Share your mon-fri meal plans for this week(79 Posts)
Im trying to get enthusiastic about this weeks meal plans. I'm not. A month into my brandy spandy meal planning makeover I'm running out of inspiration. Care to share? I'll give you last weeks (yawn)if you give me your yours I just know yours will be more exciting than mine
Slow cooked ham for sandwiches etc
Mon Roast chicken
Tues Chicken pasta pesto
Wed Jamie's meatloaf
Thurs rach Allen's h/made sausages n apple sauce & colcannon
Fri supposed to be homemade but too tired so frozen pizza (nutritious mmm)
Not really done very well at planning this weeks so far and I'm sure you're will be more exciting than mine.
Today Roast Chicken Dinner.
Monday, just me and DH. Left over chicken in stir fry.
Tues, just me and him again. Left over chicken in tom sauce with pasta.
Weds Probably Gammon or toad-in-the-hold.
Thursday Chicken Fajitas
Friday, whichever one we didn't have on Wednesday.
Sun - Roast chicken plus trimmings and apple crumble
Mon - Sausage and mash
Tue - Spag Bol and garlic mash
Wed- Salmon Risotto
Thu - Hot chicken salad
Fri - Pizza
garlic bread not mash - that would be odd!
sausages and mash or chips
dh might make a steak pie at some point
Ruprekt salmon risotto sounds yum do you use smoked salmon in that? It's so hard not to revert back to the meals you can do in your sleep during the week isn't it?
Pork belly with chili and fennel
Chili crab risotto
Clapshot pie (slightly fancy shepherds pie)
Chicken casserole w bacon and asparagus
DH makes it and uses a packet of hot salmon flakes from waitrose. lots of peas in it too.
I know what you mean - I'm always lacking inspiration so love threads like this for ideas....mind you my plans for this week are a bit meh so I doubt anyone will be stealing these...
Today - roast chicken dinner
Mon - chicken noodle asian soup thing with left over chicken
Tues - sausage & mash
Wed - risotto
Thurs - pasta bake
Fri - prawn red Thai curry
Monday - roast chicken dinner
Tuesday - dinner out I have a work thing to go to
Wednesday - chicken risotto
Thursday - chilli and rice and garlic bread (already made in freezer except for rice)
Friday - Cottage pie (already made and in freezer)
Pork chops in orange and mustard
Chickpea, sweetcorn and chorizo garbanzo
Spiced cauliflower with butter beans
Tuna and pea fusili with chilli
that's all so far
love these thread bevause they make me think about the week rather than stumbling my way through.....
mon- broccolli & anchovy pasta
tues - prawn curry & dahl, rice & naan
wed - veg lasagne & garlic bread
thurs - thai salmon, noodles & stir fry
fri - smoked mackeral, & potato dauphinoise
sat - home made pizza
Mon - pasta and meatballs
Tues - sea bream fillets in sherry w/rice
Weds - out, hurray
Thurs - dhal of some description
Fri - brown rice risotto with leftover chicken from freezer, and bacon
Sat - maybe pork belly, mabe squid (both in freezer)...
Mon - bit of a mix, chicken breasts with romesco sauce, masala spiced potato wedges, corn on the cob, salad.
Tues - Lamb and aubergine kebabs (from Allegra MCready's turkish programme) with flatbreads and salad
Wed - white fish with spicy tomato and chorizo sauce, spinach and roasted baby potatoes
Thurs - sausage pasta bake (tomato based one) from skinnytaste.com as ds has swimming so have to eat quickly and I can make in advance.
Fri - turkish chicken stew from Allegra's turkish programme and probably rice as dh doesn't like couscous.
For sunday lunch today we had brisket, yorkshire puddings, roasted cauliflower with parmesan, roasted carrots with thyme, sauteed onions (red and white) with rosemary and garlic, red wine gravy. Pudding was chocolate brownies with salted caramel layer.
OOh chOcolateshoes - mackerel and dauphinoise def going on list for next week!
Mon-sausage cider casserole
Thurs-veg pasta bake
Sat-not sure yet, may be a takeaway.
Tonight being lazy as have a cold so it's a chinese take away for all of us.
