Monday, 1 February 2016

MPM: 1st February 2016

Greetings, fellow meal planners! Welcome to the month of February! Hopefully it will be slightly less damp than January...

Speaking of January, it was not a good month for British icons with the death of Terry Wogan yesterday completing a triumvirate of loss across music, film and broadcasting.

I was fans of them all. The funny thing when a celebrity dies, especially one like Terry Wogan who you think you actually know by virtue of his presence in your car or at your breakfast table week in and week out, is that it feels a bit like losing a friend. I felt disproportionately gloomy all day yesterday.

Anyway, setting maudlinisms aside, on with meal planning. D is out a couple of nights this week - Minx and I have no particular plans and may well eat beans on toast (NTS: do cats eat beans?) Other than that:

Smoked mackerel and chorizo potatoes with a peppery watercress salad
Caribbean chicken soup
Spicy sausage rice (from Gordon Ramsay's "Ultimate Cookery Course")
Roast chicken with all the necessary trimmings

I was also planning on making a delicious sounding honey roast root veg salad from January's "Delicious" magazine, but we have quite a lot of odds and ends of cheese in the freezer, so may throw together some sort of cheese pasta dish with those. We'll see.

More meal planning fun, as ever, over at Mrs M's.


  1. I can confirm that cats do indeed eat beans! At least - mine does... (the perils of a having a vegetarian owner)

  2. Cats eating beans... I don't think I've ever tried mine on beans. Hope you have a good week! :D

  3. I'm sure they eat beans but beans do not nourish them as they're obligate carnivores! Wouldn't that be great if it would work for us?!