Our Weekly Meal Plan 20th September

Today I am sharing with you the meals which we have been consuming this week.  The weather has been turning which has made me want a lot of hearty food. I am sure you will see this this reflected in my meal plan. We actually have no plans this weekend which is amazing because we have had a few busy weeks. Sometimes I need to remember that I am 24 weeks pregnant now. So now on to the meal plan.

Monday- Thai Red curry,this is something this week because we have half a can of coconut milk. Left from a meal last week. Thai Red curry is something which is so easy to make which is always a bonus and it does mean I am less likely to order from the takeaway which is always a bonus when we are trying to save money.

Tuesday- Sausage Ragu, this is a super simple meal. I have decided to do something pretty quick because of the fact that we have the consultant on Tuesday. I am unsure how long we are going to be there so we need something quick. This is an old hello fresh recipe which I have kept the card from.

Wednesday- Steak, Stilton and Ale Pie, Mash and mixed veg, this is a meal which I saw on Charlotte Taylor’s meal plan. This is something which I fancied to because it starting to getting chiller on a night now. I am always looking to try new meals and for sure this is something different for us. I am going to be serving this with mash.

Thursday- Shrimp pad thai, this is another meal which I have been fancying recently. I am unsure why I have been loving prawns so much. Since it is not chicken it is going to be a meal which I can cook which is a bonus. For sure this is one which I am looking forward too I love Thai food.

Friday- Paprika Burgers, this is a meal which I saw on one of the cards in Tesco. For sure I love a burger and this sounds like it could be ideal for me. This again is going to help me fight ordering a takeaway because this is not something which we want to be doing. They sound different and this is something which interests me of course, I will be sharing the recipe if I think it is worth it.

Saturday- Shepard’s Pie, this is something which I have not made for a long time. I fancy this because of the fact this reminds me of autumn and winter. This is such a comfort food and of course, I can pile it with a lot of veg to keep me getting the nutrients for the baby. I already have the candles out and am embracing the autumn feels. I am hoping this is a meal which Jess enjoys. However I am sure she will ask I think she has it at nursery already.

Sunday- Cheesy Chorizo Enchiladas, this is a meal which I have rolled over from last week. Enchiladas are something which we love however, it is not a meal which we make that often. So I thought that I would make my own because it saves us actually going or a meal out in order to consume enchiladas. Again I think this was a recipe from hello fresh originally. For sure this is a meal which I am looking forward to this week.

Of course, like every meal plan, this is linked up with the amazing Katy. I get a lot of the inspiration from her and the linky which she runs. If you are struggling and consuming the same meals I would recommend checking it out. You may find a meal which you love.

What meals are you planning on consuming this week?

Charlotte xxx

Meal Inspiration Monday- Mixed Vegetable Curry

Today I am going to share with you another meal which we have had recently. This meal is a mixed vegetable curry, curry is something which we love. I decided to do a mixed vegetable curry instead of chicken as you may know I can not cook that due to pregnancy.  Curry is still something which I want to be able to still consume. Of course, I am sure this is a healthier option because you do have the vegetables. I am sure this is a meal which Joe is going to love as well. I have not made it for him yet, I have only made it when he has been away.  You make it in the slow cooker as well which is amazing when you do not have a lot of time.

Ingredient- Serves 4-6

2 tsbp vegetable oil

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp black mustard seeds

2-3 garlic cloves peeled and chopped

1 tbsp hot curry powder

2 onions chopped and cut into wedges

225g sweet potatoes peeled and chopped

225g potatoes, peeled and chopped

175g carrots peeled and chopped

175g cauliflower florets

300ml water

125g frozen peas

3 tomatoes chopped

Few Fresh curry leaves

2 tbsp ground almonds

4 tbsp natural yoghurt

Method
  1. Heat oil in a large frying pan, add the seeds and fry for 30 seconds
  2. Add the garlic, curry powder and onions. Gently cook for 5 minutes or until the onions have softened.
  3. Add the remaining vegetables except for the peas and tomatoes to the pan.
  4. Add the water and bring to the boil once you have done this carefully transfer to the cooking dish.
  5. Cover with the lid and switch to the slow cooker to auto-cook for one hour.
  6. After an hour switch to the slow cooker to low and cook for 5 hours.
  7. Add the peas and tomatoes and continue to cook on low for 1 hour.
  8. Stir in the curry leaves, ground almonds and yoghurt.
  9. Continue to cook on low for 30 minutes or until hot.

