Tuesday, June 8, 2010

What's been cooking - 6 June 2010

Sorry everyone! This post is a couple of days overdue. We headed off to beautiful Whangapoua for the long weekend (Happy Birthday Queen E.) and I was too disorganised to have this post ready beforehand. In actual fact, I didn't even know it was going to be a long weekend until a couple of days before. That's what you get for being a stay-at-home mum. No excited workmates to remind you about public holidays.

Here's what we ate this week:

Sunday: (Beef) Paul made tacos for me and tortilla wraps for him as we had open packets of both that needed using.

Monday: (Beef) Corned beef, Jewish salad - to share at our Monday Bible study group. (Leftover corned beef was used in Paul's lunch sandwiches.)

Tuesday: (Chicken) Spicy glazed chicken (from Annabel Langbein's Anyone can Cook) with roast golden kumara, peas and broccoli. This recipe was a bit too spicy for me, but fortunately I had followed the recipe which said to leave the skin on the chicken, so was able to peel that off to reduce the burn. (Leftover chicken was used in Paul's lunch sandwiches.)

Wednesday: (Beef) Caramelised onion and red wine beef casserole (from The Best of Annabel Langbein) on mashed kumara and potato with steamed vegetables on the side. I had made caramelised onion tarts on the weekend and purposefully prepared double the onions so I could cook this dinner mid-week with half the prep time.

Thursday: (Fish) Frypan frittata (from Anyone can Cook) made with eggs, cheese, potato, smoked salmon and chargrilled capsicums. This was delicious! My husband was highly suspicious at first and put back half of what I had served him, but he grabbed that back as soon as he had tasted it and then was asking for more.
Apple and rhubarb crumble for dessert, made by our friends Heather and Sandy, who came over for dinner.

Friday: (Beef) Angus burgers from McDonalds (gasp!) in Thames as we travelled to Whangapoua.

Saturday: (Chicken) Roast free range chicken with roast beetroot, yams, kumara, pumpkin and potato, plus a side of steamed broccoli - all prepared by my lovely sister-in-law, Mandy.

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