anyone got a menu for this week........ Page 1 / 2

chevyfireball, Mar 21, 8:09am
got to go shopping tomorrow -am sick of the same ol same ol-so anyone got a menu planned of what they are having for the next week for dinner

alebix, Mar 21, 10:03am
I was planning on doing one tonight... but forgot. But I know we are having

Steak, eggs chips.
Beef stir fry
beef stroganoff and rice
tomato and onion sausages
pasta and sauce (boiled pasta shapes and pasta sauce heated through with grated cheese on top with a handful of mixed vege chucked in) my kids LOVE it... .

kirinesha, Mar 21, 9:25pm
Monday: Pumpkin and ricotta gnocchi with sage butter
Tuesday: Eggplant and lamb patties with salad
Wednesday: Kashmiri chicken
Thursday: Salt & pepper squid
Friday: Beef masala
Saturday: Bacon wrapped chicken with a tarragon and cream sauce
Sunday: Free range roast pork and crackling vegetables

darlingmole, Mar 21, 9:41pm
yum kirinesha~!

Today: leftover chicken made into a curry with vegetables on rice
Tuesday: homemade burger and chips
Wednesday: vegetable'n'lentil soup and rolls
Thursday: rissoles, omellette and salad
Friday: my traditional "refuse to cook" night haha!
Saturday: creamy bacon/mushroom/courgette with pasta
Sunday: Roast whatever's on special this week ...

hate thinking about food in advance but it's the most sensible way to save money

evebee, Mar 21, 9:54pm
wow kirinesha
your bacon wrapped chicken with a tarragon and cream sauce sounds delicious. Would you mind sharing the recipe. thanks

maggie203, Mar 22, 2:02am
Hi chevy, this isnt a whole menu but a recipe I thought you and your tribe will enjoy.


Oil for frying
2 large skinless chicken breast, diced or 500g chicken mince
1 onion - chopped
300g bacon - chopped
3Tbsps flour
1/2cup milk
1/2cup cream
1Tbsp fresh thyme leaves or 1/2Tbsp dried thyme
Salt and freshly ground pepper
A packet of flaky pastry
Milk to glaze

Make the filling by heating a little oil in a frying pan.
Add chicken, bacon and onion and brown.
Add the flour and cook stirring constantly for 1 min.
Add the milk, cream and thyme and cook stirring until the mixture comes to a simmer and thickens.
Line the base of the tin with pastry sheet allowing a little to overhang.
Spoon the filling in to fill the pastry case.
Brush the edges of the base with milk and apply top pastry.
Press the top onto the bottom using the fork and then trim excess pastry.
Brush pastry surface with milk.
Bake in an oven preheated to 200C for 35mins or until pastry is golden brown

This is simple but to die for! ! ! So yummy! ! !

cookessentials, Mar 22, 2:23am
tonight I am doing zuchinni and bacon slice with a green salad
tomorrow is Thai chicken curry
Wed is Beef stroganoff
Thurs is oven roasted salmon and orzo salad
Friday may be a meal out or chicken supreme.

chevyfireball, Mar 22, 2:39am
well maggie i would like to try before i cook-so maybe you could make mea sample heheheheh! ! !

kirinesha, Mar 22, 3:18am
Here you go:


2-3 boned/semi boned chicken thighs per person
50gms butter
olive oil
salt and pepper
1 piece of bacon per piece of chicken
dash of wine
clove chopped garlic
good handful of freshly chopped tarragon and parsely


. Melt butter and dash of oil in pan at low-med heat, add garlic, saute very lightly
Season the chicken and add to pan to brown sides lightly.
Remove and wrap each piece in a rasher of bacon and place seam side down in shallow pyrex dish.
Add a splash of wine to base of dish.
Bake at 170 for 50 mins (test with skewer for doneness) keeping covered for at least 1/2 the time so bacon doesn't dry out.
10 mins before chicken is ready deglaze butter/garlic pan with a splash of wine then add enough wine for sauce and freshly chopped tarragon and parsley.
Cook over low heat, stirring until thickened, check seasonings.
Pour over chicken and serve

maggie203, Mar 22, 7:28pm
Hmmm sorry chevy its all gone now!

