Menu planning Thursday - 15 April 2010

The weather is getting warmer - hooray! And, as the sun is shining in Wonderful Copenhagen today, let's not hang about but get right down to what we'll be chomping on this week...


THURSDAY
  • I used some real Danish bacon (the stuff you buy in a big block and chop up) last week and everybody said "oooo" and "aaaah". So I've got more of it from the butchers and we're having Wholemeal Pasta with a Creamy Mushroom and Chunky Bacon sauce. I'll add some fresh spinach to the hot pasta just before serving. "Wilted" spinach...as they say in posh circles ;)
FRIDAY
  • Haven't had Beef Tacos for weeks. Nice and easy for a cosy Friday night with the family. Veggie sticks on the side.
SATURDAY
  • New oven seems to be working fine [crosses fingers]. Going to make Whole Roast Chicken and put some baked potatoes in the oven at the same time. Green salad with it and maybe that Danish classic, pickled cucumber salad...
SUNDAY
  • DH is away on business so the kids and I will make Fiskedeller (Danish fish cakes, made with all fish, no potato or crackers) because DH is not mad about them but we are! :) Will use my ricecooker to cook some quinoa to go along with them. And will steam some carrots on top of the quinoa. Easy peasy!
MONDAY
  • Going to use the leftover chicken/bones from Saturday night to make Chicken and Sweetcorn Chowder in my crockpot. Will serve with freshly baked bread made in my new breadmachine. Don't you just love those labour-saving kitchen appliances?

TUESDAY
  • Scout night for both the kids, at different times. So quick n' easy old favourite, my Hurdy Gurdy Swedish Sausage Stew. The recipe is right here.

WEDNESDAY
  • I can't remember the last time I bought leeks (which is strange because they were a pantry staple before we had kids). Making a Leek and Bacon Quiche with the other half of that lovely, real Danish chunky bacon - mmmmm! ;)
Bon appétit! Have a thoroughly thrilling Thursday! :)

4 comments:

JoAnna said...

I find your menu planning posts quite interesting. I look forward to reading your menu (for ideas) and seeing the food packaging available in Denmark. Have you read http://fedupwithschoollunch.blogspot.com/ at all? Yesterday's post was a guest blogger about school lunches in France. Sadly, we have lots of room for improvement in the states.
Thanks for an interesting post and for my birthday wishes. :)

Sassy Jen said...

Real bacon! That must go on my shopping list! As usual, thanks for the peek at your menu.

DIANE, DENMARK said...

Hi JoAnna! The French food sounded great...there is no school canteen system in Denmark and luckily most people pack a healthy lunch for their kids. Ryebread is the staple component. Good for the digestion! ;)

DIANE, DENMARK said...

Hey Jen! Nothing beats the smell of bacon...what are you making with it?