Meal Planning Monday – 19th August 2013

Meal Planning Monday

Our meal plan for the meal planning Monday linky is a bit late & a bit disjointed as I’m heading to London for work mid week:

Monday – beef & ale pie

Tuesday – mince & tatties

Wednesday – salmon with Fennel, tomato, onion & chive from Lisa Faulkner’s new recipe book she’s developed with Boursin

Thursday – Pepperoni pizza

Friday – Lamb kofta meatballs

Saturday – Ragu

Sunday – homemade chicken & chorizo pie

We take part in the linky over in At Home with Mrs M

Meal Planning Monday – 14th April 2013

Meal Planning Monday

Sorry we’ve been a bit lazy with the blog for the past two weeks, we’ve just had so much on, so this is me just getting round to my Meal Planning Monday. This week we are seriously feeling the pinch with our new revised budget based on my three days working / three days childcare. So here goes:

Monday – Fish curry

Tuesday – Homemade burgers and chips

Wednesday – Spicy macaroni cheese and salad

Thursday – Haddock chowder

Friday – Tuna pasta

Saturday – Nonno Guiseppe’s special ragu recipe

Sunday – Roast Beef

I know I said we are feeling the pinch, but Sunday is special as my Mom is over visiting from Italy so we’ll have a nice homecooked meal to remind her what she is missing.

Just as an aside we are making chicken caesar salad with ciabatta croutons on Saturday for lunch, a great Jamie Oliver recipe that I made about six years ago and it really is the business. Hope Mom likes it too!!

See what everyone else is planning over at Mrs M

Meal Planning Monday 26th March 2012

I’m taking part in Meal Planning Monday hosted by Mrs M. Below is our weekly meal planner.

Meal Planning Monday

Last week I was bad again, I did my meal planning but G Man decided he didn’t fancy what we had one night and then I started to feel ill from Tuesday. Turns out it was a chest infection and after visiting out of hours surgery yesterday, I now have antibiotics and feeling a bit better today. At 38+5wks pregnant, I could do without Buddy & I being ill. Oh and wait for it, G Man now has it, so I’ve man flu to look forward to as well ;-)

Monday -Tonight we are using up some pasta things, I have pregnant Jools pasta sauce in the freezer and G Man has got a four cheese sauce that he didn’t realise had blue cheese in it (doh!)

Tuesday – Scallops & Chorizo – This combination is stunning and we are using our scallops from  Delish Fish we’ll serve it with paprika potato wedges.

Wednesday – We are taking part in the Fish is the Dish campaign and last week we received some fish from The Saucy Fish Company (Blog out tomorrow) we had the Cod in piri piri sauce last week so it’s Sea Bass this week. Very much looking forward to this.

Thursday – Smoked mackerel pate on baked potato with an apple & cumin salad

Friday – Kedgeree – The smoked haddock from Delish Fish is a firm favourite with anyone who tries it!

Saturday – Chicken & bacon pie

Sunday – Roast Chicken and the trimmings, we made this a couple of weeks ago and used the recipe from Karen at Lavender & Lovage for our Yorkshire puddings and they were brilliant. Thanks Karen!

I’ll update you with recipes of interest during the week.

And of course I’ll be using all of my fabulous Pampered Chef Products. I have my own website where you can buy what you like visit it here.

Meal Planning Monday 19th March 2012

I’m taking part in Meal Planning Monday hosted by Mrs M. Below is our weekly meal planner.

Meal Planning Monday

I haven’t done my shopping or my list for this week as I’ve not got myself together yet, so I’ve looked in the freezer and the cupboards and this is the plan for meals this week. I still haven’t even thought about my batch cooking for when baby come, so if you have any suggestions then please comment below, I need things that I can either cook or slow cook just now to freeze!

Monday -Pepperoni Pizza – I bought a rectangle stone from Pampered Chef recently and it makes the base so crispy, so we’ll have this tonight with rocket over the top!

Tuesday – fresh pasta (shop bought, do you know I’ve never made my own, I’d love to get a pasta maker, but until I try it at someone else’s abode think it would be something I’d get, try and then leave in the back of my cupboard somewhere) with a nice tomato & chilli sauce – I’ll rustle this up.

Wednesday – Kedgeree – The smoked haddock from Delish Fish is a firm favourite with anyone who tries it!

Thursday – Chicken enchiladas

Friday – Pregnant Jools Pasta – This has to be my favourite dish next to kedgeree right now. Again from Jamie Oliver’s 30 minute meals.

Saturday – Spaghetti bolognese, we will make this in the Pampered Chef deep covered baker which is much like a slow cooker in terms of results but it cooks in half the time. My all time favourite piece of Pampered Chef kit! You just stick in everything raw (frozen if you are like me and forget to take the mince out of the freezer) and it still comes out a scrummy dish.

Sunday – Salmon en croute

I’ll update you with recipes of interest during the week.

