It’s that time of week again for meal planning Monday, and this week is quite an easy one for me because Pancake Day falls on Tuesday. Whoopee! Pancakes are one of my favourite things to eat, and this year I am planning a ham and cheese concoction for my savoury buckwheat galette, and then the traditional lemon and sugar crunchiness for my sweet pancake option.
I have cheated this year and bought buckwheat galettes from Waitrose, but I will make the proper sweet pancakes myself as usual – as there’s something traditional about mucking up the first one and having to chuck it away. Why is it that the first one ALWAYS goes wrong? Pancake law I suppose.
My savoury galette will have grated gruyere cheese, ham, black pepper, and maybe even an egg cracked onto it if I am brave enough. For the sweet ones, I sprinkle them with granulated sugar first, squeeze a liberal amount of jif lemon on top (none of that real lemon nonsense for me – this is a reminder of my childhood!) and then roll them up and eat with a fork. I always imagine I will have them with nutella, or maple syrup and greek yoghurt, but when it comes down to it, lemon and sugar always win through!
I am out this week on Friday (Hawksmoor – finally – I can’t wait!) and Sunday (to watch England v Wales at the pub which various friends). For lunches this week I have made roasted tomato soup, and for breakfasts I will be having my usual porridge with grated apple and cinnamon. So here is the meal plan in full:
- Monday – sea bass fillets roasted in the oven with vegetables
- Tuesday – PANCAKES
- Wednesday – chicken stirfry
- Thursday – chorizo carbonara
- Friday – Hawksmoor
- Saturday – Morteau sausage with puy lentils
- Sunday – Pub lunch!
What pancakes will you be having tomorrow night?
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