Monday, 11 January 2016

MPM: 11th January 2016

I'm in Manchester today and was reminded, on the train over, how much I hate commuting. Ugh, people. Also, how sad is the news about David Bowie? Dying just doesn't seem like the sort of thing that he'd do.

The majority of the weekend disappeared down a grim, Nordic rabbit hole AKA a binge watch of series 3 of The Bridge. If you are yet to catch this gem of a programme then get thee to your nearest streaming service and check it out. The third series was as utterly compelling and addictive as the two that preceded it and one of the main characters is probably the most fascinating and complex women currently being seen on the small screen. Go watch.

So, meal planning. Our approach this year is to take it in turns to plan a week, and whereas last week was brought to you by me and was variations on a theme of "comfort", this Monday, it is D in the driving seat. Not sure what his theme is beyond "food I like to cook and eat" but that's ok. 

Fish and chips 
Turnip and celeriac tagliatelle with herb pesto and Parmesan veloute (our tribute to a dish we really enjoyed at Restaurant Sat Baines last year)
Ferran Adria's take on a Spanish omelette
Caribbean chicken soup with mango and chilli
Cholet (a Jewish beef stew - taken from Tom Kerridge's new book)
Saturday night burgers 
Lemongrass and turmeric roast chicken

More meal planning fun over at Mrs M's.


  1. Oooh the turnip and celeriac tagliatelle sounds delicious. This would be an ideal on for the hubby. Hope you have a good week x #mealplanningmonday

  2. I've just started watching The Bridge after a recommendation from ... somewhere on the internet ... I forget where! Grim but good! Your food as always sounds lovely ... I need to explore more with my cooking!