And of course I’ll be using all of my fabulous Pampered Chef Products. I have my own website where you can buy what you like visit it here.

Meal Planning Monday 12th March 2012

I’m taking part in Meal Planning Monday hosted by Mrs M. Below is our weekly meal planner.

Meal Planning Monday

Again this week we did our shopping and didn’t have a delivery, but I know that this is dangerous because we overspent by £20 so I know that I benefit from the online shopping rather than being swayed by the promotions on offer. Lesson learned :-)

This week we are having a few left overs & using up things from the freezer as I really need to batch cook for this baby (due in 3 weeks) and I’ve done nothing!

Monday – Fish pie – made with smoked whiting & coley, it is delicious.

Tuesday – Chicken supreme. This was a staple as I was growing up, no idea where my mum got it from, but it’s a tasty way to use up chicken if you’ve had a roast.

Wednesday – Cod & Chips – We got Cod recently in our Delish Fish order. The fish comes direct from Peterhead market and we are going to make it with Guinness to do a St Patrick’s Day post for the Fish is the dish campaign. (Didn’t get round to this last week!)

Thursday – G Man has band so I need something mega easy so we’ll be making pepperoni pizza and as Buddy has a severe aversion (makes himself sick) to cheese, he will get scampi tonight.

Friday – Pregnant Jools Pasta – This has to be my favourite dish next to kedgeree right now. Again from Jamie Oliver’s 30 minute meals.

Saturday – Chicken Pie tonight, this is an adapted version of one we saw a while back in Good to Know Recipes.

Sunday – It’s kedgeree this evening as it’s easy and everyone will eat this. Happy days.

I’ll update you with recipes of interest during the week.

And of course I’ll be using all of my fabulous Pampered Chef Products. I have my own website where you can buy what you like visit it here.

Meal Planning Monday 5th March 2012

Wow, Monday seemed to fly by and after pretending to be the domestic goddess, I made scones, shortbread and sourdough bread with Buddy. We even took the Sainsbury’s order for the week as we had a voucher for £15 if we spent £75. Out of all of the recent shopping deliveries I have to say this is the one that felt best value for money and the produce was good with good dates.

Here is our meal plan for this week:

Monday – Chicken Biryani using the Schwartz sachets, it was absolutely delicious.

Tuesday – We received some really nice products from Macsween, so we plan to have this and let you know how we get on with the new microwaveable products. We are going to have it in baked potatoes as a bit of a change.

Wednesday – Prawn stir fry.

Thursday -Spaghetti Bolognese – This is one of G Man’s favourites, so I will make it for him coming in from band.

Friday – As it’s National pie week, we will be celebrating with fish pie on Friday.

Saturday – I am hopeful that my vegetarian friend is still coming to tea so we are having veggie chilli with tapas to start. looking forward to it.

Sunday – In contrast to our dinner on Sat we are having roast beef with all the trimmings. yum yum looking forward to it already.

I’ll update you with recipes of interest during the week.

And of course I’ll be using all of my fabulous Pampered Chef Products. I have my own website where you can buy what you like visit it here.

Meal Planning Monday 27th February 2012

We bit the bullet and did our own shopping this week instead of getting a delivery and it was great, I got everything we needed with dates to suit our weekly meal plan. Last week we were naughty and totally deviated from the plans so this week we need to be right back on track. After the cinema outing that cost us nearly £60 we need to get this budget back on track!

Monday – Steak Ciabatta and crushed new potatoes from Jamie Oliver’s 30 minute meals

Tuesday – Pepperoni pizza – I can’t wait to try this out, our enchilada pizza was such a success I’ve been asked by G Man to put this on the planner.

Wednesday – Cod & Chips – we got our Delish Fish order last week direct from Peterhead and we are going to make it with Guinness to do a St Patrick’s Day post for the Fish is the dish campaign.

Thursday – Haggis – G Man goes out to band tonight so only has 20 minutes in the house before he heads out, so thought this was a good night to try out the microwave haggis courtesy of Macsween Haggis.

Friday – Pregnant Jools Pasta – This has to be my favourite dish next to kedgeree right now. Again from Jamie Oliver’s 30 minute meals.

Saturday – Mackerel pate baked potatoes – Making sure we are still getting our Omega-3

Sunday – Baked salmon in chilli sauce with sautéed new potatoes.

I’ll update you with recipes of interest during the week.

And of course I’ll be using all of my fabulous Pampered Chef Products. I have my own website where you can buy what you like visit it here.

Meal Planning Monday 20th February 2012

Mrs M set this up and I joined the party and I have to admit it not only is keeping me organised for dinners during the week but it’s also saving me money!

Meal Planning Monday

This week I don’t need much from the supermarket, but I am starting to put together my hospital bag for when I have baby (yes i know it’s 6 weeks yet, but you just never know) so I have put some of these things on my list too. I have decided also to try out Asda rather than Tesco this week, just to see if it really is cheaper.  I’ll let you know how that goes.

