Meal Planning Monday:
Melted Cheese, Vanilla Cakes, Sandwiches and Salads
It’s been a manic and wonderful week……lots of travelling and meeting family, with meals out, as well as relaxing meals in too…..but, now we are home, it’s time to get down to another planner for this week’s menu. One of my “blogger” friends asked me on last week’s Meal planner how I plan, and where the recipes and images come from for my meal planning Monday posts, and this is my answer:
“Some are recipes that I have made already and are regulars at our dinner table, our favourites! Some are BEING made and will be blogged this week, some have been made ages ago, and photographed, and are in the plan for the week as I have the ingredients available, and some I don’t know yet! SO, yes, a bit of both, made and are being remade, are on the blog this week and WILL be made and others are not recipes as such, but we have them often and I have photos! My Cornish Pasties are made, and will be eaten and on the blog tomorrow! Karen”
My answer above, in a nutshell, is exactly how my meal plan comes together each week……..and do I follow it to the letter? Nope! Last week’s meal planner was moved and nudged about all week, as I visited family and attended special events……I did use most of the recipes, but the days were out-of-order and some meals that were planned for midweek, were made over the weekend instead. I see this weekly post as a way to try to make me more organised in the kitchen, insofar as I will plan around ingredients I know I have in the pantry and freezer, as well as what I have on my shopping list to buy, and ultimately make. It’s a loose timetable of “desired” and “recommended” eating, with a tweak here and there…….in reality, the fact I make any sort of plan at all is astonishing, as I LOVE to be impulsive and hate being “spoon fed” with rules and regulations…...in short, I am a bit of a culinary rebel! The other reason for posting this weekly meal plan is to share recipe ideas with you…….and, judging by some of the comments I receive each week, it has proved to be a popular source of inspiration for some of you, which is fabulous! So, here we go again, jump on the Lavender and Lovage Meal Plan Merry-Go-round and don’t forget that some of the meals (with photos), will be posted this week in a separate post with the relevant recipes attached. Have a great week, see you later, Karen.
Meal Plan Monday: 18th June 2012
Breakfast: Fresh fruit platter
Lunch: Toasted Tartiflette Cheese on Sourdough Bread
Tea: Seasonal Salad
Breakfast: Toast and Marmite
Lunch: Bacon and Avocado Salad with Home-Made Bread
Tea: Pasta of some sort, with vegetables and olives
Breakfast: Yoghurt and fresh blueberries
Lunch: Grilled Fish
Tea: Cream Cheese and Herb Sandwiches
Breakfast: Fresh Fruit Platter
Lunch: Pizza – homemade with Goat’s Cheese and Chorizo
Breakfast: Cereal or Yoghurt with fruit
Lunch: Poached Eggs – my hens are back in lay now!
Tea: Fish on Friday – Fish of some sort – maybe a fish curry
With thanks to Mrs M who hosts this meal plan blog hop every week.