Tomorrow: probably enchiladas
Tuesday: probably sausages and mash
Wednesday: Mac and Cheese
Thursday: chicken wrapped in parma ham, spicy mexican rice and corn on the cob
Friday: maybe beef and potato pie (homemade, can't stand ready made pies)
Love these threads
Tonight: lamb roast
Mon: left overs made into shepherds pie
Tues: Singapore vermicilli noodles
Weds: quorn sausage and spicy bean casserole with rice and cabbage
Thurs: fish pie and veg
Will also make lentil soup and use left overs for lunches.
Turkey lasagne spud jackets
Hunger buster sausage pasta
Creamy chicken gratin
Super Sticky chicken with winter coleslaw
Cheats puff pastry pizzas
Baked sweet potatoes with tangy beans
Italian soup and bread
All ideas from Ideal Home magazine. They have amazing recipes.
Sunday - Hairy Bikers beef and ale stew
monday - Pea, bacon and onion pasta
Tuesday - Homemade stew (made with leftover sunday dinner)
Wednesday - Chicken stir fry
Thursday - Sausage & Mash/Curry
Friday - Pizza
Today - veggie chilli and rice\salad
Monday - veggie bolognaise, garlic bread (no bread for me), salad
Tuesday - maybe veggie sausage casserole and baked potatoes or maybe veggie toad in the hole with savoy cabbage and roasted vege
Weds - erm, that's as far as I've got!
Any ideas for yummy veggie dishes which dp can cook and which don't use mushrooms, aubergines, courgettes or tinned tomatoes? Am SO bored of everything we eat and dp needs to extend his repertoire!
Chicken plate pie with new pots and broad beans
Cheese omelettes with salad
Spaghetti with tuna, capers and olives
Broccoli and Stilton soup
Mon - spag bol in tom and carrot sauce (cook extra mince)
Tues - crispy fish (value white fish with half an egg splatted all over it with lastweek's knackered bread crumbed on top), baked spuds, toms and mushrooms in oven, peas
Wed - Pizza, dough from bread maker, tom puree, ham, sweetcorn, cheese
Thurs - turkey breast and bacon (left overs), lasagne with cheese sauce from last week, pasta and greens
Fri - cooked mince, beans in wraps
Sat - left over spag bol
Sun - Sausage sunday dinner
I usually try to eat veggy and few times but spag bol uses very little mince so lasts 3 lots...
Enjoyed seeing your ideas!
Today- Beef casserole.
Tomorrow- leftovers for lunch. Party tea (sausages, sandwiches, sausage roll, dips etc) as is dds birthday.
Tues - Chicken, sweetcorn and mushroom with pasta.
Wed - Sweet and sour with rice.
Thurs - Pasta and pesto
Fri - Chips from the chippie if the week has been a good one.
Today - Pork meatballs, roasted veg sauce and spaghetti
Mon - Tuna and sweetcorn jacket potatoes and salad
Tues - Slow cooked chicken casserole (Brownies night)
Wed - Oriental baked fish with peppers and vegetable rice
Thurs - Pitta bread pizzas and salad
Fri - My night off!!
Sat - Roast gammon, roast potatoes and veg
Sun - Either spag bol or chilli con carne (depending on what's left!)
Sorry, just saw you wanted Mon-Fri
Mon- Sri Lankan chicken curry with net bread.
Weds- Falafels in wraps with sauces/salads.
Thurs- Nigella's green pasta with blue cheese.
Fri- Peruvian chicken, from the Hairy Bikers.
Mine so boring too!
Mon- chicken risottos (left over chicken from suns roast)
Tues- Halloumi veg bake
Weds- dh cooking as its my bday
Thurs- jacket pots with either tuna or beans and cheese
Fri- veg biryani
Just bough Hugh FW new veg book as trying to eat less meat, the veg biryani comes from there and is really delicious, and uses mainly store cupboard things.
Ooh some nice ideas vickles your recipes sound really different (in a good way! ) I should really cook a veggie meal at least once in the week. I've had no-one except a two year old watching me eat today so I've indulged in fish fingers beans mash and sweet corn mmm. Guilty pleasures.
