Meal plans for this week-GO! <lacking ideas for midweek!>

(117 Posts)
TheSecondComing Sun 10-Mar-13 14:35:39

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ByTheWay1 Sun 10-Mar-13 14:44:07

S - roast chicken, all trimmings
M - Salmon and leeks with pasta - Philadelphia cheese stirred through to make a "sauce" with green beans and peas
T - cottage pie with broccoli and carrots
W - spicy turkey with beans and rice including sweetcorn and peas
Th - chicken in gravy in a big Yorkshire pud with any leftover veg and a couple of new potatoes chopped in.
F - fish and potato wedges with baked beans
Sa - eat out
Su - roast pork, all trimmings

S-lasagne+garlic bread
M-sausage pasta
T-sausage with mash, gravy and sweetcorn
W-spiced carrot+lentil soup with homemade crusty bread
Th-waffles, egg+beans
F-chorizo+lentil stew
S-chicken curry
S-slow cooked gammon with mash

Iggly Sun 10-Mar-13 14:52:50

Today - roast port
Monday - rest of spag Bol from Saturday
Tues - jacket tats with tuna etc
Weds - slow cooker beef
Thursday - Chicken and chorizo pasta
Friday - fish fingers and chips
Saturday - chicken thigh ciabatta with avocado and bacon

Iggly Sun 10-Mar-13 14:53:16

*pork not port I wish

idshagphilspencer Sun 10-Mar-13 14:54:28

Roast lamb dinner
Chickpea and sweet pot curry
Chilli (meat)
Vegi spag bol
Chicken pie and veg
Pizza (frozen) for dc's fish and chips for dh and me

Here's mine for the week

S Roast beef yorks etc
M leftover (kids eat at childminder but DD has leftover in her food flask packed lunch)
T smoked salmon Philly pasta & frozen peas
W cottage pie using left over Sunday beef minced in food processor
T tinned red salmon fish cakes using cold left over mash potato from wed
F homemade meatballs and spaghetti
S ham (from giant gammon I already slow cooked, portioned and froze) egg chips

willoughboobs Sun 10-Mar-13 15:00:46

M: pasta bake
T: fish & chips
W: eat out
T: paprika chicken salad
F: tacos and rice
S: belly pork
S: beef stew & dumplings

Jayne266 Sun 10-Mar-13 15:01:32

Today- roast turkey and veg
Mon- gammon and left over veg omelette
Tue- gammon salad
Wed- spinach and ricotta pasta with garlic bread
Thur- Moroccan chicken thighs and cous cous
Fri- chicken parmigiana (new recipe) with gnocchi
Sat- shopping

AngelaMartinLipton Sun 10-Mar-13 15:12:43

Today: Sausage, mash veg and gravy for us and beans for DS. I am using us loads of veegies and have taken the snags of the freezer.
M:Homemade soup - we had the rest for lunch today
T: Chili - from freezer
W:Chicken curry
T:chicken cacciatore and gnocchi (thanks to Janye for the idea)
F: Going out for cocktails and Italian tapas
S: homemade pizza
S: Homemade doner kebab with salad and pita - from freezer

notapizzaeater Sun 10-Mar-13 15:13:57

Today - home made beef stew
Mon - leftover stew and mash
Tues - pasta and sauce
Wed - home made pork and sesame meatballs and vegetable rice
Thursday - roast chick and trimmings
Friday - chicken salad (using leftovers) with home made coleslaw and potato salad
Sat - full English, home made chicken soup (from leftovers and the bones)

Today - roast potatoes, lots of vege, either a Waitrose pie or nut cutlets depending on if veggie or not (lazy day)

Monday - macaroni cheese with camembert, plus salad

Tuesday - veggie Shepherd's pie

Weds - dp feeding the dds (probably spag bol) and I'll eat later (probably mushrooms and salad of some sort)

Thurs - probably chilli or pasta arabiatta

Beyond that, no idea.

chocolateshoes Sun 10-Mar-13 15:27:41

I'm also struggling for ideas this week, plus it is one of those weeks from hell with no time. Argggghhh:

S: went out for Mother's Day lunch so just salads, homemade houmous etc later
M: spinach & pine nut pasta
T: jackets with tuna, salad etc
W: veggie chilli, tortilla wraps, rice, guacamole
T: I'm home late (parents eve) so DH will have to think of something - there's a veggie lasagne in the freezer so might be that
F: DS at a party, & DH & I are out for dinner - yippeee!
S: postponed mothers day cooking dinner for my Mum - feta cigars to start, Jamies baked sea bass for main, followed by homemade sticky toffee pud

Feel better now I've written that down!! We shall eat afterall!

Feta cigars? Pray tell more!

TheSecondComing Sun 10-Mar-13 15:35:40

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FrankWippery Sun 10-Mar-13 15:39:59

Pork Belly recipe to die for:

1 x Pork Belly, approx 1.5kg (I prefer bone-in, so mine was just over 2kg, for the flavour)
1 tbsp Sichuan peppercorns
1 tsp black peppercorns
2 tbsp Maldon sea salt
2 tsp five spice powder
2 tsp caster sugar
Pak Choi in oyster sauce, to serve
Steamed rice, to serve

Score the pork skin with a sharp knife at 1cm intervals. A stanley knife is the best tool for this job. Alternatively, you can spike the skin all over with a sharp needle. Boil a kettle of water and pour it over the skin of the pork. Leave to drain.

