dinner,dinner, dinner, dinner, BATMAN!
Hello dear Peeps! I hope all is well with you. I have had a week without much work, but I didn't do much with it...
Monday I prepared lessons for the weeks ahead
Tuesday I prepared lessons for the weeks ahead, and then slept in the afternoon - I was wiped out for some reason!
Wednesday I had a lesson in the morning, and then spent the afternoon in hospital thinking I was having a heart attack. But I wasn't. So they let me go home. Richard and his friend Andrew came for dinner.
Thursday: I had phone lessons most of the day, but persuaded myself I wanted to go for a walk later in the afternoon. I'm glad I did - very peaceful and calm, and remarkably warm for the end of October! I collected some windfall apples which I fed to the municipal goats as I went by.
Friday: I packed up socks for Socks for Refugees and took them to the Post Office. Then I tidied my study. Then I messed it up again by making Christmas cards. So I tidied it again!
Saturday: This morning I cleared 6 litter trays (definitely my turn as Mr FD had done it the last two weeks, while I was at church!) and then cleared up the litter from the split binbag, AND the litter tray I kicked over. And now I'm here! It's another lovely day so I may go for a walk, although my feet are hurting quite a lot today. We shall see.
Dinners for this week are all planned...When I bought my slow cooker in the summer at Lakeland, I bought a packet of Pulled Pork spices
Tonight we are having pulled pork. I usually use Frugal Queen's recipe (slightly adapted, depending on whether I have all the ingredients) but as I had these spices I thought I'd give it a whirl. We're having it with baked potatoes and coleslaw.
SUNDAY: Turkey Kiev, carrots, braised endives and hassleback potatoes.
MONDAY: Pulled pork, potato wedges, chicory & orange salad.
TUESDAY: Corned beef hash and baked beans. I may swap Monday & Tuesday round as Mr FD is going to be very busy on Tuesday with work and with helping people to move house. So the pulled pork is an easier dish to throw together (though there's not THAT much work in the CBHash!). I might have to do the shopping after work today, instead of Thursday, in order to maximise cooking time on Thursday.
WEDNESDAY: Freezer meal. Don't know what's in there!!
THURSDAY: As my afternoon student has cancelled today's lesson, I've invited friends over for dinner. They run a restaurant and so don't have many free evenings, & neither do I during the week, but this is one where we coincide. Jean-Luc is a Michelin starred chef but I'm not going to be intimidated! (Well, not much!!) If I shop on Tuesday I'll have time around my lessons (8-9 am, 10 - 10.45am, 11-11.45 am and 2 - 2.45 pm) to prepare the meal!
I'm doing the River Cottage warm salad that I didn't do for Richard & Andrew, Slow Cooker Sun dried tomato and balsamic lamb stew with mash and green veggies, and then a dessert. Not sure what, but I may just buy a tart. (Traudel has just phoned & offered to bring dessert. So I gratefully accepted!)
FRIDAY: Spicy pork and rice Mr FD is in charge of this one.
SATURDAY: Vegetarian Slow Cooker Quinoa stuffed peppers...except I'm using rice and chickpeas instead of quinoa and lentils... Basically a mix of rice, feta, chickpeas and olives stuffed into peppers & cooked in the slow cooker.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for leaving your comments. I am always very happy to read them!
POMPOM: I'm sorry to hear the Parisians were unhelpful (Lol!) but I look forward to your arrival for Pulled Pork tonight. The cats are looking their cutest, specially for you! Do you want to come & meet Traudel and Jean-Luc on Thursday?
KEZZIE: I look forward to seeing the results of your work on the Sidekick (I have no idea what it is, but guess it's a type of embossing machine. As I said, I've been making Christmas cards to sell - mostly using a couple of kits that I bought in Noz. I've got lots of cards from last year to use as well, so I can see another creative day coming up soon!
SHEEPSKINS & FAIRYLIGHTS: I am very fond of my Pandora braceloert already - my friend Alison gave me a charm for my birthday too (it was she who prompted Mr FD...!)
Thank you all for visiting! I hope you've found some inspiration for your menus this week! Do let me know if you decide to try anything!