Monday, April 26, 2010

"Trying to Unconfuse Me" Menu

A Group of Kangaroos Look Confused


Last week I was going to do a menu until Wednesday and I ended up doing the whole thing to Monday past Wednesday. However, I only shopped for until Wednesday until I had some more money. I also had to change my expectations on what I could buy so put in some swap recipes. So this post is to sort out where I am up to. How? I'll start off removing what we have already eaten and go from there. However I think this is going to be very tricky. One of the ingredients was accidently used up as well. Coles had eftpos go down when I was in there and I couldn't buy all that I wanted to the first time. Luckily tonight we are starting with left-overs.

I am going to make this into a $21 challenge it will make things easier.


Tuesday ~ Left-overs
Wednesday ~ Tomato & Borlotti Bean Soup
Thursday ~ Pea Fritters & perhaps Chickpea Salad with Yoghurt Dressing
Friday ~ Aduki Beans
Saturday ~ Mung Bean & Vegetable Soup using wombuk stalks & corn cob
Sunday ~ Chinese Egg Noodles
Monday ~ Spicy Beans using pintos

Ingredients to work with: canned potatoes & champignons

I may still use some of the recipes I planned depending on the fine details of the budget that I will go over with my husband tonight.
Pasta e Fagioli
Red & Black Lentil Soup by Tobie Puttock using French Style Lentils
Italian Soup with Cheesy Damper (uses Kraft Cheddar)
Black eyed Beans/Peas & Vegetable Soup
Pumpkin & Split Pea Soup
Wombuk & Mushroom Chow Mein I'm using egg noodles

Swap recipes that I found last night that may work:
Spicy Cannellini Beans with Creamy Polenta
Lemon & Pesto Spaghetti
Rice Pilaf
Herbed Vegetable Noodle Soup with crab
Tomato & Olive Linguini

Interesting recipes:
Rice Vermicelli Spring Rolls (uses chicken mince)
Fragrant Thai-style Green Curry (uses chicken fillets 700g)
polenta recipes
Pumpkin & Walnut Pasta (uses canned champignons)
Weight Watchers Aduki Bean Salad

4 comments:

Kadeeae said...

Hi Linda =)

Might you unconfuse me, please? =) I'm sure it's something lost in translation, lol.

This line: Coles had eftpos go down when I was in there - I'm guessing 'Coles' is a store/shop, but what are/is eftpos? Go down as in going down in price or something physically lowering?? Suppose when I learn what eftpos are I'll probably know that.

You've got to love the internet, not only can someone find most anything they need or want but you can learn a new language in the process!

Linda said...

Hi Kadeeae.

eftpos is electronic funds transfer point of sale or something like that. It is where you swipe you card to pay for the goods instead of using cash. I am assuming you have it (not credit card, debit card) there, but maybe it is called something else?

Kadeeae said...

Ooohhh that! LOL

Yep, stick the card in the little hand held (sort of) machine, wait for instructions, type in the PIN number, wait for it to tell you to take your card out.

Makes sense now, thanks!

Linda said...

Ours are still swipe. Apparently our cards are going to smart cards so the machines can take both type of cards.