Since our holiday and moving house, I’ve found it a bit tricky to get back into the groove of grocery shopping, meal planning and actually making different things for dinner. We’ve had an awful lot of spag bol, sausages, slow-cooker meals and Mexican since we moved in. I’ve vowed to be more organised and try to stick to a bit of a plan so I only buy what we need.
Note the word ‘try.’ I don’t think I’ll ever be a true meal planner. I can have a rough guide but if if comes to the day I’m meant to have X and I don’t feel like it, there will be changes.
The night we were meant to have Moroccan meatloaf I was feeling rather lazy so we ended up with spag bol but the next day I was super organised and whipped this up in the morning. While it was cooking away in the oven there was a lovely warming smell coming from the kitchen. Some people might balk but I love cinnamon combined with meat. It adds something extra special.
Of course I tweaked the recipe a little, adding less meat and more veges to bulk it up and because I didn’t have the 500g the recipe called for. It was meant to be served with some sort of chutney (which I actually bought but forgot about) but when I smelled it cooking, yoghurt sauce immediately sprung to mind.
I just mixed up a little natural yoghurt with lemon juice (surprise surprise) and dolloped it onto the meaty slices. The flavour combination reminded me of lamb boureks from Mecca Bah – one of my favourites. Seeing as there were lots of vegetables packed into the juicy loaf, I served mine simply with some roasted sweet potato chips. It was just as good for lunch the next day and I think two slices wedged into a ciabatta would make a pretty tasty lunch too. You can also slice it up and freeze for lazy meals. Enjoy!
What about you? Do you meal plan? Do you stick to it?
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