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.

 

Meal Planning Monday – 30th June 2014

Meal Planning Monday

We’re just back from an amazing week in Majorca and boy the food was absolutely tremendous. I now feel the need for some home comfort food, so 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:

Ragu
Punjabi spiced haddock
Squid, Feta and Chickpea Salad by Chef Sophie Wright
Hake Putanesca
Chicken Stir Fry
Macaroni Cheese
Corned Beef Hash

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 – 16th June 2014

Meal Planning Monday

This week is Buddy's last week at nursery. What happened to my little boy. Yeah, I know he grew up!

This week as our meal plan for part of the Meal Planning Monday linky, we have a few favourites & basically using up everything in fridge & freezer. Here is our plan:

Macaroni cheese – love this & tonight was best ever :)
Punjabi spiced haddock with cauliflower mash
Jamie Oliver’s Jools’ pregnant pasta – this is gorgeous
Pizza & chips – left overs from party that are filling up my freezer
Veggie paella – off to Spain soon, so in the zone. Will give this a go. Love it!
Homemade scampi – this is an experiment, so let’s see how we get on. Hope we don’t ruin the langoustine!

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 – 9th June 2014

Meal Planning Monday

We’ve still been doing our meal plan on our chalk board in the kitchen, but I’ve not had a chance to get online at all for weeks. So apologies to those who like to read what we are planning for the week.

This week as our meal plan for part of the Meal Planning Monday linky, we had a few good dinners last week including a traditional lamb saag which was amazing, I don’t have my tagine paste yet but will make the lamb tagine when I get it. Here is our plan:

Fish and chips from the takeaway – G was late home from work so we improvised
Hot smoked salmon linguine
Jamie Oliver’s Jools’ pregnant pasta – this is gorgeous
Baked potatoes & chilli & cheese
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 – 5th May 2014

Meal Planning Monday

So the Asda delivery pass idea was a fabulous one, but when they don’t have things in stock you are relying on for that night’s tea and they don’t substitute it, it’s a bit of a pain in the backside. It was an interesting idea to split my shopping, but it’s not something I can rely on just in case we end up without the protein we need to cook. Back to the drawing board!!

This week as our meal plan for part of the Meal Planning Monday linky, we had a few good dinners last week including a traditional lamb saag which was amazing, I don’t have my tagine paste yet but will make the lamb tagine when I get it. Here is our plan:

Cannelloni – using Ragu that I made in my batch cooking
Chicken supreme – left over chicken from Saturday’s roast
Lamb tagine – Looking for a decent recipe, so if anyone has one, pass it my way
Baked potatoes with chilli & cheese
Last week we had funky fish salmon with soy & honey and it was fabulous, so going to get some of this again

Here are the picture of my favourite meal from last week’s meal plan, Hairy Biker’s Traditional Lamb Saag:

Traditional Lamb Saag

Traditional Lamb Saag from Hairy Bikers

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 – 28th April 2014

Meal Planning Monday

This week as our meal plan for part of the Meal Planning Monday linky, there is a combination of the old favourites and then trying to mix it up a little, so we’ll be looking through the recipe books again to fins some of the recipes. If there are any decent ones, we’ll let you know. Here is our plan:

Cannelloni – using Ragu that I made in my batch cooking
Baked salmon with roast potatoes & peas
Lamb tagine with jewelled cous cous
Baked potatoes with tuna mayonnaise
Veggie Paella
Roast Chicken and the trimmings

We still have our Asda delivery pass, so we are splitting the shopping in two, this seems to work so that my fridge isn’t overloaded with things and we are not wasting things, but the issue last week was that they had run out of Goat’s Milk for Bubbles. This was a total pain, so perhaps my idea of splitting the shopping in this way may not work, especially as I sometimes need to get the delivery into the evening when they are running out of things – Let’s see how today’s order.

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 – 21st April 2014

Meal Planning Monday

This week as our meal plan for part of the Meal Planning Monday linky, we are having some family favourites and also trying some new things from some recipe books that we have in the house. We must have close to 100 recipe books in the house, yet we still get stuck in our rut. I’m trying to break out of it. Here is our plan:

Squid, Feta and Chorizo Salad
Ragu
Hairy Bikers’ Chicken Balti
Pork Stir Fry
Gammon Steaks with Cauliflower Cheese
Baked Potatoes with Chilli & Cheese

We have got a delivery pass from Asda this week so I’m splitting my shopping. I am hoping that this will make me think more about what I actually need. Most of the time when I do shopping, I buy for the week and forget some of what I have bought and of course things change, or G just won’t fancy what I am planning when it comes round.

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 – 17th March 2014

Meal Planning Monday

It’s almost the first official day of spring (20th March) and for some of the UK it’s been gorgeous weather. Our daffodils are out in Scotland, which given that this time last year, we had snow. I’m very impressed. We won’t be rushing to get the BBQ out yet, but it won’t be far off.

As part of the Meal Planning Monday linky, this is our meal plan for the week:

Monday – left overs, Grim had curry & I had a Brids Eye fish burger that was in the freezer

Tuesday – Lemon sole with green beans and a butter sauce with boiled potatoes

Wednesday – Baked Salmon, veg and potatoes

Thursday – Feta and spinach frittata with wild garlic (from my foraging course I went on, what a lovely idea)

Friday – Sweet potato, spinach and chick pea curry

Saturday – Pollack and paprika chowder

Sunday – Chicken Curry, homemade naan bread and rice

We link up with Mrs M for the Meal Planning Monday.