Monday, 17 November 2014
Meal Planning Monday: Preparing for festivties
I've started - amongst thinking about weaning, going dairy free, trying to keep the baby things scooped up together - I made the stuffing for Christmas day last week. The fruit for the cake is soaking in it's usual brandy, and the Christmas pudding is maturing nicely in a cupboard. This week I'm going to make the gravy which will then go in the freezer and next weekend I'll bake the cake so it's got a few weeks of feeding before I marzipan and ice it.
In other news, I'm still dairy free, and missing cheese wildly. However that pales into insignificance when I look at how much less Harry is sick. He's like a different baby. Obviously this gives us lots to think about in case this is a long term allergy, but for now we're embracing the weight gain (26oz in 3 weeks) and just going with it!
Meal wise this week, we're fully into our slow cooked winter warmers. Next weekend I'll make another batch of casserole both for our meals and the freezer, as our homemade ready meals are the saving grace of days when Harry isn't quite himself.
Breakfasts for me are porridge made with rice milk, either with chopped up banana or sultanas and brown sugar.
Lunches are falafel, houmous and pitta bread with carrot sticks and cherry tomatoes. Not particularly wintery I know, but easy to eat while I'm feeding.
Monday - freezer surprise (casserole I think)
Tuesday - Parsnip and bacon pasta but with pecorino instead of parmesan
Wednesday - Lentil ragu
Thursday - Leftover lentils
Friday - Breakfast for tea
Saturday - Chicken casserole with dumplings
Sunday - Super slow cooked brisket - which will take us into next week with leftovers for a cottage pie and hopefully some more pasties
That's our week - festivity preparation is gaining pace and other things are ticking along quite nicely *fingers crossed*