Hello Dear Reader,
Thanks for your concerns, the chest infection has improved but I had to take myself straight to bed when I got home last night as I had a migraine. It was 24 hours before I could stand upright without either vomiting or screaming in pain. I just have to lie still in a dark cool room, leaving only to periodically throw up. It passes and has done so. Most ilnesses come and go in their own time and require nothing more than a bit of tenacity to cope with it.
The side effect of twenty four hours without food means I'm famished this evening and needed a hearty plateful of fish and veggies.
I needed some food inspiration to put a meal plan together this week and have found a selection of recipes, which I will adapt to suit us, from the BBC Food website. I add ingredients, change them or omit them according to our budget.
This week's main meals will be:
Salmon and Prawns with lemon and mint,
Cauliflower and Spinach Bake,
Chicken and Bacon Stew,
Slow cooked Brisket with roasted veggies,
Rarebit Pork Chops.
As I know you'll ask here's the recipe for tonight's supper
2 salmon fillets £2.49 - Aldi
Handful of prawns - I had some to use up - 20p - Aldi
Zest and juice of one lemon - 20p - Aldi
Handful of fresh mint - finely chopped - from my garden
2 tablespoons of olive oil
Mix the oil, lemon zest, juice and chopped fresh mint.
Plus, six salad potatoes (part of the super six deal this week) runner beans ( bit of an indulgence at 75p a bag) and some frozen pea.
Steam the potatoes and veggies.
Heat a pan and add the salmon and frozen prawns, after one minute add half the lemon and mint and almost poach the salmon, spooning the lemon and mint over whilst cooking.
Stir the rest of the lemon and mint through the veggies and potatoes. The result is a really fresh zesty supper.
Dearly Beloved really loved it too.
Over to you Dear Reader, what's on your menus this week?
Love Froogs xxxxx