Well I’ve made a start!
I’ve had a look at what I’ve already got in the fridge, freezer and in store and have planned for the rest of this weeks meals.
We will need packed lunch for three for Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. (We all always take packed lunches so this is not something new.)
We will also need evening meals for Tonight, Wednesday and Thursday. Dave and I are going to visit friends for the weekend and will be setting off as soon as we get home. Our friends will have a meal ready for us but we are not likely to get there till about 10pm so we will need something to snack on when we pull into the motorway services. Ellie will be spending time at her boyfriends, so no need to worry about her.
So here’s the plan:
Home Made Salmon and Leek Fishcakes
Sausage and Egg Sandwiches. I had three lonely little sausages in the fridge, so I have cooked these and will chop them up, boil a couple of eggs and mash them, add the sausages and a dollop of mayonnaise. I already bake my own wholemeal bread, so this will provide the filling for two sandwiches each for the three of us.
Roast Vegetable Wraps. I have lots of courgettes and peppers that need using up as well as a couple of beetroot, so will chop them up along with an onion, drizzle with olive oil and roast. I will also make some homemade wraps and once they have cooled will spread them with some mayonnaise to which I will add 1tsp of harrissa paste and then add the cooled veg.
Lentil and Roast Vegetable Curry – Dave doesn’t take lunch on a Friday as he finishes work earlier, so as Ellie and I have access to a microwave I will make a simple lentil Dahl for our lunch and add any leftover roast veg.
Recipe for Lentil Dahl
1 Onion Sliced
2 tsp Panch Phoran (An Indian mix of 5 seeds - if you can't buy it you can make your own here)
1 tsp salt
Cover the lentils with water and bring to the boil, turn down the heat and simmer until the lentils are soft and mushy.
Once the lentils are softened heat the oil in a frying pan and add the sliced onion, fry quickly till browned, then add the panch phoran and heat briefly, pour the onion mixture, including the oil into the lentils and stir through. Add salt to taste.
Beef Chow Mien
Pasta Pork Enchiladas - this is a version of this recipe, but substituting pork for the chicken.
And for the journey
Tuna and Cheese Pasties.
A flask of coffee.