This Week’s Menu Plan

What do you get when you take one Friday Night School Disco, mix it with a Saturday Birthday Party and add a Kindy Family Fun Day on Sunday?  Apparently you get a toddler with a nasty tummy bug! So much for improving our social life, I found myself sitting back in a far too familiar seat at the doctor’s surgery late yesterday afternoon.  Fortunately the very expensive anti-nausea medication he have her seems to be doing it’s job and things seem to be looking up today.  Cross all of your fingers for me that the other five don’t get it.  On a much brighter note, last night’s dinner (Yes, that would be Wednesday because I am running late) was fantastic.  I’m not usually one for using bought pasta sauces, and until my doctor’s visit I had every intention of making my own, but sometimes you just do what you’ve gotta do, and it was Paul Newman’s Garlic and Basil Pasta Sauce to the rescue.  I actually like to keep an emergency bottle of this in my pantry if I can because it is so much better than the other brands.  I don’t quite know why it hasn’t taken off here in Australia, it’s fantastic,(my new favourite word), but I’m not complaining because it is often on special and I can stash a few jars at a reasonable price.  So make sure you check out the recipe for Chicken Cannelloni in my menu plan, it’s amazing and a sinch to throw together at the last minute.

Week 37

Monday 17th September – Sunday 22nd September 2012

Monday – Baked Chicken Dijon, creamy mashed potatoes, beans and carrots

Tuesday – Shredded Beef Tacos (using crunchy shells this time)

Wednesday – Chicken Cannelloni with Rice

Thursday – Mongolian Beef with Rice, green beans and carrots (my kids love carrots, can you guess?)

Friday – PW’s Steakhouse Pizza

Saturday – Honey and Dijon Chicken, Rice, Broccoli and Carrots

Sunday – BBQ – Rump Steak, Sausages for the kids, German Potato Salad(recipe coming soon), Corn on the Cobb and Spinach Salad with Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions and Cannellini Beans

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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.