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Meal Plan Monday 20.01.20

Shopping Around

As we’re currently online food shopping I thought I would shop around and use up any offers that are around to save a bit of money.

Meal Planning

We usually shop at Aldi or Lidl’s so I would say that whilst online shopping has its advantages our shopping bill has increased. Our first shop was with Tesco and this shop was with Sainsbury’s which is definitely more expensive. Luckily I found an £18 off offer which made it around the same as last weeks. Having said that, I didn’t need to get washing powder or cleaning products so I would say that Sainsbury’s is definitely more expensive.

Anyway, here’s what we’re eating this week.

Monday

Halloumi and Mushroom Burgers and chips – based on my favourite Nando’s meal. We cook the mushrooms (large) with garlic, Worcestershire sauce, chilli flakes and oil drizzled over. Fry the halloumi and then put in a brioche bun with mayonnaise, chilli jam and rocket. It’s one if my favourite meals and sometimes (ok most times) we have two burgers each, but we miss out the chips. Our kids have a weird dislike to mushrooms so they’re having chicken fillet burgers with mayonnaise and lettuce.

Tuesday

Chilli and Rice – I’m back at work today so am taking full advantage of Chris cooking. He’s going to make a chilli with rice, tortilla chips and soured cream.

Wednesday

Prawn and Chorizo Pasta – I’m anticipating that Freddie’s going to be clingy today so a super quick dinner is the best option.

Thursday

Roast Chicken – Again it’s a work day for me so Chris can cook us a move roastie to come home to.

Friday

Spanish Chicken with New Potatoes – this is a good dish to make a big tray of which is good as my mum comes over on a Friday. I prep everything during the day so that there’s minimal kitchen time for me and it’s a one pot so less washing up.

Saturday

Ham, Egg and Chips – Using the last piece of Christmas Ham and making my own chips sprinkled with paprika, this always goes down with everyone for minimal effort.

Sunday

Baked sweet potato skins – filled with spicy mixed beans and smothered in manchego cheese this sounds delicious. I found the recipe on the Tesco Website which will be our first time trying it. Ryan’s not a fan of sweet potatoes so he’ll have a normal jacket potato.

And that’s it for this week.

Lisa x

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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.

Monday

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.

Tuesday

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’.

Wednesday

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

Thursday

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.

Friday

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.

Saturday

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.

Sunday

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