Well that week went quickly. We’ve have a mix of busy and quiet times here on our smallholding. Our little family has been fortunate enough to have a few day trips out, one of which was to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary.
I made a delicious rice pudding in the slow cooker as the weather hasn’t been too favourable again and it’s nice to have something sweet to eat hot as a treat. I’m going to freeze what’s not used to enjoy another day. (I’m not helping myself use up my freezer contents here am I?).
Our delightful veg box is yet again supplementing our home grown produce, freezer and pantry meaning this week I won’t have to spend much at all to put some yummy meals on the table.
I’m going to put breakfast choices at the bottom of the post this week and see how that works. Also I am changing Sunday (today) from a Roast Dinner to chicken & cabbage soup followed by the slow cooker rice pudding. I’ll serve the soup with homemade crusty bread too, yum. We will be having a ‘soup and pudding’ themed night most weeks now, at least fortnightly. It’s a good way of keeping costs down and varying meals I find. Plus if you have a sweet craving and you’re the chef then you can pop in what you fancy 😉
PL stands for packed lunches as we have 1 adult and 1 child on packed lunches this week and 1 of each working from home too 🙂
Bank Holiday Monday:
PL/L: Tuna Salad/Scrambled eggs and/or beans on toast.
D: Cottage pie (left over mince from Saturday’s lasagne) served with a side dish of cabbage, bacon & onions.
PL/L: Ham brioche, yoghurt, banana, treat/big ham salad
D: (Frugal) Jacket potato bar (selection of toppings chilli con carne, tuna, cheese, beans)
PL/L: mini homemade steak pie, yoghurt, fruit, treat/rice and pepper salad with ham
D: Chorizo & cabbage stew
PL/L: Ham brioche, yoghurt, banana (kids)/chunky vegetable frittata slices (courgette, tomato, cheese?)
D: Haddock risotto served with lots of greens
PL/L: Tuna wrap, hummus, yoghurt, banana
D: Roasted hoisin duck pancakes with shredded cucumber, spring onions etc.
B: Pancakes / French bread
L: SOTW, cheese scones or homemade bread
D: Fake-away banquet – tandoori chicken pieces, naan fingers, onion bahjis, basmati rice, mint yoghurt & mango sauce
Brunch: Dippy eggs and soldiers
D: Roast chicken dinner, yorkshire puddings & garden veg
Breakfasts choices for all: Porridge, dippy eggs, smoothies, oaty pancakes, cereal, toast, omelette.
SOTW (soup of the week): Warming lentil & Carrot and Parsnip
Snacks: Fruit, hummus and peppers, hard boiled eggs
If you are interested in seeing what we grow here on the smallholding, feel free to join in the fun on our Instagram or Facebook smallholding pages. We also dabble in YouTube which is rather amusing! Not the content, just that we don’t know what we are doing with it yet!
Happy new week everyone, Tracy x