Very excitingly (for me) Susan B Anderson came up with an addition this week! And here it is modelled!
I also made progress on my Aiken and now have bound off the body - just some short sleeves to go.
Several people asked about my meal planning last week, so I thought I'd write a little about it.
I decided that I would like to start meal planning at the start of January. There were three reasons:
- We had got stuck in a rut with our meals. I always get our shopping delivered, and that together with working full time meant it was very easy to have the same ready type meals every week.
- Although I try to grow my own veg, I'm not organised enough to be able to harvest throughout the year. So I decided to have a veg box delivered every other week to increase our intake of locally produced organic veg. We use Riverford and are very happy with them.
- I have at least 100 cookbooks (I've never counted them!) And get more each Christmas and birthday, but once I have looked at them, I put them on the shelf and leave them there.
So, meal planning it is. Every Saturday or Sunday I sit down with some cookbooks and plan what we will have along with the contents of the veg box. I have really enjoyed it and we have found some real gems. I will try to remember to share some here. This week our favourite came from this book
I did seared turmeric chicken. This consisted of a marinade of turmeric and oregano on the chicken. This was then pan fried with some Romano pepper and served on a bed of swiss chard and cous cous made with chicken stock and mint. It didn't take much longer than a ready meal and it tasted really good!
I will leave you with a pic of my boys before they went karting yesterday.