Archive for January 2009

Look who’s blogging again!

January 29, 2009

My Little Scribbles is back in business with a new theme and a new love!

Menu Plan

January 27, 2009

Monday ~ Bacon and cabbage with parsley sauce

Tuesday~ Beef Stew and Dumplings

Wednesday~ Chicken Supreme and Rice

Thursday ~ Thai Red Curry

Friday ~ Chipper

Saturday ~ Enchilladas


 Red Thai Curry


1.  Brown chicken/mushrooms/courgette

2. Pour 3/4 can of coconut milk into a saucepan and bring to the boil.

3. Add 2-3 teaspoons of thai red curry paste ( use thai gold, if you use blue dragon brand it milder) simmer for 3mins

4. Add chicken and vegetables to pot and return to boil

5. Add 2 tablespoons of fish oil and 2 tablespoons of sugar

6. Pour in rest of can of coconut milk, add juice of lime and bring back to boil and simmer


Serve on Basmati rice/noodles

This weeks menu plan

January 3, 2009

For the last couple of weeks, I’ve made Beef stroganof (the cheat’s way) and it’s gone down a treat, especially with Chef who loves fillet steak. The children are just as fussy. If it’s not pasta carbonara tinned macaroni cheese or spaghetti bolognese, I’m stumped.

So, today, I’m scouring the recipe sites for a totally new menu, one I can use regularly. This looks like a good recipe for a start…

Cheesy One-Pot Chicken Cacciatore  


1 tsp. oil
1 lb.  boneless skinless chicken breasts, chopped
2-1/2 cups water
2   zucchini, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 Tbsp.  chopped fresh oregano
1 pkg. (14 oz.) KRAFT cheese
1 can  (14-1/2 oz.) stewed tomatoes, drained

Heat oil in large pan on medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 5 min. or until browned.

ADD water, vegetables, oregano and Pasta. Bring to boil; simmer partially covered, 12 min. or until pasta is tender.

STIR in Cheese Sauce and tomatoes; cook until heated through.

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Monday ~ Sausage, mash and onion gravy

Tuesday ~ Chicken Korma and Basmati rice

Wednesday ~ Spaghetti Bolognese

Thursday ~ Chicken and Bacon Casserole

Friday ~ The Chipper

Saturday ~ Beef Stroganoff with noodles

Sunday ~ Roast Dinner

Here goes…

January 1, 2009

new-leafIt’s day one and I’m still in bed. I’ve coughed so hard I may have pulled something. It’s so painful.

I know I’ve woken Chef a few times during the night, he’s had to be up by 5.30 each morning to go to work.

I’m following the Flylady’s Beginner BabySteps How hard can it be? If I stick to one small task per day, surely things will get easier in the home and I’ll have a good schedule by the end of the month.


And a good cleaner!