Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter Menu

Take Out Menus Art Print

Tuesday ~ Nachos
Wednesday ~ Pies, Peas & chips
Thursday ~ Chow Mein
Friday ~ Bolognaise
Saturday ~ tea out, pizzas and Mum's meal
Sunday ~Beef Sausage & Salad Pitas
Monday ~ Honey Soy Chicken
Tuesday ~ Pork Mince Stroganoff

At the moment my girls are at camp, so amazingly we bought a four pack of meat pies, for just the three of us. We also had corn chips left over from the last menu and continued on making the nachos. We had enough for another meal for lunch. I wasn't able to order my fruit and vege because of Easter. So this is a minimal meal plan based on the meats available at our local shop, we will buy more things on our mini pay next Wednesday. I want to make sure we have enough money for petrol and LPG to visit our other house, we have our son staying there after going to the football in Melbourne and our other son coming here we think. I already have the Easter eggs I went on a special trip two weeks ago. The honey soy chicken is a favourite. Years ago I saw on a label of the jar to serve it with pumpkin and potato, both mashed, with green beans. We have bought frozen green beans anyway for the chow mein. The girls have been asking for it. Pork Stroganoff is easy as it is made from things in cans from any old-fashioned Aussie supermarket.

I am going to a reunion and a group of us are having pizza.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Growing Mustard, Okra, Onions and Potatoes in Victoria, Australia

I have wanted to know how to grow Okra here, we tried once. It came up and died. Who knew we had this book with the information.

Mustard Potatoes

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Growing Melons & Mushrooms in Victoria, Australia

Melons Mushrooms

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Growing Kohl Rabi, Leeks, Edive & Lettuce in Victoria, Australia

Kohl Rabi Lettuce

Autumn Menu

Saveurs de L'Automne, Le Potiron Art Print

I have trolled through the pantry and found polenta, hokkein noodles, lasagne sheets, the fruit people have brussels sprouts again, I have left over rocket and mushrooms for the burgers, and my husband requested nachos a couple of days ago. Pumpkins are cheap and the other vegetables I have ordered, not the expensive ones, so this is what I came up with.

Tuesday ~ Fettucine Carbonara
Wednesday ~ Mushroom Burgers (a family favourite)
Thursday ~ Pea & Ham Soup with Kranskys and Brussels sprouts
Friday ~ Nachos
Saturday ~ Curried Pumpkin & Lentils
Sunday ~ Pumpkin & Zucchini Bakes
Monday ~ Chilli Sweet Potato & Beans with Polenta
Tuesday ~ Reduced Fat Vegetable Quiche
Wednesday ~ Vegetarian Japanese Pancakes
Thursday ~ Beef & Vegetable Lasagne (low GI) takes 4 hours to cook
Friday ~ Chow Mein
Saturday ~ Sweet Chilli Chicken & Broccolini Stir-fry to use up Hokkein noodles
Sunday ~ Red Lentil & Spinach Dahl
Monday ~ Beef, Corn & Bok Choy Stir-fry

After putting the Easter eggs in the trolley I put only a little more in and headed for home. So I didn't get a couple of things like the beans and the pastry. Hence the swap recipe. Then I realised today (Tuesday after posting) that I had over bought for the next menu. I had seen pork sausages and chipolatas and as I don't go shopping there anymore and they were very cheap I had to have them. My daughter mentioned the sausages in the freezer. So saved by the sausage!

Swap Recipes: (have the stuff for) Spaghetti with Chilli & Sun-dried Tomatoes
Sausage Casserole
Sausages with Potato, Apple & Red Onion (uses pork sausages)
Pumpkin, Chickpea & Spinach Dhal with Naan
adaptation of Spicy Lentil Cottage Pie, ours will have no cheese, kumara and green beans

Tuesday ~ Nachos

Success from last week:

Coleslaw & Poppy Seed Dressing

Friday, April 1, 2011

Growing Cucumbers, Egg Plant & Fennel in Victoria, Australia

Chicory Fennel

Brian McFadden - Real To Me