Such beautiful days we have had recently, it is hard to believe the weather forecast when it tells us that Wednesday there will be MORE SNOW !!!
. . . it’s ok, we will be prepared with warm comforting food :-)
Monday, the kids have pizza at school, it’s a great way to start the week for us because we just prepare vegetables and fruit for their lunch ! And our dinner will be pork tenderloin medallions wrapped in bacon and pan seared, then deglazed with balsamic vinegar . . . mmmmm.
Tuesday lunch will be a turkey breast sandwich with lots of lettuce inside and many vegetables . . . and maybe I’ll bake some cupcakes and add them to the lunch box today. Dinner tonight is Salmon Filet en papillotte ( salmon filet cooked in a pouch made with parchment or tinfoil – absolutely delicious !!).
Wednesday is an other pizza day at school, and a swimming lessons day in the evening, we get home at 8:00 so I want dinner ready! I will make a potato gateau: mashed potatoes all dressed up with egg, milk and cheese, then layered with ham and mozzarella, and baked until cooked and crunchy on top.
Thursday I’ll make a rice salad for the children and for us . . . steamed basmati rice, dressed with chopped bell peppers, cucumbes, cherry tomatoes, some kalamata olives, strips of ham and cheese. Our dinner tonight will be pasta alla Amatriciana – and ancient italian recipe made with onion, pancetta ( cooked in some olive oil) and a good tomato sauce. I’ll make spaghetti, and top them with a nice dusting of romano cheese.
Friday: one of the best thing about potato gateau, is that it tastes excellent the next day ( if it lasts !) so the children are home from school and can have the potato gateau and a salad. And dinner will be spare ribs, baked at 160* C for 4 hours . . . . melt in your mouth !!
Saturday lunch will be one of our favourites: grilled cheese sandwiches ( quick, easy, and not too much thinking !!) and dinner will be a nice home made pizza !!!
Lunch on Sunday is hopefully sunny so we can BBQ some hamburgers outside for lunch. Keeping ourselves light for dinner, have some friends over to celebrate Easter, eat my famous lasagna. I make it ALL from scratch, the meat sauce simmers for hours while I prepare the white sauce that let’s everything blend together, and the lasagna sheets . . . just eggs and flour. Delicious !
This dishes available to order this week are: asparagus and ricotta bundles, ragu sauce, meatballs, potato gateau, amatriciana sauce, pork medallions, and lasagne.
With 24 hour notice I can also have Tuscan bread, sandwich bread, and hamburger buns available.