Monday, February 27, 2012

What's Cooking This Week

Garlic & Prawn Risotto (and chicken stock paste)
It's been a really busy couple of weeks in our house, so the blog hasn't had a lot of love!  I have been busy tweaking a couple of recipes getting them ready to go, so hopefully they'll make an appearance this week.

At least one recipe will not make it onto the blog though.  Last night I made a grain-free, sugar-free upside down pineapple cake.  The chickens are enjoying it immensely, which is probably a good indication of the fact that no one at the dinner table did.  You win some, you lose some!

So, here's what's on our menu this week:-

Monday:  Today would usually be "bake up a storm day" but I've got a huge amount of paperwork to do for Thermomix and school, so baking is being postponed until later in the week.  I am however making the Spelt & Chicken Salad from Full Steam Ahead to take to tonight's team meeting.  We're having pork cutlets with stuffed apples and cider sauce for dinner, with Thermomix potatoes on the side.

Tuesday:  I'm going to do the 3rd and final run of the Lamb Tagine I've been playing around with, before I blog the recipe.  The flavours are bang on and it's really delicious, perfect comfort food with all the rainy weather we've been having in Brisbane.

Apricot & Oatmeal Cookies
Wednesday:  Baking Day!  Bread, Apricot & Oatmeal cookies, bliss balls and a final run on the coconut bars I've been converting.  For dinner we'll be having leftover tagine.

Thursday:  Thursday is Jack's swimming carnival day.  Co-ordination is not gorgeous Jackie's strong point, but what he lacks in skill though he makes up for tenfold in enthusiasm.  He's swimming in 3 races and, after sitting outside all day and cheering on his friends, I suspect he will be shattered on Thursday night.  So, we're going very quick and simple for dinner, with something that he's guaranteed to just inhale.  Our favourite risotto is from Full Little Tummie's - Garlic & Prawn Risotto and will fit the bill perfectly!

Friday:  We're having a chicken meatball soup which I saw and wanted to try instantly.  I love when you look at a recipe and your mouth waters just reading the ingredients and imagining how it will all taste when it's together.

Saturday:  I've got an afternoon Varoma demo on Saturday which means Paul will be in charge of dinner.   He would usually go for omlettes (he makes a very good omlette and the boys love them!) but given I used 18 eggs last night in the failed pineapple cake, the chickens may not have replenished the basket quite enough by then (we go through a lot of eggs on a daily basis - two every morning in smoothies, plus baking during the week etc.).  His stand-by quick Thermomix meal is actually the Ragu from the Everyday Cookbook, so I suspect that will be what we end up having.

Now, off to tackle some of the paperwork!  Enjoy your week and whatever it is on your menus!

1 comment:

  1. Mmmm, looking forward to that Lamb Tagine!! I love lamb :)
    Jo xx