PIL made us roast chicken today and the rest of the week in no particular order:
Slow cooker Persian chicken and rice and broccoli
Homemade pepperoni pizza and salad
Slow cooker beef and ale stew with mash and peas
Jacket potatoes with beans and cheese and sausages
Butternut squash curry and rice and naan
Pasta bake (made by DD(8) and her friend so god knows what it will be like) with tuna somewhere in it. Maybe.
Managed to do shopping for £53 for the five of us this week so am interested to see how it all pans out!
Mon - Fish, homemade wedges, peas
Tues - scrambled eggs & cheesy toast
Weds - Bolognaise (jarred sauce - sue me)
Thurs - Faijitas
Fri - sausages, mash & beans
This is a bit disjointed to be honest as one or the other of the adults is out each night this week. Normally given the season we'd have at least one casserole over two (non consecutive) nights, and also two vegetarian dishes.
First week back at work after being on mat leave for 12 months so have actually meal planned for first time in my life!
Had Roast Chicken today
Monday - chicken, leek and mushroom pie
Tuesday - meatballs (shop bought) and spaghetti with homemade tomato sauce from freezer
Then in no order as all in freezer:
Vietnamese pork and aubergine hotpot
Thai chicken curry (shop bought paste)
Changed the menu at the last minute as one of my dcs has to have "softer foods" this week so lunch and supper for week is....
Mon - fish pie/spaghetti with courgette, peas etc in cheese sauce
Tues - cottage pie/macaroni
Wed - Chinese fried rice with veg spring rolls/ spinach lasagne
Thurs - risotto with minced beef/vegetable tagliatelle
Fri - Salmon in teriyaki sauce with rice/ veg goulash with mash potatoes
Love the really diverse menus!
Monday- tomato, lentil and aubergine soup, slow cooked.
Tuesday- beef in red wine casserole, with champ.
Wednesday- mezze- pork and chorizo stew, patatas bravas, dressed lentils and flatbreads.
Thursday- leftover stew and flatbreads
Friday- pizza if there's dough left, or perhaps a sausage and bean casserole.
Saturday- husband will make dhal, eaten with saag aloo and maybe rice
Sunday- lasagne and salad. Yum.
What's this Persian chicken people have mentioned? I love a new way to eat chicken!
Monday - Sausage and bean casserole with Jacket Potato
Tuesday - Chicken and chorizo paella
Wednesday - fishfingers and chips
Thursday - Pasta bake
Friday - not sure yet but maybe pizza.
Pesto, olive and mushroom puff tart with fried gnocchi + salad
Quorn, pea and broccoli Pilau
Sausage and bean casserole with baked potatoes
Chilli + rice
Sundried tomato and courgette risotto
Monday - Spicy meatballs & rice
Tuesday - Shepherds Pie (made either leftovers from Sundays roast lamb.
Wednesday - Murguez sausages with salad, wedges, pitta and tzatziki
Thursday - Nutty Chicken
Friday - Fish Goujons, chips and peas.
Going to nick some of the ideas above for next week
armadillo are your Brownies the ones from Delicious magazine? I'm making them today.
This is my first week of meal planning & I'm really hoping it works. I get home about 6.30pm and have to cook really quickly for DD1 who is in reception. DD2 has already had her dinner at childminders but is wanting some Mummy time, or course which slows me down. I am aiming to make dinner suitable for DD1 & me & DP (miracle), with enough for DD2's lunch the next day.
I brought Jamie Olivers new book (15 minute meals -I KNOW) and am hoping for some inspiration. Meal list is on fridge & shopping list in my bag for this evening.
Monday - Pasta Bake & Salad
Tuesday - Jamie Oliver's Ricotta Fritters & salad
Wednesday - Fish Fingers, Beans Salad (DP's night to collect DC & cook)
Thursday - Kofte & couscous (Jamie Oliver)
Friday - Sticky Squid balls (Another Jamie Oliver)
Saturday - it's my birthday so we'll eat out
Sunday - MIL cooks for us bless her.
Monday - Monkfish wrapped in bacon with broccoli, cauliflower and new potatoes.
Tuesday - Cauliflower cheese (with left over Cauliflower from Monday) with peas and sausages
Wed - Pasta bake with Garlic Bread and Salad
Thursday - Prawn Risotto
Friday - Soup from the freezer and lots of crusty bread
Sat - Roast Chicken, mash, cabbage, carrots and gravy.
