A week in my kitchen: early spring

30 October 2018
A couple of months ago I shared what went on over a week in my kitchen (). I thought I might continue it seasonally to show how things shift and to share a snapshot into our eating here.

Smoked trout and spring veg pasta.

Sunday

This was a big bake up day for me. In an effort to maximise the oven energy use I generally get a little crazy once the oven is turned on!!

Baking/making: everyday sourdough loaf, 2 sourdough fruit loaves, sourdough bagels, two pizzas, croutons, roasted up pumpkin for mid week meal and (adapted to include peanut butter and choc chips - so probably not really muesli balls anymore!).

Lunch: Bagels with bacon, mayonnaise and lettuce (the first harvested from the garden)

Dinner: slow cooked lamb inspired by a

Monday

Picked up fruit, veg and supplies for the week. I actually did my meal planning Sunday as I'd planned to go the markets but that turned into afternoon drinks with friends instead ;)

Lunch: leftover stew.

Dinner: Smoked trout, broad bean, asparagus and chard pasta in a creamy lemon sauce.

Tuesday

Baking/making: vanilla ice-cream to have with my daily iced coffee and some chocolate ice cream pops for the girls.

Lunch: chard & hummus on toast

Dinner: Roast pumpkin, avocado, crouton & lentil salad with a hummus and mayonnaise dressing.

Tuesday night dinner.


Wednesday

Baking/Making: pre-cooked beans for Thursday night dinner. Testing out my SIL's thermal cooker to see if we might get one for our travels. Accidentally made enough beans to feed a small army...or at least a month's worth of bean dinners once a week!!

Lunch: sharing platter with the girls of vegies, crackers, hummus, cheese and other bits.

Dinner: Beef Stroganoff (from the freezer) with pasta.

Thursday

Fed my sourdough starter tonight to mix dough in the morning and bake in the evening.

Lunch: leftovers.

Dinner: Mexican beans with rice, and chilli

Friday

Baking/Making: everyday sourdough with a some rye flour added in, 2 loaves fruit bread, bagels, pizza (see dinner) and . And while the oven was on - a batch of marmalade based muesli balls and classic chocolate slice ( without the icing).

Lunch: Nachos - fully loaded. I like to add a heap of extra things on top of my nachos - this instance was leftover beans, coriander, avocado, salsa and . Also, because I'm a fan of the crunchy chip over the soggy chip I melt my cheese directly onto the chips to form a protective layer and then add the toppings - game changer!

Dinner: Pizza - tomato sauce/prosciutto/cheese and kale/preserved lemon/cheese

Nachos.

Saturday

Lunch: Sausage sizzle at my niece's 3rd birthday party

Dinner: Roast pork belly, hasselback potatoes, asparagus and broccolini, served with spiced rhubarb paste on the side. I forgot to take a pic of the amazing looking pork belly! I had a friend over for dinner so went all out....plus a few glasses of chardonnay.

And that was a busy spring week in our kitchen. A few lighter meals coming in as I was chatting . I'm also currently trying to use up the freezer stockpile and all the other random bits and pieces before we move out of our rental in a few weeks.

What's happening in your kitchen this week?

10 comments

  1. mmm good food! I didn't cook much this week yet.
    This morning I took out lamb stew, and lentils from the freezer. And I have some leftovers - brown rice, zucchini, and chicken curry. Oh, several soft boiled eggs too. :)

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    1. yummo, soft boiled eggs are always good Nil :)

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  2. My goodness, all of that sounds amazing.

    And melting the cheese on the chip first?! Revolountionary!

    I have a stack of lentils gifted to me I need to use. I keep putting it off as I have convinced myself the kids wont like them...Which is silly. They most likely will, they are not that fussy.

    Xx

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    1. Oh yes Emma - the cheese on first changes nachos forever!

      My kiddos love dahl and rice (and by love i mean sometimes they eat 2 bowls worth and other times wont touch it!!). Plus I love chucking them into any stew or dish with a sauce and if cooked long enough they almost disappear.

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  3. this is great. would love to see your post on the In My Kitchen linky from Nov 1! cheers sherry

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    1. Thanks sherry - I will pop over and check if the link is still open and add this to it.

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  4. Maybe I'm just a snoop, Laura, but I love these posts! Seeing what another family is eating for a week is fascinating! I'll try and share a week in my kitchen at some stage too.
    Cheers, Sally at One Family, One Planet blog

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    1. If you're a snoop then I'm definitely one too Sally as I love these type of posts on other people's blogs too!! I'd love to read your installment too.
      Cheers,
      Laura

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  5. I like the look of that pumpkin and lentil salad. Delicious! Lovely fresh food for your family. Meg:)

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    1. It was a bit of a random mix up Meg but it worked. I got in the habit a couple of summers ago of keeping cooked lentils and various roast veg and meat on hand to chuck together a quick salad on those 'no cook' type nights and it's been such a handy thing to do. Easy to mix it up with different combos, herbs and dressings and no-one notices we are eating the same thing...or if they've noticed they failed to mention it!

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