Friday, 23 February 2018

What's Cooking at The Madhouse? menu plan 2018 week #9

This last week at work has been brutal, so it's been torture seeing everyone talking about the half term  holidays and having long lie-ins and fun days out. It's our turn now though, and we get two weeks off, which are much needed. I ended up agreeing to take on leading an intensive language course for the first week in a local upper high school (15-18 year olds) - 3 hours from 9-12 Mon-Fri for the first week. We don't usually do much in the mornings anyway and the money's good, but it'll make lunchtimes a bit tricky. Either I'll have to plan ahead with leftovers, or the kids/Madhouse Daddy will have to sort themselves out because I won't get back in time. Ahhh it's so lovely writing this thinking of long lazy days ahead !


lunch - The traditional Burger King visit

dinner - homemade soup of some shape or description - Mexican-style tomato and bean was nice last week, and I still have some red kidney beans in the cupboard, or split pea and bacon always goes down well too.


lunch - roast dinner - probably chicken this week

dinner - leftover soup from yesterday or chicken soup with the leftovers - or I may leave the leftovers for tomorrow's lunch actually and go for fridge grazing tonight


lunch - beefburgers, ratatouille and rice or leftovers from yesterday

dinner - cottage pie


lunch - leftover cottage pie

dinner - Feijoada with rice - or my take on it anyway ! A Brazilian-style stew of smoked sausages, onions, red and yellow peppers & red kidney beans


lunch - Leftovers or fricadelles (spicy sausages) with Actifry chips and beans

dinner - Chicken pot pie with cheddar & chive biscuits - an American recipe that I never got round to making last time it was on a menu plan because the leftover chicken got made into soup instead - with mash & veg


lunch - chicken cordon bleu (ready made) with  rice

dinner - sticky marinated duck with Chinese veg & German potato pancakes - mac & cheese for the kids


lunch - leftovers or kebabs, as a special holiday treat

 dinner - I have a recipe that sounds fun to try : homemade bagels, with ... smoked salmon maybe?

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  1. Yum homemade bagels sound good

  2. Enjoy your half term!
    The Chicken pot pie sounds so good x

  3. Oooh the chicken pot pie sounds lovely! Hope you had a great week. Thank you for sharing and supporting #MealPlanningMonday x


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