Monday, 5 January 2015

Menu Planning Monday

I really struggle with menu planning each week.  I tried to sit down with H every Sunday to plan for the week ahead but he is more hopeless than I am.  I also tend to make the same things over and over and over again.  So when I saw that Angel ome kind of fish dishGem angeljemscitycottage had joined in with menu planning Monday I thought I should give it a go.  I am hoping that it will inspire me and help me gain confidence in trying new recipes.

If you want to join in (if I have gotten this right) I think the original source is Menu planning Monday.  Go and check it out.

So this week we will probably be having;

Monday:- Bacon and cheesy pasta bake with salad
Tuesday:- Chicken curry  Fish and Chips (long day with boiler problems)
Wednesday:- Some kind of fish dish  Pizza and salad
Thursday:- Jacket Potato and filling
Friday:- Frozen Pizza and salad - well I can't be expected to cook every day in week 1 :-) Chicken curry
Saturday:- Birthday tea for Dad - he's 70.
Sunday:- Left Overs - whatever is left in the fridge bunged together - this may change as I gain ideas!!!

Can you tell this is a sudden decision on my part????  I will try and be more organised for next week.

What are you favourite things to cook?  Anything easy I can try?  As a child I used to be a really fussy eater- in fact I loved Christmas as the only veg I liked were brussel sprouts- how odd was I (shush Mum).

Off to find a cook book to get some better ideas, so this week's menu may change.

10 comments:

  1. Honestly, meal planning makes my life so much easier, saves me time and effort as well as money. Once you get into it it is easy to keep to, especially when you start feeling the benefit of it. Having the same thing every week isn't a bad thing, if you like it then why shouldn't you have it! I like the #mealplanningmonday linky because the others' meal plans some good inspiration if I do fancy changing things up a bit. Jacket potato is one of my faves, so simple yet delicious :)

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    1. I've changed the menu so many times already. Am hoping I'll find it easier each week.

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  2. Sounds a lovely week! And no, you don't have to cook everything from scratch ;o) x

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    1. Phew, cause i so don't enjoy cooking!

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  3. Mine was very ad hoc this week too, still not been shopping so it could all change. My favourite thing to cook has to be lasagne..Lorraine Pascale does a delicious recipe that has sausage and pancetta as well as mince - so yummy. Have a great week! Xx

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    1. Ooh that sounds nice, must see if I can find the recipe online.

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  4. Good to see your menu! Like Mama Owl says, it only takes a few weeks to have a bank of menu plans. And my meals get repeated A LOT actually! And as for sticking to the plan.... today I went to get the white fish out that I KNOW I had in the freezer, to find out that I must have cleared them before Christmas, so change the plan and it's sausages tonight!

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    1. Am trying to eat up the freezer so I can defrost it - it's so bad, it popped one of the shelf doors off of the hinges - la la la la. I try and defrost annually and am only a few weeks late....... I wonder if it's on it's last legs too.

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  5. Thanks for joining in, great to have you on board. Meal planning can be really valuable so I hope you enjoy it once you get in the swing of it! Any questions, just ask!

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  6. I have to say week 2 is a little easier. I am trying to eat up the freezer too so I can defrost it.

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