Monday, 14 October 2013

Meal Plan Monday - 14 October - and how fab are Roast Dinners!?

So a few crafty things to get started this week - this is a crocheted star garland that has gone up for sale on my page - isn't it lovely!! Although you can't see the sparkle so well in the wool - it definitely twinkles :) 

These little guys went to their new home this week :) 

And I'm working on these fellas - am thinking plant pot friends.  What do people think?

Food wise it's been an ok week - I'm really making an effort to try to make some different things and use the amazing amount of recipes I have on Pinterest and my cookbook shelf!! The spreadsheet is helping!! 

So we had Calzones on Friday night and I made four so we've two in the freezer for next week.

The dough is made my mixing 700g of bread flour with 14g yeast, 1 tsp of salt and 450mls of water and 2 tbsp of olive oil.  Then knead as you would a bread dough and leave to rise for 15 mins.

While it's rising, mix 75g tomato puree with 1tbsp olive oil and 1tsp of dried oregano.  Once the dough has risen, divide into four pieces and roll into circles (I really struggle with this - any tips?) and cover one half with the tomato paste and top with your fillings - I used mozzarella, pepperoni, mushrooms, olives and sweetcorn.  Then fold over the other half and slash the top three times.  Bake at 200 oC for 25 mins until cooked.  If you want to freeze them - once rolled up before cooking.  

I made bread!! Only a tin loaf but it's a start again!! 

With the remaining Bara Brith I made some bread and butter puddings for the boys for the week

And then yesterday we had a lovely Roast Chicken - which was amazing!! I do love a roast but often forget how much!!  And I think it's brilliant how everyone does them differently.  

So onto this week:

Monday - Egg Fried Rice with Chicken
Tuesday - Chicken Stew and Dumplings
Wednesday - Toad in the Hole
Thursday - Soup and Bread
Friday - Calzones and Chips
Saturday - Chilli and Rice
Sunday - Roast Pork, BBQ Beans and Jacket Potatoes

Nothing majorly adventurous there but it's using up what I've got in.

Have a good week all.  

1 comment:

  1. My homemade pizzas are never circles either ! No help.