We are back with our first meal plan for October and before we know it we are going to be discussing Christmas!
Meal planning has been a bit hit and miss recently and I am determined to get us back on track with our meal plans. I have purchased our first Hello Fresh delivery which is due to arrive this weekend ready for next week. I just want to see if it will stop us from reaching for takeaways which with 4 adult meals can cost a fortune. No one tells you kids start to cost a fortune on food when they get older! I will keep you updated on what we think of that once we’ve given them a try.
This week is just as busy as the previous weeks, to be honest, there is something happening every day and we are going to be juggling a lot. From meetings, training, hospital visits, office moves and catching up with friends, I am not going to know whether I am coming or going this week! With this in mind, I have gone for one of the easiest meal plans going, although I am kicking it off with a quick roast which we didn’t have yesterday in the end.
Here is our meal plan for the week.
Our weekly meal plan – 04/10/21
Roast chicken and all the trimmings – I am not one for cooking a roast on a weeknight, however, I don’t want to waste the food we have in. Though I am cheating and using pre-made Yorkshire puddings for the first time in a very long time.
Spaghetti bolognaise – It is an easy dinner tonight, with a bit of bulk cooking thrown in for good measure. This is a great way to prepare for another dinner in advance as we freeze up a meal portion for another meal.
Chicken curry – I will be cheating today with our curry and using a jar mix for our sauce. I don’t have time to be rushing around making a curry tonight so plan to give myself a little break with the dinner tonight.
Sausage, mash and beans – So easy and quick to cook. The kids will more likely have chips with theirs but that is not too much extra effort.
Takeaway – We are catching up with friends tonight for the first time in a long time so it is going to be a takeaway, drinks and snacks all around!
Chicken kievs and chips – Super easy and simple. I am out catching up with old work colleagues for lunch today so not sure how much I will fancy eating by dinner time.
Beef and mushroom pie – One of our Hello Fresh meals, I am not sure how this will go down with the kids but we can try.
I know next week will be much easier as 3 of the 7 meals are already picked and paid for, it is one less thing for me to have to think about. I am intrigued to see how it stacks up for us using the delivery service for meals compared to cost. If it works out well, I would consider having a box delivered more often and saving myself that little extra work in the long run. Have you used a subscription meal service such as Hello Fresh? I’d love to hear how you and your family got on with it. Like I said we have not tried it yet, however, if like me you are tempted, you can get £46 off using this link.
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!
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