Sunday - Chicken pasta with Salad.
Some lovely sounding meals here! We are going on holiday at the weekend so having a bit of a 'use up' week...
Mon-Turkey chilli, rice, tortilla chips, cheese & sour cream
Tues-Beef burgers, salad, chips & onion rings
Wed-Pasta with tuna, capers & olives
Thurs-Lamb curry, rice and peshwari naan
Fri-Possibly eat out at local pub to start our holidays!
EnglishGirlApproximately yes they are. Let me know how your's turn out. Dh thought they were the most delicious thing ever. The caramel layer did not stay seperate but sunk into the brownie mix but it worked well as you still got the taste/texture difference but at random bits during the brownie.
The brownie part was one of the best I've had as well (and I used to make them a lot).
Monday - Chicken korma made with low fat Greek yogurt (healthier than cream and use olive oil). Great with rice or mopped up with bread or naan
Tuesday - Fish Biryani (salmon or cod, frozem or fish), everyone loves this.
Wednesday - Stuffed Pasta Shells, the really big shells stuffed with veggies, pour over pasta sauce and low fat cheese and bake.
Thursday - Pizza night - Homemade pizza on wholemeal naan bread
Friday - Shepherds Pie or meatballs with spice mash potato
Saturday - kids favourite, baked chicken nuggets and homemade masala potato wedges
Sunday - Family treay, lamb biryani OR if knackered, then eat out!
I get most of my inspiration for simple healthy food from :
www.healthyindianrecipes.co.uk or Anjam Anand on BBC Good food
I don't meal plan to this extent - hats off to all of you who have your entire week planned.
I don't tend to waste food, either, though - and often base meals around what veg is left in the fridge etc.
Yesterday we had leftover Irish Stew. Today we are having roast chicken. Tomorrow, leftover roast chicken. Next day, probably nothing as I'm working in the evening and I just don't tend to think that far ahead!
Sat - Bouillabaisse, French bread
Sun - meatloaf, mash, veg
Mon - lamb curry
Tues - turkey meatballs and pasta
Weds - pizza (dh away)
Thurs - fish pie
Fri - chilli
Today- am busy and wanted something quick so breaded chicken breasts and chips and salad and strawberry sorbet for pudding
Tuesday- seafood spaghetti, salad
Wednesday- lamb chops, mash, green beans
Thursday- chicken legs, either roasted with thyme and garlic etc or in casserole with mushrooms, bacon, garlic, thyme
Friday- homemade pizza, salad
Saturday-pierogi: Polish dumplings with meat or sauerkraut and mushrooms (haven't decided yet) and white cabbage, carrot and onion salad
Sunday- slow roasted lamb with all the trimmings
Oooh,MrsJohnDeere, bouillabaisse, I've got to do that, am always planning to but then forget. With aioli croutons, yum.
Using some recipes from the new Hairy Bikers book again this week.
Mon - sweet and sour chicken (prawn for me)
Tues - chilli salad bowl
Wed - bolognaise for DH and DD; I am eating out as at school til 9
Thur - fish stew with garlic croutons
Fri - eating out as DH and me are going out
I don't plan for weekends.
Today - Quorn burgers, wedges & salad
Tues - Sausages (veggie) & mash
Weds - Split pea dhal & rice
Thurs - Either leftovers from Weds or pasta & pesto with peas & sweetcorn
Fri - Veggie chilli & baked potatoes
Sat - Either i will cook an Indian meal for large group of friends or we'll have takeaway!
Sun - maybe Risotto?
So probably veggie all the way for us this week!