lizab, Mar 22, 7:42pm
Good idea to think about the weeks menu.
Last night: Homemade pizzas
Today: Butter Chicken
Tomorrow: Roast pork or lamb (will need cold meat for lunches! )
Thurs: Venison steaks
Fri: Stirfry and noodles
Sat: Sausages and mash
Sun: Poached eggs on toast!

rkcroft, Mar 22, 10:33pm
mmmm Kashmiri Chicken... . haven't made that in ages. May make that next week thanks.

ruby19, Mar 23, 3:34am
Last night Otsu ( marinated tofu) with steamed beans & noodles
Tonight VegetableMali Kofta Curry & rice with roti
Wed Mac & Cheese with added veggies
Thur Quiche with home made wedges
Fri Depends what I have left in fridge! !

macwood2, Mar 23, 4:43am
I would love the Kashmiri Chicken recipe - please. TIA

kirinesha, Mar 23, 4:46am
Here you go:


125g butter
2 onions (sliced)
10 peppercorns
10 cardamom
5cm piece of cinnamon stick
5cm piece of ginger, peeled and chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1t chilli powder
2t paprika
1. 5kg chicken pieces or breasts
200gm natural unsweetened yoghurt


Melt the butter in a deep lidded frying pan (we used a lidded wok)
Add the onions, peppercorns, cardamon and cinnamon and fry until the onions go golden
Add the ginger, garlic, chilli powder, paprika, salt to your own taste and fry for 2 minutes, stirring
Add the chicken and fry until browned
Gradually add the yoghurt, stirring constantly
Cover and cook on a low heat for 30 minutes

st_allie, Mar 23, 5:12am
yesterday- teriyaki beef on rice with roast veg and buttered mushrooms on the side - prunes and custard
today-quiche with buttered seasoned courgettes and stir fried bacon/rice mix on the side ( used up yesterdays leftovers) - tinned fruit and evaporated milk
wednesday - grilled pork slices marinated in oyster sauce with brussels sprouts, carrots and mashed potato - bread and butter pudding
thursday - mealoaf with boiled potatoes, mixed veg and cabbage -apple crumble most likely.
friday is roast night - lamb, roast veg and gravy - rice pudding
saturday - steak, chips and salad - fruit or cake or scones for dessert as saturday is baking day.
sunday - chicken curry, rice and salad - probably another bread and butter pudding. . depends if I have bread to use up.

Just realised not many here have listed desserts. . do many people bother with them any more? . . I am feeding 4 teens btw they take a lot of filling up.

kirinesha, Mar 23, 5:12am
We don't have desserts. We save those for dinner parties only.

calista, Mar 23, 5:16am
Would any of you people like to adopt me?

kirinesha, Mar 23, 5:33am
Thanks but I already have a husband and 3 cats.

st_allie, Mar 23, 5:36am
do you do dishes?

andrea1978, Mar 23, 5:36am
yum! these recipes sound great - thanks! :)

st_allie, Mar 23, 5:40am
meant to mention. . the mad butcher has lamb leg roasts for $8. 99 a kilo this week if anyone is keen.

ruby19, Mar 23, 7:03pm
We don`t do desserts during the week, perhaps on a weekend if we are having company. But if I feel the kids have had a small tea, I will let them have a bowl of ice cream / sorbet with some fruit. I think we don`t have dessert also is that most nights of the week as we eat after 7, as the kids(14 & 12) have activities, so feel it is too late.

smchkn, Mar 25, 4:48am
mmm... ...
lamb steaks and salad,
tomatoes stuffed with mince,
savoury mince,
sirloin steak and salad,
baked fish with salad and veggies... ...

so far

sandra22, Mar 25, 5:23am
Why don't you try the best butter chicken recipe ever. You buy the spices already in a packet - they are the best, all natural and made fresh, not like that supermarket rubbish. It's so easy to make as well, you'll love it. Get the spices here

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