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Monday, July 12, 2010

Weekly Menu. 12th July - 16th July.

MONDAY: Out to dinner with the boys.. it's our anniversary!

TUESDAY: Slow Food Shepard's Pie.
Stewing lamb, 11/2 kg stewing lamb.
Little oil, flour for dusting, salt and pepper.
1 large sliced onion
2 cloves garlic
3 carrots peeled and chopped into big chunks.
2 sticks celery , 2 bay leaves, 2 Tbsp each rosemary,thyme and 3 Tbsp tomato paste.
2 cups beef stock
1 cup peas.
Topping: 6 bolied potatoes made into mash with butter and boiled milk.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C
Brown meat in casserole. Remove, fry all veg for 5 mins. Return meat and add all remaining ingredients except peas. Bake in oven until tender and sauce has reduced.
Toss through peas. Add topping and bake for 20 - 30 mins until golden.

WEDNESDAY: Creamy Leek, Butternut and Chicken Pasta.
Have put down this recipe earlier this month. Check index.

THURSDAY.  Baked Fish, Green Salad and Dauphinoise Potatoes.
8 Potatoes
2 - 3 cloves of garlic.
1 Tbsp thyme
Salt and pepper.
500ml cream.
Slice potatoes very thinly. Layer in casserole, Sprinkle with salt, pepper, thyme and garlic. Pour over cream and bake at 180 degrees til golden brown.
For the Fish: Juice of 1/2 a lemon.
Parmesan Cheese.
Olive oil.
Season fish, drizzle oil over.
Preheat oven to 240 degree C
Place fish on baking tray. Mix breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese and a glug of oil. Spoon over fish.
Press down to form crust.
Bake fish for 10m.
Serve with a fresh green salad of leaves, avocado and feta and a good drizzle of olive oil and squeeze of lemon juice. Salt and pepper to taste.

Braaied Steaks on the fire.
Grilled vegetables on a bed of couscous.
Garlic Rolls
Chocolate Mint pudding with cream.
1 pkt of mint flavoured Romany Creams
1 peppermint crisp chocolate
1 cup cream
1 tin chocolate treat. (like caramel)
Whip tog1 cup of cream and chocolate treat tin. Spread the base of a serving dish with half the cream mix. Crush the pkt of romany creams and sprinkle on the top. Sprinkle the peppermint crisp. Spread the rest of the cream mixture on top of this. Then decorate with some more romany creams. Serve with whipped cream. Place in refridgerator an hour before serving. Looks very attractive in individual glasses.

Makes life uncomplicated if you prepare your weekly menu in advance for the week. Shopping is then completed in a once off and it gives one extra time for catching up on other chores and the family and business!
This is written to make MY life a little easier.

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