I am getting ready to go back to work tomorrow after a week at home, which means grocery shopping, laundry, ironing and menu planning.
And going to my parents to pick up my phone charger that I left when I stayed there last week.... Yikes!!
I'm afraid I didn't stick very well to the menu plan last week, but never fear, I'm not very far off-track.
And if my calculations are correct, my credit card will be paid out in August, and life will be soooo much easier!! I'm generally very anti-debt, but you wouldn't know that from my credit card balance at the beginning of the year. I know it wasn't huge, but I have found it painfully hard to move. I can't imagine being in such massive amounts of debt - it is seriously an overwhelming and heavy burden.
So, this week, the boy-child and I will be eating:
Chicken schnitzels -so easy, and sooo good!!
Pork belly. Did I mention Miss M's boyfriend is a butcher? Very handy! I've never cooked pork belly before, and am unsure how I'll prepare it. Feel free to throw hints at me! :-)
Rissoles and vegetables
Creamy Curried sausages - I found this recipe a few weeks ago, and I just have to tell you how good it is, I loved it!! The curry is off-set by a tablespoon of sugar, which adds a gorgeous sweetness to the curry and turmeric. I grew up on curried eggs and sausages, and my mouth was very much looking for eggs, but I really enjoyed this. I served it on a bed of two-minute noodles. :-)
Pork medallions with apples, and fried rice. Oh God, now I have to let out my painful secret. The Flavourstone ads. I have never bought any of these products, but I am hopelessly addicted to the flavourstone ad. I just can't fathom though using fried bacon bits out of a packet, or egg substitute in a carton?
Spaghetti bolognaise - I know, we all have our tried and true recipes. Mine is based on tomato soup, tomato paste, beef stock, oregano and basil. Yum. Share your favourite recipe!!!
Tuna mornay. Again, I have a recipe I wrote out back in the dark ages, and I'm not sure the source. Probably the Day by Day Cookery book we used in high school? I made it recently and Son C liked it, so I stick with anything that meets his approval!!
Anyway, I've got to run. Go and pick up a phone charger *grumble, mumble, bumble*.....