It’s been a bit like a game of chicken in this house. If I’m not quick enough getting the meal plan sorted, my husband will do it, and that leaves me feeling discombobulated. It’s not that he’s bad at it – he generally picks nice enough recipes – but I miss the feeling of control I get when I pick what we’re going to eat.
The past week has gone well. The Herb Roast chicken was a massive success (and the recipe is here if you fancy a simple roast dinner).
I shredded the chicken off the bone, used the carcass to make stock for the tortellini in broth (a cheapo pack of tortellini from Aldi plus the leftover braised lettuce and greens from Sunday), and half the leftover chicken meat with a pack of Maggi So Stir Fry noodles (review to come). The other half of the leftovers have been squirrelled away in the freezer for another day.
And I have finally managed to get around to the chicken paella (no prawns though) — that’s for dinner tonight.
So here’s the upcoming week:
Sunday: Beef hot pot with mustardy dumplings and mash
Monday: Chicken paella (Finally!)
Tuesday: Leftover beef hot pot
Wednesday: Frittata with salad
Thursday: Sausage, peas and mash with onion gravy
Friday: Not sure yet, probably leftovers or soup
Saturday: Spicy devilled pork ribs with noodles and veg