Posted: 22/01/2016 at 13:41
That menu plan is unusually 'meaty' for us - we usually have fish at least once a week - I often get some from the harbour when I visit Ma, and a fish van visits the farm shop on Sundays and Wednesdays - I might go down to Southwold Harbour on Tuesday when I visit Ma, in which case I'll either freeze what I get or we'll alter the planned menu.
And now I've heard that Wonky's visiting on Thursday and we'll have lunch in the city together, so I may get some fish from one of the very good fish stalls on the market, causing yet another change of plan - but things can always be popped in the freezer
LilyP - love a good organic chicken Tonight's supper is the fourth meal from a lovely organic chicken we had from the farm shop - we had pot-roast chicken with veg and potatoes that were cooked in the pot with it, then I made some of the resulting stock into a cream sauce to serve with some of the chicken and veg re-heated and the same mix has also been made into a chicken ham and asparagus pie (with the addition of half a pack of sandwich ham and some asparagus that's been languishing in the freezer as there wasn't enough to do much with).
Now the carcass has been stripped and is simmering with the rest of the stock and some more veg and some pearl barley - about 40 mins before serving I'll add some chunks of potatoes and 20 mins later I'll add a load of sliced leeks. I might add some suet dumplings as well There'll be plenty for the two of us for supper and for OH to take to work for his lunch.
BL - you can get burgers like that in the UK - they're not all horrid flat cardboard with loads of additives. Waitrose fresh ones are great - that being said I usually make my own from some good minced beef and seasoning.