#25 Meal Plan Monday

This week we have a few different things on. Thursday is my Poppy’s Birthday, so we will be having dinner with the family. Then this weekend one of my best friends is coming down and we are taking our boys to the Lismore Lantern Parade. Fingers crossed the rain stays away! We’ve decided to go out for pizza before hand so this week I have moved Pizza Party Friday Night to Saturday. Crazy I know!

To view all my previous Meal Plan Monday posts click here.

Monday – Tuna Pasta Bake
Tuesday – Teriyaki Chicken
Wednesday – Beef Stroganoff
Thursday – Dinner for Poppy’s Birthday
Friday – Mexican Lasagna
Saturday – Pizza Party Saturday Night!
Sunday – Honey Soy Chicken

What’s on your menu this week?

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Basic Fritter Recipe

I’ve written about different things you can make with leftover roast meat before but one of my favourite things to make with left over corned beef is fritters.  Fritters is one of those simple recipes that is great because you can add whatever you’d like to them to mix it up. I’m quite fond of corn and zucchini fritters but my son’s favourite are what he likes to call “Meat Pikelets”.

Basic Fritter Recipe

You will need:
1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
1 cup milk
2 eggs
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt & Pepper

You can add to this whatever mix-ins you would like. To make these “Meat Pikelets” I added:
1/2 cup grated cheese
Leftover corned beef

  1. Whisk eggs and milk together in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add flour and stir to combine.
  3. Mix in any add-ins.
  4. Heat olive oil in fry pan over a medium heat.
  5. Once the pan is hot, add spoonfuls of mixture and spread out slightly with the spoon.
  6. Flip after 3-4 minutes. They are ready to turn when bubbles appear on the surface.
  7. Continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes until both sides are golden brown.

basic fritter recipe 2

You can serve them immediately with a salad or veggies. Any leftovers are great cold. My son likes to take 1 or 2 for lunch the next day.

So there you have my basic fritter recipe. What type of fritters are your favourite? I’d love to hear about them in the comments 🙂


Corned Beef Recipe

I’ve mentioned before (in this post) that my family loves Corned Beef made using my Nanny’s recipe. It’s quite simple but makes, in my opinion, the best Corned Beef ever. I hope your family enjoys it as much as mine does. 🙂

Corned Beef 1

You will need:
A piece of corned beef (silverside)
1 tablespoon of white vinegar
1 tablespoon of brown sugar
6 Peppercorns

  1. Rinse corned beef, place in a large pot and cover with cold water.
  2. Add brown sugar, vinegar and peppercorns.
  3. Bring to the boil and then simmer for 1 hour per kilo of meat. For example, my piece of corned beef was 1.1kg, so I cooked it for an hour and six minutes.
  4. Add vegetables to the pot for the last 20 minutes of cooking.
  5. Once cooked, remove from pot and cut meat into thin slices.
  6. Serve with vegetables, peas, and white sauce. Or however your family likes it.

Corned Beef 3

If you give it a go please let me know. I’d love to hear what you think 🙂