Monday, September 17, 2012

School Holiday Menu

Chili Peppers and Corn Drying Photographic Print

I am pretty excited.  I had tamarind and lentils on the menu and it didn't look right as a main meal.  This lead on to other things.  I learnt that you can make corn chowder with sausages instead of bacon.  I think that would be very nice.  Now to find a recipe.  I was going through magazines that my husband brought back from America in 2000.  I looked for the magazine titles on facebook to be able to follow them and found a Pumpkin Cheesecake.  

Tuesday ~ Middle-Eastern Beef & Chickpea Wraps with Sumac Cream (uses mince)
Wednesday ~  Taco Salad
Thursday ~ Chow Mein
Friday ~ Sausage Corn Chowder trying to use beef sausages
Saturday ~ Chicken Fried Rice with Egg & Boc Choy
Sunday ~  Baked Gnocchi Spanakopita with Currants & Pine Nuts
Monday ~ Char Sui Chicken Wraps

Baking:  Pumpkin Cheesecake

Interesting recipes:  Apple Crumble Cheesecake (uses pie apple from hampers)
Polish Sausage Corn Chowder
Broccoli Corn & Bacon Chowder

Another combined menu

I am going to pick up something at the shops, so I can buy some things that we may need to cook, that is if I have any money left.

This menu is bothering me, I am tempted to start again.  In the meantime we went to a bulk meat place and got some sausages, sausage and mince.  We bought potatoes and cabbage.  It was all so we had the money to pick up a freezer and get some clothes while we were at the regional centre, it takes all day to do this stuff. 

To start things off, we had on Tuesday ~ Chow Mein
Wednesday ~ left overs
Thursday ~ Chicken & Lentil Hotpot, with very few ingredients bought from the shop
Friday ~ Left-over Hotpot
Saturday ~ Spaghetti Bolognaise
Sunday ~ Bigos
Monday ~ Moroccan Shepherds Pie
Tuesday ~ Chilli Con Carne (uses passata)
Wednesday ~Chow Mein
Thursday ~ Sausages
Friday ~ Sausages
Saturday ~ Japanese Pancakes
Sunday ~ left-over shepherd's pie
Monday ~ Party Pies & Sausage rolls

Tuesday ~ North African Chicken & Kidney Bean Soup (uses Ras El Han Hanout)
Wednesday ~ Warm Creamy Pesto Chicken Potato Salad
Thursday ~ Butter Chicken Pizza (uses chicken mince) or Japanese Pancakes
Friday ~ Chicken Fried Rice with Egg & Boc Choy
Saturday ~ Aloo Tikka (uses tamarind & besan flour) tikka masala
Sunday ~ Savoury Mince Ragout
Monday ~ Mince Chow Mein (uses bok choy)
Tuesday ~ Baleadas with Red Beans & Feta
Wednesday ~ Lentils with Tamarind Sauce
Thursday ~ Silverbeet with Lemon & Olive Oil
Friday ~ Silverbeet, Currant & Pinenut Pie (uses feta)
Saturday ~ Baked Gnocchi Spanakopita with Currants & Pine Nuts (similar recipes :/)
Sunday ~ Silverbeet Sourdough Gozlemes
Monday ~ Easy Cranberry Chicken & Brie Pizza (uses cranberry sauce maybe good for using up hampers)

Interesting recipes:  Easy Chicken Chow Mein (uses chicken mince)
Chicken, Bacon & Spinach  Bolognaise (uses chicken mince)
Another pastitsio with beef mince
Nana's creole pecan bars

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Italian Sausage, Tomato, Mixed Leaves & Potato Salad

This is an adaption of another recipe, but this one is more what we usually have in the cupboard.  

Italian sausage tomato mixed leaves and potato salad

Preparation Time  10 minutes
Cooking Time  20 minutes
Ingredients (serves 4)
* 650g baby coliban (chat) potatoes
* 375g (about 8) Peppercorn Extra Lean Sausage Italian Style
* Olive oil spray
* 1 x 200g punnet grape tomatoes, halved.
* ¼ cup sour cream
* 1 tbs wholegrain mustard
* 1 tbs white vinegar
* 1 tsp honey
* 1 garlic clove, chopped finely
* 4 celery sticks, ends trimmed, thinly sliced
* 60g (1/3 cup) stuffed green olives
* 100g mixed salad leaves
1. Cut the potatoes into size for salad and steam. Put in large heatproof bowl.
2. Meanwhile, heat a frying pan on med-low,  cook sausages and slice about 1 cm thick, when partially cooked. Cook, turning occasionally, for 12 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
3. Place tomatoes in pan on med-low, season with salt and pepper. Cook, turning occasionally, for 2 minutes or until tender.
4. Whisk together the sour cream, mustard, lemon juice, honey and garlic in a small bowl.
5. Roughly chop the salad put into bowl with sliced celery and olives.  Add the sausages and  tomatoes, gently toss to combine. Pour over the dressing and toss to coat. Serve.

Adapted from:  Italian Sausage, Spinach, Tomato & Potato Salad

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Combined Menu

Still Life with Basil in Mortar, Parmesan and Olive Oil Photographic Print

Combined menus from both fortnights.  To make things easier, as I had left overs from last week and have gotten ahead of myself.  Makes it easier to order vegies.
Monday ~ Spaghetti Bolognaise
Wednesday ~ Creamy Mexican Bake (uses four bean mix) like Greek Lasagne, very nice
Thursday ~ Aloo Tikka (uses tamarind & besan flour) tikka masala
Friday ~ Greek Style Macaroni Cheese 
Saturday ~ Tuna & Pasta Salad