 11 August 2020

Happy Tuesday, aka “Plan and Play” day in Flylady Land! This is the day I plan my menu for the week and make my grocery list for Errand Day (my daily focus YouTube videos are here). Don’t forget to check your pantry, fridge and freezer to see what you have in hand before you head out to buy more! The Danish heatwave continues so we are keeping our menu super simple – we aren’t so hungry right now and we don’t want to spend a lot of energy cooking…

Seaswims with my Besties – especially appreciated in this heatwave!

So here’s what’s for dinner this week at Casa Copenhagen! If I don’t specify vegetables below, we usually serve a salad or a platter of raw fresh vegetables (cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, cauliflower florets, etc) on the side of all our dinners.

  • Cold potato salad with sausages in a honey/chili sauce plus a rucola/rocket salad
  • Mushroom, spinach and parmesan risotto made in my Instant Pot
  • Coronation Chicken Salad (a 5 minute wonder, so easy and tasty – my video is here) using some leftover chicken from the freezer (was on the menu plan for last week but we made something else instead)
  • Smoked salmon with steamed asparagus and new potatoes
  • Nonya Chicken Curry (a mild curry containing cubes of fried potato) with basmati rice and naan bread
  • Build Your Own Burger with homemade French fries/sweet potato fries
  • one day of the week is usually leftovers, a frittata/quiche made with any veggies which need used up, or Danish smørrebrød (ryebread open sandwiches with various toppings)

Chanterelles mushrooms are in season here right now – yum!

Hope you have a terrific Tuesday! And remember to K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple, Sweetie!

LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you! Hugs!

Diane

Need more inspiration? See my recipes and crafts playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxIYCyTLBED8ZP5_UDGRXUAvbPiuxOh95

My recipes and crafts playlist

Menu plan – 4 August 2020

First up, here’s my mini video from Instagram this morning where I talk about the Flylady focus for Tuesday and my menu planning…

From my Instagram TV this morning

Menu planning is simply a framework. Do you need an easy meal for an evening that you are heading out to an activity? Do you want to make a more complicated dish at the weekend, when you have a little more time? Who is going to be home for dinner each day? Are you going to cook a double batch and freeze one? Don’t worry if your plans change and you end up making something different. I jot down a rough menu and we often decide on the day what we are going to cook. The aim is to have food in the house and a basic plan, so we are not stressing every day. So what’s for dinner at Casa Copenhagen? Read on, Macduff! If I don’t specify otherwise, we usually have a salad or a platter of raw fresh vegetables (cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, cauliflower florets, etc) on the side of all our dinners.

  • Nasi goreng (fried rice with veggies, sauce and topped with a fried egg)
  • simple penne pasta with onion, pieces of salsiccia Italian sausage, tomatoes, basil and cream
  • Coronation Chicken Salad (a 5 minute wonder, so easy and tasty – my video is here) using some leftover chicken from the freezer
  • Bao buns with pulled pork (made in my Instant Pot on the slow cooker setting), red onion, coriander and salad
  • Panang curry with cauliflower and tofu (made in my Instant Pot), served with rice (using the “pot in pot” method in the Instant Pot)
  • one day of the week is usually leftovers, a frittata/quiche made with any veggies which need used up, or Danish smørrebrød (ryebread open sandwiches with various toppings)
  • my son is making Thai Larb salad for us yet again (yes, we absolutely love it – so fresh and zingy!) with pork and mango and extra noodles to pad it out a bit

Hope you have a terrific Tuesday! And remember to K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple, Sweetie!

LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you! Hugs!

Diane

Need more inspiration? See my recipes and crafts playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxIYCyTLBED8ZP5_UDGRXUAvbPiuxOh95

My recipes and crafts playlist