Usually, I serve this with some rice and nan bread. It is such a simple meal to make yes there is a bit of preparation needed but that can be part of the fun. In the past, I have made more than I need and actually frozen it. I can confirm it is as nice if you do freeze it.  For sure this is going to be a meal which I will make more now the weather has started to be cooler.

Have you ever made a vegetable curry?

Charlotte xx

 

Our Weekly Meal Plan 13th September

Today I am going to be sharing our weekly meal plan again with you. This week is a little bit different because we do have Jess’ birthday this weekend. I can not believe that on Sunday I will actually have a 4 year old daughter. Where has the time gone. Again this week we have managed to do the shop for under £30 apart from BBQ food. I think we are going to be ordering that from Muscle Foods. So on to the meals which we have been consuming this week.

Monday- Quorn Mozzarella and Pesto Escalopes, Jacket Potatoes and Mixed Veg. These are something which we have been meaning to use up for a long time now. However, for one reason or another we have not got around to do it. I am sure we will manage to have that this week. I can not wait to have jacket potatoes I have not had them in a while.

Tuesday- Homemade Tomato Soup and Fresh Bread. The weather is starting to turn and it is a lot cooler. We have some tomatoes which need to be used up. So this is one of the reasons why I thought I would make some homemade tomato soup. I think I might purchase some fresh soft bread or part baked bread to go with this. Is there anything better than fresh bread.

Wednesday- Creamy Jalapeno Popper Chicken Thighs And Rice. This is a recipe which I found on pinterest and I thought it sounded different. I usually do not cook with chicken thighs so I thought this would make an change. I like spicy food and I have a feeling this could be. Of course, I will let you know how we get on with this meal. Because I also love trying new recipes.

Thursday- Saucy Satay Chicken Noodles, this is a meal which we had when we used to subscribe to Hello Fresh. I have still kept the recipe cards. Noodle meals as something which always go down a treat in this house. This is a super simple meal to make and does not take long at all. For sure this is going too be a meal which I will share the recipe for again in the future.

Friday- Cheesy Chorizo Enchiladas. Enchiladas are something which we love however, it is not a meal which we make that often. So I thought that I would make my own because it saves us actually going or a meal out in order to consume enchiladas. Again I think this was a recipe from hello fresh originally. For sure this is a meal which I am looking forward to this week.

Saturday- Chorizo and red pepper pasta bake. Again I am at work this Saturday which means that I need a meal which Joe and Jess can cook. Then I can heat it up when I get in from work. I think this is a recipe in the One Yummy Mummy cookbook. Chorizo is not something which I think I have had since I have been pregnant and this is something which I am actually missing. I think there is a chance this could be served with garlic bread.

Sunday- BBQ we are having family over for a bbq for Jess’ birthday. We are going to be getting the meat from Muscle Foods because of course, not a lot of places have BBQ food in the middle of September. It is going to be nice to have the whole family together. Hopefully the weather stays nice and we do not have to have it indoors and Jess has an amazing birthday.

Of course, like every meal plan, this is linked up with the amazing Katy. I get a lot of the inspiration from her and the linky which she runs. If you are struggling and consuming the same meals I would recommend checking it out. You may find a meal which you love.

What meals are you planning on consuming this week?

Charlotte xxx

 

Our Weekly Meal Plans 6th September

I can not believe that we have had another week gone by. Time seems to be flying at the moment I am unsure why this is. This could be because I am pregnant and time always seems to fly. We do have another scan this week because the baby would not allow all of the measurements last time we had a scan. Of course I am going to be sharing with you the meals which we have been consuming this week. It is the first time we have actually done in a shop in a couple of weeks. So we do have actual meals.

Monday – Prawn Stirfry, I think this is a meal which we should have had last week. We did not actually have it because we had been to the beach and we had food out with my parents.  We had all of the ingredient in to make a simple prawn stirfry. I did not want it to go to waste so we have added it to this week meal plan.

