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This last week I have mostly stuck to my menu planning but I have had to make a few extra meals or servings because this week it seems like we have had people for dinner every night! Which I like because when they all say everything is delicious it's all worth it.
I really enjoyed a lot of the new recipes that I tried last week so some of them are making a comeback. So I am still using the two macrobiotic books from last week but I am also using Nigella Express this week.
I have also been trying to stick to a food budget which is hard for me as normally that's what I would spend my money on - not clothes, or going out - just ingredients. So with my shop for the following week I have come under budget but now I just have to not buy anything else until 14/1/10. I will have to do with what I have (which is not inconsiderable) and I have to use it before we move anyway!
For my menu this week starting on Friday:
B: Fried mushrooms on sourdough toast (same as last week - they were delicious, easy and filling)
L: Brown Rice Ramen in broth (from a sachet). Or plain ramen in leftover soup.
D: Prawn Toast, Miso soup, Noodles and Edamame.
B: Brown rice with umeboshi
L: Vegetable soup with miso
D: Green vegetable curry with Pilaf rice
B: Miso soup and polenta
L: Sesame peanut noodles (Nigella Express recipe)
D: Burgers with "fast" fries (Nigella Express recipe) and salad.
B: Tofu scramble
L: Butternut and sweet potato soup (Nigella Express Recipe) and toast with hummus.
D: Mexican Monday (boys decide)
B: Fired polenta, miso soup and yoghurt
L:Crunchy salad with hour and sour dressing (Nigella Express recipe) and leftover soup
B: Toast and tea
L: Miso soup, brown rice and leftovers
B: Bannocks with tahini and marmalade, Miso soup
L: Leftover's or lunch out while shopping.
D: Naan pizza (with vegan cheese for me) and salad (Nigella Express recipe)