Monday, September 06, 2010

bbq and asian week - meal planning

inspiration this week is in a few parts.
it was incredibly hot, and there was not going to be a lot of oven use. bbq was a natural choice, and asian came out of necessity. i actually think i got a bit of heat exhaustion after i did nearly 4.5hrs of walking while wearing the bub and acting as tour guide to a dear cousin on a quick visit from ireland.

bbq - my fondest memories of food on the bbq isn't from home, but rather my childhood best friend's home. her dad could seemingly do anything on the bbq and it tasted great.
that smoky corn on the cob, the perfect steak, even pork chops on the bbq (and i am not a huge fan of pork so this is an accomplishment ;)
her dad had a talent with the bbq that in my childhood mind is unrivaled in any of my adult experiences in terms of home cooking.

my list of dishes with recipes and pics in the links...

omelette with cheese, mushrooms and cherry tomatoes
fried eggs with leftover potatoes
yoghurt and fruit
fruit salad

a lot of cantaloupe and watermelon
blue, seedless grapes
coconut rice crackers
rice crackers and hummus
veggies and dip

  • takeout vietnamese for 2 suppers (when i wasn't feeling so great it was all about soup) so i had pho, and both the 3yr old and the bub enjoy pho and vermicelli. i did post my simple recipe for strawberry sinh to and avocado sinh to - sinh to being that fancy, vietnamese version of a shake...yum
  • steak and potatoes - we did steak and potatoes twice. once with top sirloin, white potatoes and salad, the other time with t-bone, white and sweet potatoes, corn and salad.
  • indian night - this was a last minute inspiration/addition - brown rice with tomato dal, tofu curry, and a refreshing lassi.
  • freezer meal night was tostada lasagna, and veggie burgers
  • hot steak salad

    i share my meal plans at

    1 comment:

    Ask Ms Recipe said...

    Sounds like a great menu for the week, have a great week.

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