Easter is over, the kids are still coming down from their sugar high (even though I limited their chocolate intake) and my family is well and truly out-hot-cross-bunned, and out-chocolated for another year. Easter Bunnies aside, it was nice to take some time to remember the true meaning of Easter and make sure the kids understood what it is really all about. I hope your family also enjoyed this time together. If you don’t live near family I hope you have some great friends around you.
Today I decided to bake an Orange Cake, my husbands favourite, so we could take some time to sit together in the back yard with a coffee and enjoy the last of the beautiful weather before Winter decides to set in. So I went looking for a quick, preferably one-bowl Orange Cake recipe, and I found one I thought I recognized. Unfortunately I didn’t recognize it as the cake my son refers to as “The Big Orange Volcanoe”. Yes, this recipe is a cooking disaster, and today it didn’t disappoint which is why there is no picture of a beautiful cake dripping with orange glaze icing. No, this cake will be served as an Orange Dump Cake (orange cake dumped in a bowl, drizzled with orange glaze icing). Not to worry, it may taste wonderful.
This week I am breaking all of my meal planning rules and jumping into a week of new recipes, many from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe. It’s the second week of school holidays, I can be more flexible with my time, and I have chosen reasonably quick and easy recipes. I’ll let you know if I have any more disasters.
Monday 9th April – Sunday 15th April
Tuesday – Breaded Garlic Chicken in Lemon-Butter Sauce served over Linguine with a tossed Green Salad
Wednesday – Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
Thursday – Oven Baked Chicken Parmesan (I’m going to make it up as I go)
Friday – Honey-Soy Glazed Chicken, pulled (using chicken breasts) served in wraps with salad toppings of choice
Saturday – Home-made Pizzas
Sunday – Roast Beef served with creamy mashed potatoes, carrots, peas and broccoli, gravy and dinner rolls
My Mum is coming to visit this week, and we’ll need something special to have with our many cups of coffee, so I am going to whip up these Walnut Chocolate Chip Blondies.
For more Menu Planning Inspiration, go to http://orgjunkie.com/blog