Meal Plan 4th January #1

Meal planning is something which I have got into towards the end of 2018. I have loved cooking for a while but it was not till we got our own house and I became responsible for the cooking. Meal planning is something which I have found saves us a lot of money because we no longer have subscription boxes. I think this has nearly halved our weekly food bill.

This week we wanted to start eating properly again something which we have not seemed to do since our holiday. Due to Joe been off it has meant that we are able to have a different selection of food because food doesn’t have to be done quickly when we both are home. Today I am going to share with you what we have been eating this week.

Monday- Homemade Special Chow Mein and Beef in Black Bean Sauce. It is New Year’s Eve and we wanted a Chinese like everyone else. Once I think we waited 2 hours on NYE. So this year we have decided to make our own. To be honest it was full of flavour and so tasty for a fraction of what a takeaway would have cost. For sure this is going to be one which going to make again. I will also share the recipes in Meal Inspiration Monday’s as they are out of a recipe book which I own.

Tuesday- Roast Beef With All the Trimmings. We fancied a new years day roast for another tradition. Morrison’s had beef joints on offer we halved the one we purchased and made a roast. We had some stuffing and pigs in blankets uncooked and still in date from Christmas. This allowed us to have all the trimmings as well which nice. For sure I was not as stuffed as I was Christmas Day.

Wednesday- Veg Stir Fry. We had some left over bean sprouts from the Chinese meals which we had on Monday evening. If you have read my January aims you will know I aim to eat two veggie meals a week. The first this week was a super simple stir fry which for me as even more Delicious without the meat. For sure another one which you will see in the future in my meal plans.

Thursday- Gammon, Egg and Chips. Sometimes we just want a very easy meal. Due to the fact that we click and collect our food shopping sometimes we get substitutions. This gammon was one of them we got two smaller joints than the one which we ordered at Christmas. We carved this up served it with some chips and made some fried eggs which needed using. This was a simple meal but as someone who loves Gammon it was an effective one.

Friday- King Prawn Thai Red Curry. This is another meal which we are having because we have the ingredient in. We had a jar of the Thai red curry in and all I am going to do is cook the prawns. All this meal then needs is the rice which is simple. If you are wondering which one we use the Asda one is amazing. This is another quick meal because sometimes when it comes to Friday I can not be bothered to make a really fancy complicated meal. It is almost like another fakeaway to stop the urge to order out because we are trying to save money at the moment.

Saturday- Spicy Sausage Chilli. This is a meal which I have made a couple of times and got from Hello Fresh. It is a twist on Chilli Con Carne which is a tasty meal which I love to consume when the weather becomes a bit colder. We already has some sausages which were left over from the Christmas Period when we had cooked breakfasts. I though this recipe would be great to use them up and make a very tasty meal.

Sunday- Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie. This is a recipe which I actually found on pinterest this is something I have been trying to use more. This sounds like it could be really nice and Sheperd’s pie is something which I have not made before so I thought it would be a nice challenge. For me is is something which is a proper comfort food and as the temperature has plummeted I fancy this. I can not wait to see how it comes out because I know I haven’t had a veggie option in the past.

I am linking up on meal plans with the lovely Katy From Katykicker

What have you been eating this week?

Charlotte xxx

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