Dry roastthe two types of pepper in a large pan until they smell aromatic. Add these to a spice grinder and grind to a powder before mixing with the salt & five spice.

Dry the pork off completely with some kitchen paper. Flip it over so it's flesh side-up. Rub the aromatic spice rub all over the meat, but not the skin. Make sure to rub it on the sides too.

It's best to let it sit for a few hours, to allow the flavours to permeate. When you're ready to roast the pork, preheat the oven to 230 degrees. Roast the pork for 30 minutes at the high temperature.

Reduce the heat to 160 degrees and roast the pork for 30 minutes for every 500g of meat

nappydaysagain Sun 10-Mar-13 15:40:56

M Roast beef and all the trimmings (thanks mum)
T spaghetti bologneise
W Hairy dieters beef in ale
T chicken tikka or korma
F chilli (veggie or beef not decided yet)
S something chicken based eg paprika chicken, Spanish chicken

FrankWippery Sun 10-Mar-13 15:41:31

Why don't you do homemade pizzas for Saturday night's supper, or macaroni cheese oomphed up with crispy lardons and mushrooms?

Today- Roast pork and all the trimmings
M - Pork stir fry
T- Courgette, chilli and garlic pasta
W -DH's birthday, chicken pie, roast potatoes, yorkshires, broccoli
T- Thai prawn curry
F- Fish finger ciabattas with wedges
S - Indian takeaway

FrankWippery Sun 10-Mar-13 15:44:59

And I suppose you want my week's plan to...

Today- Roast Chicken etc etc
Monday - chicken and mushroom risotto
Tuesday - beef shin stew with root veg mash
Wednesday - teriyaki chicken thighs with sushi rice and steamed pak choy
Thursday - shepherds' pie
Friday - chuck it in the pot soup with whatever is left
Saturday- macaroni cheese with added bits and bobs.

MrsPnut Sun 10-Mar-13 15:46:31

Not really thought about mine but
S been out for roast beef
M spaghetti bolognaise
T chicken and spinach curry
W jacket potatoes with beans or veggie chilli (from freezer)
T fish fingers and chips
F roasted veg and some kind of protein, not sure yet
S burgers and onion rings
S roast chicken and trimmings

Imflabulous Sun 10-Mar-13 15:51:37

S - ate out
M- freezer surprise
T- Spag bol
W- fajhitas

Not sure on rest as I plan thur to wed.

OnceUponAThyme Sun 10-Mar-13 16:02:18

marking for ideas smile

Ruffello Sun 10-Mar-13 16:09:38

S - slow roast shoulder of lamb with roast butternut squash and garlicky/ lemony beans
M - lamb curry made from left over roast ^ with rice
T - pasta with bacon, homemade pesto and salad
W - smoked mackerel with baked potato and salad
T - chilli with rice
F - roast chicken wings with fajita spice mix, baked potato and coleslaw
S - homemade burgers and chips

DerbyNottsLeicsNightNanny Sun 10-Mar-13 16:09:43

Chocolateshoes what's the recipe for spinach & pesto pasta? Sounds nice!

riverboat Sun 10-Mar-13 19:46:29

Sunday - chicken stew + potatoes (hairy dieters recipe)
Monday: beef, black bean and brocolli stir fry (Gok recipe)
Tuesday: chicken rogan josh + rice
Wednesday: hoisin pork fillet + stir fried cucumbers (Gok again)
Thursday: pork chops + broad beans with bacon
Friday: off on all-inclusive holiday for a week, no cooking - hurrah!

AlohaMama Mon 11-Mar-13 23:45:23

bumping this so I can get more ideas...

w - lentil and carrot lasagne and salad
t - baked beans on toast (pregnant and too tired to cook)
f - spanish omelette and salad
s - bbq fish, coconut rice, salad, apple cobbler for pud
s - jacket pots with coronation chicken
m -spaghetti with pork meatballs and peas (BBC recipe)
t - leftover spaghetti

not very inspired, so far this week..
w - squash and spinach lasagne from freezer
t - ??
f - roasted veg, cous cous, maybe stilton and walnuts
s - moroccan chicken with chickpeas, peppers and lemons
s - ??
m - kidney bean curry and rice
t - leftover curry

Emmie412 Thu 14-Mar-13 12:48:34

Here's my list for the week:

Satay chicken, broccoli and rice or noodles (Jamie's recipe for the satay sauce)
Spaghetti bolognaise (with whole wheat spaghetti)
Chickpea enchiladas
Shepherdess pie (veggie meal)
Salmon parcels (ready puff pastry filled with salmon, broccoli, leek and philly)
Chilli prawn noodles
Spicy lentil soup with homemade bread

Our plan goes Thursday to Thursday.
Today chipotle bean chilli with tortillas and sour cream
Fri: salmon fillets, baked potatoes and veg
Saturday: Thai green chicken
Sunday: roast chicken pie, roast potatoes and veg ( m and s pie. Lazy)
Monday: macaroni cheese with broccoli and bacon
Tuesday: one pot pork ( this month's good food. Looks delicious)
Wednesday:cauliflower and chick pea curry ( Hugh Fearnley wotsit Veg book)

MilkRunningOutAgain Thu 14-Mar-13 20:35:26

Sunday: sweet chicken curry
Monday: tuna pasta bake
Tuesday: chilli
Wednesday: prawn curry & rice
Thursday: beef stew
Friday: we are away for he weekend, kids will have tea at childminders before we go, DH and I will have sandwiches
Saturday: with any luck a lovely meal in a restaurant cooked by someone else!

