This week's meal plans?

(43 Posts)
WickWackThurso Sun 03-Feb-13 13:46:46

I started yesterday:

Sat: Roast chicken, jack pots, cauliflower & white sauce
Sun: Modified Jamie's 30 min chicken pie (leftovers), with berry crumble & custard
Mon: Lemon/ginger chicken (scrapings of leftovers!) stir-fry with noodles
Tues: Slow cooker beef in ale with home made bread
Weds: Jacket pots and fillings
Thurs: HM soup - carrot, celery, peppers, lentil & HM bread
Fri: fish pie

JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 03-Feb-13 14:31:14

Sounds yum. I haven't even thought about mine.

WickWackThurso Sun 03-Feb-13 14:35:40

I'm on a savings drive - so am meal planning quite strictly and using what I've got iyswim!

Today- veg filo pie

Monday-mushroom risotto

Tuesday- red lentil and chickpea soup

Wednesday- peppers stuffed with veg and mozzarella

Thursday- chirizo and pork belly stew

Friday- bean chilli/hm refried bean s.

Saturday- chicken casserole from freezer

Sunday- maybe fish pie, maybe moussaka.

Although the meals never land on the planned day and if past is anything to go by, one meal will be ditched in favour of beans on toastgrin

Yesterday - macaroni cheese with camembert in, with salad - it was gorgeous!

Today - veggie haggis (which we didn't get around to eating last week), mashed potato and swede, roasted balsamic red onions, carrots, cabbage, gravy

Tomorrow - veggie chilli which is cooking in the slow cooker now

Tuesday - jacket potatoes, salad, veggie sausage rolls, coleslaw

Weds - pizza and salad for the dds; dp and I going out so no idea yet!

Thursday - probably pasta Arabiatta

Friday - chickpea curry or dhal and rice/salads

Saturday - Spanish omelette maybe?

Sunday - veggie shepherd's pie

Grockle Sun 03-Feb-13 16:28:54

Oooo, macaroni cheese with camembert? Yum!

I've done a monthly plan which includes:

Fish & Chips (treat)
Baked spuds
Grilled cheese & tomato soup
Veg Risotto
Veg Kiev & Chips
Meatballs & chips
Soup & crusty bread
Boiled eggs
Pasta & sauce
Pitta pockets with cheese/ tuna & salad
Veg Spag bol
Toad in the Hole
Mexican lasagne
Tuna pata Bake
Roast something

WickWackThurso Sun 03-Feb-13 16:34:40

pregnant would you mind sharing/linking to recipes for the first 3 on your list?

grockle (are you in the sw?!) what do you do to make veg risotto, veg kiev & mexican lasagne?

TheSecondComing Sun 03-Feb-13 16:38:36

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TheArmadillo Sun 03-Feb-13 16:39:43

Very quick meals this week as dh ill/I'm busy. Basically salad followed by salad (will try to vary the sort of salad) as we all like it.

Mon = chicken, leftover stuffing, baked mushrooms, rocket & parmesan salad and baguette.

Tues = american style burgers with gerkins/mustard, corn on the cob and salad on the side (kids will have veg sticks and I'll have rocket & parmesan and any leftover mushrooms).

Wed = pork chops, garlic bread and pineapple & sweetcorn salsa (with red onion and chilli)

Thur = takeaway as no one will get home before 6pm and the kids are young and won't be able to wait for food.

Fri = chorizo, red onion, and harissa tart with, guess what! salad again

Lunch for me this week is tuna salad. Salad is the one thing I don't really get bored of as there are so many varieties.

atthewelles Sun 03-Feb-13 16:43:25

Today: Roast chicken, stuffing, mashed potato, gravy and peas
Tomorrow: Chicken salad (from leftovers) with chips and chutney
Tues: Last of the chicken cooked with mushrooms, onions and sundried tomatoes in a bit of cream with pasta and parmesan
Wed: Rest of the mushrooms in a mushroom risotto with remainder of salad
Thurs: CookedJacket potatoes with insides scopped out and filled with tuna, cheese, spring onions and mayo and baked in oven
Fri: Remainder of tuna with remainder of cream from Tues and some capers, lemon juice and spring onions (from yest) with pasta
Sat: Homemade pizza and garlic bread

