Sunday, November 20, 2011

What's Cooking This Week

Spiked Lemon Chicken Salad
There are only 9 days left of school for us, so I'm slightly manic today thinking about all the things that need to get done around here before school holidays start.  I'm going with quick and easy meals this week, to maximise the kid-free hours on kindy days.

Monday:-  Baking:  the usual staples of bread & yoghurt, plus Peanut Butter Cookies, Chocolate Coconut Ice Slice and Steamed Christmas Puddings (it's okay, we don't actually eat all of that - I farm a lot of it out to innocent bystanders!).  Dinner:  Spiked Lemon Chicken Salad.

Tuesday:-  We're having Quirky Cooking's Beef Fajitas.  Tuesday is our crazy day, so something that is all prepped ready to go is always a good call for us on Tuesday.

Wednesday:-  Mr MLT went deep-sea fishing last week and came home with two gorgeous big snappers (a 38cm & a 50cm - neither of which will fit in the Varoma!!!), so we're having Baked Snapper and salad.

Thursday:-  My eldest son's Japanese teacher sent some video links home during the week of japanese recipes the kids might like to try out.  Jack was particularly taken with the Okonomiyaki, so we're going to try out the recipe for Okonomiyaki from In The Mix.  I feel a tad more confident in using that recipe than relying on the video recipe, given the chef is a dog!

Friday:-  Home made pizza night!

Saturday:-  I am busy working all day Saturday, so Saturday night will be our leftovers night.  If my hungry hoardes manage to eat all the leftovers before dinnertime, our usual standby is omlettes or Thermomix Baked Beans.

Sunday:-  We're having some long-lost friends for dinner on Sunday afternoon, so I'm going to try out Quirky Cooking's Chicken with 40 cloves of Garlic.  To follow we're having a Spiced Chocolate Cake, with Tenina's Crio Bru Gelato.

I've got a couple of recipes I've been working on which will hopefully make it onto the blog this week - Spiced Pecan Pie, Harissa Chicken with Toasted Quinoa Salad, Chicken & Vegetable Pies. 

I've also got the Spicy Lemon Chicken recipe we're having tomorrow night ready to blog, and the Cook-A-Long for this week....

So, stay tuned!


  1. I am definitely staying tuned for that spiced pecan pie recipe!! We always have pecan pie at Christmas and I'm thinking yours would be a nice change. Hope you enjoy the fajitas and chicken with garlic! xx

  2. Thanks Jo - can't wait to try the chicken and garlic!