It’s Thursday, so once again, I’m planning my menu for next week. I have the sneaking suspicion the Menu Planning Thursday blog post will become A Thing here. I’m pretty big on routines. And structure. And tasty food, so a dedicated meal planning evening puts me in a very happy place.
This week’s menu planning adventure is set on easy mode thanks to Blogging 101. I found some great recipes on some great blogs, so I didn’t have to crack a cookbook to plan my meals and assemble my grocery list. Let me spread the yummy food with some link love.
First up, my lunches to take to work: Crustless Mini Quiches with Caramelized Onions and Brie from Gen at Eat, Play, Clove.
I’m of the opinion one cannot go wrong with cheese (especially Brie and other delightfully gooey soft cheeses), onions, and eggs. Because of MLK Day, next week is a short week at work, so I know we’re going to be busier than normal the remaining four days. These mini quiches will be the perfect comfort food to help keep me on an even keel. They’re also the perfect vehicle to use up my last few leaves of spinach from this week. Yum!
The Malay word “Mee Rebus” is literally translated as boiled noodles in English, but it is hardly just any noodles as the name suggests.
It actually is a dish comprising of yellow egg noodles submerged in thick, hearty, savoury and sometimes spicy gravy. It is then garnished with boiled eggs, fried tofu, taugeh (bean sprouts), fresh spring onions and cilantros as well as a handful of sliced up fresh green chillies. The dish goes well with fried chicken and bergedils, too!
There are yummy photos in the post, too, but I was sold on the gravy description. It is cold and rainy here–perfect weather for thick, hearty gravy, so I knew I had to try it. I clicked through to Ann’s original recipe and was more determined to try it. When I saw that the rain that rolled in today is supposed to stay for a spell, well, that settled that. The only thing that might give me trouble is the galangal. My normal grocery store only carries ginger, but there are no shortage of Asian markets in my area, so I think I’ll take a different route home tomorrow and do my shopping at one of them.
And finally, something that just popped up on my radar today: Italian Meatballs with Red Onion and Balsamic Sauce from Cooking up the Pantry. I’m planning to try my hand at making mozzarella cheese this weekend and wanted something Italianish to pair with it. It’s as if the universe directed me to Ros’s blog for a reason. 😉
(I am also planning to try my hand at making ricotta cheese from the leftover mozzarella whey. If that goes as planned, I’ll be making baked apples stuffed with honey walnut ricotta for dessert. I’ll be sharing that recipe. Oh yes.)