One of the things I want to get under control this year is my food shopping. Dinners are always a balancing act in our house. I don’t eat meat, and Mr CG is gluten (and onions, leeks, spices, garlic…) intolerant. The Craftyguidelets, even though they have a bit of childhood fussiness, are probably the most normal eaters in our house. I usually cook from scratch because of this. Add to this my volunteering and the girls’ after school activities, planning what to cook for dinner, and having the time to cook it, is a juggling act.
I used to participate in At Home With Mrs M‘s Meal Planning Monday from time to time. After a break, it’s back today (yay!), so it ties in with my need to get discipline back to plan my week’s meals. This will hopefully lead to less food waste, healthier meals, fewer trips to the shops and a reduced spend.
Most of our Christmas leftovers are gone now, but I still seem to have some food to use up including a bit of veg, loads of apples, some sausages and a bit of cheese. I also have a stash of frozen bits and pieces to use up, so this week’s menu is this:
Monday: sausage pasta in the slow cooker (and veg bolognaise from the freezer) – it’s my birthday so I don’t want too much hassle cooking!
Tuesday: salmon, mash and veg
Wednesday: freezer dive
Thursday: tuna pasta bake with sweetcorn (the girls’ favourite!)
Friday: gammon (and quorn burgers)
Saturday: salad and jacket potatoes with cold meat (and cheese)
Sunday: whatever my mum and dad are providing
The apples will go in muffins and I’m sure baked apples will make an appearance at some point. See you next Monday!
If you have any great recipes or books to recommend, please fill my comments with suggestions!
11 thoughts on “Meal Planning Monday – 4th January”
I have a hard time cooking for two fussy toddlers and I don’t really eat meat that often but all your meals sound like something we would love! #MealPlanningMonday
Just seen your pulled pork post. That looks like something the rest of the family would like. I struggle with cooking for them as I can’t taste the meat dishes and they are usually polite telling me how it tastes. I never know!
It sounds like you have a tasty week planned!
Sounds like a good week, I am glad I’m not the only one who plans a freezer meal. 🙂
Freezer dives are essential!
Happy birthday! Freezer meals are indispensable in my weeks too. That said this week I’m restocking mine. Have a lovely week.
Happy birthday! Freezer dives are great! I do it most weeks! Xxx #mealplanningmonday
It’s great to see so many people joining in meal planning Monday this week. My boys love tuna pasta bake too:)
My girls like it so much, we have it’s own abbreviation – tpbws!
Ooooooh gammon! Haven’t had that in ages! Thanks for joining in x
Thanks for starting it up again!