Tuesday- Veg Curry, we have our scan on Tuesday. It is actually at 3pm and we have not had a scan under an hour yet. So I have decided that we are going to have a veg curry which is in the freezer currently. So if we are later home it means that we only have to cook the rice. I think I may have had this on a previous meal plan and we did not get around to eating it as well.

Wednesday- Fish Tacos, we have a ton of fish actually in the freezer, we do have some taco shells as well in the cupboard. The fish tacos are meal which I saw in a recipe book hopefully it is amazing meal. Tacos are not something which we have had in the longest time. If this is a meal which we do enjoy I am sure I will be sharing this on here in the future.

Thursday- Prawn Tagliatelle, again another fish fish. I am struggling at the moment not been able to cook chicken or stand the smell. We have decided that we are going to have a prawn tagliatelle because we have not got another pasta dish this week. This is something we both really enjoy anyway and I am sure it will go down a treat. We may even treat ourselves to a flatbread to go with this.

Friday-Crispy Haddock and Homemade wedges. For some reason we did not manage to get around to this meal either. I have just realised that there is 4 fish dishes this week. I think this is going to be our fakeaway for this week. We are trying to save some money again with Jess’ birthday coming up this month. This is going to be a bit healthier than having normal fish and chips. This is a a meal which we found as a result of pinterest.

Saturday- Campfire Stew, this is a recipe which is from a pinch of nom. We have made this in the past and this is one which we loved so much. I have been waiting for the weather to get a bit cooler to be able to make this. We are actually going to Manchester for a day out with Jess. So it is going to be super handy that we can stick this in the slow cooker and it is ready when we are home.

Sunday- Chicken Fajitas, this is another quick meal because I am at work on Sunday. I think Jess and Joe ma also be coming to the races as well. Chicken fajitas are a meal which we love so much however, I am unable to coo them due to nausea. I am looking forward to having these for the first time in a while hopefully this is going to be agood as I remember.

Of course, like every meal plan, this is linked up with the amazing Katy. I get a lot of the inspiration from her and the linky which she runs. If you are struggling and consuming the same meals I would recommend checking it out. You may find a meal which you love.

What meals are you planning on consuming this week?

Charlotte xxx

 

Our Weekly Meal Plan 30th August

Today I am going to be sharing with you another weekly meal plan. This week again is a cheap week we are using things out of the freezer. The reason is we have not been shopping we wanted to get things used up and also save some money. We have spent a bit doing the nursery this month. So on to the meals which we have consumed this week.

Monday- Slow Cooker Chilli and Rice, this is a meal which we got from Katy. This is a great one because I am unsure what we are going to be doing as it is a bank holiday. I know this is a meal which Jess is going to happily consume. This is an easy to make meal and I do not have to do anything once it is in the slow cooker. I am looking forward to this meal.

Tuesday- Chicken Bacon and Leek, Jackets and Mixed Veg. This is a meal which we picked up a while ago reduce in Asda. This is a chicken and bacon meal which I love all you need to do is stick it in the oven. We still have some jacket potatoes. Of course, this is going to be served with our trusty mixed veg.

Wednesday- Vegetable Curry and Rice. Again this is a meal which I made a long time ago and have had in the freezer. Veg curry is not something which I would usually go for however, I am trying to eat a bit healthier and of course, this is going to be used up. We are going to have this with rice and maybe some nan bread depending. I am looking forward to seeing if Joe enjoys this meal.

Thursday- Ham and Mushroom Pasta Bake, this is a meal which we had not very long ago. I will be sharing the recipe very soon as it is one which we loved. We managed to make way to much so we decided that we were going to use the leftovers for tonight’s meal. I am unsure we may even splash the boat out and have garlic bread as well.

Friday- Feta and Courgette Burgers, Chips and Spaghetti. These burgers again have been in the freezer way too long. I thought that now seemed a good time to get them out and enjoy them. Again this is a meal which cooked when Joe was away. I am always interested to see how he finds some of the meals. We are going to serve this with homemade chips and spaghetti hoops. I am loving them recently.

