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Menu Monday 25th October 2010 - The Lean Times


Oct 25, 2010 Menu Monday , , , 3 Comments

I must apologize to my lovely readers for being MIA last week.  It was an eventful week, a surprise visit to the hospital which led to a total loss of a week.  Now I am back in action full force so what’s on the menu?

Monday – Goat Cheese and Roasted Red Pepper Quesadillas – super easy and super quick

Tuesday – Curried carrot and parsnip soup with good bread

Wednesday – Leftover Moroccan Lamb with Prunes from last week – the recipe made so much that I had to freeze some.

Thursday – Mediterranean Salad with Prosciutto and Pomegranates – sounds expensive but Lidl has prosciutto for £1.49 and both pomegranates and fennel are in season. Cheap luxury, don’t you love it?

Friday – Cheese burgers with chili cheddar cheese and salad.

Saturday – Jerk fish with rice and peas – a little Jamaican warmth in the chilly weather.

Have a great week!


  • Ask Ms Recipe
    Oct 26, 2010 at 3:06 am

    Looking for some good meal ideas. Happy Menu planning. Have a great week.

    Nina (Author)

  • Mrs. B.
    Oct 28, 2010 at 2:11 am

    Visiting from MPM!

    I would love your recipe for curried carrot and parsnip soup! Is it on your website?

  • Viviana
    Oct 29, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Hello Mrs. B, thanks for commenting. I don’t have a formal recipe for the curried carrot and parsnip soup but here is an approximation.

    1 large onion sliced chicken stock to ocver
    2 parsnips Garam Massala
    2 lbs carrots salt and pepper
    Cayenne pepper

    Roughly chop carrots and parsnips, put in slow cooker with onions and chicken stock, cook on low for 6 -7 hours. I added the Garam Massala when the vegetables were soft.

    Puree then adjust seasoning, this is when I added the cayenne and serve with a touch yogurt.

    I am not exactly sure of the cooking times as I did it off the hoof. Sorry to be so vague.

    Good luck and tell me how you get on.

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