Meal Planning Monday – 2nd February 2015

Meal Planning Monday

Back to work today, have enjoyed my few days off and made me realise how much I miss the days off to potter in the house and cook & bake.

This week as our meal plan for part of the Meal Planning Monday linky, here is our plan:

chilli con carneanother staple and done in the slow cooker it’s absolutely fabulous and makes a great topping for baked potatoes which Buddy is just starting to enjoy

Chicken CurryWe love curries and when I went to the Coop the other day they were selling off their truly irresistible range for 50p so I grabbed myself some of them to give them a go

salmon – Grim’s favourite is salmon, I’m not sure what we are going to do with it yet but I’m sure it will be yummy

Chicken fajitasAnother tasty favourite, easy week night meal too, fast & easy to do before my jewellery party on Wednesday

Ragu – This is a staple that we make monthly and then have once a week

And that’s us for this week. If you have any suggestions on other things we should try, comment below and let us know, I love hearing what other people have it gives me real inspiration.

 

Meal Planning Monday – 19th January 2015

Meal Planning Monday

This week is a tad of a busy one for me as it’s launch of spring this week at work so I’m tooing and froing from our Livingston store.

I am secretly hoping that G will do all of the cooking this week as think I might just want to sit down, but we’ll see.

This week as our meal plan for part of the Meal Planning Monday linky, here is our plan:

paparedelle with mushrooms & cream This is from The Greedy Italians recipe book and OMG it is so simple but so so tasty.

Chicken CurryWe love curries in our house and Grim is making this from scratch, I am looking forward to it. Going to use my Pampered Chef Rice Cooker that gives us perfect fluffy rice every time.

salmon with chinese topping – Grim’s favourite is salmon, He made up a topping the other day with five spice, garlic, fresh ginger and lemon juice and it was extremely good.

Chilli tomato pastaThis again is from The Greedy Italians recipe book and it’s so simple, there are barely any ingredients but the taste is immense. This is possibly the most simple recipe we make.

Chorizo meatballs These are meatballs that Grim bought from Costco, they are so simple to make and taste just like massive chunks of chorizo. I love the flavour of them and add in a simple tomato sauce and serve with spaghetti. They are quite spicy but we have been giving Bubbles left overs for his dinners the next day at nursery and he wolfed these down last week.

And that’s us for this week. If you have any suggestions on other things we should try, comment below and let us know, I love hearing what other people have it gives me real inspiration.

 

Meal Planning Monday – 5th January 2015

Meal Planning Monday

So it’s a New Year – Happy New Year all!

As I’ve been on holiday I’ve been planning things, so this week we are off to a good start and today I made all of the lunches and dinners until Wednesday. I know that is not the whole week, but it’s a start and I want it to continue as this is the only way I’m going to eat healthily, I find that if I don’t take food with me to work, I snack on naughty things. Can of coke being the first choice (so naughty!)

This week as our meal plan for part of the Meal Planning Monday linky, here is our plan:

Chicken casserole I made this in the slow cooker, not sure what it will taste like. There is enough for all four of us and some left over for next week, so I hope that it’s good.

Ragu – we have this once a week, the boys love it and I have to say it’s great, I love it

salmon and green beans – Grim’s favourite is salmon, so we are having this as part of the meal plan this week. I am just having it plain but Grim will have sweet chilli sauce over the top before we bake it in the oven.

mince tacos – last time I had this was at my brother’s and his wife made it. It was so tasty so we thought we would give it a try this week. I think the boys will love it!

Chicken & pancetta pie – We cheat and make this majorly easy chicken pie .

And that’s us for this week. If you have any suggestions on other things we should try, comment below and let us know, I love hearing what other people have it gives me real inspiration.

 

Meal Planning Monday – 29th December 2014

Meal Planning Monday

I cannot believe this is the last Meal Planning Monday post of the year. To say this year has gone quickly s a massive understatement. I am off today and hence having time to blog. Since I started this new job, I haven[‘t had any time to post, which makes me sad a little.

This week as our meal plan for part of the Meal Planning Monday linky, here is our plan:

Ham with cauliflower cheese and green beans I love this and as there are no carbs it’s a good one for filling you up but not overloading on the carbs. We are using leftover ham from Christmas Day.

Ragu – This is a staple that we make monthly and then have once a week

Sausages and mash with red onion gravy – So tasty but the gravy is made with beef dripping so we won’t have it too often and the sausages are from the butchers at Dobbies. He is fabulous and we often get mini burgers for the boys and apricot and leek pork sausages are a much loved favourite by our boys.

pizza – Grim is gigging on Friday so the boys and I are going to make our own pizzas, they are really tasty.

takeaway – on New Years Eve, we are going to get a takeaway and have a night off from cooking :).

And that’s us for this week. If you have any suggestions on other things we should try, comment below and let us know, I love hearing what other people have it gives me real inspiration.

 

Meal Planning Monday – 3rd November 2014

Meal Planning Monday

Nothing much to report this week, busy in evenings so dinners will be pretty much when we can fit them in. I also made it back to metafit this week so thinking about the health kick that needs to follow. But yeah, just in the thinking phase right now ;)

This week as our meal plan for part of the Meal Planning Monday linky, here is our plan:

chilli chicken wraps We’ve been sent some chilli chocolate sauce to review so we are having this with chicken, wraps & lettuce

Ragu – This is a staple that we make monthly and then have once a week

Meatloaf & onion gravy – So tasty but the gravy is made with beef dripping so we won’t have it too often

Chicken fajitas – Really simple dinner, not much prep and totally fast food

And that’s us for this week. If you have any suggestions on other things we should try, comment below and let us know, I love hearing what other people have it gives me real inspiration.

