To compensate for what is going to be a boring week's eating, I'm going to detail what I wish my menu looked like. Since it's a dream menu, I'm including puddings.
Mum's beef bourginon with garlic croutons
lasagne and salad with baby spinach, cherry tomatoes, and red onion
pistachio and chocolate gelato
roast chicken with all the trimming (including Yorkshire pud)
treacle tart and custard
Lentil burgers with home made wedges and salsa.
spicy apple pie with whipped cream
Laksa with tofu or fresh prawns
Coconut custard with caramel syrup
home made pizza including vine ripened tomatoes, mozzarella and fresh basil
chocolate brownies (not completely cooked so they're still squidgy) served warm with fresh raspberries and creme fraiche
chicken schnitzel, mashed potato, ratatouille, and gravy
steamed lemon pudding with pouring cream
Now that I've got myself salivating with half a dozen times of chopped tomatoes and some frozen veg to look forward to, I'll leave it there with the promise to have an actual real menu plan next week.