Here we are again, back with another meal plan, slightly later than usual but we are here nonetheless.
It is almost the end of the term and only a few weeks to go before we get to take some time out to get some sleep and chill out a little. Sometimes you work at such a pace during the term that you don’t realise just how much you are pushing the limit.
In terms of our meals, we are just making our way through the week using up what we have. I am just trying to keep the shopping bill down to a minimum and try and keep our food wastage down to a minimum.
I am just trying to find some new dishes to make our meal plans a little more exciting, we are rotating about 10 meals over a period of a month as we are just so limited in our menu choices at the minute. Time and money is a factor in this as I am just trying to keep costs low but sometimes I find I am too tired to get creative with the menu. Hopefully, with the break coming up, I will start feeling a little more like getting in the kitchen and exploring some new dishes for us to enjoy.
Anyway, let’s get back to this week’s meal plan.
Our weekly meal plan – 10/07/23
Sweet and sour chicken and rice – Simple dish but I am using up some of the veg in the fridge to save some wastage.
Burgers and chips – Quick dinner tonight as I have a late meeting but it should be a popular one as they can make their own choices in terms of the toppings with their burger.
Tuna pasta bake – This is a winner all around, the one dish that I actually get the whole household to eat. It is also a pretty cheap dinner plan too.
Freezer food – I have a portion of Chilli in the freezer and also a portion of Bolognese in the freezer too, so I just need to decide what I fancy nearer the time.
Beef mince pie – This is going to be a bit of a create on the go dishes, I don’t really know what I am doing but I am sure it will turn out fine.
New York-style hot dogs – These are my favourite hot dogs from Asda and they are delicious. A little more expensive than I would usually like to pay but in my opinion worth it.
Chicken curry – I don’t know what type of curry I want but I will see what we feel like nearer the time.
It is a little bit of a mix-and-match this week, sticking with some of our family’s favourite meals to make sure that everyone is eating and food is not being wasted. The food bill is always cheaper when we eat the same meals, however, with a fussy child, it is easier said than done.
There is hope that I can get some new dishes on the menu in the months to come, though knowing our children, I won’t hold out much hope. With one that is not a fan of vegetables and the other who is not a fan of much else, it doesn’t leave many choices.
You can check our previous weekly meal plan here for some more inspiration. Alternatively, why not check out our Pinterest boards here for more inspiration? If you have a family favourite, even the fussiest of eaters will eat, please share it in the comments below for a little inspiration for those reading this.