October opens with a week of six packed lunches for The Smalls because they are off on a trip with Cubs/Beavers on Saturday so need one then as well. Sigh. I am going to bake a traybake for their puddings this week, in an attempt to buy less pre-packed stuff.
Trying out a couple of new recipes in the evenings this week as well – one completely new to all of us and one new to The Smalls. We shall see how that goes.
The slow cooker is out again – it is that time of year where I inflict torture on myself by making the house smell of food aaaaaaaaaaaaaall day.
Smalls’ Packed Lunch Menu:
Monday: Chicken and sweetcorn flatbread, crisps, pot of fresh fruit, cheese cubes, and a mince pie. (Yes, yes, I hear you. But it’s a thing that we buy a pack when we first see them… and then don’t buy them again until December. I don’t even like them.)
Tuesday: Cheese flatbread, Laughing Cow cheese dip and breadsticks, salad/fresh carrot, yoghurt coated raisins, and a piece of cake.
Wednesday: Chicken and bacon roll, mini cheddars, fresh cucumber and sweetcorn, cheese cubes, and a piece of cake.
Thursday: Ham flatbread, cheese cubes, crackers, a banana, yoghurt coated raspberry flakes, and a piece of cake.
Friday: Biscuit & Chocolate spread sandwiches, a small sausage roll, popcorn, mini cheddars, and a piece of cake.
Saturday: Jam sandwiches, mini cheddars, popcorn, yoghurt coated strawberry flakes, Laughing Cow cheese dip and breadsticks, fruit (whatever we have left!), and a chocolate biscuit (or cake if there’s any left).
Family Dinner Menu:
Monday: Bangers and mash with carrot, sweetcorn and gravy.
Tuesday: Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Smoked Sausage served with pasta and green beans.
Wednesday: Pork steaks with chips, onion rings, peas and sweetcorn.
Thursday: Mushroom risotto with smoked fish and green beans.
Friday: Lasagne with garlic bread.
Saturday: Chilli Con Carne with Nachos.
Sunday: Leftovers (and if there aren’t any, I’ll make something up out of the freezer supplies!)