Monday, 27 March 2017

Menu planning 27 March - 2 April

Last week's menu all went to plan, but I suspect that the end of this week could get complicated. Three of us are away, but my daughter is going away with another student friend and will probably leave after we do on Friday, but at present I don't know when! I also need to make sure there is food for my son while he is here alone for the weekend.

Monday - Fish pie

Tuesday - meal out at Hungry Horse as belated Mother's Day meal

Wednesday - slow cooked chicken (this means I can then make a pot of stock from the bones - ideal for soup making)

Thursday - Pork chops (the family will have caramel apples on theirs, and I will have apple - I'm still  sugar-free for Lent)

Friday - a mystery as I don't know if I'm feeding one or two of mine, or even an extra two when her friends come and pick her up!

Saturday - only one student to feed and he will eat out of the freezer

Sunday - Spiced kheema (this is quick and easy when we are returning from a weekend away)

Spiced kheema

Monday, 20 March 2017

Menu planning 20-26 March

So at the end of this week, my children come home from uni for nearly 4 weeks. We go from feeding two people to feeding four, so I have get a proper menu planned. When there is only two of us, we sometimes eat the same thing two days running because it's sitting in the fridge, particularly on busy days.

Monday - Baked tuna (there seems to be shortage of salmon at the moment)

Tuesday - Pork burgers topped with mushrooms

Wednesday - Coconut chicken curry with rice

Thursday - Pineapple chilli (this will give us two portions to put in the freezer - ideal one pot meals)

Friday - Gammon steaks with pineapple

Saturday - Chicken casserole - ideal to feed four and it contains lots of vegetables!

Sunday - Balsamic pulled pork (made in the slow cooker so ideal for a busy day when three of us have to be out by 9.30!)

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Pineapple chilli

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Menu planning 13-19 March

A quiet week this week, and a few nights when I'm just feeding me, so a variety of frozen meals on those nights!  Even though there are only two of us here most of the time now, there are certain meals I still cook for four, and then freeze the left over portions.

Monday - Baked tuna steaks

Tuesday - Chicken in white sauce (a portion left from last week)

Wednesday - Turkey stroganoff (we make this with coconut milk and thicken the sauce with arrowroot)

Thursday - Pork chops (I tend to buy big trays of these, and freeze in meal size portions)

Friday - Salmon fish cakes

Saturday - Handmade pork burgers

Sunday - Beef stew (an ideal slow cooker meal, and great to freeze in individual portions)

Chicken in white sauce

Monday, 13 March 2017

Menu planning 6 - 12 March

We followed the plan from last week, and this week I put the fish pie back in the plan after we didn't make it a couple of weeks ago.

Monday - Poached salmon

Tuesday - Pork chops

Wednesday - Beef stew (from the freezer)

Thursday - Chicken in white sauce (ideal way of using up leeks etc in the fridge!)

Friday - Fish pie

Saturday - Pulled pork with apples

Sunday - we are going to a bring and share meal, so we will taking chicken drumsticks and some cookies out of the cupboard that probably were given us for Christmas!

Fish pie

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Menu planning 27 February - 5 March

The plan for last week was almost right, although because we went to a funeral on the Friday (where I couldn't eat any of the refreshments) we abandoned the fish pie and went out to the Toby carvery on our way home.

Monday - Spicy salmon

Tuesday - Coconut chicken curry with rice

Wednesday - Gammon steaks and pineapple

Thursday - Asian meatballs (I tend to make a big batch of these and freeze all the rest for packed lunches, they are fine eaten cold)

Friday - Cheesy fish

Saturday - (something that is on special offer?)

Sunday - Pineapple chilli (from the freezer as I'm out all day)

Coconut chicken curry

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Menu planning 20 - 26 February

Well, we stuck to the menu last week, but now there is only two of us here, it's not hard to do that!

Monday - Poached salmon

Tuesday - Slow cooked chicken - although I have discovered it is too big to fit into our new slow cooker and have to get the old one out!

Wednesday - Pork chops

Thursday - Spiced kheema
Due to a change in plan, we need something that is quick and easy to make

Friday - Fish pie

Saturday - Pork chops
the other half of the packet from Wednesday, just cooked in a different way

Sunday - Beef & prune bake

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Fish pie

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Menu planning 13 - 19 February

We stuck to last week's plan and continue to eat partly from the freezer - although there does appear to be quite a lot of 'student food' waiting for the children to come home for Easter!
I am still continuing to avoid most of the food that I cut out for the Whole 30 month, as I have a suspicion that large quantities of dairy is not good. I seem to be alright with a dash of milk in a coffee but larger amounts such as lump of cheese or a latte seem to be causing problems.

Monday - Poached salmon

Tuesday - Hungarian meatloaf (this means I can make tomato soup witt mini meatballs with the rest of  the meat and tomatoes)

Wednesday - Not stuffed mushrooms (individual portions from the freezer)

Thursday - Chicken in white sauce - loosely based on this Chicken Pot Pie without the topping

Friday - Fish stew

Saturday - Slow cooked balsamic pulled pork

Sunday 'Pasta' with bolognaise sauce

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