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Menu Plan Monday

It’s been a while, hasn’t it?

Have you ever had a week where your cooking was just off? That was me week before last. I ruined three meals and I still don’t know how I pulled it off. The first meal was a root vegetable soup. I had it going in the crock pot and about 2 hours before we were going to eat, I could smell this awful smell coming from the kitchen. I headed in, thinking I’d find something left out on the counter or something like that, but there was nothing except for the crock full of soup. I lifted the lid and was horrified at the smell.

This isn’t the first time I had a problem with the Tesco pre-made bags of cubed root vegetables, so perhaps they just aren’t made for real cooking and should only be used as mash. They wound up in the bin, and we ordered Chinese food.

A few days later, I attempted to make Pesto Chicken Parmesean. The recipe looked super easy, so I blindly made it and pulled it out of the oven after the alloted 20 minutes. I neglected to cut into the chicken though, and when we went to eat it were met with undercooked meat. Not willing to make us sick, it got thrown out and we wound up at Asda that evening and picked up some hot dogs and buns for Tea.

The last messed-up meal was on the Sunday. I was trying to make sausage and sauerkraut in the crock pot with some of our favourite pork and apple sausages. This meal wound up in the bin because the sausage just disintegrated into the sauerkraut and we’d have each been eating a plateful of sausage flavoured sauerkraut. We had pizza that night.

So I took it gentle the next week, and I feel ready to share another week of meals with you.

Monday – Traditional Fish Pie
Tuesday – Vegetable Soup
Wednesday – Chicken, Potato, and Veg Bake (Combining 2 recipes from two different Good Food magazines)
Thursday – Mint, Peas, and Pasta
Friday – Chicken stir-fry
Saturday – Full English Breakfast
Sunday – Meatball soup

Saturday is our wedding anniversary, but Tim has to work 2-10 (plus be on call all night) and I have a chorus workshop from 9-4, so we are having a nice breakfast together in the morning. We’ll celebrate with a meal out while we’re in Edinburgh the following week.

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