For the week of March 5th - 11th we're preparing things from the River Cottage Veg book. We've waited until then for reasons such as money, shopping, being in to eat "proper" meals and so on.
We chosen -
chillies stuffed with beans
courgette and rice filo pie
three root boulangere
porotos granados (aka squash and bean stew)
pearl barley broth
oven roasted ratatouille
and curried bubble and squeak
We've chosen these as they seem pretty simple, we already have some of the ingredients in and the additional ingredients will all be used up, so we're not buying any single use spices.
There will be a couple of tweaks. Dan chose the pie but I didn't realise it had cheese in. Ages ago we had a rice filled pie at FILs and I've been thinking about it ever since so we are going for it but the filling will be ever so slightly tweaked. Probably cheating but who cares? When we were in Preston the other day I picked up some orzo, I thought it would be super duper expensive but it was 95p so not too bad, we'll get a few meals from it.
The stuffed chillies will probably be stuffed peppers, just because I don't know if we'll be able to get stuffable chillies, but the filling is the most important bit I think. I don't really like aubergines but I'm going to give the ratatouille a go, if I follow the instructions then it might be alright. I'll have to serve something with the root veg thing, don't know what though, maybe just a veggie sausage or something. I think we're going to have the bubble and squeak at the end of the week so we'll just have any left over bits and bobs with that, veg, houmous or whatever. Now I think about it, we haven't planned a very rounded week but I don't think we'll keel over.
I didn't plan for the first few days of the month, this is how it's going - bean burger with wedges, tacos, jambalaya, roast veg with pasta. Exciting.