21mealspluscake Fri 15-Mar-13 09:02:41

It's Friday to Friday round ours
Friday: Greens and beetroot salad with hot bacon and a poached egg
Saturday: Smoked salmon on warm potato cakes, watercress
Sunday: Roast beef, roast shallots and potatoes, wilted greens, garlic mushrooms
Monday: Chilli tofu, rice and ginger spinach
Tuesday: leek risotto
Wednesday: out
Thursday: pigeon on lentils

chocolateshoes Sat 16-Mar-13 20:50:37

Derby - the pasta recipe is:

steam spinach (frozen or fresh), add some creme fraiche & some pine nuts, stir together.
serve with loads of parmesan

sorry I don't really have any measurements.

It turns out the feta cigars were actually camembert cigars:

snoworneahva Sat 16-Mar-13 21:05:08

S - Beef Wellington
M - fish with mustard & celeriac mash
T - Beef Bouguignon
W- the scraps from the fridge or the freezer
T - egg Curry
F - local Italian
S - lunch out/ dinner out

Ooh they sound good too! Thank you.

flossy101 Sat 16-Mar-13 21:07:14

Mon - Spag Bol & garlic bread
Tue - chicken breasts, chorizo, chickpeas and spinach
Wed - nigellas praise chicken
Thur - pizzas
Fri - takeaway
Sat - home made curry
Sun - roast

ceeveebee Sat 16-Mar-13 21:11:27

Sunday Roast Chicken
Monday Chicken Noodle Soup (made with leftovers)
Tuesday Chicken Pie (made with leftovers)
Wednesday Pork Chops
Thursday Beef stew&dumplngs,slow cooker
Friday Fish Pie
Am then going to inlaws for the weekend

TheArmadillo Sat 16-Mar-13 21:12:30

Sunday - roast beef and yorkshire puddings
Monday - lamb mince kebabs with salad and wraps
Tuesday - sausages, bombay potatoes and peas
Wednesday - chicken curry and rice
Thursday - takeaway
Friday - tomato and chorizo pasta

JollyGolightly Sat 16-Mar-13 21:33:51

I needed to give some thought to this, thanks!
M- spaghetti with simple sauce, green salad
T-tofu burgers with wedges
W- spinach dal with brown rice
Th-risotto with ham, peas and creme fraiche
F- tomato and bread gratin (Hugh F-W recipe from the Grauniad a few weeks back), green salad
Sa- roast veg and halloumi with cousin cous
Su-butternut squash lasagne

JollyGolightly Sat 16-Mar-13 21:35:05

Cousin cous would be weird. I meant cous cous, obvs.

AmberSocks Sat 16-Mar-13 22:44:01

s-morroccan lamb,cous cous and broccoli

m-ginger and lime chicken,sweet potato mash and sugar snap peas

have no clue after that as my shopping comes on a tuesday and i havnt ordered it yet!

OhMyNoReally Sat 16-Mar-13 23:09:31

Sunday - roast stuffed pork with apple, potato and celeriac dauphinois
Monday - carrot and lentil stew with par baked bread
Tuesday - chicken chow mein
Wednesday - cheese, onion and apple pie with mixed veg
Thursday - lentil cobbler
Friday - cheese and potato bake with mixed veg
Saturday - mussaman beef and potato curry
Sunday - quorn cottage pie with mixed veg

OhMyNoReally Sat 16-Mar-13 23:11:45

I've also got bacon, pea pasta creme fraiche bake for Monday too, forgot about that one. smile

Doubletroublemummy2 Sat 16-Mar-13 23:20:57

hhhhmlot's of yummy ideas, i haven't made mine for the coming weeks yet so may be stealing some ideas. i usually do a 2red, 2white, 1each of fish (oily&white) and a "cheat" night which is either pizza chips and bean or scrambled egg beans and toast.

DewDr0p Sat 16-Mar-13 23:24:18

Sun: chicken with preserved lemons and olives
Mon: pasta pesto with salmon and broccoli
Tue: puy lentil soup and bread
Wed: spag bol
Thu: beans on toast
Fri: curry
not sure about the weekend yet... maybe kedgeree

Xmasbaby11 Sat 16-Mar-13 23:25:15

Sat - chicken and leek pie, mash, spring greens
Sun - pork goulash
Mon - salmon and puy lentils
Tues - tortellini with cheesy vegetable sauce
Wed - out
Thurs - freezer
Fri - dunno!

