Weekly Meal Plan #9

Monday, September 05, 2016

Budget Meal Planning
It's that time in September that pretty much everyone (other than kids) looks forward too. Going back to school. For us that means my husband going back to work after 6 weeks together. Edith and I have loved having him at home but I think we are all looking forward to getting back into routine. I know they say babies thrive off routine but so does this Mama. 

We've eaten quite healthy over the holidays but we've had too many takeaways which we are going to cut down on. We are going to have one every fortnight, that will probably be chips from the chip shop. We had takeaway a couple of times last week as well as two BBQ's. I know. It's too much. So we're back to healthier home cooked food and no going off the meal plan. It also means we will have some spare cash at the end of the month too. 

What that also means for us is that meals have to be simple and quick because we don't have the luxury of no time constraints. Meals needs to low prep as I can't get much done with Edith under my feet, more like on my hip. 

Yesterday we stayed at home as I was photographing a wedding on Saturday and Edith has a cold so we were all feeling tired. That meant an extra meal, we also had to buy extra bits for my husbands packed lunch. Which meant in the end we did go over budget but only be £2. We were pretty lucky too that we had a lot leftover bits from the BBQ we had on Friday in the freezer so we didn't need to buy meat, which always pushed the bill up. 

I'll be sending out my receipt/shopping list details in my email newsletter. Which you can sign up to here.  I promise that one week I'll get a recipe out. I'm so busy with projects right now but it will happen. Maybe this week. 

So I guess you want to know what we're having?

Sweet and sour pork with noodles.

Mushroom risotto

Ham, salami & mozzarella subs

Burger bolognaise

Rice Crispy Chicken with potato wedges

Toad in the hole with roast potatoes and veg. 

What are you eating this week?

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  1. Looks like a good week��

  2. It's really easy to get out of routine when everyone is home! And takeaways are so easy to reach for when you're short of time, or you're tired! We have a fish and chip shop, Chinese, and Thai takeaway, all at the end of our road!! But I usually do try and plan our meals so that we don't end up getting takeaway!! I like the sound of your week, particularly mushroom risotto and burger bolognese!! We are going to have a chicken lentil curry at some point, and salmon with sweet potato and butternut squash mash! Then I think I'll need to do a food shop!!


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