Menu Plan Week Beginning Mon 11/1/10

How time flies during school holidays. They are never long enough for me to do everything I plan and want to do with the girls. This week has flown by.

Amy’s birthday was a lot of fun and I think we spent most of the day eating!! Pancakes for breakfast, pub for lunch and curry for dinner – we’ve trained her well! More on the restaurants later.

The nachos were a big hit! The beans were great, not all mushy like most tinned beans and just the right amount of chilli. I’m thinking they may be an acceptable breakfast baked beans option. They were “Greenland” brand. The pea and ham soup was YUMMY! I will post up the recipe.

We did get out to Taronga Zoo today and saw the baby elephant. It was a bit hot and busy but the harbour breeze made it bearable. Food? We decided not to take our usual picnic and buy food there. Hmm, will go back to the picnic or find the steak sandwich cart first!

From this week I will be focusing a lot more on and incorporating more Low GI foods into our menus as I try and deal with my PCOS without medication. We do tend to eat more towards the Low GI side of things but I have been getting a bit slack during the silly season!

I have also taken to making our bread at home again. I go through phases with this and am experimenting with some different methods.

So this week on the menu, (I have caved in to the request by 2 little girls to have some fish fingers) we will be having:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Beef Stir-fry Steamed Salmon Rump Steak Proven├žal Beans and Rice Fish Fingers & Chips Lamb Chops & Stir-fried Vegies Pea & Ham Soup
Beef Strips Salmon fillets Rump Steak Cannellini Beans Fish fingers Lamb Loin Chops Leftovers
Rice Bran Oil Ginger Beans Fresh tomatoes Potatoes Brown Rice Fresh Bread
Garlic Garlic Mushrooms Red Capsicum Olive Oil Broccoli
Ginger Lemon Potatoes Green Capsicum Broccoli Cauliflower
Eschallot Soba noodles Olive Oil Zucchini Rice Bran Oil
Chillis Sesame Oil Butter Herbes de Provence Garlic
Tamari Asian Greens Garlic Brown Rice
Jasmine Rice Tamari
Fried Shallots
Snow peas