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25 March 2013

Meal Planning Monday

Firstly, happy birthday to the Mr! 31 today. Also a big happy birthday to my brother and uncle who grow a year older today too - March is certainly busy for celebrations. I hope he loves his presents (which include tickets to Nitro Circus, Gentleman Jack Whisky, clothes, chocolates, movies etc) although as usual he gave me no ideas as to what he would like! If he wants something he will generally buy it himself so I was clueless as always. We are having a meal out later in the week to celebrate when all the family are available to join us rather than today although a sneaky fried breakfast out may be on the menu.

Our plans for the weekend were cancelled due to the heavy snow so unfortunately we will need to reschedule our trip to Drayton Manor for another time, although we still enjoyed picnic style food at home with sun hats and Batman costumes....

A fancy dress disco in Minxy's room

This week we will be having...

Slow cooked lamb stew and dumplings
Salmon and gnocchi bake (using some lovely produce from Fish is the Dish)
Chicken and ham pie with veg
Meatball bolognese
A midweek meal out for the Mr's birthday when all the family are available to join us

I'm hoping the weather improves by next weekend or the Easter bunny might get frost bite! We have a few treats to bake this week with the arrival of the Easter holiday and we thoroughly enjoyed baking caramel egg cookies and creme egg brownies last week.

What's on your menu this week?

Meal Planning Monday
I'm linking this over with At Home With Mrs M.



  1. The slow cooked lamb looks amazing and so comforting in this cold weather. Happy Birthday to the Mr! March is always ultra busy in our house too!

  2. Happy birthday to your Mr!!
    Great meal plan!!
    Yay for creme egg brownies!! I made some at the weekend and they were lovely!!
    Have a great week x

  3. Awww that looks like a great picnic!


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