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A prize to the most un mumsnet meal plan this week

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Cawanaka · 16/03/2015 05:44

Simplicity and easiness is encouraged but points will be deducted for Hunter's Stew, any kind of tray bake, spag bol and anything that contains a tub of Philadelphia.

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Mintyy · 16/03/2015 12:18

Oh, I had no idea that the vast majority of meal plans people so helpfully share on Mumsnet when fellow posters are stuck and ask for ideas were smug and poncetastic.

I'm not a meal planner, btw, but I read the threads for inspiration occasionally.

They all seems like perfectly normal meals to me.

Cawanaka · 16/03/2015 12:19

And a light ribbing of the usual meal plan threads on here

'Thursdays are scouts and brownies nights so what I do is, I fry up some prawns, bung in a load of peas and a tub of Philly and have it with pasta'.

I am very much a fan of the meal plan threads and often get ideas. Was just meant to be a bit of fun!

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Cawanaka · 16/03/2015 12:20

I am also making fun of myself. I often have spag Bol, eighty meals from a chicken and bung a bunch of stuff in the oven. And refer to vegetables as veg.

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Enb76 · 16/03/2015 12:21


Tonight: Chicken, rice and pea melange
Tuesday: Tuna sandwiches
Wednesday: I'm not feeding the child so possibly a handful of cashews as I'm out all evening.
Thursday: Not got that far in planning
Friday: That's miles away

Cawanaka · 16/03/2015 12:21

Christ Mintyy way to bring it down!

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Mintyy · 16/03/2015 12:23

Oh don't mind me, I'm off to work now. Enjoy your thread.

FoxyVeganJane · 16/03/2015 12:26

I don't know how this fares,

Monday - tawa pulao

Tuesday - soya mince ragu with tagliatelle

Wednesday - flagolet beans in a roast tomato sauce and toast

Thursday - mushroom rissoto with cavolo nero

Friday - baingan methi subzi

Saturday - taifun roast dinner

Sunday - usal

Puddings not sure yet probably farola, rice pudding, coconut cake, peanut blondies, creme caramel homemade and maybe a cheesecake or a banoffee pudding.

Gileswithachainsaw · 16/03/2015 12:32

And foxy takes last place on account of not being able to pronounce half her menu which I'd happily try by the way love veg food

Cawanaka · 16/03/2015 12:33

I'm going to have to give out several awards.

giles and sibling you get the joint 'Waitrose Recipe Card' award.

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butterfly2015 · 16/03/2015 12:34

Tonight is a ready made chicken pie with oven chips and peas
Tuesday. Roast chicken
Weds will be something made with the leftover chicken. Possibly risotto
Thursday home made chicken balls in batter, sweet and sour sauce with noodles and veg
Friday we are out at a formal dinner with the mayor. I might treat the kids to a takeaway.
Saturday ....That's too far ahead but quite possibly spag bol or sausage and mash.

Cawanaka · 16/03/2015 12:35

foxy is still in the game, no fajitas on her menu! The only criteria is to be not your usual mumsnet fare.

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butterfly2015 · 16/03/2015 12:38

I'm new. I have no clue what the usual fare is.

However I've never been to waitrose and I do my weekly shop in asda for £60

Gileswithachainsaw · 16/03/2015 12:40

I won I won

Cawanaka · 16/03/2015 12:42

I think foxy wins the 'smug without being smug' award.

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GiddyOnZackHunt · 16/03/2015 12:44

I lied about the bunging :)
What actually happens is I cook it and leave all the tidying up and fridge placement to DH.

Cawanaka · 16/03/2015 12:48

Anyone with Mcdonalds included should get an award but I am struggling to come up with a witty name without offending/being reported for encouraging the poisoning of children etc.

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DarylDixonsDarlin · 16/03/2015 12:50

Tonight - soup and lidls bakery bread rolls for me, DH, DD and DD2. DS will be having a plate of roast beef dinner left over from yesterday before he goes to cubs.

Tomorrow - hot quiche, salad and oven chips. None of it homemade Grin

Wednesday - chicken burgers. (Warburtons rolls, Asda breaded chicken breasts, topped with a bag of Asda ranch salad made into a sort of coleslaw, plus any leftover salad from Tuesday.)

Thursday - possibly dinner at mother's, depending on whether DD comes out with chicken pox . If we're staying home it will be fish fingers, pasta, vegetables microwaved with butter.

No idea on any meals after that, haven't planned that far in advance!

tabulahrasa · 16/03/2015 12:51

I don't know what the usual mumsnet fare is...I don't really meal plan either.

So Friday was burgers and wedges with salad.

Saturday was lasagne.

Sunday was indian takeaway.

Tonight is fish pie...

Then at some point after that it'll be sausage casserole, lentil shepherd's pie and spaghetti Bolognese.

Then a couple of days of what can I find in my cupboard? before I get round to shopping again - probably curry and frittata because I can buy what I'm missing for them from the local shop.

Do I lose points for lentils? I don't eat meat though.

Cawanaka · 16/03/2015 12:52

millions do you have a feature wall and or a giant television? i assume you must do based on the ungodly owning of a loo brush.

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SomewhereIBelong · 16/03/2015 12:57

beef stew and potatoes (and wine)
fish and pasta with a jar of sauce (and wine)
pizza and oven chips (and wine)

can't think more than 3 days in advance.

Sortednow · 16/03/2015 13:02

Friday - fish fingers, potato waffle and tinned spaghetti
Saturday - McDonalds drive-through
Sunday - pub lunch Mother's Day, nothing for tea
Monday - ready meal and bagged veg
Tuesday - small pie cut three ways, ready mashed potato, bisto gravy
Wednesday - omelette or toasties
Thursday - chicken korma from the freezer
Friday - back to fish fingers prob

Worse than I thought now I have written it down

LadyDeadpool · 16/03/2015 13:08

Tonight - Roast Beef
Tomorrow - Mushroom Gnocchi
Wednesday - Left over beef stir fry
Thursday - Turkey Burritos
Friday - Chicken Kiev with new potatoes and salad
Saturday - Teriyaki Meatballs
Sunday - Brinner

Or at least those meals in some order..

FoxyVeganJane · 16/03/2015 13:11

Eating veg and pulses food needs to be really flavoursome. Giving away all my secrets but I get most of my recipes from Holy Cow and the rest are street food recipes or simple dishes that I guess would be called peasant food.

Thank you for all the awards, the last thing I won was a princess Diana plate when I was about 6.

Holepunch · 16/03/2015 13:19

Three out of five dinners this week will be the outcome of one Dc or another's school cooking lesson, at least one of the others will likely be takeaway.

If DCs eat their efforts on the bus, the chippy will be especially busy.

happygirl87 · 16/03/2015 13:25

Disclaimer- no DC to witness this

Horribly busy week at work coming up, so awful hours. Therefore, "meal plan" is likely to be:

Mon - glass of prosecco
Tues - plain jacket potato
Wed - going out- salad?
Thurs - need to bake for work, so random choc chips etc
Fri - my bday - a vat of wine and carbs

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