Monday, August 2, 2010

Menu Plan Monday - Party Prep Week

This Friday afternoon is my eldest girl's 7th birthday party. It's going to be a science themed party, featuring, at her request, a Periodic Table cake - 118 cupcakes iced in the colours of the elements and with chemical symbols written on in piped icing. That's a fair amount of work right there, so cooking this week is to be kept simple!

(I am planning a post next week on Science-Themed Parties for Kids, if you are interested, which will feature photos of the cake).

Monday - Oven-baked pumpkin risotto with not-bacon (V)
Risotto is a family favourite.

Tuesday - Leftover lamb stew & rice
I made a double portion last week and froze it.

Wednesday - Chicken ginger stir-fry with rice; chicken noodles (kids)
My friend is coming over to help us with the massive icing project on Wednesday and we'll give gymnastics a miss this week to facilitate that, so for once, Wednesday night is *not* pasta night!

Thursday - Lentil & vegetable soup with toast (V)
I made a big batch of soup a while ago and this is part of it.

Friday - Party food!
Eldest's party is 4 - 6:30pm.

Saturday - Takeaway of some description, probably Nando's chicken
I will be exhausted and an easy meal is in order.

Sunday - Pasta with tomato-mushroom sauce and garlic bread (V)
This is the eldest's actual 7th birthday and she has chosen pasta as her birthday dinner meal (it's her favorite food).

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