Sat- Prawn Stirfry, it seems like a lifetime ago since we last had a stirfry. Recently this is something which I have been fancying. We actually have some prawns in the freezer so I have decided to use the prawns and make a stirfry. Chicken is what we would usually have however, I am still struggling to cook chicken while pregnant.

Sun- Crispy Haddock and Homemade wedges,  we have a ton of haddock in the freezer as well which we must have purchased reduced. We have decided that we are going to use some of this. I did manage to find a recipe which is going to make the crispy haddock. I am loving trying some new recipes and I am sure this is going to be a meal which Jess will actually enjoy. Of course, it is a healthier alternative to the fish and chips from the takeaway which is another thing which I have been fancying a lot recently.  I am sure this meal is to be as good and of course, a fraction of the price.

Of course, like every meal plan, this is linked up with the amazing Katy. I get a lot of the inspiration from her and the linky which she runs. If you are struggling and consuming the same meals I would recommend checking it out. You may find a meal which you love.

What meals are you planning on consuming this week?

Charlotte xxx

 

Our Weekly Meal Plan 23rd August

Another week has flown by and it is once again time to do our weekly meal plan. This week is all things which we have in the freezer. We are not trying to spend a lot of money because we have been shelling out a fair bit for the nursery. This is nearly done and we are only half way through the pregnancy amazing. So on to the meals which we have been consuming this week.

Monday- Sausage Casserole and Mash. We had some left over sausages from last week. I thought I would use them up and make a casserole. We have a lot of veg which we could throw in with it that also needs using so it can be almost a sausage and veg casserole.

Tuesday- Out. We are having tea with my parents because we are over there. Jess and I have the dentist and we are also going to collect the cot for the nursery. Which is at their house so they have said that they are going to treat us for tea. I have a feeling this could be a takeaway.

Wednesday- Slow Cooker Hunter Chicken. This is another recipe which we are making because we have some bacon left. This is actually a recipe from Katy. It is so simple to make and one which Joe and I love. I think this is going to be served with some wedges as we have a ton of potatoes left. For sure I can not wait for this meal.

Thursday- Quorn Mozzarella and Pesto Escalopes,Jacket Potatoes and Mixed Veg.  These escalopes are something which we purchased reduced in Asda a while back. I want them out of the freezer in order to be able to fill it up ready for Jess’ party. Again we are going to use some of the jacket potatoes up and it is going to be served with our trusty mixed veg.

Friday- Cheese Burger Pasta. This is a meal which I actually found on pinterest. I thought that it sounded something different. We already have the mince in which saves us the money. Hopefully this will fight off any urge t have a takeaway this Friday Night.  I think I might have left overs so Jess can always have some for lunch Saturday.

Saturday- Pesto Chicken and Rice, this is another meal which we have in the freezer. I made this a long time ago and to be honest this needs to get out our freezer. Pesto is something which I love and this to me is a super summery meal and it is meant to be a very warm week. I think we are going to be having this with rice because this is simple for when I am at work.

Sunday-  Lasagna, this is a meal which we love however, we have not had one in a while. I think this is a super simple meal it may change because it is going to be too warm. For sure this is a meal which Jess is going to eat which is always a bonus. This is one which I am looking forward to. We are going to use some mince which we already have in the freezer.

Of course, like every meal plan, this is linked up with the amazing Katy. I get a lot of the inspiration from her and the linky which she runs. If you are struggling and consuming the same meals I would recommend checking it out. You may find a meal which you love.

What meals are you planning on consuming this week?

Charlotte xxx

 

Our Weekly Meal Plan 9th August

Today I am going to be sharing with you another weekly meal plan. This week we seem to have a lot on we are making a few changes to the house this week. Of course this is because it is the first week of Joe’s holidays and there are so many bits which we hope to achieve. This has meant we have opted for some simple meals which do not take too much effort to cook. I know energy levels may be low by the time we get to tea time. So here are the meals which we have been consuming this week.

Monday- Chicken Nacho Kievs with Jacket Potatoes. We actually picked up the chicken kievs a few weeks ago when they were reduced and froze them. I thought that this week would be a good time to use them up. I am going to serve this with jacket potatoes as they are something which I have been loving recently.

