It’s time. I’ve given in. The heating has been on this week. And there have been several instances of me falling asleep on the sofa under my enormous crocheted shawl. I can’t help it! It’s so heavy it induces immediate sleep.
This week’s meal plan is definitely autumnal. Lots of meaty dishes and rich sauces. It’s heavier food than we eat in the summer but I must admit I find it much more satisfying. I’m wanting to pick at junk in the evenings far less. A good hearty home cooked dinner that sticks to your ribs and warms your cockles (yes, you are allowed to snigger at cockles). There are still plenty of vegetables and other fresh ingredients so I hope it’s still a fairly balanced meal plan. I just need to keep an eye on portion control. I always make humungous batches of food so The Husband can take the leftovers to work for his lunch the following day. Of course, when it’s cold and dark outside and there’s plenty of hot stodge to go around inside, it’s tempting to pile our plates high. So I try to just bear that in mind during the winter months just to stay healthy and help the meals stretch further.
MONDAY: lamb and chestnut stew (leftovers from Sunday)
TUESDAY: slow roasted sticky BBQ pork belly, broccoli and roast potatoes
WEDNESDAY: spaghetti with sausage meatballs
THURSDAY: steamed salmon with veggie fried rice
FRIDAY: lamb burgers with sweet potato wedges
SATURDAY: big fat takeaway pizza
SUNDAY: picnic tea for kids’ playdate