Monday, 14 July 2008

Weekly Menu 14th - 18th July

This week is likely to be hectic with it being the last week of term and himself is off to an event this weekend so that means him packing all the group camping stuff etc.

I am hurriedly finishing pressies for Small's teacher and two teaching assistants as they have been wonderful and proved it is possible to teach well in a state school even one where half the kids start with no English and they still managed to keep a very intelligent, bouncy child interested and engaged all year while teaching others the most basic of communication.. I'm not quite sure how they do it but they are wonderful. Just a little brag.. we are going into the afternoon assembly as he is being awarded the Yearly Award for his class !!

This weeks gluten free swap is hosted by the founder Gluten Free Mommy and she has chosen peaches. I love peaches though I hold out for really ripe ones. I will be checking out our local greengrocers later in the week and if they have some in I will certainly get some, I'm tempted to do a peach crumble if I do but normally we just eat them fresh. ( Edit to add - Martha Stewart's cookie of the day is a peach one ! Will need converting but if I get some spare time this weekend I may try)

The picture at the top is the terrine from last week. It was very tasty but not everyone liked the layer of liver s next time I might chop the liver up and mix it in as it definetly added to the depth of flavour. The remaining slices were frozen and will probably got off to the camping event with himself.

As himself is working lates and then away from Thursday Small and I will probably have tea early and it will have to be quick and easy so some days may get replaced with salad which is his current favourite meal ! Salad for him means tomato, cucumber, carrots, ham, cheese (cottage or hard), majo, possibly sweetcorn and some fruit. I'm not objecting though!

Monday - Gammon, eggs and potatoes

Tuesday - Tomato and eggs

Wensday - Pasta and sauce

Thursday - some sort of chicken and rice

Friday -salad and baked potatoes


  1. I've never made a terrine, but I'm vaguely intrigued by them because of this book I'm reading (Soul of a Chef - The Journey Towards Perfection). Do you have a recipe you use or is it something that you make up as you go? I think I'd like to try making one.

  2. I used a recipe which I'll happily put up, give me a day or two to find time. I was thinking of looking out a book I know I have somewhere that is just terrines, nothing else and includes ones with aspic, sweet ones and all sorts!

  3. Esther - that would be great, but no rush. The book I'm reading has descriptions of all kinds. They seem to be into their terrines. There are a couple recipes in the back, including one for a grilled veggie one (definitely not your traditional terrine).

  4. Congrats on Small's award! That's great. :D