Hola! Happy Monday. This meal plan post is going up far later in the day than I intended, due to a really crappy internet connection. It’s the curse of living in the middle of nowhere.
Last week’s meal plan was a big success – the three Slimming World recipes I tried went down really well. The Tandoori fish, in particular, was lovely and I will definitely make it again. The same goes for the Jerk Chicken (which is a recipe I’ve made before).
The Speedy Hoppin’ John, however, was nice but I’m not sure it’s something I will go out of my way again. If I do it will be because I’ve made a gammon joint one day and have some left over – I definitely wouldn’t make a point of buying ham hock specifically for it.
I had planned a chicken tray bake for Thursday but the kids fluttered their eyes at me and asked for Sausage and mash, and who am I to turn them down? And yesterday’s roast chicken with all the trimmings ended up being roast chicken with jacket potato and salad as I had quite a lot of salad bits in the fridge to use up.
This month I am taking part in the #FoodSavvy challenge in conjunction with Norfolk and Suffolk Councils and Hubbub – you can read all about it in this post – and this week we are focusing on leftovers. I’d like to think I’m already quite good when it comes to using up leftovers – If we have anything left over from dinner I will invariably have it for my lunch the following day. I will be writing more about how the challenge is going later in the week, so be sure to check back for the update.
Here’s this week’s meal plan:
Monday – this evening we had a curry using the chicken leftover from yesterday’s roast.
Tuesday – Spaghetti and tomato pasta sauce.
Wednesday – Slow cooker gammon joint, potatoes and veggies
Thursday – Chicken and ham pot pies. This is a Slimming World recipe from the Comfort Collection* book. The recipe normally requires ham hock, but I’m going to use leftover gammon from Wednesday’s dinner instead.
Friday – Pizza Party! The kids are at a pizza party at school, and as I’m on the PTA I shall be there too. Dinner for me will either be a random slice of pizza, something I can rustle up quickly when I get home, or a large G & T. Probably the latter.
Saturday – It’s our belated Valentines meal. Rob is cooking. I’m not sure what he is cooking but I know it will be lovely.
Sunday – We have family visiting on Sunday so I’m thinking a full on roast dinner is the order of the day. Most likely lamb. I might even make a pudding of some sort.
So that’s it for this week. What have you got your meal plan for the week ahead?
Once again I am linking up with Katy Kicker as part of her weekly meal planning linky.