Menu Plan Monday

Every time I walk through the door of my doctor’s surgery the ladies at the desk and I have a bit of a giggle.  “Reserved Seating” is the standing joke.  With six kids (one with Type 1 Diabetes), there are times of the year when there always seems to be someone sick, and it feels like I am there every other day.  Fortunately the kids love our doctor, he makes them laugh and stirs them up a bit (maybe a bit too much).  He only has boys so he gets a kick out of my girls getting all dressed-up for their visit, taking their little handbags and doing a little dance for him.  No, seriously, they are sick!

The last few weeks, no, make that a month, have been filled with sick kids and visits to our much loved GP, and this long weekend was no different.  We have the vaporizer going and the ventolin happening.  It has been wet and cold, so we have all been stuck indoors, and menu planning has been the last thing on my mind. No time for web-surfing for new inspiration unfortunately.  I think I am hitting the mid-year slump.  Everything considered (me with no sleep and feeling like the local chemist), I think I will keep it pretty quick and easy, no time for experimenting this week.  But I will try to make it interesting, there’s nothing like feeling sick and being served up boring food.  And I think I will throw in lots of garlic and veges.

Week 23

Monday 11th June – Sunday 17th June 2012

Monday – Creamy Chicken Enchiladas (love that hidden spinach)

Tuesday – Spaghetti Bolognese again!  Just making what I know they will eat.

Wednesday – Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup.  No set recipe, I just make it up as I go.  Serving it with a crusty baguette.

Thursday – Beef Burgundy served over Penne Pasta with Carrots and Broccoli (recipe to come)

Friday – Chicken Tikka Masala with Turmeric Rice and Peas

Saturday – Asian Chicken Wraps

Sunday – Beef with Snow Peas

Happy Cooking!

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About Rebekah

Hi, I'm Rebekah, a happily married mum of six who also happens to be a cooking and baking addict and new accidental blogger. I live in Rural Sout-East Queensland, about an hour and a half from Brisbane . I have a 16 year old son who is itching to learn to drive, a 9 year old daughter with Type 1 Diabetes who loves to play her violin and dance her way from one end of the house to the other, 7 year old twins, a son who loves cars, trucks and bike riding with his dad and his twin sister who loves to paint and draw her life and hang it on mummy's fridge. Then there is Little Miss 5, the happiest child I have ever met, very independent, and she dances and sings everywhere she goes, followed closely by her almost 3 year old sister who thinks she is the boss of everything and is a mixture of all of her siblings put together. To say life can be exhausting is an understatement, but we wouldn't have it any other way. Plate4Eight came about through my need to get organized in the kitchen. I no longer have time to go searching through cookbooks and folders for "that recipe we liked last week", and the more organized I am, the more time I have to spend with my family and experiment in the kitchen, which is my form of relaxation. So, if you're looking for something to have for dinner tonight, or just want to try something new, have a look around. I hope you find something you like.