Monday, 22 February 2016

Meal Panning Monday

So last week was half term. A well-earned break, but not really long enough to fully relax, anyway I had a lovely time galavanting about.

On Monday I went to Ottolenghi with a friend and I had the sweet potato fritters and two salads; mixed roast peppers with labneh and pea and bean salad. Once again it was delicious, I loved the combination of flavours.

In the evening I went to Busaba Eathai in Soho. We had their Taste of Thailand Menu and had fishcakes, chicken satay and then Smoked Chicken with Noodles. I wasn't overly impressed. The food was fine, nothing particularly exciting and I found the noodles a little dry.

On Tuesday I met a friend at Princi in Soho. We ate in the restaurant rather than the bakery, I had a Capricciosa Pizza, which was ham, artichoke and olive on a tomato base with mozzarella and was delicious. I want to go back and try the bakery, where you can get a slice of pizza or a sandwich and cake.

We then went to Primrose Bakery for pudding. I had a hot chocolate and brownie. I wasn't very impressed with the brownie, it was cake rather than brownie. I might go back and try a cupcake sometime.

Towards the end of the week I went to Easton Walled Garden with my Mum to see the snowdrops. It was a beautiful sunny day and there was a carpet of snowdrops. I want to go back and see the sweet peas in the summer.

I also got a veg bag last week. It had savoy cabbage, mushrooms, Jerusalem artichokes, beetroot and onions. I keep getting onions, if anyone has any ideas of things that use a lot of onion, other than French onion soup, which is on my list of things to make, please let me know!

On Saturday I took my sister out for a Birthday afternoon tea. We went to Ma Pluckers for an American BBQ style tea. We got three small sliders, roast chicken with coleslaw, fried chicken on a waffle and pulled chicken with chipotle chilli sauce. Then we had three desserts; cherry pie, mini doughnuts and a chocolate and cornflake scotch egg.

It was really good, the meat was really flavourful and I would definitely go back to try a full sized portion of the fried chicken and waffles.

This week is quite busy, I'm finally going back to pilates tonight, tomorrow I am going to see The Big Short at the cinema, Thursday I'm going to see The Father at the theatre and on Saturday I am going out for my sister's birthday.

Smoked Salmon and Dill Quinoa Lunch Pot
Turkey Ranch BBQ Pasta with Salad

Pasta Salad with Roasted Tomatoes and Sweet Pepper Dressing
Out at Itsu before the Cinema

Katmer Pie with Salad
Trout with Stir Fry Veg

Brussels Sprout and Cheddar Soup with a Scone
Out before the theatre

Spinach and Mushroom Quiche with Salad
Sausage and Sauerkraut Skillet Bake


Mackerel Burger
Baked Salmon and Aubergine Cannelloni


  1. Oooh onions. The two things that immediately sprang to mind both depend on liking anchovies. There pissaladiere, with or without goats' cheese:
    Or this gorgeous onion and anchovy pasta:
    I also have a vague recollection of Nigel Slater doing baked onions with cream once which sounded like an amazing side's here if you scroll down, dish 5:

    You've given me an onion craving now :) x

    1. Thank you Seren, have you ever tried stuffed onions? A recipe for that came up when I googled.