I have reached the conclusion that our freezer is actually bottomless. How else could we have managed to jam quite so much produce into its three shelves. We're desperate to defrost the bugger but we just keep unearthing stuff that needs eating - or should that be un-icing?
The meal plan this week, therefore, is brought to you courtesy of "Let's try and be creative with the random ingredients that we have discovered and get the bloody freezer empty in time to defrost it before we go on holiday in a fortnight." Some of the dishes are rather wintry considering that we are in the (admittedly less than dizzying) height of summer but what care we for seasonality in the circumstances?
Monday: peppered mackerel fish cakes, salad, minty yoghurt dressing
Tuesday: Osso bucco, saffron risotto
Wednesday: courgette (they're from the garden rather than the freezer), bacon and goats' cheese pasta
Thursday: mussel paella
Friday: Thai red curry
Saturday: oxtail braised in chorizo and red wine, fried potatoes
Sunday: fish pie