Last week's Menu Plan Monday went quite well. It was lovely to return to Bento again and have something pretty to look at when I open my lunch box. I am now considering getting one of the Laptop Lunch sets for bulkier lunches, rather than the dull freezer bags I currently use!
One of the highlights of last week was my Neice's christening in Bath Abbey. I was very honoured to be asked to do a reading, as well as very nervous. Luckily it was only in front of 40 people most of whom I had met before, rather than a whole church congregation. Afterwards we had a meal at the Guildhall There was a choice of main courses including a Beef Stew, Chicken, and a Vegetarian option. I went for the Chicken, which was Chicken and Bacon in a Dijon Cream Sauce with New Potatoes, Broccoli, Carrots and Courgettes. It was really well done and amazing that they could serve 40 people with something so delicious.
I did however fail to make my cook book recipe! I looked in the freezer and there wasn't enough room to store the leftovers, so I ate a ready made Beef Steak Pie from Moorhouse Farm instead to clear out a bit of room. This weeks cook book recipe is Artichoke and Ham Pasta from Good Housekeeping's 30 Minute Meals. I have been meaning to make this one for a while and I finally have some artichokes in stock.
Lunch: Bread and Cheese etc
Dinner: Out, my sister cooked for me (Lamb Curry, Rice and Naan. Scrummy!)
Lunch: French Baguette Casserole, Salad
Dinner: Quorn and Pesto Fillet with Cherry Tomatoes, Lemon Spaghetti, Salad
Lunch: Salad with Kielbasa and Cheese, Croutons etc
Dinner: Tuna Steak with a Hot Rice Salad (Make extra)
Lunch: Fish Balls and Cold Rice Salad (Bento)
Dinner: Ham and Artichoke Pasta, Salad (Good Housekeeping Meals in 30 Minutes)
Lunch: Cheese and Onion Quiche, Salad
Dinner: Smokey Shrimp and Polenta Cakes, Veggies
Lunch: Egg Salad Bagel
Dinner: Veal Piccata, Sauteed Potatoes, Veggies
Dinner: Celeriac and Smoked Salmon Gratin