Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Meal Planning Monday - try not to be too stressed edition

Hello - yes better late than never (AGAIN)

Life is a bit hectic at the moment as the university term starts next week and as admin staff I am supper busy so I have tried to pick meals too cook that are either quick and need not much effort or slow so that I can slow down and actually stop. Life next week will be super hectic and I have actually planned a meal plan for the next fortnight (in advance!)

Monday - Tuna Pasta (kids) Soup me 

Tuesday -  Shopping Day - Suasages, Egg and Chips

Wednesday - Tacos

Thursday -  Fish and Cheesy Mash (though Car has told me this morning that she doesn't want Fish!!) (I've also bought frozen fillets for the first time as it was cheaper but am unsure how to cook them - suggestions?)

Friday - Puff pastry squares or pasties with salad

Saturday - Lamb kofta type things and pitta and salad

Sunday - Roast of some kind


As ever joining in with At home with Mrs M

PS - I also cooked brownies, honey cake and crumble over the last week and will be  trying to do more baking again this week.  (especially as work has a Bake off competition that I have to enter soon - so any suggestions on easy yet delicious cakes would be great). Pictures and recipes to follow later.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

The one about cycling

Do you cycle to work?

Or cycle for fun?

Me, well, I kind of don't and the reason behind it.

Well, when in primary school we had to take bicycle proficiency tests (apparently now defunct) I may have not done it or fallen off and failed due to my mum and the library van

It was something to do, if memory serves me right about cycling down the hill from the school and doing a left hand turn past the library van and up the road. I know that I didn't like taking my hands off the bicycle and saw my mother and kind of fell off.

And that is why I don't cycle - or cycle with confidence anyway


If you did cycle to work today or any other day good for you.


Monday, 1 September 2014

Its Monday and the meal plan is here again..

So September is here and on Wednesday the kids go back to school. It has been a great summer and I can't believe that Bel only has one year left in primary school. Where does the time go!!

Anyway the meal plan today has been made from meals asked for and meals to suit. I've still not attempted anything from a cook book recently so I will need to start looking for varied meals to try over the next months. If you have a family favourite that everyone likes (and I mean the fussy ones too) then let me know!

Monday - Leftover Chicken Stirfry

Tuesday - Toad in the Hole, Mash, Carrots and Broccoli 

Wednesday - Left over sausage meatballs, sauce and spaghetti

Thursday - Sloppy Joe

Friday - Nachos and leftover sloppy Joe mince

Saturday - Takeaway or?? ( haven't decided yet - its me and Neb's wedding anniversary this week so we may spoil ourselvves!)

Sunday -Roast something!!


Monday, 25 August 2014

Meal plan - the one week left ofthe school holidays edition

Its Monday again, we've got the kids back and our meal plan last week well , it may noy have been used much!

This meal plan is very meat orientated this week but we're kind of using stuff from the freezer!

Monday - Neb's homemade macaroni cheese

Tuesday -Steak and chips

Wednesday - flat chicken and salad or chips

Thursday -Fish and something!

Friday -Payday so possibly homemade pizza

Saturday - off to finish last to get school bits so will pop into Tesco's and get something yummy

Sunday - roast something


Monday, 18 August 2014

Meal planning Monday - the kids are away week

Hello, well its Monday again and I'm in work for a two day week this week as the kids are away up to their grandparents for a week.

So as we are kid free the meal plan would've gone out the window but I was very organised and did work out things we could eat!

So in no particular order the meals we have planned*  are

Oven baked Risotto
Cajun Turkey

* Although I have planned these we are very likely to have takeaway at least once and maybe toasties a few times when we both can't be bothered to cook!

We're also going off out for lunch at least once!

Hope you all have a fab meal plan made - joining in with Mrs M!


Monday, 11 August 2014

Meal Planning Monday - Boo, I'm back to work edition

Well that's it - our main holiday of the year has now gone and as I'm now back in work the meal planning continues.

We had a great time in Northumberland and enjoyed every part of the county - definately a place I could move to!

The meal plan is only half done as my brain wasn't up to the thinking last night on our lazy day at home before today so after Wednesday its a bit of hit and miss....

Monday - Spag Bol/ Chilli

Tuesday - Gougons/Fish Fingers and Chips

Wednesday - Butter Chicken curry - from a jar so fingers crossed the kids will eat it

Thursday - something with Fish (there's some in the freezer!)

Friday/Saturday/Sunday - undecided


Monday, 28 July 2014

Meal planning Monday -summer holiday edition

Its still warm here and also the first day of my holidays. The kids may have been off for a week already but now the fun begins as I'm off too. We may not do much this week apart from walking local walks and having free outdoor fun as we are off up North on Saturday for our annual holiday. We are going further north than we have gone before ( not Scotland ) and we are hoping that the warm weather stays with us.

Meal plan for this week is a bit of freezer search

Monday  Tuna pasta for the kids, I've got leftover sausage casserole to have on my pasta

Tuesday Chicken,rice and barbecue sauce ( 2 out of 3 from the freezer)

Wednesday Homemade beef and or  pork thai burgers with chips

Thursday Takeaway

Friday At Neb's parents and its going to be pasta and sauce with bacon crispy bits

Saturday .... let the holiday begin

Pop back in tomorrow so I can let you know about some great summery chocolates you can win