Monday, 7 January 2013
Menu plan Monday
Craving fresh wholesome food with lots of colour at the moment so that is reflected in my menu this week. Just been shopping and bought lots of colourful fruit and veg.
MONDAY - Creamy mascarpone tomato sauce with roasted vegetables on pasta & HM garlic bread
TUESDAY - Roast chicken/couscous patties, HM coleslaw, jacket potatoes and salad
WEDNESDAY - Sausage, onion gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetables & yorkshire puddings
THURSDAY - The Hairy Dieters Roasted Cod & Parma Ham with peppers & salad potatoes
FRIDAY - Italian meatloaf, steamed vegetables, roast potatoes & gravy
SATURDAY - Beef Tacos and Bean chilli Tacos for me
SUNDAY - Tuna & vegetable Lasagne, salad and small jacket potato
Well the big clear up happened yesterday. Three of us whizzed around the rooms removing all traces of Christmas. All boxed up and back in the loft until December. All done in record time of an hour. We all hate putting the decorations away so it's done as quickly as possible in our house. A good clean around and you would never know it had just been Christmas. Feels all tidy and bare now but I like that.
Then this morning onto clearing out the fridges. Some cottage pie and gravy leftover from a meal the other day was devoured by Daughter No3 for her lunch today. Old grapes, an orange and a couple of apples which were still in good condition were made into a fruit salad with the addition of some fresh fruit bought today. All the outer leaves of a cauliflower were chopped and boiled to add to the dogs food over the week. The only thing I had to waste was a green pepper that had started to decompose in the bottom of the salad drawer oops. He's now on the compost heap. Half a tub of mascarpone cheese will be mixed into the tomato sauce I have made for tea tonight after I have removed a portion for myself (back on healthy eating). Now the fridge is restocked with lots of lovely fresh stuff for the coming week.
Girls back to college and school tomorrow so onwards with my 'To Do' list. I'll get started on my first job listed in my diary which is to declutter the utility cupboards and give it all a good clean. Are you feeling the need for, 'a new year new start' on anything?