Monday, 2 February 2015
MPM: 2nd February 2015
January is always such a miserable month that I, for one, am glad to see it retreating into the murky distance. Bring on February! I can see blue sky out of the bedroom window, and Pancake Day is just a couple of weeks away.
This week we're launching our inaugural Recipe Book Night. You see, D and I have an absolute mountain of recipe books - we collect them obsessively, and yet with one thing and another very seldom get round to using them. We have therefore decided to have regular evenings where we make a point of dipping into the bookshelf for a special meal. Hopefully some of these will be good enough to get into regular rotation and pep our meal plans up a bit. This Saturday, I will be cooking a fish dish from Nathan Outlaw's "British Seafood" and D will follow up with a meat dish from Tom Kerridge's "Proper Pub Food".
Also this week, we work on our middle class credentials by going to the opera! We have been listening to the CD over the weekend and nodding very earnestly at the bits that we think are dramatic.
Elsewhere on the meal plan:
Mussels with cider and bacon (and garlic bread)
Spaghetti carbonara (bumped from last week)
Oven baked red pepper and chorizo risotto
More meal planning fun over at Mrs M's!