Back from Cornwall - How many times have I started my blog with those words?!
Only a small catch - a couple of pollack and a ling. I processed these and left them with my friend J. We really do have plenty in the freezer to see us over the winter.
Last week I made a fish pie with poached pollack, covered with left over cheese sauce and topped with left over potatoes. With some grated cheese sprinkled on top it went really well with some mixed veggies from the garden. there was still a little left the next day so I heated up the fish and cheese sauce and served it on toast and D. and C. really enjoyed it for lunch. Would you call that "left over left overs"?
Tomorrow morning I will attack the tomato harvest and process some for the freezer. I will try to remember to take pictures this time.
In the afternoon I am meeting with a couple of women from the Civic Society to work on some maps of the village to illustrate a project for the exhibition in the first weekend in November... not far away and still MUCH to do. Must knuckle down.
Tonight I planned the meals for the week . I feel really satisfied with the list as I will only have to do one very small shop before next Saturday I need to buy butter, sliced bread, cooking margarine, milk and cat food.
Tomorrow I will make a tomato and pepper soup to last 3 days.
Lunches tend to be cheesy beans or tomatoes on toast or soup.
Evening meals, in case you are interested -
Monday - Sausage and Mash with fried onions and cabbage
Tuesday - Cheese, Leek and Potato Pie with peas and roasted tomatoes.
Wednesday - Lasagne , left over from today, coleslaw and jacket potatoes.
Thursday - Fish in breadcrumbs, french beans and chips or wedges
Friday - Macaroni Cheese with bacon, tomatoes and spinach
Saturday - Chicken Pie with mashed potatoes, carrots and cabbage.
If not too many extra people arrive we will mange very well this week!
To bed Gill, before you turn into a pumpkin ( Oh yes I have a recipe for spicy pumpkin soup to try next week too)
Glad you had a good trip. We were in town today so I picked up a few things that were on special. Nothing fancy though. Still haven't made out this weeks menu.ReplyDelete
I don't' normally do a menu each week, but have decided to start doing it over the winter and see how it goes. I see that it is something you often do and very sensible I thinkDelete
I have pumpkin soup, roast pumpkin and pumpkin pie earmarked for this week too. Time to harvest my little pumpkin patch and make use of what it has produced :)ReplyDelete
A freezer full of fish sounds good to me.
I was rather hoping someone would do a pumpkin blog to give me ideas. Like you I do roast pumpkin with other veggies and I roast the seeds too for a snack, but that is about it.Delete
your Cheese, Leek and Potato Pie sounds nice, I could make that with vegan cheese.ReplyDelete
We have a wild rice and nut stuffed pumpkin planned for today.
Stuffed pumpkin! Like stuffed marrow I suppose. never thought of that. I sometimes stuff marrow with mixed beans or mince.Delete
Menu plan sounds delicious, Cheese Sauce is a favourite here, I could eat it on most things. Pumpkin Soup...yum!!ReplyDelete
Forgot to add I have really enjoyed reading about your Winter Preparations xReplyDelete
We eat a LOT of cheese sauce. It makes the blandest food scrummy. I haven't made this soup recipe before, so fingers crossed !Delete
Thanks for saying you have enjoyed my winter prep
We were treated to some freshly caught Pollock last week ... real treat for us ... I cant afford to buy fresh fish ... and fishing isn't one of Hubby P's talents. I sorted them out and tucked them up in the freezer ... we had some the other night .. so tasty!ReplyDelete
Its good to read of your fishy dishes .. gives me some ideas .. not eating a lot of fish I sometimes need inspiration to make the best of my lucky fishy gift.
Pollack is easily as good as cod we think. I was thinking of doing a fish recipe blog, come winter when process my fish stores and like to ring the changes. Don't know about you but often when I post a recipe people add their ideas too.Delete