Meal Planning Monday 6/2/17

Hello Monday! I can’t believe we’re now into February. I’ve been meaning to start this weekly menu planning thing for ages but kept putting it off. But I’m going to give it a go because I can’t tell you how many times I’ve found myself staring at the contents of the fridge/freezer/my bulging food cupboard at 5pm (my name is Nicola and I have a terrible food hoarding addiction) with no clue what I’m going to make.

It doesn’t help that my teenage boys have suddenly turned very fussy and trying to find meal ideas that everyone is happy to eat has become quite frankly, a real headache.

So I’ve devised a meal plan for the week ahead (not including the weekend because I won’t know what our plans will be until the middle of the week) going by food I already have in the freezer/cupboard so the only shopping I should have to do this week is for bread, milk and a few fresh bits.

So here goes! 

Monday – Beef fried rice (made with leftover roast beef from last night’s dinner)

Tuesday – Orange glazed pork loin steaks with tomato couscous 

 Wednesday: Chicken Fajitas

Thursday: Blood orange glazed salmon for myself and Son number 2, Southern breaded chicken for Hubby and Son number 1

Friday:  Sausage, sweet potato and apple traybake from A glug of oil

There we have first weekly meal planner. It might be a tad ambitious for the first week – we don’t always eat this well! Thankfully my hubby is on holiday this week so at least he will be on hand to help amuse the wee one while I cook. Here’s hoping it will make life a bit easier for us! 


Hijacked By Twins

I shared this post with the #MealPlanningMonday link up, which is hosted by Kirsty at Hijacked by twins and Cathryn at Little Paper Swans. I’ll be checking out the other blogger’s meal plans tonight for inspiration! 

Do you meal plan? Leave a comment and let me know if it works for you! 


4 thoughts on “Meal Planning Monday 6/2/17

    1. Thanks Sarah – I’m determined to stick with it, I was getting fed up of throwing out food that had gone bad! I’m on maternity leave at the moment so I can’t afford to be wasteful!


  1. Welcome to #MealPlanningMonday! What you said about looking in the cupboard at 5pm is me without my meal plan. I leave it until the last minute then have not got a clue what to cook. Since I started to meal plan knowing what I am cooking in advance has alleviated a lot of the meal time stress! I hope you find it helps too. Hope you are having a good week, sorry for the late comment we have been struck down by colds! Thank you for joining in with #MealPlanningMonday x

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