M - Chicken curry, rice, homemade flatbreads
T - Lamb mince spag bol, garlic bread, side salad
W - Diet coke chicken, rice or homemade wedges
T - Make your own pizza night
F - Turkey fajitas, mexican rice, salad
S - Chicken & broccoli pasta bake
S - Sausage & bean casserole, tiger bread to dunk
Not necessarily in order and we are on a diet (hairy biker style) so these are low cal meals
F baked feta in tomato sauce
S Chilli in chappati baskets with salad
S french onion soup and bacon sandwiches (because we went out for sunday dinner)
M Cajun Chicken Gumbo with Rice
T Mediterranean Veg with Lamb
W Somerset Stew
T Spicy Root Veg and Lentil Curry
F Sausage traybake
Wolfcub loving your menu is it all from the hairy dieters? If it is it sounds like the sort of diet food I could handle. I know I've got to lose a bit if weight but as I do all the midweek cooking as im home earlier i can't torment the whole family with a weightwatchers episode. I really don't have the time or inclination to go back to all that
at the moment life's too busy. This stuff sounds like yummy food I'd enjoy cooking - would you recommend the book ?
Lucy, all of those dishes except the chilli are from the bbcgood food website but they are all 400 cals or less so really a 500-550 cal dinner with a side dish/rice etc. The chilli is hairy bikers and their book is definitely worth getting the food is delicious, the spanish chicken bake, sweet and sour and the Jalfrezi are things that will end up on our list of family favourites. Everything we've eaten from it so far has been really tasty and, supplementing with recipes from good food that follow the same principles we both lost a stone in 4-5 weeks and are continuing to lose.
hairy bikers diet book is great. spanish chicken, sweet and sour are all family favourites now, plus fish pie which my husband raves about. nothing so far has been mediocre.
Dreaming my DH said the same. I showed him the book and asked to look (as he has to lose ordered by DR) he said there was nothing in it which he wouldn't eat.
So far everything I tried he loved.
The book club are offer hairy bikers diet for a fiver atm- I'm about buy it on the back of this thread
The book people I mean, sorry.
Monday was pasta with garlic tomato, onion and salami sauce.
Tuesday - mushroom pizza (ds1 special request)
Wednesday - stir-fry vegetables with noodles
Thursday - sausage pasta bake
Friday - jacket potatoes with cheese and onion
At the weekend we typically have a big roast or casserole on Saturday and the leftovers on Sunday.
star wars stew
liver and bacon casserole
Monday - crispy chicken with h/m egg fried rice (with peas and sweetcorn)
Tuesday - roast chicken, stuffing, frozen roast potatoes (the shame!), broccoli.
Wednesday - h/m spinach and ricotta canneloni
Thursday - beef casserole, jacket potatoes, buttery spinach
Friday - filo wrapped haddock (with h/m tomato and herb sauce) and peas.
Am anaemic after surgery a few weeks ago hence the green veg and red meat.
I really want to know what star wars stew is
Homemade meatballs and spaghetti
Lemon chicken tray bake
Chicken and ham pie by hairy bikers
found a star wars recipe here...
Star Wars Stew
4 to 5 sausages (sealed and cut into thick slices)
1 onion (diced)
400g tin baked beans
small tin corn kernels (drained and rinsed)
400g tin diced tomatoes
1 bay leaf
2 large potatoes (diced)
salt & pepper
175g diced bacon (browned) NOTE: often I don't have bacon and just leave it out, it still tastes good.
Throw it all in the slow cooker and cook on low for around 6 hours. Serve with rice. Remember to remove the bay leaf when cooked smile
Why is it a star wars stew? Am I missing something?
Mon Spag bol and garlic bread / banana
Tue Sausage and pasta in a home made tomato sauce / Melon-Pineapple
Wed Chicken pie and mash
Thurs Sausage and cheesey potatoes
Re star wars stew.. i have no idea. but, apparently there is a star wars cookbook!
Star Wars stew is making my head hurt
So, it's Wednesday....does pretending I knew what I was doing all week still count as planning?
Mon roast chicken - getting bored of that every week but dd2 eats it without fail...other dinners fail on a depressingly regular basis - toddlers have no appreciation for culinary imagination.plus it's very handy for tues
Tues chicken and ham and everything in the cupboard pie
Wed pork meatballs and pasta for dds and pork meatballs cous cous and yummy Jamie spicy chickpea sauce from the meatloaf recipe
Thurs Slow cooker beef stew
Friday fajitas and beer!!! Although obviously the dds will not be having the beer and again because they do not appreciate the good things in life they can have cheesy cheesy fish pie made last week from the freezer.
