Monday, 15 June 2009

Menu Plan Monday

A couple of weeks ago I went shopping for big things for my flat, like a bed and a washer dryer in John Lewis on Oxford Street. I went with my Mum and a friend and we stopped in the Bistro bit on the top floor for lunch.

I had a sardine sandwich, which I forgot to take a picture of, but was delicious, My Mum had this mango, feta and avocado salad, which was constructed into a very elaborate tower!

My friend had mackerel, with new potatoes and mustard, which looked gorgeous!

We had a really good day shopping and got pretty much everything I needed, and everything was delivered a week later apart from the washing machine which wouldn't fit! They are redelivering a smaller one on Wednesday.

I haven't done a Menu Plan Monday for a couple of weeks as things have been rather hectic, what with moving and lack of Internet, but the Virgin man comes on Wednesday! I was also away for most of last week at my parents. I went to Gardener's World Live and the Good Food Show at the NEC in Birmingham on Wednesday, and I was disappointed by the Good Food Show which took up about a quarter of the total space and there were very few independent producers. More on that later in the week.

This week's Menu Plan Monday is fairly simple, I have a friend coming over for dinner on Wednesday night and that's the Cook Book recipe of the week: Macaroni and Cheese from the Big Book of Casseroles by Maryana Vollsted, it looks really simple to make and hopefully I will have leftovers for lunches! I still can't decide what to have for dinner on Saturday, any suggestions will be gratefully received!

Lunch: Salmon Ravioli with Cream Cheese, Avocado and Rocket
Dinner: Naan Pizza with Ham, Spinach and Mushrooms (Nigella Express)

Lunch: Spaghetti and Meatballs, Salad
Dinner: Stuffed Plaice fillet, Veggies

Lunch: Salad
Dinner: Sausage and Mash with gravy

Dinner: Macaroni Cheese, Salad (Big Book of Casseroles)

Lunch: Quiche, Salad
Dinner: Lentil Curry, Aloo Gobi Saag, Naan, Onion Bhaji

Lunch: Salmon Pasta Salad with Rocket, Dill and Lemon
Dinner: Lemon Chicken with Egg Fried Rice

Lunch: Fish Balls with Leftover Egg Fried Rice


  1. That salmon ravioli sounds delicious, I definitely want to try that out soon... You should check out springpad's weekly meal planner, it's a great way to organize all of your menus and recipes (like this one, yum! and I think you'd really like it.

    Rachel @ springpad

  2. The food presentation at that bistrot is pretty impressive! Looks like a good menu plan :-)

  3. You menu plan looks great! Do you make everything from scratch, or use any ready made items from the store?

  4. Lauralynne: I do a combination of both, I have some freezer staples which I use and I make a lot of stuff from scratch.