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.
Saturday – Out all day at a family wedding so no meals to be prepared
- 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
- Lunch – Carrot and Coriander Soup with Home-Made Garlic Rolls
- Dinner – Vegetable Curry with Rice and Home-made Chapatis
- Dessert – Fruit and Yoghurt
- Lunch – Pork Sandwiches (made with leftover pork)
- Dinner – Slow Cooked Ham in Cola with Scrambled Egg/Sweetcorn
- Dessert – Rice pudding
- Lunch – Cheese Omelette with Vegetables
- Dinner – Slow Cooked Sausage Casserole
- Dessert – Slow Cooked Apple Crumble with Vanilla Ice Cream
- 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!
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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…