All posts tagged: menu plan

1 pâté, 18 cheeses and 3 soups

Cheesey leftovers We had quite the cheese fest in the weekend and ended up with 7 different kinds of cheese leftover. Leftover cheese!? What is that? I hear you ask. I know, it sounds strange to be the owner of leftover cheese. To be fair, we sampled 18 different kinds of cheese and most of them were finished. I’ll be posting more about the cheese fest later. We had a shit ton of crackers, baguettes and antipasto bits and pieces. I made 3 cups of chicken liver pâté for the occasion and have a little leftover. It is amazing spread on hot toast. If you’ve never eaten pâté on hot toast before, you are missing out. The moment that buttery goodness touches heat, it starts melting. It’s amazing. The Honest Truth This week The Honesty Box delivered spuds, kumara (sweet potato) and a big pumpkin among other goodies. This all screams SOUP to me. Since we had no soup last week, this week we’re having 3 kinds of soup! I’m cutting down on gluten for my Graves’ …

This week’s menu

“Mmmmm…millet!” Yes, this has been uttered by me on more than one occasion. No, I’m not a hippy, tree-hugging, health freak. I’m also not a bird. I love millet, almost as much as I love rice and I’m a bit baffled why millet isn’t more common. This week I’m making a millet pilaf and stirring through fried sausage, pesto, toasted cashews and lemon zest. I’m going have leftovers the next day for lunch and I’ll probably be thinking about it all morning prior to eating it. If you’ve never tried millet, please give it a go. I tried it for the first time last year with this roast vegetable and millet salad and now millet is a staple in my kitchen. Millet is gluten free, cheap and a great substitute for rice, couscous, pasta etc. It’s quick and easy to cook (similar to rice, a bit more forgiving). It’s good hot or cold, though I prefer it hot in this weather and tends to be quite liquid hungry so will soak up any flavours and sauces that …