Category Archives: Food & Drink

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

Meal Planning Monday 17/06/19

I need this month to slow down as we have still got loads to do in preparation for our son’s 2nd birthday at the start of July.

The weekend we decided to head to Wales as it was our Nephews birthday last week, we headed over Saturday afternoon once the husband was home from work, it was lovely to see everyone again as we haven’t seen them since Christmas as they were down last month but we were on holiday.

The weather has been pretty rubbish here all of last week so i’m hoping to see it improve soon.

Garlic & herb lamb chops, sweet potato fries and salad

Burgers & Chips

Tuna Pasta Bake

Garlic & Lemon Salmon

Pan fried pork, homemade wedges,  apple/ onion salsa & spinach

Toad in the hole

Roast dinner with all the trimming

Meal Planning Monday 10/06/19

First full week back at work last week and it was hard, after a week of doing nothing.  I finally went food shopping mid week and I struggled to work out meals we were going to eat that were different.  I have done 5 loads of washing, deep cleaned the fridge and our suitcase was finally returned Tuesday evening to  my parents.

Green thai curry with egg noodles

Quiche & salad

Jacket Potatoes, Salad & Cheese/beans

Chicken tikka breasts with Rice

Lamb chops with a garlic & herb crust, herb new potatoes & Salad

Fake away Chinese – crispy duck, pancakes, spring rolls, prawn crackers, onion bhaji & pakora

Roast dinner with all the trimmings

Meal Planning Monday 03/06/19

Back to reality with a huge bump this week after eating and drink the all inclusive food and drinks for a whole 7 days, it’s been amazing and pure heaven.  Not having to get up for work or rush about (other than after a toddler).  A week of pure sun, sea, sand and a cocktail in my hand.

I think we will be living out the freezer and pantry foods this week as i’m been lazy and can’t be bothered to go shopping

This week I will be making:

Potato gnocchi with bacon and creamy cheese sauce and vegetables

Lamb shanks in red wine sauce with vegetables and creamy mash potato

Shepherds pie, veg and gravy

Jacket Potatoes, tune/mayo or cheese and beans with salad

Cheese and bacon quiche with salad

Chicken tikka with vegetable rice and jacket potatoes

Roast dinner with all the trimmings

What are you cooking this week?

Meal Planning Monday 20/05/19

This is my last meal planning for a whole week as this Saturday we are flying off to Spain with my parents and nephew for the week and we can’t bloody wait.  It’s the first holiday abroad we’ve had in over 3 years plus the first one with a Toddler so my anxiety is a bit all over the place too.  Watch out for the holiday spam.

Sausage casserole bake

Chicken katsu, basmatic rice and salad

Lasagna with garlic bread

Pizza & Chips

Takeaway

Holiday

Holiday

Meal Planning Monday 13/05/19

These weeks are going crazy quick.  I’ve got two weeks till we go on holiday and eat and drink unlimited food and drinks.  The weather has improved again and just hoping the sun is here to stay now.  I will go food shopping again this week and then go when we get home after.

We had an OK week, I went to the dentist Friday and got to have a filling, then opticians Saturday and found out I’ve got a stigma in my left eye so need glasses but it’s all good.

Hot chicken baguettes with home made chips

Tuna pasta bake

Burgers

Garlic & Lemon Salmon with salad

Beef & broccoli stir fry with egg noodles

Sausage, egg, chips and beans

Roast dinner with all the trimmings

What are you cooking this week?

Meal Planning Monday 06/05/19

Another week of meal planning is here, and I finally went food shopping last week after not going for 2 weeks.  I hope everyone has had a lovely bank holiday.  My husband was working so we only had Sunday together and I went a met up with a friend for a catch up.

Beef stir fry with egg noodles

Bacon & spinach omelette with salad

Lasagna & garlic bread

Steak and homemade thick cut chips, mushrooms and grilled tomatoes

Takeaway (Pizza, Indian Or Chinese)

Crispy duck with pancakes

Roast Dinner with all the trimmings

That’s our meal plan for the week, what’s on yours?