Simple Meal Plan Week 4

Simple Meal Plan Week 4

Each Saturday I share my meal plan for the week to come.

This plan includes 6 lunches and 6 dinners with dessert for a family of 4.

(I do not plan for Friday as it is my No Waste Tastes Great challenge day)This week’s meal plan runs from Saturday 4 December to Friday 10 December. To see the previous meal plans posted so far check out Week 1, Week 2 and Week 3.


  • Lunch – Ham Sandwiches, Cheese and Crackers
  • Dinner – Home-made Chicken Nuggets with Cornflake Crumbs and Chips/Beans (or at least this was the plan! I am completing this post after dinner which actually consisted of chip butties – due to both of the boys (Hubby and Son) being laid up with man flu and having lost their appetite)
  • Dessert – Fruit and Yoghurt


  • Lunch – Home-made Pizzas (made by the kids)
  • Dinner – Tarragon Chicken with Rice and Green Beans (new recipe)
  • Dessert – Christmas Bread and Butter Pudding with Brandy Butter (new recipe)

Monday (Meat-Free)


  • Lunch – Ham and Mustard Sandwiches
  • Dinner Sausage Casserole with a twist (Charlie’s Cowboy Casserole)
  • Dessert – Ice-cream Cones with Chocolate Sauce


  • Lunch – Omlette
  • Dinner – Slow Cooked Steak and Guinness Pie with Vegetables
  • Dessert – Rice pudding


  • Lunch – Light lunch out as it is Playday!
  • Dinner – Vegetarian Spaghetti Bolognaise and Garlic bread
  • Dessert – Fruit and Yoghurt


Friday is the day I take part in Food Waste Friday over at The Frugal Girl – I am out for dinner with friends this Friday, so I will prep something for the Hubby and Kids from what, if anything, I have leftover – as we skipped a meal tonight (Saturday) I will probably cook what I had planned then.

Normally I leave Friday unplanned, as it allows me to put my culinary thinking chef’s hat on and use up anything that could potentially go to waste.  If the fridge is bare, the Hubby and I get to have a takeaway! This takeaway is becoming a rare treat as since I started blogging we have not had one.  This could mean 1 of 2 things.  Either I have more leftovers of late, or that by taking part in Food Waste Friday I am more vigilant in using up what I have.  I think the latter – so if any of you guys are finding that you are throwing away food at the end of the week why not consider taking part in Food Waste Friday?

If you need any inspiration for a No Waste Tastes Great meal using up your potential food waste, then do drop me a line, I’m always up for a challenge!

Off to play Florence Nightingale and then declutter some Christmas decorations! Oh the excitement of a Saturday night when you have two small children…


n.b actually I am very excited about decluttering my decorations – I’m feeling ruthless tonight – there’ll be nowhere to hide for the little shiny blighters!

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