As the weather remains rather windy and cold, I am still in soup making mode. It is so nice with some cheese on toast or crusty bread for lunches. In the past few weeks I have made pea soup and celery soup. As there is a pack of parsnips in the bottom of the fridge begging to be eaten, this week I will be using this recipe to make spicy roast parsnip soup.
We also seem to have a lot of apples. I go through phases of eating them constantly and then not fancying them. As I don’t want them to go wrinkly I will make an spiced apple cake to snack on during the week and for dessert with custard.
Here is what I have planned for dinners this week. I am going for easy stuff as I am still suffering with my poorly neck and shoulder.
Prawn paella. I will use onion, garlic, peppers, peas and some stock and basically make it up as I go along! We shall have salad with this and maybe a chunk of baguette.
Pork chops, roast potatoes and vegetables for Mr S. I will have a Linda McCartney cheese and leek plait. My daughter bought me these when she was in Tesco and they are really nice. I will definitely buy them again. Tesco do seem to have the best selection of vegetarian items.
Macaroni cheese with broccoli. I love this – macaroni cheese is the ultimate comfort food.
Slow cooker vegetable stew and dumplings. I will make cheese dumplings from an old recipe from my Cranks recipe book. This was in the days when you couldn’t buy vegetable suet. You can now, but I prefer these!
Tuna plait with jacket potatoes and salad. I will publish the recipe for this next week. It is another one stolen from my mum. She is going to start charging me for these if I’m not careful. She is a great cook. My girls, even though they are now adults, still love going round there for what they call a ‘nanny dinner’!
We are going to the cinema! I have got tickets to the Joni Mitchell 75th birthday show, which is being shown on the same day all over the world. Mr S is not that excited about this, but is coming anyway. He isn’t a Joni fan. Imagine!! We will have tuna plait again – hopefully there will be enough for two meals.
The Joni film is showing at cinemas all over the country, but we are going to the Odeon.
Friday night is….fish and chips. Not from the chippy – just out of the freezer. I always make Friday an easy night. Glass of wine, film on the tele – fab!