It is time for our first meal plan for August and we are already week 2 into the summer holidays!
The last week has been really busy as we have been cracking through the garden, my favourite phrase at the minute is “we are almost there” but it is true, we are so close to finishing it all off. Just another couple of weeks and then everything will be completed and we can enjoy it for the rest of the summer.
As we have been so busy with that, last week’s meal plan was a little all over the place, but we keep going and I will get back onto it this summer. I really want to try and get us a few new family favourites on the menu before we go back to school/work so we can enjoy them with minimal effort when we are back.
I did, however, make the beef curry in the slow cooker yesterday which was great as it was ready when we came in and it gave us a yummy dinner whilst watching the football which was fab, a bit of history was made there.
This week I am going for some simple meals that everyone will enjoy but are also quick and simple to ensure we can stick to the meal plan. We already have a few bits in the freezer to use up to so that is always a bonus.
Anyway, let’s get back to see what we have on the meal plan this week.
Our weekly meal plan – 01/08/22
Tuna pasta bake – This is a kid’s favourite, plus mine too as it takes minimal effort. One that will be demolished and I know everyone will go to bed with full tummies.
Korean pork and rice – I love this dish from Slimming World and make it so often. It is just quick and easy to do but has so much flavour in there.
Burger and chips – Another favourite in this house. I give everyone the options between chicken or beef burgers and then they can create their own, mostly it includes lots of sauces and pickles.
Nandos fakeaway – I plan to use our George Forman and grill us some peri chicken so we can all make our own Nando’s fakeaway. It is an easy dinner to do and one that can be tailored for everyone’s tastes.
Takeaway – End of the week treat.
Chilli con Carne – Being lazy here as there is already a portion in the freezer to use up.
Roast or stew – Not really sure what we are in the mood for yet. I will wait till I do the shopping at the end of the week and make a decision then.
I am trying to find a balance between exciting meals and the reality that by the end of the day after working on the garden, I really can not be bothered to cook as every muscle and joint is hurting. It is almost done though and then we will be able to sit back, relax and enjoy what is going on around us whilst doing not a lot of anything!
How has your meal planning been going whilst the kids are on holiday? I find our choices change on a daily basis at the minute.
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.