Monday, 4 February 2013
Meal Planning Monday - February 4th
It's going to be a funny week this week. Mark is working away from home for a few days, something he hasn't done for ages, and while he's away I tend to base my meals around fish, seafood and peppers - three things I love that he can't eat. But I've not bought the fish/seafood yet because I want it to be as fresh as possible, so I'll make a definite decision when I see what looks good. With that in mind, this week's plan is more of an outline.
Monday Steamed steak pudding with Brussels sprouts - this was originally planned for yesterday, until I remembered family were visiting and I'd have been in the kitchen while they were here.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday I'm hoping to buy some prawns and some smoked haddock. Then I can use some peppers with the prawns in a stir-fry (either sweet-and-sour or Malay style chilli prawns) and serve it with rice, cooking extra rice to make a kedgeree with the smoked haddock. The third meal may be a fish pie, or a haddock and pepper hotpot, or a salmon steak depending on what I buy. In the meantime, Mark will be eating hotel food and will be craving vegetables by the time he gets home - most places just treat them as a garnish, not the main part of the meal the way we do.
Friday since Mark's journey home at rush hour on Friday could take longer than planned, I'll do something that can be just left in the oven until he gets in - lamb and mixed fruit pilaff served with salad sounds ideal.
Saturday I'm supposed to be going into London for a meeting, or at least attending it from home by Skype, so I'll leave Mark in charge of cooking tonight.
Sunday there will have been a piece of pork in this week's box, so we'll have roast pork with lots and lots of veg.
I've not planned a vegetarian meal this week - unless Mark chooses to make one on Saturday - but my resolution was to have one a week and so far we've had TWO every week, apart from last week when we had three, so it's averaging out very nicely!
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