Continuing on with the quest to use up freezer food this week, but I also realised that I’ve been slacking off at experimenting in the kitchen, so I decided to add in some new recipes to the mealplan as well. The beany goulash is new (from Rose Elliot’s Complete Vegetarian) and the spicy veg pancakes are a Gordon Ramsey recipe that I’ve also never tried before (I’m crap at making pancakes usually so keep your fingers crossed for me!).
Dave’s mum is staying for three nights this week so the Sunday, Monday and Tuesday night meals are for three people. I’ll also do a prawn cocktail starter tomorrow and a dessert as well – I wanted to do it for the meal tonight, but have a horrible sore throat so just didn’t feel up to too much cooking.
Oh and I also made bagels for the first time this week and they look fantastic – haven’t tasted them yet but I have high hopes! Will post the recipe tomorrow.
Sun 15 – spag bol with garlic bread
Mon 16 – prawn cocktail, spicy veg & potato pancakes and syrup sponge puds
Tues 17 – chicken and veg curry with chapattis
Wed 18 – goats cheese pasta and salad
Thurs 19 – veg stirfry (prawns added to Dave’s if there are any left)
Fri 20 – beany goulash with mash
Sat 21 – chicken wings, corn on the cob, salad and wedges
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