This week as our meal plan for part of the Meal Planning Monday linky, we are going for some new recipes, I got a book from my good friend Sarah at Christmas time called Home at 7, Dinner at 8 and it’s got some real gems in there. If you are someone like me who loves to cook good wholesome food but never seems to get round to it, this book is for you. I’ll let you know which of the recipes are from it:
Monday – Cod & Paprika Chowder, this is from the cookbook and it’s a lovely take on a chowder. Good wholesome food. This would also work well with Monkfish or Hake as they too are meaty fish, so might change it up a little for variation.
Tuesday – Chicken Taglietelle – This is a new recipe that I concocted one night that Grim was at the rugby. It’s absolutely delicious. If you want the recipe, let me know and I’ll post it for you.
Wednesday – Another one from the cookbook is Squid, Chorizo, Feta and Chickpea Salad. The picture of this in the book is absolutely fabulous and I’m really looking forward to it. The thing is that although I love seafood and especially squid it is not something I have ever tried to cook before. I know from experts that the key is to not overcook it, it’s a challenge
Thursday – I am heading out tonight for a Psychic night in aid of Breast Cancer Care so we need something quick and easy. I am going to make a massive vat of macaroni cheese, the boys love this and so do we so it’ll be a winner
Friday – We still have some venison chilli left in the freezer so we are going to have baked potatoes and chilli and cheese. Yummy
Saturday – Our special Ragu recipe. We have this once a week and as we all eat together on a Saturday and I know the boys will eat Ragu without any fuss, this is the perfect Saturday night in.
Sunday – Grim is away overnight in Liverpool, so I’ve invited Grandma and Grandad round for tea to see the boys and have time with them. I saw that there was a lovely pork joint on offer in Lidl later this week, so I’ll go and pick it up as I know they like pork.
And that’s us for this week. If you have any suggestions on other things we should try, comment below and let us know, I love hearing what other people have it gives me real inspiration.