My weekly supermarket trip was blessed with some good bargains today – reduced mackerel for dinner tonight, and two large reduced joints, one beef (enough for 2 dinners) and one pork (enough for 3 dinners). I’ve cut up the pork joint into 3, and frozen it in portions, the beef I’ll divide when I cook it as it is OK until the weekend. That’s our next 5 roast dinners sorted!
Our Korean student has returned from Italy. He says he had a wonderful time and he now has a girlfriend, a Korean woman he met in Florence (which obviously makes it a really good holiday). What a romantic place to meet! She is going to come over to London tomorrow to visit him for the weekend before she returns to Korea. We will be hosting her, so all our curiosity about her will be sated! As our student returns to Korea next month the timing is good for both of them. He is such a nice man, we do hope everything works our well for him. I am slightly nervous about hosting a girlfriend though, even if only for a weekend. Still, I needed to clear out the spare room anyway!
The menu for the rest of this week is:
tonight: mackerel, baby potatoes roasted in olive oil, roasted courgettes and peppers with herbs; strawberries and cream
Thursday: baked potates, tuna mayo, salad; stewed rhubarb with ice cream
Friday: fish pie (assorted fish pieces in a white sauce topped with mashed potato), courgettes, sweetcorn; apple crumble
Saturday: homemade pizza; tiramisu
Sunday: roast beef, roast pots, Yorkshire pudding, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower; white chocolate cheesecake with raspberries
Monday: aubergines stuffed with a lamb mince mixture, rice; chocolate tart
Tuesday: prawn korma, okra, rice; ice cream
Wednesday: sausages, mash, onion gravy, carrots, broccoli; apple crumble and custard
Thursday: beef stew, mash, cauliflower; fruit tart