01 February 2016

Meal Planning Monday

Is it just me or is this year whizzing by? I'm in shock a little that we have reached February already when it feels like just yesterday we were counting down to Christmas! I am however looking forward to the arrival of spring, enjoying more time outdoors as a family, going on holidays and eating fresh salads al fresco. Hopefully Valentine's Day and half term will bring some excitement too. Bring on that sunshine.


Here is the menu for the week ahead





  • The Mini Mes have chicken burgers quite frequently at their dad's house so I decided these would be good to try at home too. I've not had one in a very long time so I'm rather looking forward to a 'fakeaway'
  • I've not decided what flavour to make as yet but classic tomato and basil is always popular. I'm tempted to try something new though
  • There is some salmon left in the freezer so this will be combined with tomato, cream cheese and chilli in a delicious bake
  • Making food fun always encourages the kids to eat more so making our own pizza is a great idea. I usually pop a load of toppings in bowls and let them go wild once I've made the dough!
  • I love the Tesco finest range sausages with lashings of gravy. My Yorkshire Puddings are always requested as I must admit they turn out fantastically!

I managed to lose 18lb last month which is an incredible achievement and I'm hoping to lose 10lb this month too by watching what I eat and exercising more.


What's on your menu this week?

26 comments :

  1. Yum, I love chicken burgers. Have a fab week x

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  2. Sounds delicious! I am making homemade soup too this week!

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  3. Live how you plan all your meals gives me great ideas of what to cook love the sound of gnocchi salmon -I too have some in the freezer so I'm going to try this and see what my family think

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  4. Ahh, Yorkshire pudding! Checked out your recipe and they look so delicious, so I will have to try. Need to make it gluten free so will try to substitute GF flour. Hope it works.

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  5. Ahh, Yorkshire pudding! Checked out your recipe and they look so delicious, so I will have to try. Need to make it gluten free so will try to substitute GF flour. Hope it works.

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  6. I have also checked the yorkshires recipe- I think the secret is to use really hot oil isnt it

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  7. This has inspired me to get my meal plan done.... I'll get there before the end of the week! haha! Everything sounds super delicious!

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  8. Is there room for another one around the table!!

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  9. Margaret Clarkson
    Lovely menus. I often make home made soup (pea and ham is very popular) and home made bread too. And we all love my Yorkshire Puddings!

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  10. Some yummy sounding meals there.

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  11. Claire Elizabeth Noke2 February 2016 at 12:36

    I really need to do this. I have 3 kids and a fella on nights, im sick of cooking 4/5 times day (everyone eats at different times) :/

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  12. I keep trying to start planning meals but thing always get in the way - I need to be more proactive

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  13. I always try to shop with mains of meals in mind and menu plan ... makes life easier. I chalk up on the side of my kitchen cupboard to remind me.

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  14. Lovely meals and a few ideas always plan to plan ahead just nothing happens

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  15. I've never eaten gnocchi but I may just have to try it out

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  16. All sounds lovely, how much money do you think you save by planning the whole week ahead?

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  17. This sounds lovely...all of it.Definitely going to have a go at the chicken burgers as they are a favourite of my daughters .

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  18. Great menu, I love homemade soup and homemade bread as it's so warming and comforting in this cold weather x

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  19. Fab menu :) think we will have a go at some lovely homemade soup & homemade bread this weekend :)

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  20. I love homemade soup too - I tend to batch cook it on the weekend and then freeze it in micro mugs ready to take into work the following week. My fave is potato and leek as its just so easy to do and you can add in other bits as well to make it fresh each day so I might add left over carrots one day or some chicken another

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  21. Salmon and gnocchi bake sounds delicious

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  22. Spaghetti Bolognese but the slimming version :)

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