TheSecondComing Sat 16-Mar-13 23:44:09

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runningforme Sun 17-Mar-13 00:17:16

Today (Sat) - Vietnamese style aromatic beef stew with Jasmine Rice
Sun - Roast chicken, warm potato, kale and caramelised onion salad
Mon - Chicken and veg fried rice, spicy peanut sauce
Tue - Spaghetti with a tomato and basil sauce, cheese, salad
Wed -Chicken soup
Thur - Homemade chilli beans on home made toast with cheese on top
Fri - Thai style minced pork with coconut rice

Lots of chicken! When we have a roast, I buy a big one on a Sunday and then use it up for meals and soup during the week

Horopu Sun 17-Mar-13 05:09:09

Sunday- roast lamb, pumpkin, corn on cob, carrots
M - Cauliflower cheese for boys, DH & I eating out
T - DH's turn
W - Homemade pizza with flat bread base after Scouts
T DH's turn
F -Cheesy Pasta before we go to see DH in his (Am Dram) play.
S DH's turn

Thank you, meal planning for the week was on my to do list, off to measure ds3 for his karate uniform now.

coorong Sun 17-Mar-13 07:35:31

We do EXACTLY the same thing each week (unless we are out for a meal)
S - roast or similar
M - left overs
T - fish cakes / rice
W - sausages / potatoes
T - eggs however
F - curry (dinner in a jar) or fajitas
S-something vegetarian

Girls have cooked dinner at school each day so we vary things a bit in the holidays

coldethyl Sun 17-Mar-13 07:48:16

Sunday - roast belly pork, roast potatoes, roast cauliflower with cream, peas, carrots, gravy, crackling, wheelbarrow to get home in etc etc
Monday - fish (salmon for us, salmon fishcakes for children), mixed veg
Tuesday - stuffed pasta and tomato sauce (needs to be quick, swimming / dancing night)
Wednesday - chicken. Not sure how to serve it yet, possibly in a pie.
Thursday - shepherds pie (already in the freezer from last week) and baked beans/peas - I have a long day and won't have time to cook.
Friday - pasta (courgette / carrot / leek ribbons for us), smoked salmon & creme fraiche sauce with peas
Saturday - sausage inna bun (DS2's birthday party. There will be 9 children here for tea. Erk.). Jammy dodgers. Birthday cake. Possibly a few token grapes for balance. Ketchup is vegetable, yes?

Which reminds me, I must get the pork in - 9 for lunch today too and the joint is almost too large for the pan. Going to roast it a la Frank above and hope for the best.

BrigitBigKnickers Sun 17-Mar-13 07:59:24

Sun- spaghetti Bol ( from the freezer-I usually make a bucket full every month)
Mon- chicken kievs with salad and baked pots
Tues- sweet chilli crust salmon with new pots and salad
Weds- pad Thai chicken ( sachet thing)with noodles
Thurs- slow cooked gammon in coke with roast pots and veg
Fri- pizza with garlic bread
Sat takeaway

I hate cooking with a passion so spend as little time in the kitchen as possible!

bigkidsdidit Sun 17-Mar-13 08:02:31

I don't think that's a shit day's food. Lots of veg and yogurt etc.

We will have:

potatoes dauph with smoked mackerel and green beans
baked pots with chilli from freezer
omelettes and salad and olive bread
slow cooker gammon with lentil thing and broccoli
broccoli and stilton soup
something from the freezer

don't know days, it dpeends on which veg need eaten first!

singaporeswing Sun 17-Mar-13 10:18:45

We don't have an oven, so are slightly limited in what we eat. We also normally eat out twice a week.

This week's plan is:
Sun - chicken stirfry
Mon - cabbage spaghetti & meatballs
Tues - lamb steaks, sweet potato mash, veg
Weds - Greek style burgers and salad
Thurs - chicken & salad

I think we eat a little too much red meat, but it's a massive pain trying to wean DP off it!

DancingInTheMoonlight Sun 17-Mar-13 10:30:16

Sun mince beef Wellington and veg
Grandma and grandad come to stay...
Mon beef and stout casserole
Tues left overs from last 2 days
Wed Sausage and mash and veg
Thurs fish and chips (grandmas birthday)
Fri cottage pie/lasagne and veg
Sat leftovers

JamNan Sun 17-Mar-13 10:35:25

Please can you share your recipe for the Jamaican lamb curry (slow cooked, new recipe)?
Ta everso much

TheSecondComing Sun 17-Mar-13 12:10:02

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enormouse Sun 17-Mar-13 12:42:45

Today- Irish stew (MN recipe, was going to be Moroccan lamb but I thought I'd honour the occasion)
M - home made pizza
T - Something made by DP therefore pasta
W - tuna fishcakes
Th - shepherds pie
Fr- chicken and chorizo jambalaya

idshagphilspencer Sun 17-Mar-13 17:08:55

Well we are only having the chicken pie that was planned for Thursday today. Last Sunday's lamb was HUGE so became a shepherds pie midweek which meant we didn't make the pie till today. I also had a load of left over Curry which i frozw which we will have for tea tomorrow. All in all am very pleased with how many meals I managed to stretch to.

MooseyMoo Sun 17-Mar-13 17:15:27

Sun - Indian ready meal
Mon - Sausage pasta (red onion, sausages, rosemary, chopped tomatoes, cream, seasoning)
Tues - Coq au vin
Wed - ravioli (olive oil, pepper and Parmesan for sauce)
Thurs - duck legs, leeks and mash
Fri - fajitas

We went through the freezer this morning before doing our weekly food shop and tried to use up as much meat as possible.

