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daisydalrymple Wed 20-Mar-13 14:27:09

Looking for inspiration really and to pinch ideas grin

I meal plan every week but seem to end up relying on the same old things most weeks. Namely:
roast chicken (or sometimes other roast)
leftovers next day, usually stir fry/curry/ casserole/risotto type thing
veg pasta & salad - mushroom/courgette/pepper/toms type combo
jkt pot & salad - various fillings
fish with pots & veg (sometimes fillets, sometimes home made fishfingers, sometimes fish pie...)
mince or sausage based dish (bolognese, shep pie, cott pie, saus cass, saus with rice...)
something else usually another fish thing...

Fed up cooking / meal planning / eating it all. Sometimes I'd much rather have a bowl of cereal. I make a big pot of soup most weeks which i freeze in portions and have for lunch, so there's usually a few varieties in freezer of that.

Any suggestions for straight-forward evening meals gratefully received.

fuzzpig Thu 21-Mar-13 14:49:04

Marking place to steal ideas grin

Emilythornesbff Thu 21-Mar-13 18:43:37

Yum. Thanks toomuch

wordfactory Thu 21-Mar-13 19:14:32

It's a rare week in Casa Wordfactory without a roast chicken dinner and a chilli con carne.

These seem non negotiable amongst the troops!

I'm trying to ring the changes the other nights though.

Emilythornesbff Fri 22-Mar-13 08:52:04

Bump. To feed my addiction, sorry blush

Xmasbaby11 Fri 22-Mar-13 10:15:18

chicken: chicken and leek pie with spring greens and mash, chicken and chorizo with peppers in tomato sauce and rice, Thai chicken curry with green beans and spinach and rice

mince: lasagna (made weekend then have again in week), spag bol / chilli con carne

fish: crispy baked salmon with spicy puy lentils, wilted spinach and rice, or Asian style noodle broth with beansprouts and mange tout, fish pie with garlic green beans

fresh pasta (bought) with vegetables and cheese/tomato/pesto and creme fraiche sauce

pork fillet with peppers, paprika, port and creme fraiche with rice / potatoes

risotto with smoked salmon scraps, peas and spinach

fuzzpig Fri 22-Mar-13 18:27:32

Chicken thighs, chopped chorizo, cubed potato (can do sweet potato too), red onion, red pepper. Spread on a tray, roast in oven. Gorgeous. Learnt it on MN!

Baked sweet potato is absolutely amazing with cubes of feta and chopped spring onion.

We have tacos/nachos/fajitas/quesadillas a lot.

Rice is lovely stir fried with bacon, leek and peppers, especially if you add

fuzzpig Fri 22-Mar-13 18:32:51

Oops! Overenthusiastic thumb blush

...Rice is lovely stir fried with bacon, leek and peppers, especially if you add pine nuts (a rare treat due to price)

We also used to do a rice stew thing - basically make a very juicy (ie lots of extra chopped tomato) ratatouille type sauce and then cook the rice in it slowly.

Today we had a really filling salad - kind of a nicoise although we don't eat olives. Boiled egg, green beans, boiled potato, tuna, salad veg, avocado. You don't even need dressing as the avocado adds a creaminess once you toss it all together.

Tortington Fri 22-Mar-13 18:38:02

I low carb so:

chicken curry - low carb no rice

'no spag bol' bolognese without the spag

tuna mayo and roasted veg

cheese quesedilla

low carb tapas if dh is working late and i cba cooking. this would include cheesy nachos and chili pickles, celeriac chips, cheesy cauli

chicken pie - with cauli mash topping

breaded chicken goujons and celeriac chips ( chicken n chips smile )

Tortington Fri 22-Mar-13 18:38:21

just noticed the image thing - so i was pissing about sorry

Thingymajigs Fri 22-Mar-13 19:09:53

This week we had/will have;
Monday- breaded chicken stuffed with chorizo & mozzarella with veg,
Tuesday- salmon with creme fraiche, mash and veg with spring onion sauce,
Wednesday- pasta covered in pesto, cheese, spicy chorizo and bacon,
Thursday- spaghetti bolognese, (made lots of this to freeze for next week's lasagne),
Friday- leftover bolognese on baked potatoes,
Saturday- chips coated in whatever spices ds1 throws in with breaded cod,
Sunday- homemade beef and ale pie with mash and veg.
Also made banana, raisin and sultana loaf for snacking and will be making some chocolate fudge cupcakes tomorrow.

daisydalrymple Sat 23-Mar-13 15:48:48

Ooh, wow, loads of replies, have not checked back since! thanks, will have a good read now.

Figgyroll Sat 23-Mar-13 16:00:18

This week:

Mon - Sausage and bean casserole with mash
Tue - Chinese pork and noodles (recipe is a MN one)
Wed - Beef in Guinness with mash and green beans
Thurs - Chicken breasts wrapped with bacon, marinated in bbq sauce and topped with grated cheese served with home made wedgies and peas
Friday - fish pie
Tonight - meatballs and pasta
Sunday - roast pork

I also do quiches, curries, chillis, the gammon and brown sugar recipe,

Taffeta Sat 23-Mar-13 16:41:21

I hate routine, but in reality we probably eat similar foods, but not every week. I used to work with a much older guy who used to have the same thing on a given day if the week, eg its Tuesday, it must be chops! This would make me want to die.

