As usual on a Saturday I post my Simple Meal Plan for the upcoming week.
I plan for 6 days of meals, with Friday as my free day where I take part in The Frugal Girls Food Waste Friday and my very own No Waste Tastes Great Challenge.
Because I’m a simple gal, I order my groceries on-line for the week ahead and they are delivered. This also means I do not have to step into a supermarket – hurrah! No impulse purchases and queuing for me!
I budget up to £100 per week to cover everything… and pretty much I keep to it apart from holidays and when I am doing extra catering.
Breakfasts consist of, cereal, toast, pancakes, bran loaf.
I usually list all the pudding daily, but this week I am going extra simple on those (and I am skipping them altogether in a bit of a push to lose my Mum Tum – yes again!). Puddings/Desserts this week will consist of yoghurt, fruit, ice-cream, and cake and custard .
- Lunch – Ham Rolls and Salad
- Dinner - Omelettes and Steamed Vegetables
Sunday (Mother’s Day in UK)
- Lunch – Jacket Potatoes with Tuna and Salad
- Dinner – “Choosing Tea” at my Sisters for Mothering Sunday
- Lunch - Light Lunch out as PlayDay!
- Dinner - Pasta with Tomato and Basil Sauce and Garlic Bread
Friday is our beautiful Daughters 6th Birthday, so I am hoping to have cleared the decks of any potential food waste in anticipation. We are planning dinner out with a few of her friends for Pizza! With a Swimming Party on Saturday with her classmates to celebrate!
The impending birthday does mean I have a cake to bake this week – bet you never knew I am a secret cake decorator………….. oh I am sure to post the pictures of my work of art!
On a Saturday I like to include some great reading recommendations or some links. I have a confession – my reading this week has been almost non-existent – shocking! I really need to free up some more time!
So my link this week is to my other blog No Waste Tastes Great where I have posted the Slow-Cooked Chicken and Mushroom Pie recipe. It is so very very simple – really simple.
Back tomorrow I hope with my Mother’s Day post – that’s the plan anyway.
Anyhow I can hear a glass of wine with my name on it calling me, and Al Murray is hosting “Live at the Apollo” – that’s going to be worth watching!