My favourite books for inspiration are a little taste of Thailand (love chicken with cashew nuts), Leiths Cookery Bible, Dairy cookbook.

A couple of my favourite mid week meals are sausage and leek supper, stroganoff and mustard pork chops

JamNan Sun 17-Mar-13 19:03:31

Thanks Secondcoming for the recipe.

Sun - Jamaican chicken fricassee with rice and peas and cucumber salad. Fresh juicy Mango
Mon - Moussaka with green salad
Tues - Veggie Mexican, fajitas, leftover beans, yoghurt and gucca-mouldy*
Wed - Big hearty celery soup with dumplings.
Thurs - I don't bloody know. Who's cooking tonight?
Fri - wine, wine grin baked potatoes with coleslaw

* guacamole as my GC call it.


Today - gammon and sugar slow cooker recipe with veg and potatoes. Nachos and fruit for tea

Tomorrow - dunno - prob carbonara with left over gammon
Tuesday - DD has hospital appointment 2 hours drive away at regional centre at 6.30pm (WTF) so me and she will eat McDs or similar on the way
Wednesday - dunno - something from freezer
Thursday - dunno
Fri/Sat/Sun they are at their dads so not my problem and I shall eat cheese toasties and baked potatoes and frozen pizza and salads and other stuff that requires NO EFFORT

muminthecity Sun 17-Mar-13 19:25:17

M - Sausages and mash with green beans and peas
T - Chicken and mushroom Korma with rice and naan bread
W - Spaghetti Bolognese with garlic bread and salad
T - Leftover bolognese on jacket potatoes with salad
F - Chicken Kiev with new potatoes and vegetables or salad
S - Frozen pizza and salad
S - Roast dinner at mum's

Leilandri Sun 17-Mar-13 19:48:52

S - Roast chicken, roast pots and veggies
M - Enchiladas (from freezer) and salad
T - Chicken stirfry (leftover chicken from Sun)
W - Ham and Egg cobbler (new recipe) with sweetcorn and peas
T - Chicken Kiev, chips and beans
F - Payday grin so Dominos pizza (with promotional code)
S - Chilli and rice with sour cream.

Roast chicken pie with mash
Chicken pilaf
Homemade chicken goujons with jacket potatoes
Spag Bol
Shepherds pie
Pasta bake

cathers Sun 17-Mar-13 20:13:09

S- Roast chicken, veggies
M- Pork Chops, baby jackets and salad
T - Grilled tuna steaks, asparagus and flatbread
W- Baked Sole on potatoes with pancetta and salad
T - Chicken in red wine, gnocchi and broccoli
F - Spag Carbonara, garlic bread and salad
S - Blackened Salmon, noodles and stir fry veg

Minetired Sun 17-Mar-13 20:23:54

Sun - slow cooked lamb shoulder
Mon - Stir fry beef and noodles
Tues - Spag bol
Wed - Roast chicken thighs and chorizo
Thurs - casserole of some sort in the slow cooker
Fri - chicken and ratatouille
Sat - eating out.
I used to drive myself nuts trying to figure out what to eat each night after a day at work. Meal planning has saved my sanity grin

Sunday was roast beef, yorkshires, carrots, roast potatoes
Monday - spaghetti bolognaise
Tuesday - tomato soup and bacon rolls (busy night with athletics and badminton so we all eat at different times)
Weds - sausages, new potatoes, broccoli
Thurs - chicken and bean casserole
Fri - pasta with pesto, salmon and pine nuts
Sat - chicken korma, rice and indian nibbles such as samosas etc

JerryLeadbetter Sun 17-Mar-13 20:34:00

Marking my place for ideas

higgle Sun 17-Mar-13 20:55:51

All veggie:
Veggie casserole with cheese topping
Butternut squash and lentil loaf
Cook's day off ( me) - Quorn escalope or pizza DIY
smoked tofu stirfry
Quorn mince chilli
Veggie sos and mash.

Ruprekt Sun 17-Mar-13 21:00:50

Chicken and leek pie with parmesan shortbread topping

Lamb curry with cauliflower rice

Lemon chicken salad

Bream with cheesy celeriac mash

Broccoli and blue cheese soup

Sibble Sun 17-Mar-13 21:18:46

Great ideas:

Sun, roast pork, pots and veg
Mon, pasta with left over pork
Tues, salmon salad and pots
Weds, fish risotto
Thurs, Chicken drumsticks (not sure what with - rice and tomato base sauce or pots and veg)
Fri, BBQ (sausages, steak) salad,. corn on the cob and pots
Sat, home made fish, chips and peas (boys will have caught the fish) failing that tinned tuna fish cakes and peas!

Wigeon Sun 17-Mar-13 21:27:17

We aren't veggie but eat a lot of vegetarian, partly because meat is so damn expensive. I honestly don't know how people get by without meal planning! How do you know what to buy in the supermarket?

Sunday: was fish pie with green veg on the side, then rhubarb & ginger crumble

Mon: spinach souflee (nicer than it sounds!)

