~ Monday Meal Plan ~
Mangoes, Seafood, Pancakes and Salads
After a wet and dismal week last week I awoke to another dull and grey day…..for all of you out there who have been discussing the lasted racy novel Fifty Shades of Grey, let me tell you that I am sure they are talking about the weather this summer……..and on my Fifty Shades of Grey scale today, it’s number Twenty Six, who is wearing a fetching little outfit in light cloudy grey with wet sleeves……..but back to my Monday Meal Plan; I shall be by myself for part of the week, so my meal plan this week may appear fluffy, as in pancakes, and frivolous, as in scones and cream, but, that’s JUST the way it’s going to be, although there will be goodly portions of sensible salads and fresh fish, as well as seductive seafood too…. with the odd sarnie chucked in for good measure. Last week’s meal plan for Week Beginning 2nd July 2012 was a great success, and I stuck to it pretty much down to the last letter…..with the exception of Sunday, when for about two hours, we had sun, so I decided to have a small barbecue, with some chops and sausages, as well as an assortment of salads etc……and the chicken is still in the freezer for another “roast chicken day”. This week’s meal plan may be more of a moveable feast however, and there are lots of “leftovers” on the menu, albeit naughty ones left over from my weekend of baking……with thanks as ever to Mrs M, who hosts the weekly Meal Planning Monday platform, on which we can all share our blog links, and where I often get to see some other great ideas for recipes that may work for me throughout the week. Onwards and upwards and please see below for my meal plan, as they say; and I hope you may gain some inspiration from my culinary ideas for this week! Bye for now, see you later, Karen.
Monday Meal Plan
Monday 9th July:
Breakfast: Scotch Griddle Cakes with Heather Honey
(Popped the excess ones in the freezer for instant pancakes for breakfast!
Lunch: Corned beef sandwich with fresh fruit
Tea: Carrot, Cumin and Tomato Soup
Tuesday 10th July:
Brunch: Scottish Morning Rolls with Cheese and home-made pickles
Tea: Chilli and Mango Prawns, with rice (Recipe to follow)
Wednesday 11th July:
Breakfast: Toasted Scottish Morning Rolls with Marmite or Jam
Lunch: My Nom Nom Nom starter entry:
Hot Beetroot and Potato Salad with Smoked Trout and Dill Cream
Tea: Left over Carrot, Cumin and Tomato Soup
Thursday 12th July:
Brunch: Omelette Arnold Bennett
(As I have some smoked haddock in the freezer!)
Tea: Cheat’s French Style Cassoulet – Sausage and Bean Casserole in the Slow Cooker or Le Creuset
Friday 13th July:
(I have a dentist appointment today!
Brunch: (After dental appointment)
Leftovers of Cheat’s French Style Cassoulet – Sausage and Bean Casserole
Tea: Fish on Friday:
Poached plaice in a beurre blanc sauce with mashed potatoes and spinach (recipe to follow)
Weekend 14th/15th July:
Soups, salads, sandwiches and a Roast on Sunday!
French Roast Chicken
Scones for Sunday Tea:
Low Calorie Vanilla Bean Scones
Looks delicious. Particularly looking forward to the recipe for chilli and mango prawns but then I love fruit in savoury recipes.
Thanks Claire, the chilli and mango prawns is a favourite recipe of mine and I haven’t made it for ages and JUST fancied it this week!
I love having a nosey at other people’s menu plans. I am not good at sticking to them myself. I have made a list of things I want to make over the week, but sometimes things change, if I come home from work tired and just want something quick and easy.
I have to be VERY strict to stick to my meal plans Jac, but they do help! I managed to stick to last weeks pretty much down to the last day!
Lauren - Big Eejit says
I love that you had a corned beef sandwich for your lunch – one of y nicest childhood memories is eating corned beef and HP sauce sandwiches in my Grandad’s car whilst out for the day!
Thanks Lauren! I LOVE corned beef and especially in sandwiches, and YES, I did have them as planned! I loved hearing about your memories of your granddad too….HP sauce and corned beef on a day trip, that’s magical! 🙂 Karen