Monday Menu








I was so inspired by what you were all eating last week! It's made me lift my game. 

We eat lots of fresh and whole food, a lot of it raised ourselves, but everyone gets in food ruts, where simple slips into ordinary. 

Reading other people's menus was just the shot in the arm we needed round here, hope it inspired you too.

This week is our packing week. We're packing up and moving a lot of stuff into storage for a year or so and minimal stuff into what we call the Loft, on the farm. The fellas are moving a lot of boxes later this week and we've got removalists booked for the big stuff next Monday.

So this week we need bright and energetic food. It's the end of Summer, plus I happen to be going by a fish market in the next couple of days so those two things will dictate the week's food. We're also processing another batch of broiler chickens this week so we'll have incredibly fresh chicken available (and tasty!) 

Two of our pigs went off to the abattoir this morning. They were respectfully raised and as happy as any pigs I've ever met. They had a luscious paddock, good food and company. Plus an awesome shelter built by Adman which had ocean glimpses (through the trees.) We thanked them and we expect to see them next Monday after they've been transported to our local butcher who'll hang them for a week for us, and then we get some hands on lessons in butchering hogs. For someone who has spent many years being vegetarian, I'm surprisingly excited. Expect pork on next week's menu.

This week:


:: Whole chicken roasted with lemon and thyme with green mixed salad + goats cheese on fresh bread

:: Malaysian Fish Curry with rice

:: Oyster and leek chowder with homemade flatbread for dipping

:: Fresh salmon and avocado salad with orange vinaigrette

:: Roman chicken and tomatoes with tagliatelle

:: Homemade Pizza (Saturday night is always Pizza Movie Night here)

:: Friday-night-dessert-night: Blackberry pie with vanilla bean icecream


Please tell me – what are you eating this week?


11 Comments on “Monday Menu

February 20, 2012 at 10:43 pm

My meal planner is as follows:

Red Thai veggie curry with roasted cashews and brown rice
Lentil bolognese and spinach pie
Pasta with lentil bolognese
Use Up The Feral Vegetables Soup (!)
Linda McCartney veggie sausages, tomato & kidney bean stew with rice

Got to step up the half marathon training this week, so it will pretty slowly turn into Carb Central round here 🙂 xx

February 21, 2012 at 6:59 am

I checked back on Monday, filled in the gaps, blogged my recipes and assessed the accuracy of my sort of plan sort of non plan. Thanks for the challenge. I made some nice dinner salads with summer fruits you might like. It was a week short of time. 🙂

February 21, 2012 at 7:15 am

Miso soup (a bit under the weather)
dal (I have a big bag of black dal I need to use)
tofu burgers
corn, avo, coriander salad (I am a bit stuck on this)
millet “fried rice”(I haven’t cooked with millet before)

But now I am craving some sort of fish curry!

Darren (Green Change)
February 21, 2012 at 8:11 am

By coincidence, we had the second-last pack of leg steaks from our pigs last night! How did Adam go with loading the pigs, and unloading them at the other end?

We’re hopeless at meal planning – we probably should work on that. Dinner tends to be a quick rummage through the fridge and freezer, then try to cook something creative and tasty with it. Sometimes the thing you defrost turns out to be not the thing you thought it was, and you have to do a quick replan on the menu!

February 21, 2012 at 10:42 am

Last Night was: Lamb marinated in sesame oil, fish sauce, tamar. Quickly stir fried, served in a salad of raw, finely diced pak choy and toasted almonds. Dressing was sesame oil, tamari, palm sugar. YUM!
Tues: Vego fried rice (with brown rice)
Weds: Sushi picked up on way home from work.
Thurs: Chk Marinated in fish sauce, coriander, honey. BBQ’d and served with homemade tomato chilli jam and salad.
Fri: Kids: Lasagne. Matt and I: Wedding Anniversary, so out for dinner!!

So there you have it, I have actually planned 5 days of my week thanks to you Miss Fi!! xxx

February 21, 2012 at 12:31 pm

I try and post a weekly menu plan each week. This week’s is here:

Roast chicken, pasta, bbq, baked potatoes..I’m getting into a food rut and I hate that!

February 22, 2012 at 7:12 am

i too was a vegetarian, 15 years worth….then i started craving lamb so much when i was pregnant with my first i just had to get me a chop! luckily i am married to a farmer, we run sheep and cattle….luckily i have a devine father-in-law who tolerates me and my constant questioning of everything we do on the farm and why….luckily we have a butcher who comes to us on site, who, after i shot my first sheep, he very deftly slit her throat, helped me to hang her, then gave me a one on one lesson in sheep anatomy as we pulled out all the icky bits….fascinating….i still only eat what we grow and what we kill ourselves….i wish i could muster myself up to some chickens like yourself….mmmm….and thank goodness for yabbies, the best bush seafood there is! your a constant inspiration and wonder to me….thank you so much

February 22, 2012 at 10:25 am

Monday: Tofu stir fry
Tuesday: Marrows stuffed with quinoa, blackbeans, onion, garlic, bacon, tomato and oregano
Wednesday: Unknown takeaway – my taller half will bring it home as we’re busy
Thursday: Something my taller half concocts
Friday: Me ?
Saturday: Me ?

I’m either really spontaneous or very disorganised. I have some apples to use up so I might work on baking those and building something around that idea… later…

Melanie @ M&M
February 22, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Here’s my list. I don’t feel nearly as exciting as the rest of you!

February 22, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Yum! Some great meals here!
On the menu this week at our place:
Spinach, kale and goats cheese pie, with a roast beetroot salad
Grilled chicken thighs with a nutty quinoa salad
Roast veggie pizza with a green salad
Zucchini and tarragon soup with homemade flatbread
Pan fried John Dory, steamed greens and fresh corn

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March 6, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Baby look so cute in this picture.She picked some thing from plants.This is the nice images.Thanx to share with us.


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