TempusFuckit Sun 03-Feb-13 18:12:10

Macaroni cheese (may try some Camembert in it now!)
Spinach and cheese casserole
Freezer belly pork and bean casserole
Pulled pork with baked beans, jackets and coleslaw

MrsPnut Sun 03-Feb-13 18:51:11

Today - Pie, mash, cauliflower Cheese and carrots
Tomorrow - Cottage pie using leftover mash and carrots
Tuesday - nuggets, chips and beans
Wed - Jacket potatoes with chilli and creme fraiche
Thurs - Spaghetti and meatballs
Fri - risotto with whatever looks like it needs using
Sat - burgers with onion rings

Camembert is the way forward!

I've also read about using a baked camembert as a pasta sauce, so that's on my to-do list now as well. I think the dds would like it with some broccoli and dp and I could try it with spinach, maybe?

Grockle Sun 03-Feb-13 18:55:09

Yes, I am WickWack smile

Veg Kiev are frozen blush - they were on offer when I was desperate but I really don't fancy them & keep putting off eating them!

Veg risotto - gently sautee on chopped onion. Add rice til glossy & transparent. Add other veg (diced peppers, mushrooms, celery etc) then add enough stock to cover it. Keep topping up stock til the rice is cooked. Should be stodgy & creamy. Sorry for lack of quantities.

Mex lasagna - You will need veg chilli, tin of refried beans, tortillas (or sheets of lasanga), plain yoghurt or sour cream, cheese
Make like normal lasagna layering chilli, tortilla, refeid beans then sour cream/ yogurt til you get to the top, sprinkle with cheese & bake on 180 for 20 - 30 mins.

OnceUponAThyme Sun 03-Feb-13 19:15:09

Mon - tuna pasta bake with veg
tues - baked pots with beans, cheese and corned beef
wed - pasta bolognese and garlic bread
thurs - pizza with salad
fri - fish pie, veg and bread and butter
sat - frittata
sun - chicken korma with rice and naan

Wick wac- Courgette filo pie was from Hugh fearnly a Veg book, mix 3grated Courgette with 75g rice, half diced red onion, grated cheese 75g, two eggs,handful of parsley and dill, layer filo pastry sheets in baking tray, brushing with butter, put filing in, wrap and bake at 190 for forty mins.

My risotto is as the veg one above, but I use chopped button, chestnut and porcini mushrooms, and I add the water from rehydrating the porcini a to the stock to make it more mushroomy. About 300g of arborio rice to 1ltr if stock.

The red lentil soup is on bbcgoodfood website, can't link as on phone, but when I google red lentil and chickpea soup it comes upsmile

chocolateshoes Sun 03-Feb-13 19:27:19

the plan so far is...............

mon - prawn curry & dahl, rice & naan
tues - veggie lasagne
wed - nut roast, sweet potato, cauli cheese
thurs - smoked salmon & gnocci bake
fri - veggie chilli, tortillas, guacamole
sat - homemade pizza
sun - not sure yet - maybe pasta puttanesca

MilkRunningOutAgain Sun 03-Feb-13 19:56:25

This thread has just made me plan the following, now I need to shop..

Monday: going to a friend's, she nearly always does sausages or lasagne
Tuesday: roasted minty lamb on couscous, salad
Wednesday: omelette with chorizo, chicken, more salad, garlic bread
Thursday: macaroni cheese, broccoli, peas
Friday: some sort of curry and rice and dhal, tomato salad. I'd like to try a fish curry, never made one before, but if not adventurous will do my usual chicken curry
Saturday: fishcakes, veggies
Sunday: turkey and ham pie (turkey and ham is sitting in the freezer, remains of Christmas roasts) with gravy, veggies and roast potatoes.

And I'll make an apple and mincemeat tart to use up the mincemeat too, and keep the kids happy, and me.

