Monday, April 3, 2017

Menu Plan

It has been a while since I have written up a menu plan here on the blog. In fact I can honestly say that since changing my diet to plant-based, I have been quite remiss in planning what we eat, relying more on what is in the garden, in the fridge or what I feel like just before meal preparation. I've been a slacker. 

Today I am limited in what I will be cooking. There's the no oven issue and I haven't been shopping for a while. So tonight it has to be whatever is in the pantry or fridge. Or maybe I could just take out some leftovers from the freezer (that's looking good at the moment). I'm grocery shopping tomorrow whether I like it or not.

So here goes.

Main meals this week: 

Monday- eggplant and green bean curry, split pea dahl and brown basmati rice.
Tuesday- Chilli with rice or corn chips/ tacos, salasa and guacamole.
Wednesday- Potato salad and kimchi
Thursday- Girls night out with Grace and Hope. Yum!!!
Friday- Scrambled tofu with tomatoes, chilli sauce and toast
Saturday- Zucchini and chickpea burgers with tabbouleh.
Sunday- Pearl barley and vegetable soup.

That's the plan at this stage but hey, it's only a list and no one cares if inspiration strikes and I cook something else. I'm definitely locking in a nice dinner out on Thursday night though.

 Something good I have eaten already today is homegrown popcorn. I decided to shuck a few cobs and pop them at morning tea time. I think they look quite pretty. Some ears were pollinated better than others but that's how it goes.

And with more luck than skill, I estimated the capacity of the saucepan just right (this time).

Now, time to cook the curry and dahl.

Bye for now


I am said...

Hi Tracy sounds like an awesome menu,both hubby and I are amazed that you could use fresh corn to make popcorn,we thought it had to be dried,well we have learnt something today,thankyou Tracy .

Kimberley said...

I'm so impressed with your menu - the boys would take off to the pizza place 20 metres away though...

Sharmayne said...

Ok, so now you are going to have to explain how you go from fresh cobs to popcorn - I have often thought about it but getting the individual bits of corn off the cob often is not so pretty at my house...... I'd be interested to see how you do it please

Amy at love made my home said...

Hope you enjoy a good weeks eating. Wonderful that you could make your own popcorn!

kiwikid said...

I like the sound of your menu Tracy even though I am a meat eater!!! That popcorn looks amazing. Yum!!

Linda said...

Love your popcorn!

I use the taste site, and type in the vegies and see what pops up.