Monday, 11 June 2012

Meal Planning Monday 11/6/2012

I have never been one to plan my meals it was a case of smash and grab from the freezer and on the odd occasion it was the dreaded takeaways. But nowadays with food prices being what they are I can not simply keep on affording to buy food blindly so meal planning is called for. Not only will it help control the family budget , I am also hoping it will control the families waist line I have to watch what J eats at school because now he is at senior school there is less control on what he eats than there was when he was at Primary school. He is pretty sensible any way though he still has to be steered towards fruit and vegetables and his fussiness would haveAnnabel Karmel weeping in her pretty little sandwiches. Though he is a little big now to have his sandwiches crafted into a pretty little bunny *cough*

And Mr T I need to control his waist line as much as mine so I am on a diet though I have to admit my scales have no batteries.

When it was jubilee weekend, awe had a family Jubilee picnic As I won some voucher , bunting and paper plates  etc from the Co op. I have to admit I have never ever ever planned my meals like this before so its a first for me and the family. They are going to be shocked with my new found domestic goddess qualities!
So this is what my meal plan looks like for the week so far:
Monday: Fish and new potatoes, carrots sweet corn in front of the England game.
Wednesday: Sloppy Joes Burger with salad 

Thursday: Chicken Caesar Salad

Saturday: Probably eating out as I will be freaking out about Sunday!
Sunday:  Family picnic in my garden.
There will be the proverbial back up meals from the freezer to the cupboard as we are always having trot off to one of my sons many sporting commitments so a contingency plan is always needed.
You can find more Meal Planning Monday posts over at At Home with Mrs M - why not head over there and see what other people are eating this week?
You might have seen this before .. its a repost as my blog went a went mental as you say !


  1. Good luck with the family picnic - I hope the weather stays nice for you. We are out too at the weekend so a picnic is planned for us aswell :)

    The flan sounds particularly yummy. I've found meal planning a great help since I started a few weeks ago, hopefully you will save pennies and time too x

  2. I love the sound of the picnic! And the spicy sausage pasta - yum :)

  3. Sloppy Joe Burgers sound lovely. I've eaten Sloppy Joe's before but never cooked it myself. I might add that to next weeks menu.

  4. I try and plan ahead every week, longer if I can or if something special is coming up. It arose out of necessity, mainly limited time to cook and shop, but it also helped me with my need to be organised! It was a good skill to learn and practise because as you say food is now so expensive it would be so wasteful not to plan. I now have much more time so enjoy choosing recipes, looking for bargains, shopping locally and at different supermarkets.


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