Cat98 Sun 03-Feb-13 19:56:54

Mon - Chicken curry and brown rice
Tue - spag Bol with wholewheat spaghetti (will make triple of the bolognese and freeze some portions)
Wed - salmon, noodles, stir fried veg and soy sauce
Thurs - sausage, mash and beans
Fri - Leftover freezer party food (mini pies, chinesey bites etc) from a gathering we had last week! Ds will probably have a lasagne also from freezer.
Sat - pub meal (we go out to the local for tea once a fortnight!)
Sun - toad in the hole with green veg and onion gravy

HearMyRoar Sun 03-Feb-13 20:36:22

Monday - chicken and left over bits quiche ( just finished cooking)

Tues - carrot and lentil soup

Wed - mince with lentils and beans, with roast potatoes

Thurs - going out for anniversary curry! Yay grin

Fri - spaghetti bolognase (using mince from wed)

Sat - lasagna (last of the mince)

Sunday - something involving sausages

Today: roast chicken, boulangere pots, roast veg
Mon: chicken and butternut squash risotto (leftovers)
Tue: chicken and sweetcorn soup with prawn crackers (more leftovers)
Wed: toad in the hole with veg
Thurs: macaroni cheese
Fri: beef burritos
Sat: roast onion tart/quiche affair

*Wed-sat meals may appear in any order

KatherineKrupnik Sun 03-Feb-13 21:19:04

I do my veg risotto in the oven - bloody genius. Cook veg for a bit, add 300g rice & stir around for a minute or two, then 700ml stock - lid on & put it in the oven for 20mins at 180.

I'm a meal down already this week - had planned to use beef leftovers for tomorrow's cottage pie but had friends come round so we ate it all up instead.

Mon - squid putanesca (slow cooker, it's yum)
Tues - mutton, pearl barley & veg stew
Weds - butternut squash & fennel lasage (HFW, also yum)
Thurs - savoury veg crumble
Fri - dp & I are out, the kids will have something like eggs on toast.
Sat - something meaty because DP will cook
Sun - roast again!

Catrin Sun 03-Feb-13 22:07:28

Today - roast without the meat - dd and I both not fussed about meat. And we had 2 YPs each to replace it...
Mon - salmon with new pots and broccoli
Tues - freezer roulette
Wed - late home night, something on toast with pudding
Thurs - pasta ( probably pesto for dd, stilton and walnut for me)
Fri - dahl and rice

For my lunches, have soup in freezer done for week, just need to remember to take out each day. Choice of butternut, cauliflower or leek and potato

Chock- gnocchi recipe- can you share, sounds greatgrin

MrsHoarder Sun 03-Feb-13 23:36:29

Sat: macaroni and cauliflower cheese
Sun: Roast beef
Mon: Cottage pie (from roast beef leftovers)
Tue: Pork risotto
Wed: Lamb hotpot & gu dessert (wedding anniversary)
Thurs: reheat from freezer
Fri: quick pasta

gingerpinz Mon 04-Feb-13 11:37:37

KatherineKrupnik Do you have a recipe for the squid puttanesca? Sounds good!

IceBergJam Mon 04-Feb-13 11:59:31

Can I ask how you make a roast chicken last for 3 days?? What size is it and how big is your family? We get a medium chicken (4-6) and its barely enough for one meal.

Sunday - Roast
Monday - Shephards pie (mince, mushrooms, courgette, carrot, pepper) with swede and potato topping
Tuesday - Paneer and spinach curry with rice
Wednesday - Prawn, chilli and tomato with linguine
Thursday - Trout with roasted veg and new potoates
Friday - Spagetti bol with the mince from Monday
Saturday - Roast chicken and salad
Sunday - Chicken noddle soup (with leftovers because teens at their mums!)

