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So attempting to get organised and back into a routine, what are your families fav meals ?

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Lardlizard · 01/09/2020 09:54

Need to start meal planning for sept

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leafeater · 01/09/2020 10:36

I write a list of all the meals we enjoy under 'Chicken', 'Veggie', 'Fish' etc, then every week before shopping, just pop down a meal per night and write the list from that.

sunnysidegold · 01/09/2020 13:01

That's clever @leafeater as I find I sometimes can only think of things made with chicken and then get stuck to think of other things. I'm keen to do meatless Monday or something this term.

I meal planned for lunches and dinners during lockdown and it took so much stress out of cooking.

This month I'm going to try and cook from stuff we have a lot of. I have quite a lot of chickpeas and tinned tomatoes lurking in cupboards.

Camomila · 01/09/2020 13:21

We don't meal plan, we pretty much buy the same stuff (eg vegetables, carbohydrates, pasta sauce ingredients) every week and then mix up the proteins - eg, if one week we had chicken and salmon, the next week we buy sausages and mince.
If we don't end up eating something we can freeze it for next week.

I find it easier not planning - if the DC are chilled we can make a nice meat/potatoes/veg dish and if they are hangry/tantrummy/napping we can just make something simple like jacket potatoes or cheese gnocchi etc.

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