 

Meal Planning Monday – 26th October 2014

Meal Planning Monday

We’ve had a few quiet weeks again, things are just so busy with working full time and getting used to everyone having different routines. But we are getting there. We’ve got a blog due out every day this week, so that’s quite exciting.

This week as our meal plan for part of the Meal Planning Monday linky, here is our plan:

Baked potatoes with chilli I love this dinner, it’s so simple and I pop the potatoes in as soon as I get home and they are ready for us, perfectly cooked by the time the boys are in bed

Ragu – This is a staple that we make monthly and then have once a week

Chillipapas Vindaloo Chicken Curry – I’ve read a lot about these guys, but last weekend was the first time I had come across them. So looking forward to this dinner. I’ll post some pics of it.

Cod wrapped in parma ham – Love this and really easy to make in the oven with roastie potatoes

Pasta with chilli and pancetta – Grim has been off this week and he made a meal plan and this was a dish that we didn’t get round to last week. It looks really nice and I am so looking forward to this

Meatloaf – G made a massive meatloaf last week and we cut it into portions and put them in the freezer for week night meals. Such a cheap dish and really easy to make

And that’s us for this week. If you have any suggestions on other things we should try, comment below and let us know, I love hearing what other people have it gives me real inspiration.

 

Meal Planning Monday – 6th October 2014

Meal Planning Monday

I’m managing to keep up with the blog, this week, we’ve had a few blogs out and I have reviews stacking up. This is all good, they are all things we are interested in and have tried and tested, so we are getting ready to tell you all about them. Don’t forget to go in for the competition to win a copy of the new Tree Fu Tom DVD out today!

This week as our meal plan for part of the Meal Planning Monday linky, here is our plan:

Baked potatoes with chilli – I slow cooked the chilli a couple of weeks ago and there is still enough left for us and the boys this week. Makes a fab week night meal

Ragu – This is a staple that we make monthly and then have once a week

Prawn Stir Fry – at Grim’s request we have prawn stir fry on the menu this week. Anyone got any tips on the veg to put in. I find stir fry really dull :(

Pork and chilli green beans – I go t a voucher from Tesco for Finest Pork, so I used it to buy some pork loin. This is a really easy recipe, filling and extremely tasty

Chicken Korma – When my Mom was last here, we made this recipe from the Hairy Dieters book, it really is a wow dish and the boys love it too. Mom thought it was faffy, but I thought it was really easy and has become a regular in this house.

Chicken Fajitas – We used to always buy the kits, but recently Schwartz sent me the fajita spices and now we make it ourselves. It’s so tasty and at a fraction of the cost, we are very happy :)

And that’s us for this week. If you have any suggestions on other things we should try, comment below and let us know, I love hearing what other people have it gives me real inspiration.

Loving taking time out to write again, didn’t realise how much I missed it!

 

Meal Planning Monday – 29th September 2014

Meal Planning Monday

Oh goodness, where has this year gone? I can’t believe I haven’t been on here in over a month. So many things have changed, Buddy has started school with homework EVERY NIGHT (that’s another blog post!) and I’ve started a new job in Dobbies, which I am loving every minute of.  I haven’t done much in the evenings at all since starting this new job as I’m so tired (in a good way of course)

This week as our meal plan for part of the Meal Planning Monday linky, here is our plan:

Baked potatoes with chilli – I slow cooked the chilli last weekend so we have loads in the freezer for easy week night meals
Ragu – This is a staple that we make monthly and then have once a week
Gammon steak and cauliflower cheese – This is something that I love but don’t have very often
Prawn stir fry – This is what I call fast food, it’s ready in minutes and so tasty!
Salmon with Sweet chilli sauce – For our oily fish this week we are having oven baked salmon with sweet chilli sauce. You can even cook the fish from frozen if you like, it’s a great thing to have in the freezer for nights you just want to pop something in the oven.
Chicken Fajitas – We used to always buy the kits, but recently Schwartz sent me the fajita spices and now we make it ourselves. It’s so tasty and at a fraction of the cost, we are very happy :)

And that’s us for this week. If you have any suggestions on other things we should try, comment below and let us know, I love hearing what other people have it gives me real inspiration.

So glad to be back :)

 

Meal Planning Monday – 21st July 2014

Meal Planning Monday

I was going to do a diet my Mom used to do as I was a kid. It was called the St Michael’s Diet and I have found it very effective, but apparently it ‘a a con. Not only did the British Heart Foundation not do it, it is not proven. So I’ll need to rethink this week now.

This week as our meal plan for part of the Meal Planning Monday linky, here is our plan:

chicken supreme using up all the left over chicken from our roast on Sunday
Frankfurters in buns with some chips. The boys love this!
Homemade pizza, another favourite of the boys!

Grim is fishing, so I’m just eating with the boys. The rest of the week is a mystery cause I’ve ordered a Hello Fresh box, so I don’t know what the box will hold until it get’s here, but it’s not annoying at all, cause everything, including the herbs and spices are all measured out in the box, so I don’t need to think about it. Yippee!!

And that’s us for this week. If you have any suggestions on other things we should try, comment below and let us know, I love hearing what other people have it gives me real inspiration.

 

Meal Planning Monday – 14th July 2014

Meal Planning Monday

Some new recipes on the menu this week, we’ll blog any good recipes that we like. Here’s the meal planner for this week.

This week as our meal plan for part of the Meal Planning Monday linky, here is our plan:

Chicken Korma
Haddock with lentil ragu
Ragu
Chicken Fajitas
Omlettes
Macaroni Cheese

And that’s us for this week. If you have any suggestions on other things we should try, comment below and let us know, I love hearing what other people have it gives me real inspiration.