Meal Planning Monday

Sunday, 26 April 2020

Meal Planning Monday

Now that lockdown is in full swing, and food is back in the shops, I am finding that meal planning is more important than ever. Not from a money saving viewpoint. I have given up on that at the moment. But to ensure that we leave the house as little as possible. Finding inspiration on what to eat can be hard when you can't just pop out and get a few bits and bobs.

I am also getting the boys involved in cooking as much as possible. Of course they are mainly interested in the baking side of things. My eldest was very pleased we got some plain flour this week so he could make these chocolate brownies.





This week we have decided that we will have a takeaway towards the end of the week when our food is running low. Any excuse for a curry! However, other things we have planned are:

Sausage pasta - I am hoping that there will be some left over sausages from our BBQ tonight and these will be perfect. Creme fraiche will be substituted with the double cream we have in.

sausage pasta

Smoked salmon and avocado. One of my favourite lunches and made easier that Tesco had frozen avocado in stock this week.

Smoked salmon and avocado.

The boys love a roast, and I think we will have roast beef at some point this week. probably with Yorkshire puddings

Garlic. "lime" and chilli prawns -  probably with pasta rather than ciabatta - although I think I have a garlic bread it would work with too.



What have you got planned? Is meal planning helping you in the lockdown?

Katykicker

8 comments:

  1. It has been nice knowing what we are eating each week. The days and time are just all rolling into one at the moment!

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  2. Ooh those prawns sound absolutely delicious!

    Hope you're keeping well x

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  3. ohh frozen avocado is it any good? my children are cooking so much now its amazing to see

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    1. It isn't the same but as I add chili and lime to it, I think its absolutely fine

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  4. I find meal planning so much easier when I get an online shop rather than popping out to buy things. I've still not managed to get any flour. Ugh!
    Ohh! Enjoy your takeaway. It seems so long since we've had one.
    I love the sound of the sausage pasta. x

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  5. Frozen avocado? I didn't even know that was a thing ! Does it work? Loving the sound of the garlic, chilli & lime prawns.

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    1. It works if you are making guacamole or smashing it with chili and lime

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  6. I have found meal planning is helping me with food waste and is easier when I am shopping online. I have never tried frozen avocado. Your meals sounds amazing, some lovely food ideas

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