~ Meal Planning Monday ~
A Fabulous Recipe File
(in which to store ALL of your weekly Recipes)
Today’s Meal Planning Monday (kindly hosted by Mrs M) comes to you from Edinburgh, where I am at present……..more about that later on in the week; and therefore Monday and Tuesday are pretty loose, as I am in a hotel and away from home. However, I am still planning the rest of the week’s meals and I am also showcasing a FABULOUS Recipe File which was sent to me from K Two Products……..which would be a great place to store all of your weekly recipes for your meal plan, as well as all of your other recipes for throughout the year……this pretty and practical recipe file has a patriotic photo on the front and back with an Union Jack jug, a platter of wee cakes as well as a vintage sign……and, the great thing about this recipe file is that it STANDS UP, making it very useful when following a recipe, a bit like an integrated book stand and recipe book. It’s a very practical solution for enthusiastic and creative cooks. The Recipe File is perfect for storing favourite magazine clippings and loose hand-written recipes. Up to 90 recipes can be stored in 45 separate pockets. The flip top binding and six movable index cards are designed to make recipes easy to find. And, there are great practical features for using the file in the kitchen: the built-in stand allows easy reference when cooking and the wipe-clean laminated cover and pockets keeps everything clean……
I don’t know about you, but I always have loads of little bits of paper, recipe cards and cut out recipes from newspapers and magazines knocking about, and this is such a wonderful way to keep them all in once place. This is NOT the only recipe file that K Two Products have on offer, there are also numerous other designs for keen gardeners, bakers and cooks along with other lovely recipe file designs, they can all be found on their website here: K Two Products – Recipe Files & Organisers. With thanks to K Two Products for sending this recipe file to me to see what I thought about it; well, it’s practical and extremely useful as well as being wonderfully patriotic…….I LOVE it thanks! Now, back to my meal plan….the plan really only starts from Tuesday evening, as that’s when I get home…….and I have not included the weekend as that is a bit of a moveable feast this week too….but I hope that you find some of the meals and recipes I have shared helpful for your meal planning this week. I’ll be back later with photos of my days out over the last few days, as well as CAKE and BAKING ideas and some more NEW RECIPES. Have a wonderful week…….Karen.
(week 14th May)
Bed and Breakfast with meals out in Edinburgh
Evening meal: Simple Mushrooms and Tomatoes on Toast (After breafast at hotel and lunch out)
Breakfast: Fruit Salad
Lunch: Baked Potato with cress, coleslaw, cream cheese and Cheddar cheese
Supper: Grilled Sea Bass with home-made Tartar Sauce and Chive Flowers (Recipe to follow)
Lunch: Fresh English Asparagus with Cheat’s Hollandaise Sauce
Supper: Goat’s Cheese, Shallot and Leek Tart (Recipe to follow)
Breakfast: Staffordshire Oatcakes and Honey
Lunch: Fish on Friday (Recipe to follow)
Supper: High Tea with home-made Bread, Cakes and Bakes (For Blog Challenges)
Disclaimer: K Two Products sent me the Recipe File with no request to review it or promote it on my blog – all opinions are my own.
I am hosting two challenges for May, please do join in the fun!
The New May Herbs on Saturday Blog Challenge
Win a copy of The Herb Garden for Cooks Book
NEW Tea Time Treats for May!
Get FLORAL in the Kitchen with Floral Flavours & Flowers!
Jude - A Trifle Rushed says
Great post Karen. Now I’m 50 I’m determined to be more organised and plan ahead, I tend to do it in France, as we have lots of visitors, but am more lazy here, so I’m going to take a leaf out of your book and plan a week’s eating in advance.
Thanks Jude and another HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you too! 🙂 I don’t always stick to these plans, but I usually manage a 75% success rate!
Niki, unifiedspace says
Mmm, the sea bass with home made tartare sauce looks delish – Im so hungry now after looking at your nice blog!
THANKS so much Niki! The sea bass is one of my favourites and I love home made tartar sauce…..
Great menu Karen. I am so going to be the first of your subscribers to make the Staffordshire oatcakes when you post the recipe. They were one of the first new foods I liked when I moved here 25 years ago. I bought them at Sainsburys, heating them up with the saltiest duo ever – feta & tapenade! They stopped stocking them yonks ago but I still hanker for them. Post it soon, pretty please. PS I hope your Edinburgh trip was great. It’s sunny today, btw…
Aw thanks Kellie! I already have the recipe on my blog – if you click on the recipe name, you will see that it is a live link that takes you to the orginal post and the recipe! LET me know if you make them and how they turn out! 🙂 I like mine with bacon and honey……
I agree it is sometime so much easier if the book stands up on the bench when following a recipe and this like a little ripper! I loved Edinburgh when we were there a couple of years ago there is so much to see you need to keep your strength up and your line up for the week looks lovely. What about that bread!
THANKS Denise! I was thrilled to bits with this recipe file, and as you say, it is so much better that this one stands up too….. Edinburgh was busy and fun……I will reveal all later!
Lauren - Big Eejit says
My mother in law bought be a recipe file very similar to that for my birthday last year. It’s nearly full already!
How did the Live Below the Line go btw?
Live below the line was hard – I posted about the end of the week here: https://www.lavenderandlovage.com/2012/05/how-i-lived-on-1-a-day-for-5-days-to-understand-food-poverty-end-of-week-meal-plan-diary.html THANKS so much for asking!