Monday, 25 January 2016

MPM: 25th January 2016

Today is my Dad's birthday. Happy birthday Dad! We'll be meeting up for cheese and sequins later in the week to celebrate and I am very much looking forward to it.

Other than that, it's another pretty quiet week which is good because I have far more work to do than I have time to do it in and I'm anticipating some long days. Plus, I'm currently reading "The Count of Monte Cristo" at the moment which is good but never appears to get any shorter no matter how many pages you read. It's a bit like when you're on a walk and you sight the pub and think a cool pint is at hand but then, half an hour of trekking later, it's still not any closer. I need to make some headway (in the book, not the hypothetical walk) or I run the risk of falling behind in my Goodreads challenge to get through 52 books this year.

Right, meals for the week:

Burn's Night: haggis, neep and tattie nibbles (from the M&S Christmas range), some excellent Scottish Brie and Cranachan for pudding.
Lemongrass and turmeric chicken (leftovers from last week's Sunday roast) with coronation rice salad
Salmon with pasta pesto, courgette and peas
Ham and pea soup (using the stock from our Christmas gammon)
Mushroom and Barolo risotto
Oxtail and chorizo stew with mashed potatoes

More meal planning over at Mrs M's.


  1. Another vote on the list for pasta pesto and peas... will have to try it!

    1. It's so good and so green! I do like pretty coloured food....

  2. I'm craving chorizo at the moment so anything with that is good in my book!
    I was happily there when my local cafe was ordering stock for this week so will be serving chorizo and brie sandwiches! Yum :)

    1. Oooh, they sound good. I love chorizo.

  3. Good Burns Night work!

    Also: sequins?!


    1. We're off to see Strictly! I'm as giddy as a kipper :-))