It is time for another weekly meal plan and despite my best intentions last week, I just ran out of time and motivation to write more posts.
However, after a little bit of a boot up the backside, there is light at the end of the tunnel and I am going to be back blogging on a more regular basis in the coming weeks. I just need to get this week out of the way with work and then the summer holidays are here.
Food this week is going to be easy meals that we enjoy, just to get through the week. I am also going to try out one new dish to see how that goes, it is a chicken dish with mushroom sauce, so nothing completely out there but I am sure it will go down as the rest usually do. During the holiday though, I have plans to get back in the kitchen and teach myself to cook some other dishes.
The one thing I have really wanted to learn to make is pasta. I don’t have a pasta machine currently but would love to get one to attach to my KitchenAid in future, but for now, I just need to learn to make it first and then if it works out ok, invest in the tools. There are other things I am going to try and make over the summer, I’ll let you know if I have any successes.
For now, though, let’s get back on with the meal plan.
Our weekly meal plan – 18/07/23
Hot dogs – We are huge fans of these New York-style hot dogs from Asda and they are really filling. A little more expensive than I would usually spend but they are worth it!
Tuna pasta bake – This is a firm favourite with the kids and an easy one for me to make, so a winner all around. Tuesday’s is a late day for me due to a work meeting so I always go for simple meals to make it easy.
Chicken in a mushroom sauce – I found a recipe on Instagram (now can’t find it!) but it is a simple chicken in mushroom sauce, made using low-fat cream cheese. I’ll make something up and share it soon!
Leftovers – This is a day to use up some of the bits in the freezer. I still have some frozen chilli portions and bolognese left over, so any of those would work well.
Takeaway – Last day of term calls for a takeaway!
Teriyaki salmon with veggie stir-fry – This is a Slimming World recipe but it looks delicious.
Spaghetti & meatballs – You can’t beat delicious homemade meatballs, looking forward to this. I may serve it with garlic bread if I am pushing the boat out!
As you can see, there is very little on there that is new or different to what we usually have but the aim is to just get through the week with minimal spending. I need to start looking into meals that can be bulk cooked or bulked out, as the cost per meal has increased massively over the last 6 – 12 months. This is not only down to the cost of living increasing but feeding 2 teenagers is expensive! I am sure that their stomachs are a black hole as they are always hungry!
If you are after some more inspiration you can check our previous weekly meal plan here. 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.