Last week's menu didn't go quite according to plan. Minestrone was substituted by pumpkin soup from the freezer after a seriously sleep deprived night of single parenting that made wielding a knife somewhat dangerous, and Saturday's meatloaf was so good that the leftovers were eaten on Sunday! (See that sticky glaze on the bottom of the pan? It was like a homemade barbeque sauce. Yum, yum, yum. Meatloaf will definitely be back on the menu before too long.)
Nothing festered in the bottom of the fridge, though. The veges for the soup were to be bought on Wednesday (so I didn't), and the chicken for Sunday night stayed in the freezer. Freezers are a wonderful invention!
The soft pork tacos were surprisingly good, especially when I was generous with the lime dressing, and my vegetarian variation of my frittata recipe was yummy (left out the bacon, added chopped kalamata olives and topped it with roasted cherry tomatoes). So all in all, a sucessful, flexible menu with no additional trips to the supermarket.
This week, we managed to get to the farmer's market on Saturday, so we've got lots of yummy veges to munch through. We will also have my Mum staying with us for the second half of the week. Here's what I expect we'll be eating.
Monday: Pea and Ham Soup (from freezer)
Tuesday: Chicken & Peanut Noodle Stir Fry (MasterChef mag, p.38) Yes, again. It's really yummy!
Wednesday: Pancetta pasta (my recipe, here)
Thursday: Spinach, Brie & Mushroom Freeform Pie (Delicious July 2010, p. 108)
Friday: Beef stew (from freezer)
Saturday: Fish stew (based on Moroccan Fish Stew in Everyday in the Kitchen, p. 178)
Sunday: Scrambled Eggs
Next week, I need to plan a couple of meals to restock the freezer...
What will be on your dinner table this week?