Meal Planning Mondays : Jan 15th

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Monday 15 January 2018

Meal Planning Mondays : Jan 15th

I can safely say that meal planning is helping me keep sane at the moment. I am trying to juggle so many balls, that it is so helpful to know what I am making for dinner. One less stress. Last week, I amazed myself with how good my chicken stir fry was, that I am going to make it again at the end of this week and write it up for you. I have been trying more recipes from my Jamie Oliver 5 Ingredients book, all of which have been amazing. Little man even had a go himself, making the apple crumble cookies. I think we may have made them a little bigger than Jamie intended as there were nowhere near 24, but they tasted good and were gobbled up in a day.


apple crumble cookies


This week we have something rather exciting happening. A private chef is coming to our house to cook for us and a few of our friends. Then menu sounds fantastic. Our menu is: roasted beetroot and carrots wit warm goats cheese cakes followed by duck two ways with cherries and sautéed Savoy cabbage. And to end with orange blossom posset with pistachio biscotti and an orange and pomegranate salad. I am excited just thinking about it! In preparation, we have moved around our dining table and the cooker will be getting a good old clean. I think it has made my husband realise that our kitchen would look better with a slightly smaller table. (I have been harping on about this since we moved in, in last April.)

So whilst Friday may be sorted, what about the rest of the week?

Monday: A left overs pie made from left over ham and roast chicken from last week.

Tuesday: Tacos. Mainly using up some bits I found in my cupboard clear out this week.

Wednesday: Hot dogs. We seem to have a freezer full of rolls!

Thursday: Chicken with cheese and ham.

Friday: The boys will have a quick and easy pasta and sauce whilst we enjoy a meal courtesy of La Belle Assiette.

Saturday: Stir fry chicken chow mein

Sunday: Lasagne - batch cook an extra one.

Little man is also keen to make some chocolate orange shortbread that he has seen in my recipe book. We have agreed he can use some of his chocolate orange to top it with.

What have you got planned for this week?





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