#40 Meal Plan Monday 2017

We are home! We had a lovely couple of days away, but it’s always nice to be home. We have a few things planned this week for the second week of the school holidays.
Porkchop is having a friend over on Tuesday and has requested Subway for dinner. Seeing as it will be 2 for Tuesday, I thought I would oblige. Who am I to say no to a night off?
Saturday night we are going out for my Dad’s 50th. His birthday is actually today though. Happy Birthday Dad!

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Monday – Spaghetti Bolognese
Tuesday – Subway – 2 for Tuesday
Wednesday – Mongolian Lamb
Thursday – Satay Chicken
Friday – Pizza Party Friday Night
Saturday – Dad’s 50th
Sunday – Honey Soy Chicken

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#39 Meal Plan Monday 2017

First week of NSW school holidays! We are heading away for a few days at the end of this week so I only had to plan a couple of meals.

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Monday – Spinach and Ricotta Agnolotti
Tuesday – Sausages
Wednesday – Chicken Curry
Thursday – Away
Friday – Away
Saturday – Away
Sunday – Eggs on toast

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#38 Meal Plan Monday 2017

Well, we survived the Week of Pizza and Pasta! My Porkchop had a fabulous week (although we did unfortunately start the day of his actual birthday with a vom), and a wonderful weekend celebrating with his friends and family.
This week we’re back to normal life. We’ll still have Pizza Party Friday Night (I think my boys might mutiny if I missed that!), but you will notice a lack of pasta in this weeks menu.

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Monday – Corn and Zucchini Fritters
Tuesday – Taco Tuesday
Wednesday – Green Curry Chicken
Thursday – Lamb Stir-Fry
Friday – Pizza Party Friday Night
Saturday – Meat Pie
Sunday – Chicken Kiev

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#35 Meal Plan Monday 2017

This Sunday is Father’s Day in Australia. Is anyone surprised that my husband has requested we have some sort of beef for dinner? What have you got planned for Father’s Day? I’d love to hear about it in the comments.

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Monday – Lamb Curry with leftover roast lamb
Tuesday – Burritos
Wednesday – Teriyaki Chicken
Thursday – Spinach and Ricotta Agnolotti
Friday – Pizza Party Friday Night
Saturday – Dinner at my Mum’s for an early Father’s Day celebration with Opa
Sunday – Corned Beef with Cheese Sauce

What’s on your menu this week?

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Cheese Sauce Recipe

If you read this week’s Meal Plan Monday you will know I made corned beef this week (as well as a lot of other beef meals!), so of course I had to make cheese sauce. It’s one of those simple recipes, like fritters, that you can add different things to and use in different ways, but with corned beef my family loves just a basic cheese sauce so I thought today I would share how I make it.

You will need:
50g butter
2 tablespoons plain flour
2 cups milk
1 cup grated cheese
Salt

  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat until it’s all nice and bubbly.
  2. Add flour and stir for about a minute.
  3. Remove the saucepan from the heat and slowly add the milk, stirring constantly. I find the best thing to do is add a little bit at a time and make sure it’s really combined before adding anymore to make sure it doesn’t end up lumpy.
  4. Return to heat and cook while stirring,  for about 10 minutes, until  the sauce comes to the boil and thickens.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the cheese and salt.

So there you have my basic cheese sauce recipe.  It’s very simple but that’s what my boys seem to like. Do you add anything special to your cheese sauce to make it a bit fancier? I’d love to hear about  it in the comments.

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