Tues: warm griddled veg and puy lentil salad and slice of bread

Weds: homemade beetroot pizza and salad

Thurs: breaded chicken strips (made from scratch), potato wedges and frozen peas

Fri: veg stew thing which is in the freezer

lookout Sun 17-Mar-13 21:27:44

M-Mushroom, garlic and tomato pasta
T-Lentils with squash and feta and a grilled chicken breast
W-Prawns, peas, spaghetti with chilli, lemon and garlic oil
T-Veggie stew with herby dumplings
F-Fish pie
Su-Slowcooked chicken tagine and couscous

idiot55 Sun 17-Mar-13 21:33:30

M- leftover Gammon and potatos, broccoli and carrots for them, Im having split pea soup and bread

T - Fajitas and salad

w- salmon , veg and salad

T- grated cheese and carrot salad, hard boiled egg etc and salad

F- Lamb stir fried with cardomon a dn peppers in pitta bread with salad

we like salad!

s- Home made fish and chips , lots of veg and bread and butter

someoftheabove Sun 17-Mar-13 22:23:35

OMG, Wigeon, do you really mean beetroot pizza? Or do you mean homemade pizza and beetroot salad? If you do mean beetroot pizza please let me have the recipe!

wordfactory Sun 17-Mar-13 22:28:09

Just done my plan for the week;

M - Chilli and rice
T - Fritatta and salad and baguette
w - Chicken drumsticks coated in apricot and ginger sauce (with cous cous and salad)
Th - five spice steak noodles
F - Roast chicken and vegetables.

Taffeta Sun 17-Mar-13 22:39:46

Mon - out
Tues - pasta w tomato and cheese
Weds - chicken curry
Thurs - pasta w meatballs
Fri - fish and jacket pots
Sat - out
Sun - roast chicken etc

catgirl1976 Sun 17-Mar-13 22:50:16

M - Chicken Fajitas
T - Home made meatballs (nigella)
W - Beef and butternut squash stew
T - Sausages, chips, egg and beans (cheap and retro)
F - Meal out at Dsis
S - Take away
S - Roast chicken all trimings

mumbaisapphire Sun 17-Mar-13 23:08:45

S-Beef & Guiness stew with colcannon mash (it is st.patricks day after all) made a triple batch of stew and mashed potato to freeze.
M - jacket potatoes, cheese and homemade coleslaw, salad
T- BBQ chicken drumsticks, homemade coleslaw and salad. BBQ sauce is from a jar so will just marinade overnight.
W - both of us out no need to cook.
T - Prawn stir fry and egg noodles
F - I'm eating out so DH will fend for himself and most likely have a grilled cheese sandwich despite the fact there is plenty of home made meals for one in the freezer!

Have noticed we are eating a lot of coleslaw this week, but that's because I bought a giant green cabbage for the colcannon mash and it needs to get used. I love coleslaw so don't care.

grendel Sun 17-Mar-13 23:24:53

Sun - Lamb tagine with rice and leeks
Mon - Left over lamb tagine
Tues - Tomato and mozzarella pasta with salad
Wed - Goat's cheese and pea omelettes with salad
Thurs - Chicken and pesto pasta dish
Fri - Pizza night!
Sat - Cod gallego (cooked with chorizo and green peppers)

allagory Sun 17-Mar-13 23:43:53

I have a belly of pork recipe which my Mum used to serve us many years ago. It is sort of chinese-y
1) fry some belly of pork cubes (no rind, not too fatty) til brown
2) Add in some soy sauce and pineapple juice
3) Add in quartered mushrooms
4) Add in pinapple chunks
5) Add in frozen peas
Don't cook too long and serve with white rice.

tillyann2013 Mon 18-Mar-13 07:19:44


Hattifattner Mon 18-Mar-13 08:56:17

m: Toad in the hole (bluerk, I shall be having leftovers)
t: Pasta with ham and peas
w: Chicken with honey and soy dipping sauce, noodles and stirfry veg
T: Tamale pie (mexican spicy beef with a cornmeal pie crust - a new recipe to try)
F: Thai Green Curry
S: Tapas (this is dh's idea, I have no idea what he is planning)
S Roast pork

We are very international this week.

GiraffesEatPineapples Mon 18-Mar-13 09:22:22

Beetroot pizza does sound intriguing, have googled and there is one on the channel 4 website! pizza with cheese and slices of cooked non pickled beetroot and onion on top!

morethanpotatoprints Mon 18-Mar-13 11:31:27

Just wanted to be different and say I don't do a plan. Usually decide about mid day what we're having for tea. blush I can't believe you are all so well organised envy

whatever is in the freezer as a base and whatever fresh fruit and veg we pick on the day.
very inventive, yes we are...

Wigeon Mon 18-Mar-13 13:11:27

someoftheabove and Giraffes - yes, I do mean beetroot pizza - it's a Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall one, and here's the recipe. It's delicious! I do the pizza base in the bread machine.

Wigeon Mon 18-Mar-13 13:13:34

morethanpotatoprints - but how do you know what to get in the supermarket for the weekly shop? Do you just buy a random selection of veg and meat / fish, and then have to do a Ready-Steady-Cook job on the random ingredients you've got? I am seriously confused as to how you can not meal plan.

sherazade Mon 18-Mar-13 13:14:57

M- leftover lamb biriani with minted yoghurt
t- chicken curry and pitta
w- sweet potato wedges and grilled chicken wings
t- dal
f- chilli con carne w/rice

Quenelle Mon 18-Mar-13 13:31:41

Mmm goats cheese would be nice on that beetroot pizza.

