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Courgette, Feta and Leftover Spaghetti Frittata

My in-laws allotment is making up for last year. They are literally drowning in produce - this weekend they had a bit of a courgette sitiation so kindly donated some to us, along with beetroot, broad beans and french beans!

As I had some spaghetti leftover from the night before I decided to make a spaghetti frittata with the courgettes and some feta I had in the fridge. Frittata's are so easy to make and I often take leftover slices to work for lunch the next day.

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Courgette, Feta and Spaghetti Frittata by Beth Sachs July-29-2013 A summery light lunch Ingredients 1 Garlic Clove, chopped2 Courgettes, slicedHandful Cooked Spaghetti150g Feta, cubed6 Eggs, beaten Salt and Pepper Instructions Step 1: Preheat the grill. Fry the garlic and courgettes in a 20cm frying pan.Step 2: Add the cooked spaghetti, feta and pour on the eggs. Season and leave to cook for about 6-8 minutes.Step 3: Transfer to the grill until golden and bubbling on top.Step 4: Serve with Salad.

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Meal Plan 29th July ~ 4th August 2013

The second week of the holidays begins and it looks like the BBQ will have to go back in the shed! Please come back sun.

Monday 29th July ~ Lasagne with carrots and peas

Tuesday 30th July ~ Leftover Lasagne with Salad and Coleslaw

Wednesday 31st July ~ Chicken and Bacon Risotto

Thursday 1st August ~ Chicken and Vegetable Noodles

Friday 2nd August ~ Mushroom Stroganoff with Rice

Saturday 3rd August ~ Out for a meal

Sunday 4th August ~ Fridge Bottom Pasta

Meal Plan 22nd July - 28th July 2013

Another scorcher of a week just gone...but it looks like some heavy thundery showers are on the way which will hopefully clear the air a bit. This weather isn't conducive to cooking and baking and I've got 6 weeks of school holidays to fill with cooking and baking related activities high on the kids to do lists (baking bread, making cakes, going to a PYO to pick strawberries then making strawberry jam, helping Nanny on her allotment, trying 1 new vegetable a week < my suggestion!). What foodie things are you doing with your kids this summer??
Here is my meal plan for the first week of the holidays!

Monday 22nd July ~ Sweet Chilli Sausages with Veggie Rice

Tuesday 23rd July ~ Lasagne and Salad

Wednesday 24th July ~ Leftover Lasagne and Garlic Bread

Thursday 25th July ~ Homemade Pizza

Friday 26th July ~ Roast Chicken, Bacon and Egg Salad with New Potatoes

Saturday 27th July ~ Chicken and Veggie Noodles

Sunday 28th July ~ Carbonara

Luscious Lemon Shortbread Bars

The combination of buttery shortbread and tangy lemon is very moreish. In fact just thinking about them makes me salivate. They are so easy to make - perfect for a summer bake sale or picnic. You could even tart them up to serve at an al fresco dinner party - just serve larger slices with a little more grated lemon zest on top and finish with a dollop of clotted cream.
Be warned, you can just keep eating these!

By Beth Sachs, 16th July 2013

Ingredients 280g Plain Flour80g (plus more for dusting at the end) Icing Sugar1 TSP Salt225g Cold Butter, cubesFor the lemon topping350g Caster Sugar4 Eggs, beaten1/2 TSP Lemon Zest100ml Fresh Lemon Juice35g Plain Flour1 TSP Baking Powder Instructions: Step 1: Preheat oven to 170c Step 2: Blitz the plain flour, icing sugar salt and butter in processor then press into a 30x20cm tin and bake for 20 minutes. Step 3: Whilst the shortbread base is cooling mix together the lemon topping ingredients and pour onto base. Cook f…

Pesto Pasta Salad

A lovely summery pasta salad to be enjoyed as part of a BBQ, Picnic or a light main meal. I made my own pesto but a tub of fresh store bought would be absolutely fine. If you are not keen on olives (and I wasn't until a few years ago) just add in some salad vegetables e.g. chopped spring onions, cucumber etc to bulk it out a bit.

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Pesto Pasta Salad by Beth Sachs July-15-2013 A Herby Pasta Salad perfect for a summer BBQ Ingredients 350g Pasta3 TBSP Pesto5 TBSP MayonaiseHandful Olives, chopped5 Sun Dried Tomatoes, chopped200g Feta Cheese, crumbled Basil, to garnish Instructions Step 1: Cook pasta according to packet, drain and tip into a large bowl. 
Step 2: Combine all ingredients and chill until needed. Details Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 10 mins Total time: 30 mins Yield: 6

Meal Plan 15th July - 21st July

Thought it was about time I started sharing my meal plans again!!. We are all BBQ'd out here so no more BBQ's until next weekend.......
Monday 15th July ~ Leftover Salads from the weekend BBQ's including Fruity Rice Salad
Tuesday 16th July ~ Spaghetti Carbonara
Wednesday 17th July ~ Chicken Kievs, New Potatoes and Peas
Thursday 18th July ~ Homemade Pizza
Friday 19th July ~ Chinese Chipshop Curry
Saturday 20th July ~ BBQ
Sunday 21st July ~ Frittata and Salad

Tangy Courgette Couscous

I picked up some lovely little courgettes from the farm shop today and decided to make this summery couscous salad, perfect for lunchboxes or barbeque's.

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Tangy Courgette Couscous by beth sachs July-4-2013 A lovely light summer lunch Ingredients 300g Couscous2 Courgettes, sliced and griddled100g Feta, crumbledJuice of 1 Lemonhandful Parsely, chopped2 TBSP Olive Oil Salt and Pepper Instructions Cook couscous in water or stock according to packet instructions.Add all other ingredients and refrigerate until needed Details Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 10 mins Total time: 20 mins Yield: 8