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Menu Planner Monday

October 5, 2010


Monday~ Homemade vegetable and chicken soup with crusty rolls

Tuesday~ Salmon fingers with croquettes potato, rice and peas

Wednesday~Beef casserole and herb dumplings

Thursday~ Spaghetti bolognese

Friday~ Chipper

Saturday~ Homemade pizza

Sunday~ Roast chicken, roast/mash potatoes, carrot and turnip mash, peas, bread sauce and gravy

More menu planners here

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

Menu Planner

March 3, 2008



Pasta Carbonara and garlic bread


Irish stew


Chicken & Pasta Bake


Beef Casserole and herb dumplings


The Chipper for the children (we are going out for dinner)


Fajitas for us and Bossy, pizza for the other three!



Lamb shanks. (Friends recipe, will post pics)

More Menu Planning here

Menu Planner Monday

February 3, 2008

I’m off to England on Friday morning for my brothers 50th. So this week is a short one, but an adventurous one, too. I’m making four things I’ve never attempted before.


And next week I can’t wait to make these, Nic’s Chicken Mug Pies

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I’ve signed up for another Foodie Event (I’m a sucker for competition!) Take a look at ‘No Croutons Required’ over at Lisa’s Kitchen. It’s a joint effort here with Holler at Tinned Tomatoes. She’s a Jouster, too (I voted for her when she made this) Which brings me onto my entry for this months Royal Joust over at Jenns blog The Leftover Queen. I entered previously but didn’t get anywhere! It would be great to win and pick the three ingredients for the March Joust.

 The only way for you to vote for me though, would be to register in the forum. If you wish to do this go here then here to vote. Why not join in the next Joust?
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Lamb Cutlets on a Spiced Vegetable Broth

12 lean lamb cutlets
125g soaked soup mix (red split lentils, green split lentils, pearl barley and marrowfat peas)
1 white onion
2 sticks celery
2 med potatoes
1 eggplant (aubergine)
2 carrots1 red pepper
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cumin
2 cloves garlic
freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 180o
Cook the cutlets for 15 minutes


Dice the vegetables small
Fry onion till soft and add the spices
Add the vegetables and sweat for 5 minutes
Add  soup mix and stock, bring to the boil
Simmer for 20 minutes
Season to taste

Plate up and arrange 3 cutlets on top of each dish
I added a sprig of fresh coriander for extra colour


July 2, 2007


 The party was a success, even though I cancelled the Bouncy Castle, the girls had fun and the weather was lovely. She was singing this last night. She’d been called up to sing it on the school radio on the morning of her birthday. I thought I’d find it on Youtube.

Spending her birthday money in Ladybird…

Wow! Is this the real Belle?

  We were at Hubby’s ‘End of Derby Dinner’ last night. A celebration of all the hard work the chefs and other staff put into the Derby. All paid for by the company he works for. Which is nice!

  So England has gone smoke-free. Earthpal mentions it here. I’m delighted. It’s worked well over here for the past couple of years. It makes a big difference to us when we eat out, although Hubby is a smoker, it hasn’t bothered him to have to go outside a pub or restaurant for a smoke. Some pubs have a covered smoking area outside, anyway.

    I have a great big pile of books given to me by a neighbour and I’m now attempting to read ‘P.S. I love You’ by Cecelia Ahern. I’m on chapter three already which is amazing, because usually, after a few pages, if I don’t like what I see, I start another! It’s a lovely book so far and easy to read.

  I need to re-organised my cupboards this week and I have to use up some things before I go shopping again. I only use two cupboards for food, and right now they are full of items such as rice, noodles and pasta.

 So, here’s the plan~

  • Monday~Pasta Carbonara
  • Tuesday~Vegetable stir-fry
  • Wednesday~Mild chicken curry
  • Thursday~Pasta Quills with tomato and roasted vegetable sauce
  • Friday ~Mc.Donalds
  • Saturday~Not sure!
  • Sunday~Sunday roast

 We also have an egg mountain, so it’s egg for breakfast every morning till they’re gone. Look at other MPM’s here

I’m cooling down on the blogging for a while this week. I need to catch up on a few things at home, so I’ll be here a bit less. See you Wednesday!

Please call back……..

Menu Planner Monday

January 28, 2007



Roast beef, mashed carrot & swede, roasted parsnips, roast potatoes and gravy


Macaroni cheese for the children, Chicken Kiev, baked potatoes and peas for us


Fry-up for all.


Mum’s Steak Canadienne teacakes (pics to follow)

Slightly based on this recipe!


Leftovers (I’m cleaning the fridge out!)


Beef Casserole


Making our own pizzas

   I’ve never made macaroni cheese before (recipes welcome) so that will be a little challenge! The fry-up is just  a breakfast really. I have all the ingredients waiting to be used up. Mum’s Steak Canadienne teacakes!  Thin slices of beef grilled with onions on a toasted teacake (bread roll). I’m from a part of Lancashire, England where a bread roll is called a teacake.

Earthpal will be laughing at this!

Check out more tasty ideas at Lauras blog

Menu Plan Monday

January 22, 2007



   I’m  assuming it’s still Sunday with you, but it’s Monday here in the Emerald Isle and I couldn’t wait to post this. I have a busy Monday, and may not be around much. I also started my Menu Plan on Sunday, hope I won’t lose viewers for that!

So, here goes, hope you like what I’m offering:



Roast chicken, roasted potatoes, carrot & swede mash, buttered peas, bread sauce and gravy


Medallions of pork fillet, creamy mashed potatoes, roasted parsnips, green pepper sauce and Brussels sprouts (just for Hubby!)


Homemade plate-meat-pie (just like my Mum used to make) carrots, cauliflower and gravy. Pics to follow.


Pasta with chorizo, tomatoes, garlic, courgette & bacon.




Vegetable beef stew! with homemade soda bread


Eating at our local Chinese Restaurant


Check out Laura’s blog for more tasty ideas!