Tuesday- Chill Pasta Bake, this is a meal from a pinch of nom. I do not think this is one which I have made yet. However, I fancied something different this week for sure, I know I will enjoy this meal. Mince is not something which I have had in a long time.

Wednesday- Salmon Herby Potatoes and Mixed Veg. Again this is a meal which we got reduced what can I say we love yellow stickers. Salmon is a meal which I adore anyway so this is going to be perfect. This is such a simple meal however it is one which is super simple which is great.

Thursday- Chicken and Leek Pie. This is something which I have made in the past and we loved. I am sure that by the end of this we are going to want such a hearty meal. I am unsure if we are actually going to be serving this with anything. In the past we have made it and then had enough for 4 people instead of having something to go with it. If I have not already shared the recipe I will.

Friday- Burger in a Bowl, this is something we never had. I can not remember the reason why we did not make. This is something which I have seen a range of people do recently, I think it is a slimming world meal. It is almost a big mac which I love however, we hate spending the price of them as recently they have become super expensive. Hopefully, this is a meal which we end up loving and we can make a few more times.

Saturday- Beef Burritos, this is another meal which we have not had in the longest time. Mexican food is one of my favourites. I am unsure if Jess has actually had any burritos in the past. I am sure this is going to go down well in this house I am going to be making these from scratch. I fond a recipe in an Asda magazine not very long ago.

Sunday- BBQ Pork Steaks, corn on the cob, mixed veg and jacket potatoes. This is a meal which we are going to basically use the freezer for. We purchased the pork steaks a long time ago and I want them used up. I am going to put a lot of veg with this meal because it is something which Jess will eat. To be honest I can not wait for this meal either.

Of course, like every meal plan, this is linked up with the amazing Katy. I get a lot of the inspiration from her and the linky which she runs. If you are struggling and consuming the same meals I would recommend checking it out. You may find a meal which you love.

What meals are you planning on consuming this week?

Charlotte xxx

 

 

 

Meal Inspiration Monday- Lasagne

Today I am back sharing with you a meal inspiration Monday. I have not done one for a while because we have not been making new recipes. However, today I am going to be sharing with you the recipe which I usually use for Lasagne. I usually cook too much of it then I freeze it for times like when Joe is away. This is just something which works for us as the recipe does serve between 6-8 people. So here is the recipe I use for lasagne it does have a lot of hidden veg great for fussy.

Ingredient

450g lean minced beef

1 Onion Chopped Finely

1 Red Pepper finely chopped

150g button mushrooms sliced

1 Green Pepper finely chopped

3 tsp tomato puree

2 bay leaves

1 tsp dried thyme

2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes

1 tsp dried parsley

1 tsp dried oregano

300g lasagne sheets

300g cottage cheese

150g mature cheddar grated

Salt and Pepper

Method
  1. Preheat your oven to 180C
  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the mince and cook until brown all over, then remove from the pan and set aside.

  3. Add the onions, peppers and mushrooms and fry over a medium heat until softened.

  4. Return the mince to the pan. Add the tomato purée and bay leaves and cook for a further five minutes.

  5. Add the tomatoes and dried herbs then bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to simmer for at least 30 minutes. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  6. Grease a baking dish and line the bottom with lasagne sheets  .

  7. Remove the bay leaves from the mince mixture and spoon about one third of the mixture onto the lasagne sheets

  8. Place blobs of cottage cheese in total 1/3 on top of the mince.

  9. Repeat this layering process of lasagne sheets, mince and cottage cheese for more layers, finishing with a good sprinkling of cheddar all over the top.

  10. Transfer to the oven and bake for about 45 minutes to 1 hour, until the top is golden-brown and bubbling, Make sure it is cooked all the way through

  11. To serve, cut out squares of the lasagne and place onto plates. For sure lasagne is something which I could eat most of the time. It is great in the summer with a salad however, it is nice with a garlic bread on those cold wet nights.

How do you make your lasagne.

 

Charlotte xxx

Meal Plan 2nd August

First of all, how it is August this year seems to be flying by. For sure I know it is not going to slow down there are some exciting things coming up. Today I am going to be sharing with you the meals which I have been consuming this week. This is the last week of solo parenting which I am so glad about because it means that Joe can help me cook again. Again, of course, there are a few meals from the freezer. I find it easier and batch cooking, of course, saves money which is something which we all love. So today I am going to share the meals which I have been consuming.