Y'know looking at that week it strikes me that even though i did blw with both of them i seem to have lost the whole they eat what we eat as they got
more noisily opinionated older. I suppose some of it is our need for a decent chilli hit on a regular basis. It might be a bit cruel (but funny to watch) otherwise
Star Wars stew sounds like it could be a winner with DS but he will eat virtually anything.
And of course pretending can count as planning.
Star wars stew recipe
herbs to taste
sausages - pack of 6 for 5, or whatever you fancy
potatoes - slice thickly and parboil
packed of plain crisps and grated cheese to top
Add onion and all tins into big casserole dish.
Chop sausages and add to dish,
Layer potatoes on top.
Cook in oven for about 1.5 hours. For last 10 mins, add crushed up packet of crisps and grated cheese to top.
Et voila!!! It's very yummy. Not sure about where the name came from!
armadillo I only got around to making the brownies today. Oh my goodness , they are amazing! So easy too!
yes they are dangerously good. Have stolen the brownie part of the recipe for dh birthday cake for tomorrow as is I think the best one I have done - am using it for the layers in his black forest gateau inspired cake.
Did your caramel stay seperate or sink in?
That sounds lovely! I was thinking how nice the brownie bit would be with sour cherries. The caramel sank but stil in a layer iyswim. I think next time I'll put most of the mix in and only save enough for a thin layer on top.
we ended up having
lentils, bacon and spinach with rice
jacket pots, beans and sweetcorn and coleslaw
thai chicken and rice
and for the life of me cannot remember tuesday !
today intends to be sausages and mash
sunday dh has promised to make steak pie
Well I'm a week late, but currently sitting here trying to work out our meal plan for next week before I go to the supermarket so this thread has really useful for inspiration!
I've finally arrived at:
Today: Shepherds pie
Sunday: Roasted herby chicken legs + roasted carrots and potatoes
Monday: Pork chops + Chinese green beans (Gok recipe)
Tuesday: Toulouse sausage + butter bean casserole
Wednesday: Chicken korma + rice or maybe flatbreads if I'm feeling experimental
Thursday: Tuna, red onion and sweetcorn salad + french bread
Friday: meal out
Some meals I've seen on this thread that I want to try in the future but need recipes for: colcannon, sausage cider casserole, veg biryani, spicy root veg and lentil curry, lemon chicken tray bake, lentil bacon spinach with rice...if anyone can point me towards decent recipes for those I'd be very grateful!
Planning for this week.......
mon: fish pie
tues: tagine & couscous
wed; veggi curry
thurs; smoked salmon gnocci bake
fri; broccoli & anchovy pasta
this week it's
mon: supermarket special as I will be doing the supermarket shop and won't really have time to cook too
tues: Hairy B's cod or haddock wrapped in parma ham served with courgettes, peppers and red onion
wed: Hairy B's stuffed peppers
thurs:Hairy B's meatballs with pasta
fri: I'm out with the girls so it'll be curry
sat: Hairy B's spanish style chicken traybake
sun: fragrant lamb flatbreads
Roast lamb, roast potatoes, roast parsnips, carrots, broccoli/jam rolypoly and custard <burp>
Spinach tortellini, garlic bread, salad/rice pudding
Shepherds pie made with leftover lamb and gravy, carrots and peas/Yoghurt and fruit
Pasta and tomato sauce/tinned fruit and custard
Boiling bacon, mash, onion sauce, carrots, corn on the cob/yoghurt and fruit
Breaded cod fillets and oven chips and beans/yoghurt and fruit
Bacon and onion quiche, steamed potatoes, peas, baked tomatoes/treacle tart and icecream
I am experimenting with filling up on 'proper' puddings. Shopping was £66 this week but bought about £8 worth of unnecessary treats.... and a 12 pack of loo roll.
Should add that my dad bought us the lamb as a present so the shopping bill is artificially low.
Sun: Macaroni cheese with leeks
Monday: Shallot tart
Wednesday: Fish finger sandwiches
Thursday: Yorkshires and veg with swede mash
Friday: Oxtail and parsnip mash
Sunday: Left over lasagne
Tuesday: Black bean and butternut squash burritos
Wednesday: Left over spag bol
Thursday: WE CAN AFFORD A SHOP! Probably toad in the hole
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