Wow! January is over already and my new challenge is beginning.
I’ve been an online Slimming World member for some time now. I say ‘member’ in the loosest terms as I pay to weigh myself every week and only vaguely think about what I’m eating. Not only is it a waste of money, I’m not getting any thinner! Time to knuckle down and count those syns. The rest of the family can carry on eating normally but I’m going to try and get my act together.
Monday: egg/chicken salad (which came first? tee hee!)
Tuesday: veg bolo/mac n cheese
Wednesday: veg curry/gammon
Thursday: veg chilli/slow cooker sausage pasta
Friday: salmon fish cakes
Saturday: veg goulash
Sunday: see what’s left in the fridge and invent something!
Linking with At Home with Mrs M’s Meal Planning Monday. Pop by and see what everyone else is having this week to get some inspiration.
I was happy with my meal plan last week, apart from the fact that putting sausages on the menu only works when you have bought sausages to use. Oops!
I’ve started a major house declutter and week one was the kitchen. It has been complete chaos at times, but it is now clutter free. All the stuff I don’t use is gone, leaving room for more things to go away. This week I’ve started on the utility room and I’ve carried on being ruthless. Soon I’ll be able to get the shopping brought through to the kitchen rather than getting it left in the hall because I’m too embarrassed for the Ocado driver to see the mess!
This week I have ordered sausages, so my menu is as follows:
Monday: pasta bolognese
Tuesday: cheesy sweetcorn baked potato and salad (a recipe from The Brownie Cookbook for eldest Craftyguidelet to prepare)
Thursday: sausage pasta
Saturday: freezer dive
Sunday: roast dinner
As usual I am joining in with At Home with Mrs M’s Meal Planning Monday. Pop by and see what everyone else is having this week to get some inspiration.
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!