Monday, 14 January 2013
Meal Planning Monday- January 14th 2013.
Meal Planning Monday- week beginning January 14th 2013.
I'm really enjoying this planning the week's meals out, it has already worked for me in the past and it makes life so much simpler at home. Thanks to the brilliant Mrs M for the idea, it makes me sort myself out! I just wish I could do the same with all my household jobs, is there anyone out there who could write a blog about how to plan out all the boring and mundane repetitive tasks we do week in week out? Or a way to make them more interesting, certainly food for thought!
Last week's planned out meals worked out extremely well although I did switch a couple of the meals around to suit our needs. I ended up with minimum food waste and only had to shop again on Saturday but just for milk and bread. I did also find out I ran out of fruit juice. My hubby also bought some extra things when he went to Morrisons yesterday for the Sunday papers.
Tonight I have been much less organised for this week. I had planned to go to our local Morrisons on the way home from work but I felt really tired and jaded. I just wanted to get home with the yucky weather before the roads started to freeze over. My hubby had bought some delicious looking fishcakes so I thought they would be great with a jacket potato and some veg for a quick tea on a Monday night. In the end I did an online Tesco order to come tomorrow just before tea (well I did have a £12 off online voucher) and plumped for the fishcakes. Unfortunately I realised I didn't have enough potatoes left, only 4 tiny ones and various veg. They ended up being turned into roasted veg with the fishcakes which were quite tasty but I was so hungry I could have eaten double. So much for being unorganised.
This week I'm cooking my evening meals from one of my all time favourite cookbooks- Jamie's Dinners the book he brought out to coincide with his school dinner campaign. There are loads of great recipes in this book which my family like.
Here are our meals for the week:
Tuesday: Working Girls' Pasta from page 207
Wednesday: Andy The Gasman's Stew (I'm planning on making it with pork) from page 246
Thursday: Simple Baked Lasagne from page 9 but without adding pancetta to it, all lean minced beef.
Friday: A lean grilled Sirloin Steak for me and my hubby, with a jacket potato and the French Bean salad on page 137. The children will have a veggie burger instead of steak.
Saturday: Bangers and Mash from page 4. Yes I know we had it last week but everyone likes it!
Sunday: Roast chicken, etc. followed by Bakewell tart from page 102.
Have a great week everyone!