Week starting 16th November
Another week another meal planner. These kids just seem to need feeding every bloody day.
I’m a bit late this week – I’d blame the kids but really it’s my lack of organisational ability that’s the problem rather than the children, I think I was pretty much like this before but maybe with fewer wrinkles.
We started the week with an old favourite – macaroni cheese. Well I say an old favourite but it was off the menu for a while back in the day when Max decided he would no longer eat any pasta with a sauce that appeared white in colouring. Then I decided tough luck, put it back on the menu and hey presto, he’s into it again and ate the lot. I won’t patronise you by giving you the recipe, basically it’s a cheese sauce. I added some peas to cook in the pasta water for a bit of green.
The other day a man came to the door with some fresh fish for sale and I was allowed to buy some. If you knew my husband and his paranoia around buying food from randoms you’d know this was a small miracle so I’m going to celebrate by cooking up some red bass with roast potatoes for Tuesday’s dinner, I haven’t had roast potatoes for an age and a half and I can’t waaaiiitt.
On Wednesday we are doing what genuinely is an old favourite, an Ella’s kitchen recipe curry which was meant to be chicken-based but I’m switching the chicken for some prawns. It’s a really mild coconut milk based curry and the kids lap it up every time (except they won’t now I’ve said that). This is the recipe in its original form:
Thursday we’re doing some pork chops which is a bit of a departure because we don’t often eat pork but I was inspired by @everydaycurator who cooked up some amazing-looking pork cutlets the other day. I’m going to serve them with some garlic mash and greens.
On Friday Max has got a school friend over for tea for the very first time and so I wanted to do something fairly simple that everyone would eat but also something that might be fun for them so we’re going to do homemade pizza – that way everyone can pick a topping that suits. We always use the Jamie Oliver pizza dough recipe which you can find below and I’ve stocked up on some passata for the tomato topping.
We’re off to the in laws this weekend so I’m going to gratefully pass over the cooking baton to the mother-in-law on Saturday and finally, we’re coming home on Sunday to some chunky chilli and rice. This is another BBC Good Food recipe which my sister made so beautifully I thought we’d copy! It’s made with braising steak rather than mince for a chilli with a bit of a difference. I’ll keep it mild for the kids, you can find it here:
Have a great week all, love seeing all the inspiration on Instagram, gives me food for thought for next week!