Meal plans this week were mostly based around what was in the freezer and the cupboards. We always seem to have so much stuff in, one of the neighbours jokingly called us the corner shop as if they run out, we generally have whatever it is they need. So in a bid to use stuff up and maybe save money here are this weeks plans.
Sat 24th – Veggie burgers and chips. Fake meat double cheeseburger for Mr CK and fake chicken for me. We will have these with chips, onion rings and some little macaroni cheese bite things we have in the freezer. I’ll make a quick cucumber pickle and pick some salad from the garden just to add some freshness to what could be a bit of a beige meal.
Sun 25th – Sweet potato nut roast, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, mashed sweet potato, carrots, broccoli, peas and cauliflower with a red wine jus.
Weds 28th – Mushroom and tarragon pithivier with boulangere potatoes and whatever veg we have around.
Thurs 29th – My world famous (maybe not but it should be) 3 bean chilli with rice and garlic bread.
Friday 30th – Chickpea balls in tomato sauce, these little herby balls are browned then baked in a rich tomato sauce with slices of mozzarella, served with pasta.
In other news, the house is slowly moving on, the tiling is progressing. Slowly as it has been a tad warm for physical labour.
The garden is blooming, my raspberries have flowers, my tomatoes, peppers, courgettes and squashes are growing at an alarming rate. The broad beans are sadly getting nibbled by something, but I hope at least a few will survive. I have aubergines and chillies to plant out soon, so hopefully in a few months time we will be having some more home grown.
Poor poochie has been in the wars, first we thought we’d have to have her put down. Thanks vet one, then we went back for another opinion, much more positive and gave us antibiotics which cleared up the disgusting smell. Third vet suggested surgery, which we decided to go for as she made it sound much better than the first one did. Dog is now home, a bit wobbly, but alive and snoring and gurgling away. Hopefully she will perk up over the coming days.
This weekend is handmade parade, so expect loads of pictures.