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

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TheSecondComing Sun 10-Mar-13 14:35:39

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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

laptopwieldingharpy Mon 18-Mar-13 12:39:50

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.

Lulabellarama Mon 18-Mar-13 16:24:24

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.

NettoSuperstar Mon 18-Mar-13 16:35:26

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

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