Monday, 4 March 2013

Meal Planning Monday 4th March

Monday Panda Express Orange Chicken On holidays in America over the years we have occasionally spent a day in a big shopping mall, which has meant stopping at the food court for a quick lunch, and have both fallen in love with the Orange Chicken dish served at the Panda Express Chinese food counters. So when I spotted this pin on Pinterest  I just had to follow it to its source to find out more, and I'm going to give it a try today. I'll be serving it with a mixture of Chinese tinned veg that have been cluttering up the cupboard, stir fried with home grown spring onions.

Tuesday Red Goulash with Noodles and salad  - another one I've bookmarked. I'll be making a couple of  changes - I have tinned beans to use (can you see by now that I'm decluttering the storecupboard this week?) and as Mark can't eat red peppers I'll cook mine separately and stir them into my own portion at the last minute.

Wednesday Roast lamb, broccoli, mashed swede and roast potatoes.

Thursday butternut squash and chickpea curry with rice and sambals

Friday Chilli Con Carne with a cornbread topping served with runner beans (still our home grown ones from the freezer)

Saturday Mark will probably be cooking

Sunday We won't be doing anything for Mother's Day - one of my daughters  lives in France and the other will, I hope, be being spoiled by her own little girls, while my Mum lives too far away to visit her for the day, so I've decided today will be the day I cook my entry for this month's Random Recipe challenge. I've not plucked up courage to attack my clippings yet though so I don't know what I'll be making!

I'm playing along with Meal Planning Monday at At Home With Mrs M - why don't you?

A hectic schedule over the next couple of weeks means I won't be planning again until March 25th  - the meals we DO eat at home in the intervening time will be "open the fridge and see what we can throw together" ones, so I expect pasta and omelettes to feature strongly!


Foodie Quine said...

Love the sound of a cornbread topping you chilli con carne.
You inspired my meal plan this week!

Kim Carberry said...

Yes the cornbread topping sounds lovely!!
Great meals planned....Have a great week x