Sadly the weather simply has not improved and I;m tempted to fill the menu full of winter warming meals and loads of cake… well okay, maybe a bit of cake.
Breakfast for the week: Either porridge (most likely) or toast. On the weekends we’re more likely to use up any rations leftover from the week for example like having
pancakes for breakfast or an egg on toast for lunch.
Lunches: Since the older two children eat school dinners 5 days a week that means more rations to go around. Little miss E is not a ‘big meal’ lunch time eater and like MrC and myself will have a light meal. MrC and I usually have either a sandwich, leftovers or some home-made veg soup… little miss E generally has a sort of oslo style meal… some fruit/ dried fruit, carrots, bread and butter and a glass of milk (plus some cheese if there’s some going spare)…. plus a cake or cookie etc, after all she’s only 3.
Meat wise we seem to have a good bit knocking around the freezer… to be more specific a turkey leg, 400g diced beef and 2 packs of bacon (2 x 250g). This means we dont have to buy meat or bacon this week. Although turkey or chicken wouldnt have made it into the ration, and really, would have been a big luxury…. white meat was eaten. But not to push the black market/ slim chance boat out… I think this turkey leg, like sausages is going to be our last for a while.
Evening meal: Home made pizza…. which is basically an open toasty…… pizza bread base + gorgeous locally grown tomatoes + cheese + ham = exotic continental open plan toastie. At least that’s what I’ll be telling the kids.
Afters: Strawberries… or something with strawberries…hmmmmm
Evening meal: Inside out beef olives (no actual olives used)
Afters: vinegar cake (no egg recipe)
Evening meal: bacon …. um not sure exactly what yet … but we’ll work on it
Afters: fruity potato cakes… hmm not sure about these… but i’ll try anything once
Evening meal: Moroccan style fish Tagine
Afters: Dark sticky gingerbread
Evening meal: leftover pie – previous weeks leftovers defrosted, popped in an oven proof dish and covered in a little shortcrust pastry.
Afters: Honey oatmeal buns
Evening meal: Turkey leg roast dinner – adding a good load of potatoes and veg (green and otherwise) we can serve less meat and so have some leftover for another meal.
Afters: chocolate squares
Evening meal: Leftover turkey lattice pie… because I’m just too tight to let good blackmarket turkey go to waste.
Afters: todays a good day to use up the last of the margarine etc and break out the good sponge recipe…. its quick, easy, cheap and I can throw in any leftover dried or fresh fruit hanging around…. failing the fruit I can add ginger/ cinnamon or essence to change the flavour.