Monday, 16 October 2017

Menu Planning - I Take It All Back

As I mentioned last month over the summer I haven't been menu planning and it had worked really well. This month, everything has fallen apart and I haven't had a clue where I am. It started when we had guests at the start of the month, but I can't use that as an excuse, as last week we ended up with a fridge full of half eaten things and I had no idea how long some of it had been there. To be honest, I've been neglecting things at home as I've been at the shop quite a lot. Because I'm rushing to get food on the table I keep forgetting to take pictures, or make a note of what we've been eating so I won't be able to look back for inspiration. 

I've done a plan to cover the rest of this month and hopefully I can start next month without a plan, but for now I need to use up some of the masses of food we have in the fridge and pantry. We have been eating well though 

shepherdess pie with a pie of vegetables

spiced vegetable soup and toasties
Here's the plan for the rest of October - 

16. spicy rice
17. lentil bol w. spaghetti squash
18. cauliflower casserole w. quinoa crust
19. curry w. rice
20. chow mein
21. l/o
22. thanksgiving pot pie

23. plaki
24. dhal
25. l/o
26. chilli bean hotpot
27. l/o
28. falafel w. wedges
29. beans on toast

30. puy lentil stuffed mushrooms
31. puy lentil pasta



12 comments:

  1. All sounds delicious, what is a thanksgiving pot pie?

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    1. Thanks. It's a mushroom pie, recipe here
      http://www.elizadomestica.com/recipes/vegan-recipes/vegetarian-thanksgiving-recipe-1-savory-mushroom-pot-pie

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  2. I have three days dedicated to trying to get my home to rights including a though fridge, freezer,and pantry clean out. It is hard to stay on top of things when you don't have dedicated time at home.

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    1. I think you're right. I don't think I realised how adding another two shifts would make such an impact.

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  3. Mmmm, toasties! I haven't used our sandwich toaster for years, likely because no one likes cleaning it!

    Oh yes, I gave vegan Yorkshire puddings a whirl yesterday, using a recipe I found on-line. Thankfully I had success first time, so now I'm obsessing over Yorkshire puds and want them all the time!

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    1. Ha! I know, it's a nightmare to clean them. We have a new machine with removable plates which makes things very easy. It also means I could buy some waffle plates for it and we can have waffles too!

      Glad the puddings were a success.

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  4. Like the look of the sheperdess pie although I try to use sweet potatoes where I can. My DH isn't keen on mash but will eat sweet potatoes happily in any form. We're trying to pack n more veggies now that autumn is here and I've been roasting them to make them very tasty. Also made 14 portins of lenti/veggie soup yesterday with the addition of kale. Hope the weather hasn't been too bad down your way. Catriona

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    1. I sometimes make it with sweet potatoes (with orange and sage oil drizzle) but I didn't have any on this occasion.

      Thanks. The wind wasn't too bad, it was windy but as far as I can see we've suffered no damage. I will still be avoiding the beach today as it's still more windy than I'd like.

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  5. I had to smile at your list it reminded me of a Chinese menu - number 28 please! I like your shorthand but I am curious - what is no 21, 25 and 27? I hope you know or else you are going to go hungry that day LOL!! It all sounds very appetising though and glad you have everything back in hand - such is life the ups and downs of menu planning or the lack of it.

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  6. Your menus for the rest of the month look wonderful. You should be through your backlog of fridge findings before you can snap your fingers.

    I love the looks of the shepherdess pie.

    God bless.

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    1. Thanks Jackie. I've used up much of the fridge stuff already which is great.

      Shepherdess pie is so delicious, and one of the few recipes I know by heart so it's always easy to make.

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