w/c Monday 26 April 2021
It’s now very quiet in the Just Add Parsley kitchen! The children have gone back to school (again) after a short stint followed by a long Easter holiday. Bliss!
Time to clear the decks, get up to date with admin, plan my menus and my day and to think further than the next meal ahead. It has been such an indulgence to sit with a coffee and browse my favourite recipe books (and some new lockdown purchases). I have been putting together menus for complex dietary requirements, planning occasion menus and researching new ice cream and sorbet recipes – rhubarb and gin sorbet, anyone?
This week’s menu:
For now, I am delighted to continue making my popular picnic grazing platters, date night dinners and filling fridges and freezers all over East Herts with soups and family meals for those occasions when cooking supper is just one too many plate to spin. These are available to order at any time with a minimum of 48 hrs notice.
This week’s soup is cream of tomato (£5.50)
This week’s salad is 2 bean, 2 lime (£4.50/£6.50)
This week’s family supper is my hugely popular chilli con carne (£12 for 2, £22 for 4 or £5 per head for more).
So much has changed over the last year. Very few businesses were doing what I do then but now, pubs, restaurants & cafes have turned to on-line sales and a takeaway & delivery service to keep their businesses alive and afloat during the various periods of restrictions and lockdowns. Now that we are slowly emerging from our bubbles and our homes and re-entering the world, there are few things more exciting than lunch or supper out – even if it really is “out” and we have to enjoy our drinks, supper and company whilst dressed for the Artic!
Soon we shall be able (I fervently hope) to meet friends and family indoors and, in the not too distant future, we shall be able to meet in larger groups. I am really excited about the potential to return to dinners, parties and all manners of social gathering be they formal, informal, indoor, outdoor, planned or spontaneous. When this happens, Just Add Parsley will be there and would love to make hosting such occasions completely stress and hassle free.
For now, please place your order from this week’s menu (above) in your usual way by 8pm on Tuesday 27 April. Orders will be ready for collection or delivery on the afternoon of Thursday 29 April or on Friday 30th. Deliveries to Duncombe School or in the Hertford area will be made on the morning of Friday 30th.
Please notify me of any allergies or dietary requirements at the time of ordering.