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IJumpedAboardAPirateShip Wed 01-Apr-20 22:20:54

I don’t have a plan, I’m so bored of planning and making 12 meals a day. Where are my usual suspects with all your inspirational plans?

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RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Thu 02-Apr-20 13:11:19

We're restricted to two really small local supermarkets, as we don't drive and can't get a food delivery for love nor money.

I've done:
a curry with chickpeas, potatoes, carrots and frozen peas
courgette pasta
lentil and sweet potato soup
Tonight I'm doing a vege risotto with red pepper, mushrooms and frozen peas
Tomorrow will be bought pizzas with salad
Over the weekend, I'll make a veggie spaghetti bolognaise and probably another soup.

Musidora Thu 02-Apr-20 14:45:33

We're doing a food shop on Mondays, so have more fresh things at the start of the week and move to more frozen/cupboard meals towards the weekend. This week's mean plan:

Mon - Greek salad with calamari and crusty bread
Tue - roast chicken with potato salad
Wed - halloumi burgers
Thu - pesto pasta with spinach and green beans and garlic bread
Fri - steak, jacket potatoes, quiche, peas
Sat - salmon fillets with baby potatoes and broccoli
Sun - pizzas

Need to start planning next week's soon so looking forward to some inspiration from this thread!

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Thu 02-Apr-20 14:50:25

I've got a packet of feta but don't fancy salad. Might try to make a pie of some sort.

notasportymum Thu 02-Apr-20 15:19:07

butternut & leek soup - made large pan of it, ate one sitting and batched 2 lots in freezer
bolognese - same, large batch ate 1 put 2 lots in freezer
toad in the hole with veg and gravy
cauliflower risotto - half in freezer
haddock in breadcrumbs, chips and peas
salmon with miso paste or pesto, spuds & salad
chicken and prawn paella thingy
grilled haloumi salad
chicken with ginger & 5 spice, noodles & pak choi
steak & jacket spuds with mushrooms and veg
fish pie
beef stroganoff
chicken marinaded in honey, ginger, soy & garlic on skewers with mixed salad
veg curry
cottage pie
coronation chicken with jacket spuds and green salad

basic filling puddings twice weekly victoria sponge, trifle, chocolate cake, blueberry muffins, banana flapjacks.

this is our main meal plan last week and this week till shopping next Monday.

Grumpbum123 Thu 02-Apr-20 15:26:36

Burgers and wedges
Feta and pea omelette
Southern chicken and salad
Sausage pasta
Roasted veg couscous with salmon

ScribblingMilly Thu 02-Apr-20 15:29:50

Working out what to do with fresh veg box. Three day plan is:
Thurs l: salad bag pesto, spaghetti, avocado & tomato salad
d: Sausage from freezer, mash, braised cos lettuce & peas
Fri l: Cabbage & carrot soup & bread from freezer
d: Chickpea & sweet potato curry; courgette bhajis
Sat l: Courgette fritters, grilled tomatoes & poached egg
Sat d: Mussels from freezer & roast veg in tomato sauce spaghetti
Making to freeze: ratatouille; sweet potato mash; buttered cabbage

IJumpedAboardAPirateShip Sat 04-Apr-20 19:37:03

Thankyou! Inspiration restored

Today: bbq beyond burgers, asparagus and wedges
Tomorrow: shepherdess pie
Monday: mushroom risotto
Tuesday: baked mushrooms and tofu ramen
Wednesday: stuffed cabbage rolls
Thursday: HM empanadas
Friday: pizza night

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HaggisTheGreat Sun 05-Apr-20 18:19:13

I al struggling with having to come up with lunches as well as dinners. And also with running out of fresh/salad veg half way through the week (trying to shop once a week). Here’s next week so far -

L: leftovers D: roast chicken
L: quiche D: cheesy polenta
L: cheesy polenta D: chicken mushroom pie
L: chicken salad D: curry
L: chicken noodle soup D: pizza
L: bacon and avocado D: Dahl and naan
L: eggs and salmon D: roast lamb

JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 06-Apr-20 12:57:50

I've cooked a ham so today it's roast dinner and tomorrow it's ham, chips and egg.

We will go shopping on Wednesday so I've not done the meal plan yet.

I have a feeling Aloo Gobi will be on there though, one thing that we haven't had any problems getting hold of is cauliflower smile

lastqueenofscotland Mon 06-Apr-20 16:51:42

Woops I missed this thread and started a new one!
Lunches are leftovers of the day before

Yesterday was lentil shepherds pie
Today is teriyaki vegetable fried rice
Tomorrow dahl and Garam masala roasted Cauliflower
Wednesday: fajitas
Thursday: falafel and hummus salad

HarrietThePi Mon 06-Apr-20 20:11:23

Is shepherdess pie different to shepherd's pie? I'm intrigued.

HarrietThePi Mon 06-Apr-20 20:15:09

I made a nice steak and onion pie last week. Tonight I'm having spaghetti bolagnaise, boring but easy especially as it's just heating up yesterday's leftovers. I might add some spices and beans and turn it into chilli con carne actually. I can't face spaghetti bolagnaise again.
Tomorrow, hmm I don't know. I never plan that far ahead! Maybe salmon with roasted sweet potato and creamed spinach or something. I've just heard Boris Johnson has been taken into intensive care and I've lost my train of thought. I hope he's ok.

HarrietThePi Mon 06-Apr-20 20:16:18

Oh I remember. Wednesday, I think I will make some kind of curry. I have lamb in the freezer I could use.

IJumpedAboardAPirateShip Mon 06-Apr-20 20:23:12

@HarrietThePi I actually meant shepherdless pie - just a veggie version

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HarrietThePi Mon 06-Apr-20 20:26:03

Ahh! I thought shepherdess pie might be an interesting twist. I might just start to call it that because I like the name.

IJumpedAboardAPirateShip Tue 07-Apr-20 00:47:15

We should totally create it though....

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