I'm determined to get a menu plan done for this week - it gets really crazy around here at mealtimes otherwise! And my fridge fills up with wilting vegetables because I haven't planned my meals around what's in my vege box, or what's already in the fridge and freezer...
I've had lots of 'greens' to use up lately, as well as carrots, so the other day I made a really yummy Chicken Laksa in the Thermomix with steamed chicken, carrots, shallots and Asian greens on basmati rice, surrounded by a spicy coconut curry sauce. It was so yummy, and only took 20 minutes to cook in the Thermomix - all at once! What a machine! I'll post the recipe very soon. Meanwhile, because I love Thai curries with coconut milk so much, (and still have lots of Asian greens, which go so well with them), I'm going to make a baked Thai chicken recipe from Cyndi O'Meara's cookbook on Monday. The original recipe calls for diced thigh fillets, but I'm going to use whole chicken thighs instead. Yum, can't wait!
(When my husband works night shift we have our main meal at lunchtime, so don't be surprised by what we have for lunch some days!)
"TM" stands for recipes made in the "Thermomix".
For more menu planning ideas, check out Menu Plan Monday at orgjunkie.com.
Monday: (lunch) Baked Thai Chicken (from "Changing Habits, Changing Lives Cookbook"); (dinner) baked potatoes and salad (TM).
Tuesday: (lunch) Fish strips (coated in cornmeal, spelt flour & sesame seeds - photo below) with salad; (dinner) Pasta e Fagioli (quick & easy! - TM).
Wednesday: (lunch) Vegetable rissoles (Cyndi's cookbook - prepared in TM) and raw vege sticks; (dinner) Steak with beetroot salad (TM) & baked veges.
Thursday: (lunch) Dairy-free pizzas with this crust (prepared in TM); (dinner) Dairy-free tuna mornay (using this white sauce - prepared in TM) & salad.
Friday: (lunch) Pumpkin soup (TM) & spelt rolls (TM); (dinner) Never-the-same-curry (using tuna - TM).
Saturday: (lunch) Steamed chinese buns (filled with meat - TM); (dinner) Crockpot chicken hotpot.
Sunday: (lunch) Roast lamb & veges; (dinner) leftovers.