Monday, 30 April 2012

Meal Planning Monday

Inspired by Mrs M, I have decided that Monday will be meal-planning day. I have found that I stick to both my diet and my budget much better if I plan the week's meals in advance. Plus, there are days when I just can't be bothered to make a decision over what we are going to eat, and the Husband's ever-helpful response to this is usually 'you choose' so, believe me, meal planning is a positive thing for us. This week's menu is not the most exciting menu plan in the world, but it is hopefully something I can stick to.

Monday - Moroccan fish tagine with lemon and garlic couscous
Tuesday - Chilli and ginger chicken stir-fry with noodles
Wednesday - Tuna pasta bake topped with crisps (this is one of the childrens' favourites and a regular family meal in our house)
Thursday - Salmon with pesto and green beans, served with new potatoes
Friday - Chicken fajitas with all the trimmings - a Friday night treat!
Saturday - TBC, I am off to the FA Cup Final so I'm guessing it will be a trip to the chippy on the way home or something equally 'healthy'
Sunday - Roast dinner, meat to be decided but whatever it is will be accompanied by roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings and a variety of veg

Once I have got myself back into the meal planning habit I am also intending to go through my huge array of cookery books and attempt a new recipe every week.


  1. I hate it when DH says - its up to you! Really! Its a bonus in our house if he actually reads the meal plan (on the fridge door).


  2. This all sounds lovely :) I think your meal plan is much more exciting than mine! Love that you top your pasta bake with crisps - I do the same to mine, and lasagna and shepherds pie as well!