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Our Real Food Meal Plan – Week 7 2015

By Thecookspyjamas @thecookspyjamas
Our Real Food Meal Plan – Week 7 2015

And suddenly, just like that, it is autumn. The cooler weather means I can happily plan meals around the oven, and that stews and curries can start to creep back into the menu. Coincidentally, I had my oven cleaned this week all ready to fire up without smoking out the house.

This week we ate:

Sunday:

Pasta Amatriciana

Monday:

Minced Soy Pork with Noodles

I switched this up a bit to use what I had on hand, rather than buy new ingredients. I dropped the dried shrimp and mushrooms, using finely chopped fresh mushrooms instead, and also added some green beans I had lurking in the fridge. The Princess requested Udon Noodles, so I used those in preference to the flat rice noodles.

Tuesday:

Zucchini, Ham & Ricotta Tarts

Ideally these should be served with a green salad, but I couldn't be bothered and reasoned that they were full of vegetables anyway.

Wednesday:

Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemon

This was served with wholegrain cous cous.

Thursday:

Night out - Yay, no dishes!

Freezer Cooking:

I've managed to make a few things for the freezer this week. Using a batch of Artisan Bread in Five Wholegrain Pizza Dough in the fridge, and their recipe for Turkish Spiced Lamb Pittas, we had a tasty lunch on Sunday. The remainder of the lamb mince has gone into the freezer for another day.

I made a batch of mini calzones (or pizza pockets if you prefer) as afternoon snacks for The Princess with more of the dough. These were simply pizza sauce, grated mozzarella and olives. I baked the calzones, then froze them flat on a baking sheet. Once frozen, they were transferred to a large zip lock bag. The Princess just zaps one in the microwave when she is hungry.

I used chicken cutlets (thighs with the bone in) for the Tagine on Wednesday night. As it was just The Princess and I for dinner, we had a cutlet each, and the rest went into the freezer for another night. I left the olives, coriander and parsley out of the portion I froze, and will stir these through when reheating.

Bon Appetit!


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