Monday – Herby Chicken Wrapped In Bacon with Jacket. This is a meal which I have made a few times now it is super simple however it is something which you can just stick in the oven. I am going to do a jacket potato with this and maybe some mixed veg. This is a recipe which got from Katy on one of her lives.

Tuesday- Lasagna and salad, this is one of the meals which I have in the freezer. I am going to be sharing the recipes for this medal in the coming weeks. I think it is one of the easiest ways to get veg into my diet. Again this means that I am not going to have to cook and with the lack of energy I have this is great. This will be served with garlic bread or salad depending on my mood.

Wednesday- Risotto, this is one which I have not had in a long time. This is another meal which I have had in the freezer and want to get it used up. It is that bad because I can not remember what flavour this. For sure is a meal which I am looking forward to this week. I do not know if this is a meal which I would make again.

Thursday-  Creamy Ham pasta bake, this is a meal which we had a few weeks ago. For sure there was plenty left which meant some went in the freezer. I am going to have some more of this week. It does mean that there is going to be more space for more meals or bargains.  I reckon this

Friday-  Takeaway, because Joe is back and I do not know what time he is going to be back. To be honest, it is going to be nice to have him back because I have missed him. I am thinking about having a Chinese for this meal. For sure

Saturday- Chicken Curry, we have a number of jars in the cupboard. I am unsure what we are actually going to be doing this weekend. I could easily stick this in the slow cooker or cook it when home. I have not had a curry in a long time so this could be fun.

Sunday- Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Jess has a 3-hour birthday party so I do not think she is going to want to eat. I fancy doing something in the slow cooker which is how we got to this meal.  Theses may be served as part of a meal or on their own, I have not decided yet.

Of course, like every meal plan, this is linked up with the amazing Katy. I get a lot of the inspiration from her and the linky which she runs. If you are struggling and consuming the same meals I would recommend checking it out. You may find a meal which you love.

What meals are you planning on consuming this week?

Charlotte xxx

 

Meal Plan 26th July

Today I am going to be sharing with you the meals which I have been consuming this week. I have actually been on my own week which that’s some of the meal may be repeated. I have taken a couple of meals out of the freezer which is something which I do when Joe is away. I am still not able to cook a lot at the moment and the heat is not making this any easier for me. Anyway, I am going to be sharing the meals which I have been consuming.

Monday- Tomato and sweet onion pasta, this is a meal which should be super simple to make. This is a Tesco recipe which I am sure I will it another time if this is a meal which I like this. There is a chance I will make too much and end up freezing some.

Tuesday- Garlic bread flatbread and salad. Normally I would have had something like a pizza however with the heat this is not something which I want. Of course, the flatbread is thin for sure this is a meal which is going to be good.

Wednesday-  Chicken wraps, these are something which I have been loving for a few weeks now. I am going to use breaded chicken because then they are like a fake McDonald’s wrap. This is something which I do love however, I do not love the price. I am also going to stick some salad in this to make it a bit healthier.

Thursday- Jacket potato and salad. We have a lot of potatoes which need using up and a jacket potato sounds nice I have also some sandwich fill in which I can use as a filling. I am going to serve this with salad again because it meant to be able 30 degrees. Of course, this means that I am not going to want to cook at all.

Friday- I am at work and Jess will be at my parents so we are going to have more for lunch. I am unsure what my parents are going to have in. So I am unsure what we will be consuming for this meal. It might be nice to have a meal cooked for me again.

Saturday-  Again I am at work and staying with my parents. I am unsure of what we are going to for tea. I know we have spoken about having like a buffet if the weather is still warm however it might have changed. For sure it is going to be a good meal

Sunday- Chicken nuggets and chips. I am unsure what time well we be getting home so I want a super simple meal to cook. There is a chance that we will end up getting food with them rather than me having to cook.

Of course, like every meal plan, this is linked up with the amazing Katy. I get a lot of the inspiration from her and the linky which she runs. If you are struggling and consuming the same meals I would recommend checking it out. You may find a meal which you love.

What meals are you planning on consuming this week?

Charlotte xxx