Quenelle Mon 18-Mar-13 13:40:07

M: Salmon fillets with noodles and vegetables
T: Pasta with Gorgonzola sauce
W: Beef chilli and rice
T: Chicken tagine with tomato and courgette couscous (new recipes)
F: Gammon steaks with pineapple rings, chips and vegetables

DS is fussy. Of the above he will only eat the salmon, noodles, pasta on its own, rice and kidney beans from the chilli, chickpeas from the tagine and the pineapple rings and chips. I find it hard work producing a meal plan that includes all the staples (particularly protein) DS will eat without DH and I having to eat the same meals week in, week out.

multitaskmama Mon 18-Mar-13 14:14:54

Morrisons are doing a fresh fish fillet for around £5 for a kilo.
I just bough three kilos, froze two fillets and will be making some tonight. I like to use cod in a curry or fish goujons:

Fish Curry
Fish Goujons

Other stuff I make mid-week are pasta bake, lentils and rice, chicken curry or homemade chicken burger and home made chips. We have meat twice a week, fish twice a week (once oily like salmon) and veggies three times a week in the form of chickpeas, lentils, veg curry etc.

This week the plan is

M: Courgette, chilli and garlic pasta
T: Gnocchi with sausage, chilli and fennel ragu
W: Baked potato with beetroot salad and taramasalata
T: Thai prawn curry
F: Salmon puttanesca, roasted new potatoes and green veg
S: Homemade burgers and fries with strawberry ice cream milkshakes
S: Sauage, mash, peas and onion sauce.

M-Thai green curry with salmon and prawns (leftover from last night)
T-Homemade baked beans on homemade toast.
W-Chinese braised oxtail
T-Pizza, bought dough for the base though.
F-Japanese fried chicken.
S-Takeaway probably
S-Sea bream with potatoes and olives.

Yesterday - arabiatta pasta
Today - veggie mince and vege pie with peas and sweetcorn
Tuesday - veggie bean tacos and salad, cheese, soured cream and homemade guacamole
Weds - Sainsbo's coming so I haven't decided on the order from then on but possibly will involve: something with haloumi and salad, something with rice, something with baked potatoes, some sort of pizza.

snoworneahva Mon 18-Mar-13 18:58:45

Loving the idea of the beetroot pizza here's another version from River Cottage, I like capers on my pizza.

Actually it's ages since I've had beetroot, love beetroot and feta salad with cumin seeds and coriander...loving this thread!

MaMattoo Mon 18-Mar-13 19:13:15

Sunday - chicken biryani from scratch
Monday - black mini chick peas and potatoes with rice
Tuesday - fish and veg
Wednesday - pizza and salad
Thursday - kedgeree
Friday - savoury rice pancakes with lentil soup
Saturday - potato stuffed chapaati/paratha

snoworneahva Mon 18-Mar-13 20:26:13

Mamatoo what are black mini chickpeas

snoworneahva Mon 18-Mar-13 20:27:14

Ruprekt do you have a recipe for your pie with the Parmesan shortbread crust please?

pleasethanks Mon 18-Mar-13 20:37:27

Yesterday - sausage and apple casserole with mash
M - spanish chickpea stew (slow cooker) with couscous
T- tortellini with creamy pepper sauce
W - beans on toast
T - slow cooked ham with mash and roasted carrots
F - bean chilli with baked tots (and will make enough for freezer)
S - dunno
S - probably mac cheese or spag carbonara

MaMattoo Mon 18-Mar-13 20:58:55

They are tiny black chickpeas. Faster and easier to cook. More flavoursome than their bigger white cousins.

snoworneahva Mon 18-Mar-13 21:22:09

Thanks - I've never seen them before - will keep an eye open...we love chickpeas!

superfluouscurves Tue 19-Mar-13 12:11:30

I'm amazed by all these wonderful meal plans.

Not many people seem to eat leftovers any more though? I'm surprised by how many people start afresh each day. It seems quite extravagant. For example, when we eat a roast on a Sunday, we always have cold cuts the next day with vegetables or a salad.

(And we sometimes have it a third day too in sandwiches for lunch blush Probably showing my age here as my parents used to take it to extremes and make a roast joint last nearly a week)

Meal plans here therefore roughly consist of:

S Roast traditional Sunday lunch
M Cold cuts + veg/salad next day or poss with baked spud and salad
T some sort of pasta heavily laden with veg
W usually chicken or mince dish (eg marinaded chicken legs/ or cottage-shepherds pie)
T veggie Thurs (usually some sort of pulse/veg/casserole or curry or veggie cous-cous dish)
F fishy Fri (fish pie or some sort of fish en papillote in oven)
S take out or eat out (but always make home made veg soup on Thurs at same time as prepping veggie dish and we usually have that for lunch on Sats)

But it is MN law that you must make a roast chicken stretch to at least 3 meals! grin

To be honest, when I do this, it might sound like starting again for 2 meals but it will be leftover roast chicken in something that looks nothing like a roast. H eats leftovers for lunch every weekday.

ouryve Tue 19-Mar-13 12:21:27

I need to get back to planning a whole week. I normally get stuck for what to do on Thursday. Think I'm sussed for this week, though.

