This week’s Real Food Meal Plan includes two pasta meals, one creamy & one spicy, chicken curry, Shepherd’s Pie, and a cheesy creamy cauliflower soup.
Our menu has been all over the place this week. The Princess’s planned after school activity was cancelled due to bad weather, and I had to quickly rethink dinner to include her. Good thing I can be flexible (and that I have a well stocked pantry cupboard). A few incidents later in the week saw me falling back on my freezer yet again. Thankfully it is well stocked.
This week we ate:
Pasta with Spicy Sausage & Mustard, from Nigel Slater’s Real Cooking.
Shepherd’s Pie, served with green salad.
Mr Grumpy was testing a slow cooked lamb shoulder recipe for me in his BBQ. Rather than eat the roast, I shredded the meat and turned it into pie. Mixed with fried onions, a few vegetables and chopped tomatoes, then topped with mashed potato, it was the perfect meal for the end of a holiday weekend.
I don’t normally cook pasta twice in a week. However, The Princess’s sudden appearance at the dinner table required a heartier meal than originally planned. For me, pasta is one of the easier store-cupboard meals to cook.
Cheesy Cauliflower Soup, served with homemade dukkah-crusted rolls.
The soup recipe will be on the blog next week, so keep an eye out for it.
Chicken & Lentil Curry straight from the freezer. Served with Indian Spiced Beans from Madhur Jaffrey’s Curry Easy and brown rice.
I was wholely unsuccessful in restocking the freezer this week. This is actually not a bad thing as I am running out of room for more meals at the moment, and may have to put the freezer restocking off for a couple of weeks.