Category Archives: Food & Drink

Meal Planning Monday 26/08/19

Happy Bank Holiday Monday!

This time next week I will on a plane flying off on my holidays for 10 days.  Can’t wait.  I will try and not make you jealous by posting to many photos on Instagram and Facebook.

Last weeks meal plan was a bit hit and miss and I still never went food shopping and we had takeaway pizza from dominoes on Wednesday night.

We had a lovely but busy weekend as the husband was working then out at a friends birthday, I had my hair done so sent Freddie to my  parents.  Then Sunday I went for afternoon tea with my mum, my best friend and her mum.  Perfect bank holiday.

This week we are having:

Fake away Chinese food

Garlic & lemon salmon with salad (me) & burgers (husband)

Chicken curry, rice/chips, naan and poppodums

Meatballs & spaghetti

Beef stir fry with egg noodles and vegetables

Tuna pasta bake

Takeaway

I won’t be posting a meal plan for two weeks after this week and I will be back on the 16th September.

Hope you all have a great bank holiday whatever your up to.  

Meal Planning Monday 19/08/19

This week started off with some exciting new of me becoming an Auntie again, my sister in law had a little baby girl called Elizabeth on Sunday night, to go with her 3 boys.

Last week was OK, bit up in airs as went food shopping Monday afternoon but they had hardly anything I needed so made the most of what I’ve got as we go on holiday soon so don’t want to be doing a big food shop.

This week we are doing:

Tuna Pasta Bake

Chicken breast wrapped in bacon with gravy and vegetables

Quiche, rice and salad

Chicken enchiladas

Garlic & herb lamb steaks with crushed new potatoes, gravy and vegetables

Spaghetti Bolognese

Full roast dinner with all the trimmings

What’s on your meal plan this week?

Meal Planning Monday 12/08/19

Last week disappeared in no time again.  I’ve got about 3 weeks till our holiday starts and that will be bliss, no cooking or cleaning for 10 whole days, can’t wait.

Last week we ended up having takeaway Indian on Saturday for the MIL birthday instead of what we had planned but just swapped it for another day.

The weather was also hit and miss last week, just want us to have a proper summer now.

This week I must go shopping as we don’t really have much in to cook.

This week I will be doing

Lamb shanks in red wine sauce with creamy mash and vegetables

Southern fried chicken wraps

Crispy duck and an assortment of Chinese food

Shepherds Pie

Enchiladas

Burgers & Chips (I’m out for a meal with friends)

Roast dinner all the trimmings

What are your meals for this week

Meal Planning Monday 05/08/19

Well, Hello August, Nice to see you.

I really don’t know where this year has gone, it’s crazy.  Last weeks meal plan was inspired by my husband for a change and he choose the meals we had.  He loved the southern fried chicken wraps so I think that is going to be a new favourite go to meal for us.

This week I am rustling up

Sirloin steak, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms, chunky homemade chips with peppercorn sauce

Spaghetti bologenese with spiralized courgette

Slow cooked chicken curry and basmatic rice

Bacon & cheese quiche with Savory beef rice & salad

Warm chicken Cesar salad and croutons

Sausage, egg, chips & beans

Roast dinner with all the trimmings

What are you cooking this week?

Meal Planning Monday 29/07/19

How are we at the end of July already? This week has been crazy and has flown by.

Last weeks meal plan went good again, I finally went food shopping after not going properly for a few weeks due to various things.  We had a bit of a heatwave and a huge thunderstorm last Tuesday so we didn’t get much sleep.

The last few meals I have made the husband has moaned he is going off part or all of it so I have been struggling for meals to do, so this week I asked him to write down what he wanted so I could shop accordingly and the below is what he has chosen.  Do you ask your partner what they want to eat?

Lasagna (His favourite all time meal)

Tuna Pasta Bake

Enchiladas

Shepherds Pie

Southern Fried Chicken wraps & Salad

Meatballs

Burgers (No chips)

Does your partner decided on meals or do you decide all?

Have a great week all

Meal Planning Monday 22/07/19

So last week was OK but our meal plans didn’t go as straight forward as I thought. Wednesday’s meal we had Thursday night as Wednesday I had my nephews school leavers play from 6pm and didn’t get home till gone 8pm so I ended up ordering a MacDonald for my tea.  Then Sunday we ended up going out for tea with friends which was lovely.

It’s the start of the 6 weeks holidays I believe too for most of you so I hope you all have some great plans made for the summer.

All is quiet now for us no more birthday’s or party’s to be organised.  It my parents wedding anniversary this week but that’s it.

Slow cooked chicken tikka balti with rice & naan bread

Pukka pies, chips and beans

Beef and vegetable stir fry with egg noodles

Garlic & herb lamb steaks, creamy mash & gravy

Spaghetti Bologenese with pasta

Hot dogs

Roast chicken joint with all the trimmings

Hope you all have a great week.

Meal Planning Monday 15/07/19

Last weeks meal plan went well too, I think we pretty much stuck to the exact meals which was good going.

The weekend was a huge success for my Mum’s 65th Birthday surprise gathering.  She didn’t guess a thing.  My dad took her out for lunch and then arrived back and we were all waiting for her in the garden and she did get a little teary.

Monday’s now are my working from home days so I’m hoping to be more productive and innovative with meals and try making things in the slow cooker too, so any recipes feel free to pass my way.

Have a great week!

Sausage pasta bake

Homemade chicken fajitas & chips

Pan fried pork with apple & onion salsa and homemade wedges

Baked chicken & cheese wrapped in bacon with homemade chips

Omelette and salad

Balti curry with boiled rice

Sunday roast and all the trimmings

What are your meals for this week?

Meal Planning Monday 08/07/19

Last week was lovely but such a busy week preparing for our sons birthday party.

Today is our son’s 2nd Birthday so we arranged to go out as a family on a day trip to celebrate it.  We are going to the sea life centre in Birmingham, then for lunch just the 3 of us which will be lovely.

On Saturday we have my mum’s 65th birthday so another busy packed day.

Lunch out, then party style buffet tea  with BBQ with family

Tuna pasta bake with garlic bread

Garlic and lemon salmon with salad

Pan fried pork, homemade wedges and apple/onion salsa

Shepherds pie

Surprise gathering at my parents house with nibbles

Roast dinner with all the trimmings

Hope you all have a great week

Meal Planning Monday 01/07/19

Happy 1st July!!

This week is going to be super busy as it is our son’s 2nd Birthday party BBQ on Saturday and we still have so much to get achieved between now and then.  I have booked Friday and the following Monday off work as his actually birthday is Monday so we can go out as a family and celebrate.

Homemade Lasagna and garlic bread

Hot dogs, fried onions and home made wedges

Pizza and salad

chicken tikka breasts, savory rice and salad

Takeaway

Freddie’s 2nd Birthday BBQ

Left overs from Saturday

Hope you all have a great week

Meal Planning Monday 24/06/19

How are we even at the end of June? This month has just gone in a blink of an eye. Two weeks today and my little boy will be turning 2.  Where has my baby gone?

Glad last week is out the way as we had a lot of rain but did managed to get in my garden a couple of times in the week and put some plants in that my mum treated me too.

This weeks Meal Planning Monday consists of:

Sausage, creamy mash, onion gravy and vegetables

Chicken in white wine sauce and basmati rice

Burritos and salad

Jacket Potatoes with tuna/mayo and cheese/beans and salad

Beef Stir Fry

Chicken goujons baguettes with salad and chips

Roast Dinner with all the trimmings