I knew I was picking up some home-kill beef from my lovely friends Kate and Ben sometime during the week, so I could continue testing Joan Bishop's recipes on my new Kenwood slow cooker. However, I didn't know what sort of meat I was getting, or even when in the week I was going to pick the meat up. This made menu planning a tricky.
I ended up getting it late Wednesday night, but by then it felt too late to post a menu plan that was meant to be for Monday.
In any case, I'm back in the swing of things this week.
OK, that's an exaggeration. It's midnight on Tuesday and I have no idea what I'm going to cook for the rest of the week. But I'm sitting down to work it out right now - and I'm going to tell you what we had tonight and last night too so that I feel somewhat organised already.
Monday - Pumpkin, spinach, chicken and feta filo parcels. Salad. Lemon custard pie. (All cooked and brought over by my lovely friend Loz. Thank you Loz. You are a star in the kitchen.)
Tuesday - Soaked whole-wheat tortilla wraps filled with a Cajun mince and bean mix, leftover salad from Monday, cheese and sour cream.
Wednesday - Lamb with tamarillos on rice.
Thursday - Chicken hot pot
Friday - Beef in Burgandy on mashed potatoes, with sautéed cumin-infused cabbage.
Saturday - Leftovers.
Sunday - Peanut pumpkin soup with dinner rolls.
[Note: italicised meals are ones I'm testing from Joan Bishop's New Zealand crockpot and slow cooker cookbook.]