As the Summer term draws to a close I would like to thank everyone who’s taken the time to read and follow my weekly meal plans. This will be the last one for a while as I plan to enjoy the Summer break relaxing with the kids. I don’t usually get much time for my own hobbies or activities over the Summer hols, so there will probably not be much time for cooking up new recipes and photo shoots and writing them up in the blog. I will still have to plan meals of course, but it will be in a much more hap hazard way than during term time. I’ll hopefully be back with new and fresh ideas for you in September, until then, enjoy your Summer and safe travels to anyone travelling.
I will be still active over on Instagram and still eating and drooling over lovely fresh, local, European produce and wishing we had such things in Hong Kong. So if you like travel and like food pictures then you can find me over on Instagram and on Facebook.
In this weeks weekly meal plan I’m bringing you two new recipes, both inspired from my recent Roman holiday. Alfredo’s famous fettuccine and a Roman Pizza, Pizza Amatriciana.
Weekly Meal Plan (Week 24)
Monday: Spinach & ricotta cannelloni – A perfect Meat Free Monday meal, and an all time favourite which we’ve not had in a while. Make sure to make extra to freeze for another time. Serve with garlic bread and side salad.
Wednesday: Pork Schnitzel – easy midweek meal the kids will love.
Thursday: Pizza Amatriciana – for a truly simple, tasty pizza just follow this pizza dough recipe (if you think 6 balls of dough is too much just freeze some), and just add three toppings: tomato sauce, guanciale (cured pork cheek, which I’m afraid you’ll struggle to find anywhere out of Italy, so replace it with cubed pancetta), and Pecorino. Cook your pizza with the tomato sauce and guanciale until golden brown, which depending on your oven could take between 8-12 minutes, add the grated Pecorino after removing the pizza from the oven. Let it rest for a couple of minutes before slicing. Serve with a nice side salad.
Friday: Italian Cottage Pie – In keeping with a largely Italian influenced week (except for the Schnitzel!) I thought of going for this Italian style cottage pie as opposed to my usual more traditional English style.
Have a great week and a great Summer.