Tuesday, May 22, 2012

From My Kitchen - Sunday 20th May

I actually wrote this on Sunday and then forgot to post it! Duh. I was sick last week so battled through some essential work things for a while and then spent a few days chilling out with my knitting, my animals and some River Cottage repeats. It was just what I needed! I'm feeling much better now and hopefully able to troop through the last 6 weeks of term with no further issues. After that, I will be a free agent, work wise. I officially have 8 more weeks of employment, and then I will be a student again! Scary, but exciting! Hopefully once I have finished work and only have one major thing on my plate, I will have more time to dedicate to this space, too :)

Sunday - handmade pasta with to-die-for tomato sauce, homemade garlic bread and green salad
Monday - vegetarian bean tacos with a choice of fillings
Tuesday - greens soup (silverbeet, kale, cabbage, leeks, parsley and potato) with multigrain sourdough
Wednesday - sausages, homemade wedges, and beetroot and quinoa salad
Thursday - roasted corn pudding in gem squashes with kale salad

To Do:
- make bread and pasta dough
- make sourdough
- soak beans for tacos
- soak quinoa
- find some new breakfast ideas!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

From My Kitchen - Sunday 6th May

Opps, I'm a bit late this week. This will be more like 'what I've eaten', as opposed to 'what I plan to eat'. I still like to jot it down though, for future reference, as I come here when I am stuck for ideas! It is getting much colder here and I am loving having the fire going at night and pouring over steaming hot bowls of Autumn/Winter goodness. Talk around the table tells me it is slow cooker season, and people are dusting them off all over the show! I haven't got mine out yet, but it definitely won't be far away! It's cold and grey today and I'm craving soup, so I think pumpkin soup and fresh bread will be on the menu tonight, after a stretchy delightful yoga class, to iron out the kinks.

Here's the rest of the week's food:

Sunday - slow-roasted lamb forequarter with roast vege mix (pumpkin, parsnip and potato) and sauteed red cabbage
Monday - sausage, roast vege and feta salad
Tuesday - roast pumpkin wedges with barley salad (barley, kale, red onion, garlic and lemon dressing)
Wednesday - curried pumpkin soup with fresh wholegrain rolls
Thursday - a Spanish recipe sent to me by my mother-in-law called 'moors and christians', using black beans, rice and hard boiled eggs!

To Do:
- soak barley
- make rolls
- soak black beans and rice
- make muesli