Hello! This week I actually have a meal plan on Sunday which is rare. Since this week is the last one for Mr. H doing his school time at the hospital so it is not a full week of meals since we are leaving the weekend plans open for celebrating!
Sunday – Pasta Salad and Roasted Chicken
Monday – Chow Mein – I was going to do a basic stir fry but Mr. H asked if I could do something with noodles instead so we will see how my attempt at Chow Mein goes!
Tuesday – Mince and Potato Gratin – recipe below
Wednesday – Spaghetti and Meatballs
Thursday – Taquitos and Refried Black Beans
This recipe was a mixture of a traditional Swedish way of cooking a potato gratin and a shepherd’s pie filling. When Mr. H was eating the leftovers at work one of the doctors said he wanted to switch lunches when Mr. H went into the bathroom because it looked and smelled so good!
It is a great meal for these lingering cold days.
1 lb mince – I think you could use any meat you prefer but I used the blend of beef and pork you can get in Sweden
1 onion diced
2 carrots cubed
1 carton of beans – I used kidney
700 grams of potatoes cubed
1 garlic clove grated
thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper
1 bouillon cube – beef for beef, chicken for pork
2.5 dl cream – I used 15%
What to Do:
Brown mince and season with salt and pepper
Add in carrot, garlic, and onion till soft
Add in herbs and crumble bouillon cube in and stir till fragrant and bouillon cube is dissolved
Stir in squeeze of tomato paste and cook down
Add in beans with their liquid and let simmer
Drain potatoes and return to their cooking pot
Mix meat mixture to potatoes with half of the cream
Pour mixture into a casserole dish
Pour over the top the remaining cream and cover with cheese
Bake at 200 C for approximately 30 minutes, you want the cheese brown and the potatoes tender
Like always let me know if I need to clarify anything!