Monday – Chicken enchilada pizza, this is a Pampered Chef recipe that isn’t available on their website, so I can’t blog it, but it really is tasty. If you are interested in giving it a go, I can always come and do a show for you and your friends, just let me know.

Tuesday – Smoked mackerel pate and baked potatoes

Wednesday -Tacos & salad

Thursday – Pregnant Jools pasta – Jamie Oliver recipe but I’m afraid it’s not available on his website, so I wont be able to put it on here due to copyright but it’s in the 30 minute meals and it is amazing – hits all the spots!

Friday – Chicken Biryani

Saturday – Baked salmon with chilli sauce for G Man as I’m out with the girlies for an indian meal – Yippee Skippee!!

Sunday – Jamie Oliver’s steak ciabatta – again from 30 minute meals.

Apologies for all of the Jamie recipes, I’ve just got Sky+ and I have recorded them all and I’m working my way through them. What I would say is that if you just use the book, then you may struggle to do them in 30 minutes, but having watched the show too, I’ve picked up so many tips and I am confident that I might be able to attempt them in this time. I love his nice relaxed way of cooking – limited stress, even with baking :-)

I’ll update you with recipes of interest during the week.

And of course I’ll be using all of my fabulous Pampered Chef Products. I have my own website where you can buy what you like visit it here.

Meal Planning Monday 13th February 2012

Thank you Mrs M for setting this up, here is our weekly meal planner.

Meal Planning Monday

So I’m back to getting my Monday morning Tesco delivery. I’m finding this meal planning and extremely useful exercise. Because I’m going on maternity leave soon I need to curb my spending, so we only have £70 a week to spend on food. This doesn’t include milk (we get this direct from Wiseman’s) or fish (we get this on a monthly basis and freeze what we are not using that week from Delish Fish). This week it was £50 including delivery as I’m using up freezer items to make room for my batch cooking that I will do at start of March (provided baby hasn’t turned up by then ;-) )

Monday – Spicy meatballs – This is so easy we make it ourselves, I’ll definitely blog this one as it’s a great one for an easy weeknight meal.

Tuesday – Lemon sole goujons & chips

Wednesday – Chicken & bacon pie a variation on the chicken & mushroom pie we made last week – That reminds me I have to blog that one for you too, it was soooooo easy!

Thursday – Langoustine risotto, I know this has been on our list for a few weeks, but I keep forgetting to take the langoustine out the freezer. I have put an alert on my phone!

Friday – Mackerel pate, beetroot salad & baked potato

Saturday – Spaghetti bolognese

Sunday – Morrocan Lamb – thanks to my Twitter friend Baker’s Bunny for the inspiration. I’ll be using the recipe I’ve pinned on my food to try on my pintrest account.

I’ll update you with recipes of interest during the week.

And of course I’ll be using all of my fabulous Pampered Chef Products. I have my own website where you can buy what you like visit it here.

Meal Planning Monday 6th February 2012

Thank you Mrs M for setting this up, here is our weekly meal planner.

Meal Planning Monday

So it’s Monday again already. I can hardly believe it! Whilst Buddy, G Man & Grandma went swimming yesterday, I spent some time looking at my meal planner and trying to make it as cheap as possible (I’ve overspent again on food, etc) Here is what we are having to use up the things in the house and hopefully our shop will be less than £40 for this week as we have everything bar the fresh veg.

Monday – I’ve got my Resident’s Association tonight, so Buddy & I will eat together. We were planning to have pizza just cheese & tomato but I’ll get Buddy to help so hopefully he’ll eat it :-)

Tuesday – G Man wants a chicken pie so we’ll make this along with peas & chips (homemade ones, which are mega easy with the Pampered Chef crinkle cutter, it only costs us the price of the potatoes and takes seconds to make.)

Wednesday – langoustine risotto is on the menu for Wednesday where I’ll quickly flash them in the pan with garlic butter and serve on top of a plain risotto. Nom Nom!

Thursday – Baked potatoes with mackerel, beetroot & apple as the filling. A great way to get your Omega 3 and so tasty.

Friday – Homemade chicken curry, I always try to make new recipes and when I asked my Facebook friends for some inspiration as friend from school Stephen McLean offered me his chicken curry recipe so that’s what we are going to try out. Stephen we’ll give you our verdict :-)

Saturday – Salmon en croute – This is so tasty, a staple in this house.

Sunday – Pregnant Jools Pasta – A Jamie Oliver recipe and last time we made it, I froze half of the sauce, so it will be a mega easy tea.

I’ll update you with recipes of interest during the week.

And of course I’ll be using all of my fabulous Pampered Chef Products. I have my own website where you can buy what you like visit it here.

All of the fish featured in this weekly meal plan is from Delish Fish, they deliver it direct to your door the very next day. They’ve got an offer on just now too, £64 pack fro £44.