Weekly Meal Plan 14/11

14 November, 2016 6 Comments

Another week, another meal plan. The kitchen is currently smelling of Christmas as our pudding is steaming away and the cake is in the oven. That’s the fruit that’s been soaking overnight in the picture above. The pudding is from Delia and is a classic, I’ve made it for a number of years – one of these days I’ll make it in July so it can really mature. The cake is from last year’s November edition of Waitrose Food magazine, the recipe is here if you fancy a go, I made it last year and it is honestly the best Christmas cake I have ever tried. It’s very gingery and moist and so, so yummy. That’s going to be made for years and years around here that’s for sure. Anyway, what am I cooking this week for dinner?

Monday – Roast pork belly with roast vegetables (I meant to cook this on Saturday, but got sidetracked)
Tuesday – Carrot soup (made in the slow cooker while I’m at work)
Wednesday – Puff pastry tart.
Thursday – Beans on toast
Friday – Mac and cheese. Betsy’s absolute favourite and we have my mum and dad visiting and the craft night so I’ll be making loads to spare.

The weekend I have no idea what to do. We’ll see how we feel. No baking plans this week as I hae enough to do, although looking at the amount of dried fruit I have hanging around, I may do a bit of mincemeat. What are you cooking this week?

13 November, 2016


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    14 November, 2016

    Love the look of the cake recipe! A is a huge fan of ginger. We’re having homemade pizza tonight, a chilli type thing another night, stir fry or vegetable fried rice, possibly Kedgeree and a pasta dish.
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    five little doves

    14 November, 2016

    My children LOVE macaroni cheese, it’s their absolute favourite and they would eat it every day if I let them! I really should meal plan more, I’m very guilty of not doing! #MMBC
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    14 November, 2016

    The cake sounds amazing, one year I will get around to making a Christmas cake! Pork belly sounds so good and macaroni cheese is always a hit with my kiddos too x
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    Kim Carberry

    14 November, 2016

    Ohh! I love proper home made Christmas cake and pudding.
    Fab meal plan! You can’t beat beans on toast x
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    Kirsty Hijacked By Twins

    14 November, 2016

    Oooh I need to make our pudding and Christmas cakes. The carrot soup sounds lovely. Hope you have a good week x #mealplanningmonday
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    16 November, 2016

    Hi Charlotte, I’ve yet to make a successful Christmas pudding. I have had several attempts but no matter how careful I am each one has gone mouldy. Even when kept on the shelf above the dehumidifier. The unveiling of the Christmas pudding was the highlight of everyone’s amusement, needless to say, I now buy my pudding. I do however make the Christmas cake, last year I followed Nat’s (PlutoniumSox) recipe and plan to do the same this year, it was soooo simple to make.

    One of the things I do like about winter is enjoying homemade soup and slow cookers are perfect for making them in.

    Thank you for linking up with the #MMBC.
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