I’ve decided to give Meal planing a go for lots of reasons. One of which is I am an habitual stockpiler. I seem to have a fear that I will run out of things, so currently in my ‘over spill’ cupboard, I have 4 bottles of salad cream, and 3 jars of vegetable Bisto Best, and wait for it….7 packs of pasta! Honestly, why do I always do this?
I also think it will be great way of producing less waste. If we are not planning on having, for example salad, there is no need to buy two bags of it (something I do regularly) just in case. I also would like to try new recipes, and I do find, if I get myself organised, I am more likely to do this.
When you read my meal plans, you will see that I do tend to cook vegetarian dishes, I may add meat to a dish for the rest of the family, (I don’t eat meat) or very occasionally cook two separate dishes. I am only going to include the evening main meals, as we tend to have just a yoghurt or fruit for dessert. If I have planned something else though I will include it.
It is slightly more complicated this week, as I will be at Cybher, a blogging conference (can you hear my heart beating from there?) in London – from Friday to Sunday. Its my daughter, Miss A’s 3rd birthday next Monday too, so I need to make sure I get organised! So here we go:
Meatless Monday: Pizza with coleslaw and salads
Quick and simple, as its bank holiday.
Tuesday: Quorn Goujons & a mixed salad with feta cheese and sun-dried tomatoes, homemade bread.
This is to use up the goujons, I will just have salad and bread as I don’t enjoy Quorn.
Wednesday : Celeriac Lasagne with broccoli, Arrabiata sauce, Parmesan served with oven roasted tomatoes.
This is from a book I am reviewing (Eat Your Veg by Arthur Potts Dawson) I have promised myself to cook two meals this week from it, to really test it out.
Thursday : Asparagus Risotto: (adults) Cottage Pie (the girls) with a selection of vegetables.
The risotto is also from the book I am reviewing, it has Prosecco in and I’m really looking forward to it!
*CYBHER* Fish Friday : Jersey Royal potatoes (with mint and parsley herby butter) with fish, with crushed peas and soya beans.
I’ve not bought the fish, I’ll need to do that later in the week, as I want it to be fresh – I really don’t like frozen fish.
*CYBHER* Saturday : TBC
I’m not sure its fair of me to say plan something for this day, as Tall Dad and the girls will probably be out and about.
*CYBHER* Sunday : A late Sunday Lunch once I get back, but I will include a potato and fennel al forno.
I may even get to use up some of my Bisto best!
Thank you for reading
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