Monday, May 30, 2016
Meal Plan Monday (30th May)
Is it cold where you are? Winter weather has well and truly arrived which means one thing around here ... comfort food! But winter warmers don't have to be heavy and loaded with carbs. Slow cooked meats, soups and hearty vegetarian dishes packed with warming spices all hit the spot perfectly.
Last fortnight was cheap for us as we used up some of our stash of freezer food. This turned out to be a good thing because we had a bit of a disaster and discovered our chest freezer in the shed had been accidentally turned off after a power surge and we lost bags full of food. So frustrating! Not to mention costly.
We're still keeping things simple this fortnight and our only meat purchases are a whole organic chicken (bought from Woolies for just $15 on special), 2kg of gravy beef and some bacon. The mince and sausages are from our freezer stock we buy in bulk every few months (luckily we hadn't gotten around to transferring all this meat to the outside freezer or we would have lost the lot).
Have you ever had a freezer disaster?
On the menu ...
Monday - Vegie-loaded Spaghetti Bolognaise with zucchini and beans
Tuesday - BLTs on homemade spelt rolls
Wednesday - Slow-cooked Beef Madras with veg
Thursday - Vegan macaroni cheese
Friday - DIY
Saturday - Pumpkin soup and hash browns
Sunday - Spelt Pizza
Monday - Lasagna (gluten and dairy free)
Tuesday - Sausage and veggie bake
Wednesday - Dhal with rice and greens
Thursday - Chicken and sweet potato bake
Friday - Brinner
Saturday - Veggie soup with foccacia
Sunday - Roast chicken with veg
What's on the menu for you this week? Do you have some favourite winter-warmers?