It is National Chip week this week. And in celebration of the humble potato, (23rd August National Potato day is too far away) my family meal plan and shopping list (unusually) includes a potato dish everyday. Available now and all year are Rooster, Kerr’s Pink, Golden Wonder and Charlotte. Store in a cool, dark place and as most of the nutrients found in or just below the skin, cook with their skins on or peel very thinly.
Monday – Mini Burgers with Spicy Potato Wedges and Coleslaw
This is a firm favourite with every member of the family. As the family are older now, I tend to make 4 normal size burgers, using the same recipe but obviously cooking the burgers for a little longer. Since I am serving this with potato wedges, quickly brown the burgers in a pan and continue cooking in the oven.
Tuesday – Turkey and Ham Potato Pie with Frozen Mixed Vegetables
Turkey is great value these days. Cut into small bite size pieces to cook very quickly. Alternatively use leftover cooked roast chicken slices instead of the turkey.
Wednesday – Baked Potatoes with Cream Cheese and Steamed Green Beans
Baked potatoes do take time to cook but they are delicious. Choose a day that you have the time, or alternatively bake on Monday as you cook the potato wedges and reheat in the microwave next day. The filling is delicious, but if you wish, you can also fill with baked beans, tuna or salmon.
Thursday – Chowder (Mixed Fish)
Fast and easy, this meal is nutritious, comforting and delicious. Serve with crusty brown bread.
Friday – Lentil, Potato and Chickpea Curry
Almost a one pot wonder for the end of the week. Very little preparing and a whole load of taste. I would expect that there will be enough for a Saturday lunch or two.
|Baked Products||Store Cupboard|
|50 g Breadcrumbs||200 g Basmati Rice|
|8 Bread Rolls||180 g Cheese|
|100 g Lentils|
|Beef Products||200 mls Milk|
|400 g Extra Lean Beef Mince||50 g Cornflour|
|1 Egg |
|Dairy Products||1 Fish Stock cube|
|8 tblsp Cream Cheese||1 Chicken Stock cube|
|250 mls Natural Yoghurt||1 can Chickpeas|
|1 can Chopped Tomatoes|
|Fish ||1 tsp Chilli Powder|
|400 g Fish (salmon, cod, prawns, sea fish)||1 tsp Chilli flakes|
|2 tsp Cumin|
|Nuts||2 tblsp Curry powder|
|50 g Walnuts||3 tsp Paprika|
|4 tsp Parsley|
|Poultry Products||3 Onions|
|2 Turkey Fillets||4 Cloves|
|1 tblsp Sunflower oil|
|Pork Products||3 tblsp Olive oil|
|4 slices Ham||300 mls Vegetable stock|
|100 g Bacon lardons||1 tblsp Tomato ketchup|
|1 tblsp Worcestershire Sauce|
|Vegetables||4 tblsp Mayonnaise (light, low salt)|
|1 small pack Frozen Vegetables|
|1 White Cabbage|
|1 pack Green Beans|
|1 small bag Lettuce Leaves|
|1 small pack Mushrooms|
|7.5 Kg Potatoes|