BiddyPop Mon 04-Feb-13 13:15:54

Sun: Chicken and mushrooms in white wine and cream sauce, with rice
Mon: Lamb meatballs with pasta, tomato sauce and mediterranean veg
Tues: Batter fish and oven chips for littlies; scallop, chorizo and cherry tomato pasta for DH and I (our anniversary)
Wed: Vegetarian (AP cooks)
Thurs: Chicken fajitas

I'll worry about the rest of the week when I get to it....

BiddyPop Mon 04-Feb-13 13:22:22

As for chicken, we get a large one (1.8-2kg) and it does:
Roast dinner for 2 hungry adults (and DD takes a small bit)
Sambos for at least 2 days for DH
Curry for another night for 3 of us (with extra veg thrown in)
Soup (use the carcass to make stock and throw in leftover veg from roast) - enough for 3-4 people
Usually have enough to make a risotto (uses stock as well) for a 3rd night
And I'd often have more left than I can use so fast, and put a bag in freezer to make:
Chicken and mushroom pie
Chicken and mushrooms in white wine/cream sauce (from scratch or tin cambpells soup)
Chicken in tomato sauce with extra veg on pasta
Chicken and cheese toasties
Throw handful into an omlette with some tomato

KatherineKrupnik Mon 04-Feb-13 13:42:45


it's from Hamlyn's Ultimate Slow Cooker book which is a good 'un IMO.

500g squid tubes & tentacles
1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
400g can chopped tomatoes
150ml fish stock
4 tsp capers, drained
50g black olives
2-3 sprigs of thyme
1 tsp fennel seeds, roughly crushed
1 tsp caster sugar
salt & pepper
linguine to serve

Thickly slice the squid.
Fry onion, garlic & add the tomatoes, stock, capers, olives, thyme, fennel seeds, sugar, salt & pepper and bring to the boil.
Transfer to the slow cooker & add the sliced squid.
Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours

Serve tossed with cooked linguine.

serves 4, prep time 25 mins, cooking temperate low

Lickitysplit Mon 04-Feb-13 14:08:35

Sunday - we had sausage & bean casserole (Hairy Bikers Recipe)
Monday - pork fillet stroganoff (cheaper than beef)
Tues - not sure, maybe pizza
Wednesday - Beef stew
Thursday - Turkey meatballs and pasta
Friday - Fish-fingers for the kiddies, lamb curry for the adults (they don't like spice)
Now that I have written it down, all sounds a bit crap!

I don't get a particularly big chicken. Usually under 1.5kg. We just have small portions of roast chicken with loads of veg/any other trimmings. Then we use the rest up for 2 other meals (neither of which require large portions of meat for anyone). There are usually leftovers from all the meals for DH to have for lunch the next day. There are 4 of us: me, DH, DS1 (12) and DS2 (3). The kids do not eat like birds; in fact, how much DS1 eats is a standing joke amongst his friends.

Harrysmummysarah1 Mon 04-Feb-13 20:10:08

Yesterday - roast chicken with roast pots for me and dh and dd1, dd2 mash ,stuffing and veggies.
Today- left over chicken used as a soup with lots of veggies plus bread rolls and butter
Tuesday- home made pizzas (dds especially like making these) with bits and pieces such as coleslaw or pickles .. What ever is in the house.
Wednesday- lamb chops with roast pots and mash and veggies.
Thursday- leek and potato soup with bread rolls.
Friday- ham, eggs, beans and chips.
Saturday- chicken fagitas /wraps. Chicken with peppers, tomatoes, onions, salsa , sour cream. All laid out on table make own wraps.
Sunday- homemade sausage and onion pie and veg. Homemade apple crumble and ice cream /custard for afters.

Can't believe that's all planned out!

WickWackThurso Mon 04-Feb-13 21:36:57

Thanks for sharing recipes! I was wondering about the kievs grockle but frozen explains it!

Re: the chicken IceBerg, I just buy the £4.99 Aldi one and generally use one breast/legs for the roast and then strip the rest for the other meals. There's only me and DH and 2 littlies (3 and 1.5). I bulk out meals with root veg mash, veggies etc.

The chicken pie I made with some of the left overs was rammed with leeks, courgettes, mushrooms and sweetcorn as well as the chicken, so not too much meat needed.

