Happy New Year everyone! We had intended to have a quiet one but ended up with 10 unexpected guests on New Years Eve. Luckily I ventured to Waitrose earlier in the day on the hunt for bargains so we had plenty to nibble on throughout the evening. What wasn't so good was getting to bed at 1am then being woken up at 3am by middle child and not getting back to sleep. Needless to say I went to bed at 7pm on New Years Day...and slept right through until 6am!
The reduced meats and fish I grabbed (I stalked the reductions lady around the store) are going to form the basis of my meal plans for the next few weeks. I nabbed 3 free range chickens for £2 each (they were priced at £8), 6 portions of salmon for £4, 2 trout fillets for £1, 500g Pork Mince for 80p and 500g Beef Mince for £1. I'm not one for faddy diets these days but January is going to be full of healthy wholesome family meals on the blog after the excesses of Christmas. If you are anything like me you are craving some routine and normality now!
Monday 4th January
Beef Stroganoff made with low fat creme fraiche
Tuesday 5th January
Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole - recipe on the blog this week
Wednesday 6th January
Macaroni Cheese (using up the leftover Christmas cheeses) with Bacon and Peas served with a Green Salad
Thursday 7th January
Prawn and Pea Curry with Naan Breads
Friday 8th January
Glazed Salmon with Stir Fried Vegetables and Noodles
Saturday 9th January
Swedish Meatballs with Rice
Sunday 10th January
Roast Chicken, Sweet Potato Mash, Cauliflower and Broccoli Cheese, Maple Roasted Carrots and Stuffing Balls