It’s cold again. By our standards anyway. So, when confronted by a menu choice featuring either root vegetables or salad, we went for the roots. We’ll be going that way again tomorrow. After that I’m hoping that the weather will improve as I have quite a lot of salad ingredients to use, and the difference between salad and green slime is only a few days in some cases. I will use the spinach for greens and the rocket in sandwiches and the lettuce probably has a few more days in it, so it will all end well. That’s why I prefer coleslaw to green salad. A cabbage does not, in my experience, become green slime. It may become fossilised, but it takes a long time and you get plenty of chance to eat it.
Looking at the weather charts I’m planning roasted veg with sausages and onion sauce tomorrow, pasties and roasted veg for Monday and probably vegetable stew for Tuesday. The leftover stew will make soup for Wednesday lunch and we can use the pizza bases to make pizza and coleslaw for the evening. Thursday? Well that’s quite a long time in the future. I don’t plan so far ahead these days. Possibly pasta or curry. We have the ingredients, we just need the motivation.
I’m trying to lose more weight and you can probably tell that from the length at which I talk about it.
Recently we have generally had good deliveries, with most of the stuff I order being delivered. Where I haven’t been as successful is in being able to order everything I want. There are still gaps, including loose parsnips. It’ not a problem, as bagged parsnips taste just the same. The only difference is that the plastic bags are killing the planet and I am trying to cut down on them.
Bravo to you with all of your healthy, earth friendly meals. I am inspired.
Every so often I do something right and write about it. The rest of the time I skulk around doing nothing . . .
LOL I don’t believe that. Those poems don’t write themselves.
Strangely, when things are going well, some of the better ones do seem to write themselves. All I do is hold the pen.
Roasted root vegetables is one of our favorite cold weather meals here. I like parsnips. Good ones seem to be hard to get though.
I have been having trouble getting large, loose ones – we only seem to have the small ones in pre-packs available to us internet grocery shoppers. 🙂
I’ve only seen loose parsnips here. It seems they are not a popular vegetable. I love them!
I can’t do without them – they are something I order every week in winter.
There was a very interesting food programme on the BBC about beans. We are going to try to eat more beans.
I keep saying we should eat more beans. Now you have said that I will definitely make the effort. We had black beans in the burgers last week and will have baked beans tonight. Then possibly bean stew later in the week. Or bean burgers again. Or both . . .
Mrs T looked at a bean company’s website and it said that orders might be delayed because of an enormous surge in demand following a Radio 4 programme. The power of the mainstream media!
Impressive! Who would have thought Radio 4 could do that?
That looks like impressive forward menu planning to me
I bet Jackie plans . . .
Hmmm . . . would be interested in that response.
I thought the same, Derrick. I buy lots of things ahead of time when I shop, but when it comes to planning the actual meal, that is usually on a day to day basis.
I used to plan at least a week ahead when I lived in the country (I was ten miles from the nearest supermarket and couldn’t get to the shops during normal working hours. Moved to town and suddenly I don’t need to plan . . .
I found a lot of par boiled broad beans in the freezer. Tookem out and blended them with some humus and a teaspoon of mustard. The best dip ever.