Weekly Meal Plan: Cosy Bowlfuls
We’re past welcoming in autumn now, and we’ve moved on to full on cosy jumper, thick socks and hot tea by the fire territory. So, for this weeks Weekly Meal Plan I’ve chosen five weeknight recipes that make a nice, warm, cosy bowlful to dig into at the end of a long (and lets be honest, probably dark, the clocks go back next weekend) day.
For #MeatFreeMonday I love this – easily vegan if you have a bottle of veggie Worcestershire to hand – punchy tomato penne, topped with wonderfully crunchy breadcrumbs that are perfect for using up the end of a loaf.
Don’t worry, I have noticed how often people search for slow cooker recipes on this site – I do have more planned in the pipe line, but for now, my Slow Cooker Ramen recipe is already online. You can leave the broth pipping away all day while you’re at work becoming more rich and aromatic by the minute, and all you have to do when you get home is add some noodles, boil and egg and throw in some beautiful silken tofu and greens.
Wednesday: Creamy Vegan Roast Parsnip & Apple Soup
I’m making soup almost every other day at this point (this will probably continue until about February sometime) and while this week I had the sweet potato soup with a hint of chilli and ginger I’ve got over on the BBC Food website stuck on repeat, I’ve got parsnips in the fridge and some apples left from where next door’s tree was overhanging my soon to be vegetable patch, so you can count on me making batches of this nourisher instead.
Thursday: One Pan Greek Meatballs with Orzo & Feta
Pasta will always be comfort food in my book, and pasta is always better when it is cooked just in one pan in a rich tomato sauce, dotted with lamb meatballs and topped with lots of feta and Greek basil. It’s basically a fact.
Another one of my slow cooker favourites, this easy Thai red chicken curry is great for a Friday night curry night. To make things a bit more special, do grab some nice cold Asian beers and some prawn crackers on the way home. I do have homemade Thai fishcakes and almond satay skewers (I can’t abide by peanuts) on my recipe ideas list which would make great starters – do let me know if you want me to bump these up my to do list at all!
This is my last Weekly Meal Plan before Halloween, so here are a few spooky ideas to get you started with your own October 31st feast while we all re-binge watch Sabrina on Netflix: Chocolate Orange Halloween Owl Cake, Scallops with Squid Ink Spaghetti & Pistachio Pesto, Mummified Cocoa Pops Treats, Slimy Pea Pesto Whole Wheat Penne, Homemade Halloween Party Rings, Bloody Axeman Snacks, Miniature Jelly Pumpkins.