Weekly meal plan Week 10
We’re on holiday in the Alps this week skiing and I wouldn’t normally have done a weekly meal plan. However, after receiving such overwhelming response on the last two weeks of meal plans, I didn’t want to let you down! Also, we will be staying in a self catered apartment and will still need to cook some evenings even if we are on holiday.
Skiing and all that fresh mountain air generally means a lot of hungry mouths to feed – emphasis will be on easy and minimal preparation. And I’m not going to lie, I will be paying many visits to the amazing delis and purchasing local goodies like spit roast chicken, ready prepared lasagne, pates, colds cuts and lots of cheese & wine!
But if I were at home it would go something like this:
Monday: Penne Pesto Pasta for our Meat Free Monday dinner. I just made a lovely batch of pesto sauce last week. No, I didn’t bring any with me but I’m sure the local deli will have a jar of delicious local home made sauce of some king to mix into a pasta dish. For those not following a Meat Free Monday regime then it’s even better with strips of grilled chicken breast!
Tuesday: Chicken cacciatore – Delia Smith’s cacciatore is one of my favourites and have been making it for years. This a lovely one pot meal which can have you all sat around enjoying dinner an hour after getting home from
the slopes work! Serve with greens or a salad.
Wednesday: Tartiflette with grilled Lamb chops & green salad – A trip to the Alps wouldn’t quite be the same without tartiflette. You may want to take a quick hike up a mountain or hit the gym to work off some extra calories before dinner though! You may also find it difficult to find reblochon cheese in Hong Kong, unless you head over to Monsieur Chatte, or the newly opened Butcher & Deli, Feather and Bone, at 18 Gage Street, Central. Failing that, just replace with a Brie or Camembert which can be more easily found.
Thursday: Tray Baked Chicken – easy peasy dinner. Serve with roasted potatoes, rice, or quinoa if wanting to cut down on the carbs.
Friday: Salmon fish cakes – Serve with these super yummy crispy garlic brussels sprouts with sriracha aioli. You can buy Sriracha (a smokey, hot wonder sauce that goes with anything!) in Hong Kong at A&M or Gateway and expect to pay about HK$70 a bottle. Otherwise, you can pay HK$30 by ordering on-line with iherb. If you’ve not used iherb before please feel free to use my code which will entitle you to a 5% discount (this link will direct you there) they have by far the best deals in town for all things healthy.
At the weekend:
- Sunday Roast: Roast a shoulder or leg of lamb and hopefully you’ll have some leftovers to make a tagine or biriyani next week.
- Breakfast: Make your mornings easier and healthier by make a large batch of home made granola. This recipe will fill a large jar and you’ll be good to go for the next few weeks of breakfasts. Gorgeous with plain yoghurt and some fresh berries. It also makes a great crunchy snack to curb those mid afternoon hunger pangs or for taking with you when out hiking – add some chunks of dark chocolate!
Did you make anything from last week’s meal planner? How did it go?
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Have a great week! gx