Monday 24 September 2012

Super-saving September - Recipe 17, next week's meal plan & shopping

  1.  At Mum and Dad's
  2. At Mum and Dad's 
  3. At Mum and Dad's  
  4. On the road - picnic lunch/something for dinner
  5. Sweet and sour salmon - this can be done with a single salmon steak, leaving 3.
  6. Mutton curry - going to try making a mint sauce to mix with yogurt for raita.
  7. Mexican soup with soured cream.
  8. Pulled pork sandwiches and salad (remaining pulled pork to be frozen).
  9. Chicken and flageollet bean casserole (1 chicken leg)
  10. Fish pie (1 salmon steak and some prawns)
  11. BBQ ribs - cooking the pork steaks on the same BBQ, ribs served with salad and homemade potato salad
  12. BBQ pork steak sandwiches on homemade raisin bread.
  13. Chicken curry (1 chicken leg).
  14. 'Chicken' and mushroom pie - using the condensed soup
  15. Sweet potato falafel - using gram flour and a recipe from a previous post.
  16. Chicken and bean tortilla wraps - using homemade wraps, soured cream garlic dressing and guacamole (final chicken leg).
  17. Remaining pulled pork with cous cous and salad.
  18. Salmon fish cakes with salad (1 salmon steak)
  19. Sausage and mash with green beans
  20. Chorizo quiche with potato wedges and salad
  21. Paella with chorizo and prawn
  22. Enormous 2kg pot of bolognese - split the remaining sauce into 3 portions
  23. Lasagne (1 portion of sauce)
  24. Smoked mackerel salad with hummus and horse-radish mayo.
  25. Homemade baked beans with wedges
  26. Cottage pie.
  27. Homemade pizza topped with chorizo
  28. Chilli con carne with homemade guacamole and soured cream.
  29. Baked fish parcels
  30. Thai fish soup (final salmon fillet).
Treats: Mini carrot cakes, coffee cake with Moroccan spiced coffee, Danish pastries
Lunch foods: Cold meats/chicken thighs roasted off, potted duck (Husband has requested I attempt this, so will be doing so - making my own piccalilli to go with it). The duck and pickle will be quite expensive from the looks of things, though there's a lot of it so I can freeze some duck and give some piccalilli as gifts.

Shopping list for the coming week:

1x    Sainsbury's Basics Chopped Tomatoes (400g)    39p   
1x    Schwartz Bay Leaves Refill (6g)    £1.04    any 3 FOR 2
1x    Colman's Mustard Powder (57g)    £1.35   
1x    Cadbury Bournville Cocoa Fairtrade (250g)    £2.99   
1x    Silver Spoon Caster Sugar (1Kg)    £1.49   
1x    Silver Spoon Icing Sugar (1Kg)    £1.89   
1x    Sainsbury's Basics Plain Flour (1.5Kg)    52p   
1x    Sainsbury's Cauliflower    97p   
3x    Sainsbury's Carrots Loose (Approx 175g)    47.3p   
2x    Sainsbury's Whole Cucumber    £1.60   
6x    Sainsbury's Large Red Onions Loose (Approx 190g)    £1.03   
1x    Sainsbury's Basics Peppers (600g)    £1.29   
2x    Sainsbury's Woodland Free Range Medium Eggs (12)    £4.00    2 FOR £4.00
2x    Sainsbury's Freedom Food Duck Legs (430g)    £7.00   

Total: £26.29

So there you have it. Let's see how we get on.

Recently, I've been thoroughly enjoying the book Bread Machine Easy: 70 Delicious Recipes That Make the Most of Your Machine. In particular, the ideas for sweet breads have gone down very well for breakfasts.

Last night though, to accompany our mutton curry (which morphed into a mutton stew on account of the weather and the fact we had mushrooms that needed eating), I baked the Indian spiced chick pea bread.
  •  410g can of chick peas, rinsed and drained, then roughly mashed
  • 250mls water
  • 2 tbsp mild curry paste (I used 2 tsp tikka masala powder)
  • 3 tsp black onion seeds (I used 3 tbsps because I read this wrong)
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds (which I omitted)
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds (for which I used powdered cumin)
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 425g white flour
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1.25 tsp fast action yeast. 
This worked really well on the white bread setting. Next time I do it, I'm going to try adding natural yogurt, some chopped mint and some raisins too... Then all I'll need is some sliced cucumber and it'll be like eating a raita sandwich.  :)

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