Menu planning.... whats on the menu
, Jan 07 2012 12:45 PM
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Posted 07 January 2012 - 12:45 PM
Sat Chicken and salad with homemade wedges
Mon Lasagna with salad http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/7053/our+favourite+lasagne
Wed take away
seeing its holidays l don't need to be so organised and will do some days to how l feel on the day....
Posted 07 January 2012 - 12:57 PM
I've actually just finished the menu plan for next week!
Saturday: Beef casserole (from the freezer)
Sunday: Corn and bacon fritters
Monday: Massaman curry from http://www.afruitfullifeblog.com/
Tuesday: Nigella Lawson's moroccan chicken
Wednesday: lamb roast
Thursday: fried rice
Friday: chicken pot pies
All with veggies and/or salad.
Posted 07 January 2012 - 01:05 PM
- Roasted lamb shanks and vegetables (cook in bag)Sunday
- Creamy bacon pasta http://www.bestrecipes.com.au/recipe/Cream...asta-L1491.htmlMonday
- Lasagna and saladTuesday
- Grilled fish, wedges and saladWednesday
- Chicken, vegetable and egg noodle stirfryThursday
- Spaghetti and meatballsFriday
- Tuna patties and salad
Posted 07 January 2012 - 01:09 PM
I've been super organised this month, I actually sat down and did a month long one on New Years eve!
For this week starting tomorrow we have.
Sunday- crumbed chicken legs and steamed veges.
Monday- Roast Pork and roast veg
Tuesday- cold cuts and salad (from the roast pork)
Wednesday-Sausages, and veg
Thursday- Spaghetti bolognese
Friday- was fishcakes but forgot to grab Tuna so will be doing Prawn Curry with brown rice instead as I have prawns in the freezer.
Saturday- Pineapple Ham steaks from the Aldi cookbook. With minted peas and mashed potato.
Posted 07 January 2012 - 01:14 PM
Saturday - Chilli Beef (Done in slow cooker)
Sunday - BBQ
Monday - Apricot Chicken with boiled rice and steamed green veg
Tuesday - Spag bol
Wednesday - Grilled fish and salad
Thursday - Tacos or home made burgers (not sure yet)
Friday - take away.
Posted 07 January 2012 - 01:22 PM
I feel very limited with menu planning.
My oven broke yesterday
Do you have a BBQ? And a slow cooker?
A good friend of mine has been without an oven for almost a month and has become very creative with the BBQ! And the slow cooker is handy too.
Posted 07 January 2012 - 02:05 PM
Fried rice with extra veggies
Zucchini slice with salad
Pumpkin risotto with snow peas and broccoli
Beef stroganoff with mash and green veggies
Fish, wedges and salad
Pasta Carbonara with homemade herb bread
Posted 14 January 2012 - 10:51 AM
BUMping us up..
l need more ideas
Posted 14 January 2012 - 10:55 AM
I need to get back into planning again. Last couple of months, it's been all over the place. We move next week, so will start from then.
Posted 14 January 2012 - 11:01 AM
Saturday: Spaghetti Bolognese (today is the day I make up about 20 litres of sauce to freeze)
Sunday: Rissoles and veg
Monday: Sausages and veg
Wednesday: Pizza (home made)
Thursday: Grilled fish and salad
Friday: African casserole (made in bulk a few weeeks ago and frozen)
Pretty boring here, but DP is going away for the week and I don't want to be doing anything that takes a long time to prepare!
Posted 14 January 2012 - 11:10 AM
Great ideas here ladies
This week we are having:
Tuna macaroni cheese
Moroccan vegie and chickpea stew with couscous
Kangaroo sausages with mashed potato and steamed vegies
Posted 14 January 2012 - 11:14 AM
Posted 14 January 2012 - 12:13 PM
Tonight - we're out to Zagames
Sun - BBQ with family
Mon - spag bol (from freezer)
Tues & Wed - chicken pie (already in freezer and does 2 nights)
Thurs - lamb casserole (MIL to make)
Fri - macaroni cheese with spinach and bacon (from freezer)
Its a chemo week for me so has to be re-heat stuff, no way can DH cook dinner each night AND look after the children
Posted 14 January 2012 - 01:24 PM
We are being tight with our money this year after starting our own business, I am menu planning fortnightly and grocery shopping to match. We are trying to get by on $400 per fortnight for a family of 5 including nappies and all toiletries/cleaning products etc.
Monday - Spaghetti Bolognaise1kg beef mince + 1kg pork/veal mince - tin brown lentils - passata - tomato paste - garlic - grated carrot/celery - pasta (Make lasagne for next week - lasagne sheets - cheese)Tuesday - Sausages in Gravy + MashPotato + Vege700g thick sausages - gravy - onion Wednesday - Oven baked Fish + Chips +SaladThursday - Meatloaf + Mash Potato + Vegetables
500g beef mince - breadcrumbs - onion - bacon - egg
Friday - