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Menu Monday 2nd August 2010 - The Lean Times


Aug 2, 2010 Menu Monday , , , , 3 Comments

I had a realization this weekend; I feel so much better when I sleep properly.  I know this is common knowledge but I have figured out that I get more tired as the week progresses.  I have two evenings when I get home especially late then go to bed later than normal after cooking and cleaning up so I have decided that the way to go is to plan two super easy, quick to make dinners.  These fast meals might include leftovers.

The other idea I have in my plan to make week nights easier, is to cook at least one major ingredient over the weekend to use during the week.  This will most probably be a slow cooker item but you never know.

Weekend Cooking – Easy Ratatouille and chicken stock in the slow cooker

Monday – Quick salad with pear, Serrano ham, blue cheese and greens

Tuesday – Pasta with peppers and mozzaralla

Wednesday – Ratatouille with pan fried fish

Thursday – Mushroom risotto with homemade chicken stock

Friday – Omelette filled with ratatouille and goat’s cheese

Saturday – Black beans ( from the freezer) with chilli and honey coated pork steaks

Sunday – Family day out so no cooking


  • FoodontheTable
    Aug 2, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    I am going to try the salad with Serrano ham. I’ve never tried it on a salad!

  • Viviana
    Aug 2, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    I just rip the ham into small pieces. The sweet pear goes really well with the salty ham and blue cheese. Thanks for commenting!

  • Jenn M.
    Aug 2, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Oh yes, sleep is so important, the foundation I think. Hope you find a solution that helps with finding some extra rest that you need!

    Sandwich and soup night? Let us know what works for you!

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