So, this week breakfast is bread or toast, and lunch for me is some kind of orange soup (lentil/carrot or to spice things up carrot and lentil..) I have packed lunches to make too: my fussy one has them all week - the others have a mixture of packed lunches and pre-paid school dinners. I'm giving them ham and cream cheese sandwiches, a muffin, 2 cream crackers with marg, and a carrot.
They are going to be sick of the sight of carrots by friday.
So the family meals work out like this:
Saturday Lunch: Lentil soup and bread
Tea: Homemade ham and mozzarella pizza and garlic pizza
(sauce: one tin chopped tomatoes, half the passata, onion, tsp sugar, seasoning)
Sunday Lunch: Tomato, mozzarella and ham pasta
(leftover cheese and sauce from pizzas + chopped up ham)
Tea: Roast chicken, potatoes and carrots
Monday Spanish style frittata
(chopped and fried up potatoes from day before, half an onion, a little ham, 4 beaten eggs + cheeky handful of peas from freezer for a splash of colour..other than orange..)
Tuesday Savoury chicken rice
(leftover chicken pieces, half a leek, half an onion, carrot, stock)
Wednesday Tomato and ham pasta
(another batch of tomato sauce made with spare tin and rest of the passata - save about half for friday pizzas. Maybe add a dollop of cream cheese to pasta sauce)
Thursday Leek and carrot soup with cider bread
(Cider bread is really worth a go - so quick, easy and delicious. I'm using some cider I keep in the fridge for this recipe - but no cheese or butter)
Friday Ham pizza and garlic pizza
I bulk out the meals with bread, and after-school snacks and puddings are muffins. Peach, carrot or banana on offer this week. Squirrel is having break.
The homemade pizzas on saturday night were a great success
375g of flour made dough for 4 bases (2 tomato, 2 garlic)
We even had enough to feed a hanger-on; and apart from one slightly tense moment as I watched my son's friend carefully pick all the precious pieces of ham off his pizza, everyone was happy!
Sunday roast is always a winner - and there's enough chicken left for savoury rice tonight, plus a big bowl of fresh stock. I cut the potatoes up really small for the frittata yesterday, but they were spotted by my fussy potato avoider.
|spanish style frittata|
No one's going hungry, that's for sure, and I keep reminding them we're doing it for Comic Relief - but think the novelty might be wearing a little thin..
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