Monday, September 19, 2011

Chicken Menu

Chicken with Bacon and Vegetables Photographic Print

This is some recipes I couldn't afford last week, and I've added new ones with the vegetables that are on special. Since I have lots of bills, not sure of the smartness of this move. I may have left overs as two of my children may be away, but another one may come to visit us. We'll see how we go. I have added what I swapped the recipes for, cheaper versions.

Tuesday ~ Bacon and Spinach Macaroni Cheese
Wednesday ~ Barley & Red Lentil Pilaf (uses JC Quality Foods Soup Mix) or Hearty Chicken & Vegetable Soup
Thursday ~ Chorizo & Corn Frittata
Friday ~ Pumpkin & Pasta Bake
Saturday ~ BBQ Chicken with Greek Salad
Sunday ~ Chilli Sweet Potato & Beans with Polenta
Monday ~ Tray Baked Sausages with Potatoes & Cherry Tomatoes
Tuesday ~ Asparagus & Corn Fritters
Wednesday ~ Chilli Bean Nachos
Thursday ~ Bacon & Egg Pizzas
Friday ~ Salami & Mushroom Linguine
Saturday ~ Macaroni & Cauliflower Cheese Bake
Sunday ~ Chicken & Boc Choy Stir Fry
Monday ~ Chicken, Silverbeet and Fennel Potato Pie
may buy chorizos. They are on special at Foodworks.

Interesting recipes:

Fish Tacos
made from fish from the fish and chip shop

Swaps last week:

Thursday ~ Creamy Asparagus Pasta
Friday ~ Middle-Eastern Lentil & Spinach Soup
Saturday ~ Spaghetti with Zucchini & Cherry Tomatoes
Sunday ~ Brussels Sprout Curry
Monday ~ Spanish Tortilla
Tuesday ~ Potato & Spinach Frittata

Success from last week:

Tuscan Beef Burritos We bought Red Hill Spice Girls Tuscan seasoning for this. Was thrilled when I opened the jar, so fresh, unsettled and lovely smell. It turns out amongst the usual spices, red pepper and juniper which is usually what I associate with German cooking. So happy, can imagine it with the lettuce.

Lifesaving Lentil Soup

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Budget Menu with German Ideas

Choucroute Garni Meal of Sauerkraut: Kielbasa, Veal Sausage, Knackwurst, Pork Butt and Bratwurst Photographic Print

I had some fun with the sauerkraut, kransky and Polish sausage theme. However I have tried for a mid budget menu, hopefully the money holds out for that. Lots of lentils so it shouldn't be too expensive. Checked what was on sale with the vegetables, noticed bananas have come down in price. Some of these we had most of the ingredients so only had to get a couple of things to go on with, for example last night Tuesday we had the risoni after my husband brought home some sausages.

Tuesday ~ Sausage & Rocket Risoni
Wednesday ~ Tuscan Beef Burritos
Thursday ~ Moroccan Lentil & Chickpea Soup
Friday ~ Pea & Ham Soup with Kranskys
Saturday ~ Pasta with Tuna, Rocket & Chilli
Sunday ~ Zucchini Nachos (my favourite) aka Chilli Bean Nachos
Monday ~ Spaghetti with Zucchini & Cherry Tomatoes
Tuesday ~ Tray Baked Sausages with Potatoes & Cherry Tomatoes
Wednesday ~ Asparagus & Corn Fritters
Thursday ~ Bacon & Egg Pizzas
Friday ~ Bacon & Spinach Macaroni Cheese
Saturday ~ BBQ Chicken with Greek Salad
Sunday ~ Life-saving Lentil Soup
Monday ~ Sausage & Lentil Casserole

Swap Recipes:

Singapore Noodles (uses canned prawns & wombuk)
Cauliflower Soup

Interesting recipes:
Sauerkraut & Bratwurst Hotdogs (AWW)
Apple Sauerkraut Spareribs
Transylvanian Sausage Soup (uses Kranskys)
German Gingerbread
Sauerkraut & Polish Sausage Casserole
Macedonian Sauerkraut & Rice Soup
Kransky & Sauerkraut & Mashed Potato
Sauerkraut & Tomato Tray (uses speck)

Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower & Proscuitto
Great Northern Bean Stew (uses pork mince)
Curried Pork Sausages with Pumpkin

Friday, September 2, 2011

Costco & Halloween

I came back to my inbox and found this picture from my son. It is from Costco in Canberra. Interesting that it is playdoh not candy.