Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Conversion Disaster!

Well last night I decided to just wing it with a conversion of an asian chicken recipe..honey ginger type stir fry and well I overdid it on the ginger and chilli...WOW it was hot, even hubby who loves it spicy said it was nice but quite spicy lol!! 

The other thing is that as I put a whole lot of diced chicken in with the ginger and chilli and it pretty much minced.  I have come to the conclusion that reverse or not you really need to either add the meat in last or have a fair amount of liquid to get good results....will post the recipe once redone more to my liking and tweaked a little to balance out the spice factor...saying that the base flavour was nice...we had it with the rice, had planned noodles but didnt realise they were over their use by date so they went to the dogs! 

Needless to say the kids didnt touch it...they took a mouthful and had their tongues hanging out asking for water!!  I had to have a little laugh then got them something else to eat!

Still havent finalised my menu plan..think its going to end up being a half week menu plan and ill also do the one for next week so im ahead!! The TO DO list is getting a little out of control!  Getting there though!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Finally back after a crazy couple of months...

Ok so its a Monday and life is just as crazy as always but decided like for many other things in my life if I dont get it done its just not going to get done so am back blogging and trying out new recipes...also have 6 new Thermomix books recently added to my collection (some still on their way) so lots of inspiring photos and recipes to get me motivated. 

I have decided to do as some others do and only do one conversion a week and one leftovers meal in my menu plans as otherwise with everything going on it just gets too out of control.  As my kids eat at home most of the time for lunch I also have to include lunches in my menu planning.

I have decided to break it down like this, for this week anyway and see how it goes....but knowing me it will change slightly..

1 beef
1 pasta
2 chicken
1 fish
1 lamb
2 leftover
6 vegetarian (for diners as we have our meat element at lunch except for hubby)

So that covers my 7 lunches and 7 diners and I also need to make bread, brioche, make sure there is choc nut spread, certain drinks like cordials etc and breakfasts on the weekends.  When we are home which isnt that often of late, we like to have pancakes or similar for at least one of the days of the weekend or what my family calls a 'big breakfast'.
I will post my menu plan a little later on today...after a busy weekend im having a slow day today ...