There was still plenty to go in the stir-fry and then I've got some mixed with mayo in my sandwiches.

gingerpinz Tue 05-Feb-13 11:03:30

Ooh, that sounds delicious (and very easy!) KK, thanks! Will definitely be making that soon!

upinthehills Tue 05-Feb-13 11:09:00

Not done mine yet, but as some of us are in for lunch, I have started making big pots of soup a couple of times a week as well - something very filling that counts with lunch with bread. Is fab to have in the fridge and we are eating much better because of it. Normally lentil or the like, but today it is minestrone as savoy cabbages were only 39p in Aldi!

whyno Tue 05-Feb-13 18:12:16

Broccoli pasta
Macaroni cheese
Baked potatoes with beans and cheese
Tomato and bacon pasta
Steak and chips
Cod and red pepper parcels with couscous

(But now I want toad in the hole!)

chocolateshoes Sun 10-Feb-13 16:48:42

Pregnant Pause!!!! Sorry I only just saw your request for recipe for salmon gnocci bake - not so much a recipe but,

cook gnocci as per instructions - usually 3mins
put in casserole dish with: couple of tablespoons of chopped dun dried toms
strips of smoked salmon
handful of frozen peans
2 tablespoons creme fraiche
dried mixed herbs - 1 teaspoon
mix all together
grate some cheddar on the top
stick in oven for 20 mins or so 180 ish.

TheYamiOfYawn Sun 10-Feb-13 17:21:02

Monday: pasta with meatballs, salad.
Tuesday: Pancakes with Bolognese and Bechtel sauce, salad, more pancakes.
Wednesday: pizza
Thursday: steak, chips, nice veg depending on what looks good, salad.
Friday: Salmon& stir-fried veg.
Saturday: baked potatoes
Sunday: roast chicken.

Crunchymunchyhoneycakes Sun 10-Feb-13 20:21:39

We shop on a Thursday so our week runs that way IYSWIM?

So we have had - Thursday - fresh tagliatelle with salmon and broccoli and some mascarpone that was "ooopsed" in asda - asda do single lightly smoked fillets which you can micro which is plenty for pasta for 2-3
Friday - chilli made n the slow cooker - large pack of mince but then padded out with 3 tins of beans - mixed, pinto and black beans from the international section - enough for me, dh, 5yods and 8month old ds plus two portions to freeze.
Saturday - slow cooker chicken, home made yorkshires
Today- risotto
Monday - slow cooker spicy chicken to have as fajitas
Tuesday - sausages and green lentils
Wednesday - not sure, is just me, dh and smaller boy - steak pies from the freezer maybe...

I just started meal planning and I'm gradually getting my shopping bill down I still tend to overspend though.

atthewelles Mon 11-Feb-13 14:04:07

Sunday had Chicken stroganoff leftovers from freezer with left over mash and spinach.
Made a big batch of turkey bolognaise last night so that's tonight and tomorrow's dinner.
Wed is omelettes and chips using mushrooms left over from making bolognaise (and is Ash Wednesday so can't have meat)
Bought some good quality canned Tuna in the deli so will use that on Thurs and Fri (maybe in a pasta dish or will make Tuna Melt jacket potatoes with salad)

DewDr0p Mon 11-Feb-13 14:16:53

Sun - pea and pancetta risotto
Mon - spicy sausage pasta
Tue - tomato and fennel soup
Wed - beans on toast for dcs (post swimming); pasta carbonara & salad for us
Thu - something Thai (have ginger & lemongrass to use up)
Fri - curry
Sat - out for a friend's birthday
Sun - don't know yet!

LeaveTheBastid Mon 11-Feb-13 14:35:35

Monday - chicken roast
Tuesday - chicken fajitas with leftover chicken, salad (may change to chicken risotto)
Wednesday - sausage linguine
Thursday - chicken burgers, homemade spicy wedges, salad
Friday - Spanish omelette,
Saturday - beef curry and rice, homemade naans
Sunday - out for lunch

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