So, here are the foods we eat regularly, prob each month:

- fish pie
- ribs
- roast chicken
- soup
- high tea sandwiches crudités etc
- chicken curry
- toad in the hole
- pasta, many varieties incl bolognese
- pizza
- fish and chips or jackets
- jacket potato with fillings
- dhal
- hot roast beef baguettes with onions and salad
- eggs - omelettes, dippy
- Parmesan chicken
- quiche

Less regularly we will have burgers or beef in red wine. In the summer we eat more salad and cold stuff, or a whole fish.

MartyrStewart Sat 23-Mar-13 17:00:27

I two a two week meal plan,mostly cook from scratch. things that we eat regularly are

Tagliatelle with creme fraiche, smoked salmon and frozen peas
Paprika chicken with patatas bravas
Pulled pork
Tuna pasta bake
Salmon and broccoli pasta
Jackets with various toppings
Bean burgers/falafel
Soup and pudding night
Toad in the hole
Sausage rissotto
Southern baked chicken and wedges with coleslaw
Hunters chicken
Stir fry
Pasta with pesto, leftover roast chicken and cherry toms
Chickpea enchiladas
Fish fillets with ratatouille

I'm on a strict budget, so most of our meals are fairly cheap

VictorTango Sat 23-Mar-13 17:15:26

ThePavaloviancat - I would love thst mango recipe

minipie Sat 23-Mar-13 17:25:41

roast chicken
halloumi with veggy cous cous
mozzarella and tomato pasta bake
burgers (I just cut up the slab of mince into 4, fry and stuff into toasted pitta)
chorizo, chickpea and butterbean stew
lentil and bacon stew
pearl barley with veg and left over roast chicken
mushroom risotto
leek and cheese risotto
gnocchi with blue cheese cream and spinach
pasta with smoked mackerel, peas and cream
grilled chicken wings

Emilythornesbff Sun 24-Mar-13 17:08:32

Can we make this one of those threads that keeps bumping?

Roast lamb today (change of plan)

VictorTango Sun 24-Mar-13 18:11:01

Roast chicken today so risotto tomorrow with leftover chicken, peas and mint.

Tuesday will be risotto patties which my dds love (made with leftover risotto) served with a poached egg on top and salad.

looseleaf Sun 24-Mar-13 20:16:22

I don't menu plan and have to do lunches too as at home with 20 month old. Lunch is often poached /scrambled egg /baked salmon with broccoli &boiled potatoes, nothing exciting.
Nearly always have a roast chicken as I like slow cooking the carcasd for stock.
We'll then have a soup eg sweet potato with a bit of ginger in, or dahl with chorizo.
Then perhaps rice pasta with pesto (I aim for vegetarian about twice a week &we have to be gluten and dairy free for DD, DS and I)

Nitrate-free Sausages with homemade chips in goose fat

Egg fried rice with spring onion and lots of parsley

Baked salmon with a blended tomato &onion sauce

Rice noodles with beansprouts and crispy seabass and Thai chilli sauce

For puddings it's usually fruit , homemade sponge cake made with olive oil and GF flour (actually popular, and sounds horrible!)

I absolutely crave macaroni cheese and anything else extra cheesy cheese raclette. And a normal sandwich with baguette, avocado, ham, mayonnaise... (Not same on GF bread!)

2kidsintow Sun 24-Mar-13 20:26:35

I went for the 3 packs of meat for a £10 from the butcher, so this week we are having

*Pasta with roasted aubergine pesto stirred through (yum) served with sweetcorn and sprinkled with crispy bacon pieces

*fajitas made with chicken and beef strips (1/2 of the pack of chicken)

*Homemade chicken nuggets with the rest of the chicken, with potato and sweet potato wedges

*Jacket potatoes with tuna mayo

*a freezer meal - probably fishcakes with bread and butter and peas

*tea out one night as it's a school holiday grin

*roast dinner at the weekend (usually Saturday as our Sunday's are busy!)

Boring Simple food.

roughtyping Sun 24-Mar-13 21:11:56

Tonight we had baked salmon, steamed broccoli with butter and cherry tomatoes. Sounds boring but one of my favourite dinners.

Other regulars -
Veg stir fry with noodles
Macaroni cheese
Roast chicken with baby corn, broccoli and wedges
Pasta with (a jar of...) tomato & mascarpone sauce
Spag Bol
Salmon with brown rice and veg
Tuna pasta bake

Anything tomato-y is a hit with me!

Xmasbaby would love the salmon broth recipe.

CharlotteBronteSaurus Sun 24-Mar-13 21:20:10

this week we're having:
chicken, bacon and leek pie with broccoli
goats cheese, tomato and rocket risotto
chickpea, red pepper and chorizo stew twice - once with rice, once with pittas
jacket potatoes, tuna, sweetcorn, coleslaw, salad,
fish fingers, spaghetti hoops and chips
fish pie, carrots and peas

when i make the pies i make one for the freezer as well. we always have Shite Frozen Orangey Breadcrumb Stuff on a Thursday, as it's our busiest night, and I always do at least one one-pot dish where I can double up and serve it the following night as well.

newbiefrugalgal Sun 24-Mar-13 21:56:15


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