Simple Meal Plan – Week Two

Simple Meal Plan – Week Two

This meal plan runs from Saturday 20th November to Friday 26th November.

My aim each week is to plan for 7 interesting and nutritious breakfasts and lunches, and 6 evening meals for 2 Adults and 2 Children – whilst meeting my budget of approx. £75 on food including treats and drinks (this allows approx. £20 on other household items and emergency items such as milk…).  Friday is takeaway/takeout night for the Hubby and I, if I don’t have any bits and pieces to use up as part of Food Waste Friday.  This spend isn’t in the budget and my Son and I also eat out Thursday lunchtime most weeks as it is Playday!

Those following the blog will know that I do my grocery shop online, for me this is more efficient and eliminates unnecessary impulse purchases.  There is a £5.50 delivery charge for a Saturday delivery, but for me it’s worth every penny…

This week I spent £77.32 (inc.del) on my online shop leaving me plenty for milk, and bits and pieces from the local shop should I need them.

(nb – Breakfasts consist of Bran LoafPancakes, Cereals, Toast or Omelette and Fruit Juice)

SaturdayOut all day at a family wedding so no meals to be prepared

Sunday

  • Lunch – Beans on Toast with Marmite and Grated Cheese
  • Dinner – Slow Cooked Pork with Apple and Celery Mash and Roasted Winter Vegetables
  • Dessert – Slow Cooked Bananas and Sultanas with Sticky Maple Syrup Sauce and Vanilla Ice-Cream

Monday (Meat-Free)

Tuesday

  • Lunch – Pork Sandwiches (made with leftover pork)
  • Dinner – Slow Cooked Ham in Cola with Scrambled Egg/Sweetcorn
  • Dessert – Rice pudding

Wednesday

Thursday

  • Lunch – Playday (Grab a light lunch out)
  • Dinner – Pan Fried Salmon with Spring Onion, Lime and Honey Dressing, with Stir Fried Peppers, Tomatoes and Courgette/Zucchini
  • Dessert – Fruit and Yoghurt

Friday – I take part in Food Waste Friday over at The Frugal Girl, so this day is left to see what I can conjure up from anything I haven’t used, or alternatively if the fridge is bare the Hubby and I get a takeaway.  Do not fret, the kid’s get a hot meal at lunchtime on Friday at School and Nursery and I can always rustle up something for them for dinner from what I keep in.

This week I didn’t have to budget for Saturday as we were out for the day, so instead I spent more on Sunday’s dinner.  Pork is quite an expensive meat, but ideal for a special Sunday roast or having friends over.  The slow cooked pork recipe I will be posting tomorrow, as it’s cinema night at the Wright Household and I am expected at a sitting of Garfield 2 the DVD!

n.b. – all missing recipes will be posted this week – so if any look interesting then please subscribe to get an e-mail when they go live!

Hope you all have a fantastic week, and don’t forget to leave a comment if you try any of the recipes or have any suggestions on how they could be improved…


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  • theminimalistmom November 23, 2010, 3:43 pm

    Do you have the recipe for the slow cooked porked with apple and celery mash listed for Sunday night? It sounds delicious.

    • simplybeingmum November 23, 2010, 3:55 pm

      Gosh Rachel – sorry this was supposed to be posted yesterday – I have underestimated how much I have to do in light of the family situation and have fallen behind! It’ll be posted today – yes it was lovely – the apple and celery mash was really good – I was very pleased as it was the first time I had tried it. Thanks Jo

  • theminimalistmom November 23, 2010, 3:43 pm

    Do you have the recipe for the slow cooked porked with apple and celery mash listed for Sunday night? It sounds delicious.

    • simplybeingmum November 23, 2010, 3:55 pm

      Gosh Rachel – sorry this was supposed to be posted yesterday – I have underestimated how much I have to do in light of the family situation and have fallen behind! It’ll be posted today – yes it was lovely – the apple and celery mash was really good – I was very pleased as it was the first time I had tried it. Thanks Jo

  • theminimalistmom November 23, 2010, 3:43 pm

    Do you have the recipe for the slow cooked porked with apple and celery mash listed for Sunday night? It sounds delicious.

    • simplybeingmum November 23, 2010, 3:55 pm

      Gosh Rachel – sorry this was supposed to be posted yesterday – I have underestimated how much I have to do in light of the family situation and have fallen behind! It’ll be posted today – yes it was lovely – the apple and celery mash was really good – I was very pleased as it was the first time I had tried it. Thanks Jo

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