Meal Plan Monday – 13.01.20

What’s on the menu this week?

So far so good. I’m really liking having a list of seven meals and knowing that I have all the ingredients for them . I keep a list of the meals on my phone and we decide in the morning what we’re going to eat that day. It’s also good to get the family involved in picking what meals they want for the following week.

Online Shopping

Chris usually does the food shopping but as he’s working so much at the moment I thought that we’d do a bit of online shopping so that he doesn’t have to use his spare time this way. As we don’t normally do it I made a few mistakes like ordering just one banana and the jacket potatoes we received were the biggest ones I’ve ever seen.

I don’t think I did too well on buying lunchtime stuff so I had to do a quick tip up but it’s not the end of the world.


Spaghetti Bolognaise – A family favourite. We always do a big pot so that there’s some leftover to freeze. I think Freddie would eat pasta every day of the week if we let him.


Takeaway curry – we totally failed on the meal plan front and opted for a takeaway curry. What can I say other than ‘that’s life’.


Filled Pasta and Sauce – A staple meal for us is pasta.


Sausage and Mash with Onion Gravy – I slice about four red onions and cook them slowly in red wine. I cooked the sausages in the oven for about half an hour before popping everything in the slow cooker and adding some beef stock. I left it on low for a couple of hours and thickened with a bit of flour and added a dash of Worcestershire sauce. Scrummy with buttery mash and broccoli.


Steak and Chips – we had some lovely bits of steak in the freezer so today is the day. We have it with chips, mushrooms and salad.


Chilli and Lime Taco Kit with Chicken – this is a boxed kit that we got from Aldi. They never seem to be enough for us so I bulk them out with additional veg and extra wraps.


Pizza – we’re having a pizza and movie night as Aladdin is on Sky which Isabelle is very excited about.

And that’s it.

What are you eating this week?

Lisa x