I'm really not sure what happened this week but by Thursday I had lost the plot as far as food goes and completely failed to stick to my meal plan. I think I was foxed by having made a huge batch of curry on Monday and then for reasons unknown to man, not frozen it. We were eating leftovers well past the limits of our initial enthusiasm, which was a pity as it was pretty fine curry. I think I need to build in slack to my meal plans for leftovers, although perhaps not always on this scale.
Also I was most perturbed to find that a recipe I had so much looked forward to making - garlicky greens in black bean sauce with rice noodles - was nowhere to be found. I looked through every piece of paperwork (there are a tad too many piles around the house at the moment for optimum tidiness), searched my computer for saved files and then finally wildly searched every corner of the internet I could reach. All for nothing. It's like it never existed. I know it was a recipe rather than something in my head but I have had to admit defeat. It all makes me rather sad, so if anyone sees a likely sounding recipe, please let me know? I feel like James James Morrison Morrison. Not sure why.
I am full of renewed determination to use my slow cooker which has languished for far too long. It is also a menu to tempt my babe into eating a bit more as he's been under the weather the last few days and off his food which is most unlike him.
Lunch: Lasagne (leftover from last night) and broccoli (because it was there, and I wanted greenery!)
Dinner: Roast with last minute flung together quinoa, walnut and borlotti bean fritters (not bad actually, but still need a bit of work )
Dinner: Slow cooker Curried lentil, potato and cauliflower soup (with added experimental curried dumplings)
Lunch: Giant hash (biker husband can never eat enough on bike days)
Dinner: Bean stew with pearl barley, potatoes and lots of veg
Dinner: Lentil Herder's Pie (in which she daringly shoves in loads of red cabbage...)
Lunch: Hot white bean and aubergine open toasted sandwiches (please let me get round to these, I do love them)
Dinner: Curried lentil, potato and cauliflower soup leftovers
Dinner: Bean stew leftovers
SundaySomething at my mum's while I watch my brother run a marathon!
Snacks & puddings
Tinned, fresh and dried fruit, smoothie, crackers or rice cakes & nut butter or hummus or marmite, whole nuts, yoghurt, muffins (full meal muffins for the baby).
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