Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Menu Plan


This week is a pretty busy one - I am preparing for a two week full-time teaching stint, it's our 2 year wedding anniversary and Father's Day and my brothers birthday - so there is a lot of planning which is why this menu is later than usual.


Week 1



Friday
B - Poached egg on toast
L - Tuna on bagel
D - Spaghetti with chili, garlic and prawns and salad

Saturday
B - Tofu scramble
L - Quesilldillas
D - Kedgeree - made with brown rice


Sunday

B - Muesli and yoghurt
L - leftovers
D - Roast vegetable with cheese

Monday

B - Pancakes
L -
D - Two Year Anniversary dinner - Crumb lamb cutlets, mash potato, baby carrots, green beans and Parfait!


Tuesday
B - Peanut butter bread
L - Leftovers
D  - Savoury crepe bake - vegetables and b├ęchamel sauce


Wednesday
B - Oatmeal with chia, banana and maple syrup
L = Satay Noodles
D - Burritos


Thursday

B - Fruit and yoghurt
L - Rice bowl
D - Leftovers


Week 2


Friday
B - Peanut butter bread
L - Salad box with tuna
D - Homemade pizza


Saturday

B - Omlettes
L - Soup with cheesy croutons
D - Avocado and cob salad with sausages


Sunday
B - Crepes
L - Fathers Day Lunch - family do
D -
Fathers Day Dinner - different family do

Monday
B - Oatmeal with chia, banana and maple
L - leftovers
D - Vegetable korma with basmati


Tuesday

B - Oatmeal with blueberries
L - Veggie sticks with dip, cheese and crackers
D - Chestnut and Lentil soup from Just Hungry
(so good I haven't even bothered to try Nigella Lawson's version and that's saying something!)

Wednesday
B - Peanut butter toast
L - Tuna sandwich
D - Brothers Birthday Dinner


Thursday
B - Muesli and Yoghurt
L - Cheese and tomato toastie
D - Poached eggs on croque Monsieur



Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Inspiration for a Monday: Margot

I recoreded this movie ages ago but only got around to watchng it recently - how I wish I had watched it sooner.



I used to do ballet lessons and have always been fascinated by the life a dancer leads but this film really debunks the myths that it is all glamour and froth and also gave me much more insight into the life that Dame Margot Fonteyn lead.  The only thing I really knew about her was that she danced with Nureyev and there was a large age difference but it didn't show on the stage.  I had no idea that her husband had been shot nor that he was an ambassador.



The costume design was by Amy Roberts whose other films and television work include: Upstairs Downstairs and Brassed Off and many telemovies.  Being born in 1949 would have made her about 10 when the movie is set - and you can see that she shows all the different fashions of the period (Margot is very conservative whereas Nureyev is clearly bohemian).

from here



Here is the summary from IMBD:

"At the age of forty Dame Margot Fonteyn is considered to be past her best as a prima ballerina and Ninette de Valois is reducing her roles at the Royal Ballet. Then the exciting young Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev, a recent defector to the West, comes into her life and her bed and revitalizes her career. Frederick Aashton creates a new ballet for them and they become the golden couple of the ballet world. However, Margot is married to Roberto 'Tito' Arias, a Panamanian politician of dubious repute who is not sympathetic to her calling and is probably faithless. When he is shot and paralyzed for life Margot must carry on dancing well into her sixties in order to pay for his costly treatment though she still collaborates with Rudolf in the occasional ballet."

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So here is to a week on buns, pearls and red lippy.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Menu Plan




Week 1



Friday
B - Oats with chia, coconut oil and banana
L - Leftovers
D - Out at a lovely friends place


Saturday
B - At Grandma’s
L - Rice paper rolls with satay sauce
D - Kohlrabi and avocado salad (based on this one from Golubka)





From here







Sunday
B - Brown rice bowl
L - Leftovers
D - Tuna and bean toasts with avocado vinaigrette


Monday
B - Oats with banana and maple syrup
L - Guacamole and veggies
D - Burritos (turkey and TVP)


Tuesday
B - Fruit and yoghurt
L - Leftover burrito mince with salad
D - Pumpkin soup with cheesy toasts


Wednesday
B - Toast with peanut butter and banana
L - Home made sushi (tuna and tomago)
D - Pasta with spinach and almond pesto


Thursday
B - Fruit and muffin
L - Leftover pasts-a
D - Fish pie



Week 2

Split Pea Soup from Scandi Foodie

Friday
B - Boiled egg and toast soldiers
L - Leftover fish pie
D - Chinese chicken wings/tofu and fried rice


Saturday
B - Baked Beans on toast
L - Brown rice bowl
D - Split pea soup (based on this one from Scandi Foodie)


Sunday
B - Crepe Suzette
L - -
D - Home made pies (mushroom and beef)


Monday
B - Baked beans on toast
L - Leftover soup
D - Tomato and Vodka Pasta (based on Penne Alla Vodka from Nigella Lawson)






Penne Alla Vodka from Nigella Lawson

Tuesday
B - Oats
L - Ryvitas with cheese and veggie sticks
D - Home made pizza


Wednesday
B - Baked Beans on toast
L - Satay Noodles
D - Hotdogs (Vegetarian and Beef)


Thursday
B - Peanut butter bread
L - Out - Shopping Day
D - Leftovers/ freezer meal



Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Love is in the air

Over the weekend I was a bridesmaid in a wedding - and not just any wedding mind you, my Mum finally married her sweetheart of almost 16 years!  So this is just a little note going out wishing them the best or their future together.  Photos of the actual wedding to follow.  Promise!






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