What’s cooking this week #4


It’s the end of the week, and here’s what’s been cooking:

Monday – Beef lasagne (with leftover bolognese sauce from last week)
Tuesday – Thai red squash curry
Wednesday dinner with friends – Mediterranean beef stew, followed by pineapple upside-down cake
Thursday – Turkey meatballs with barbeque sauce
Friday – Tex-mex fish tortillas with guacamole
Saturday – Summer chicken soup for lunch / Apricot and cumin stuffed pork for dinner
Sunday – out for anniversary lunch!

I’ve been making a lot more of my own spice mixes since Sophie started eating with us, since babies can’t cope with a lot of salt and most ready-made pastes and seasonings have a whole load of salt added. This week I managed the Thai red curry paste and the tex-mex seasoning, but I’ll need to figure out how to make the barbeque sauce without tomato ketchup – I think with tomato puree and a little sugar.

For lunches, and for Sophie’s tea, we mostly eat leftovers or things foraged from the fridge, but now she’s eating more and more I’d like to give her some varied, nutritious things that don’t take a lot of preparation. More thought required!

Hope you too had a good food week!

Laura x