Menu Monday

Hey everyone – I hope that you’ve had a great weekend!  Joe and I have a few things going on this week.  We’re going to a Plunket parenting class where we’ll hopefully meet some other mums and bubs.  The menu for the week will be pretty low-key with lots of veggies and healthy options.  Here’s what we’ve got on our plate:

MONDAY

Southwestern Goulash

I’ve made this before and have always added more pasta than what’s called for in the recipe.  Without it, it just reminds me of pasta with too much sauce!

TUESDAY

Homemade Chicken Soup

My recipes varies depending on what I’ve got in the kitchen.  This time around, I cooked roughly 1kg {2.2lbs} of chicken breasts in a stockpot with water.  I strained the water into a colander over a bowl, diced the chicken, put it + the water back in the pot, added 4 large stalks of celery, a lot of carrots {I used just under 2lbs/1kg this time}, 1 diced, red capsicum {bell pepper}, 1 diced onion, and a bag of frozen corn.  I add enough extra water to the pot to cover the whole mixture, then add 2 vegetable bouillon cubes and simmer till the veggies are soft.  Add salt + pepper to taste, then serve.  Delicious, and a great soup for the freezer.

WEDNESDAY

Lentil & Cheese Wedges – this is another new recipe.  I’ve been experimenting with lentils and have seen this one on several websites.  We’ll see how it turns out.  The ingredient list seems pretty basic… 8 oz (225g) red lentils, 3/4 pint (450mL) water or vegetable stock, 1 large onion, 1 T oil, 4 oz (1oog) grated cheese, a tsp of mixed herbs, 1 egg, 1 oz (25g) breadcrumbs, and salt and pepper.

Cook lentils in water till soft and all liquid is absorbed.  Saute onion in oil.  Combine all ingredients and press into oiled 9″ round baking tin.  Cook at 190C/375F for 30 minutes.  Allow to cool slightly, then cut into wedges.

THURSDAY

Panko Breaded Eggplant

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I saw this recipe and thought it sounded like a yummy, healthier version of eggplant parmesan.  I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m hopeful that it turns out well!

FRIDAY

Leftovers and a “clean out the fridge/freezer” night.  I’m planning to do some cooking and freezing later on, so I want to make sure we’ve got space 🙂

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3 comments

  1. Laura says:

    These recipes sound delicious and healthy!

    I feel so unmotivated these days to cook anything. For one just being so pregnant and two it’s been SO hot. I can’t wait for it to get cooler and to start cooking again. You are definitely motivation 🙂

    Laura
    laurasblondemoments.blogspot.com

  2. Sara says:

    I love me some menu planning! And how yummy does the panko crusted eggplant look! Is it a Kiwi thing to say bubs for baby? Bubbies = babies? I’ve been cooking lots for work lunches but usually just some couscous concoction, so your post inspires me!

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