S M&S chinese. Broccoli. DS1 had fish and oven chips.
M Bacon, cauliflower cheese, mixed veg, potato wedges (oven chips for DS1 - you'll spot a pattern here)
T Roast chicken. Stuffing (some from the freezer that needs using up). Veggie sausage for DS1. Cauliflower cheese (always better the next day), Carrots & roasties. (Oven chips for DS1)
W Pizza & salad (power is off all pigging day, so quick and easy)
T Chicken sweet & sour. Rice. Oven chips for the boys. Goodness knows what I'll make DS1 for his protein, as he won't eat chicken.
F Fish feet, chips & peas
S No idea. Will decide after we've been shopping. Might do pasta and roast veg, since we won't have had either a pasta dish or a meat free dish for a week or more.

cherryflip Tue 19-Mar-13 12:26:10

yesterday- pasta bake
T-chorizo and belly pork casserole
W-sausage boiled spuds and veggies
T-Turkey curry and rice
F-steak slices chips and peas
S- gammon joint roasties and veggies
S -chicken enchildas

MrsExcited Tue 26-Mar-13 18:10:47

Adding mine for this week, so hopefully i can keep hold of this thread!!!

M: Salmon, new pots, green beans, hollendaise sauce
T: Steak and mushroom pie, Mash pots, broccoli
W: Spaghetti Carbonara
Th: Cottage pie (but now may be going out!!!
F: Roast Pork belly
S: Last night before holiday - Takeaway!!!

Loving the ideas on here!!

FairyPenguin Tue 26-Mar-13 19:27:06

- slow cooked whole chicken with carrot and swede mash and Savoy cabbage
- chicken and broccoli noodle soup (use leftover chicken from yesterday, and stock made from chicken carcass)
- slow cooked gammon joint, jacket potatoes, beans
- king prawn stir fry veggies and noodles
- chilli and rice
- pizza and salad

Emilythornesbff Wed 27-Mar-13 20:32:03

This week from today:
Pasta with bottled sauce and a salad
Sri lankan fish stew with rice
Sausages and mash
Bean stew
Roast chicken
(leftover) chicken with pesto and pasta
Homemade salmon fish cakes

Taffeta Wed 27-Mar-13 20:34:55

Tomorrow - eat up everything in fridge
Friday - away
Saturday - away
Sunday - at parents
Monday - at PILs

Best. Meal. Plan. Ever. grin

Emilythornesbff Fri 29-Mar-13 08:53:08

Forgot to buy fish for Sri lankan fish stew confused
So from Wednesday:
Pasta with bottled sauce and salad
Sausage and mash
Salmon fish cakes (using leftover mash to make them)
Bean stew
Roast chicken
Leftover chicken with pesto and past
Leftover chicken in risotto.

Thereby sticking to above mentioned MN law of 3 meals om a chicken. [smug smiley]
taffeta your meal plan sounds great. Can I have the recipe?

mamageekchic Sun 31-Mar-13 08:41:04

S- M&S takeaway or 2
S- meatloaf, mash , broccoli and tomato sauce
M- chicken & veg stir fry with veg, noodles and sweet chilli sauce
T- burgers, onion jam, salad, coleslaw
W- chicken, spinach and green bean tagliatelle with a creamy sauce
T- some kind of meat and veg bake
F- unplanned

tillyann2013 Tue 02-Apr-13 20:06:43

T - smoked haddock risotto
W - toad in the hole, mash and peas
T - chicken fajitas
F - gammon, oven chips, egg, pineapple
S - beef burgers for dh and ds (I'm out for pizza with the girls)
S - roast pork
M - chicken and chorizo jambalaya

Trying to be a bit more adventurous but not really working!

Also trying to be a bit more healthy so adding fish once a week.

MrsExcited Mon 08-Apr-13 17:53:24

M - Aldi Beef Wellington, Jackets & Brocoli
T - On my own, Packet Rissotto
W - Lamb Tagine & Cous cous
Th - Busy night not sure yet
F - Salmon, New potatoes & Brocoli
S - Gammon, Egg and Chips
S - Roast?

Not massively adventurous, but just got back from Tunisia so need to try the tagine out!

tillyann2013 Mon 08-Apr-13 19:06:01

Pork and chorizo jambalaya
Homemade steak and ale pie, mash, corn
Philly Salmon, jackets and broccoli
Chicken curry
Roast chicken

MilkRunningOutAgain Mon 08-Apr-13 20:53:24

S roast pork steaks, cheesy potatoes and veg
M home made fish fingers, mash and veg
T chicken wraps with red peppers and mushrooms
W faggots, onion gravy, spinach, crusty bread
T shepards pie and veg
F pizzas, choose your own topping and salad
S ?? Not got so far ahead .., perhaps Spanish omelette, need to buy eggs for this

I've got to:

M - Curry from freezer with rice
Tu - Egg based dinner with news and salad
W - Smoked mackerel mash and green veg
Th - Spicy Chicken pieces with rice and salad
F - Chilli and Jacket with salsa a la Delia
Sa - Lasagne for family eat together supper
Su - Roast somethingorother

And going into next week, it's supposed to get warmer so may start to "summerise" our eating:

Home made burgers (yum)
Kebabs and pitta/rice/salad

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