This afternoon was spent menu planning for the next few weeks. I know you are probably thinking weeks??? is she crazy?! Yes I am a little crazy but that’s besides the point. Next week is the kick of of my Vegan Cookbook Club which means I will be trying out recipes from Veganomicon, our first book. I also am still working on recipes for my upcoming e-book, the blog and a third e-book so I had major menu planning that needed to be done.
Benefits of menu planning:
- Savings- By planning meals ahead of time you can save money because you are less apt to do spontaneous dining out. Also when you plan ahead you can make a list of what you need and can avoid making spontaneous purchases.
- Healthier- When you eat at home you can have control over your portion sizes, amount of salt and fat and you know the quality of your ingredients.
On the menu tonight was Bangers & Mash with a caramelized onion gravy…..however Bangers & Mash turned into Mash.
Then it happened-I went to remove the sheet pan from the oven that had my vegan sausages and my oven mitt betrayed me causing me to drop the pan into the oven spilling everything into the bottom of my oven leaving me with a few carrots and three burned fingers.
I ran immediately to a sink to run my hands under cold water which helped for a minute but then resulted in me running around the house in search of the first aid kit for sting relief napkins.
The Hubz took over the kitchen and replaces the sausage with a 1/2 a veggie burger each. Crisis averted. Now I sit on the couch with ice on my fingers. Oh the risks of cooking!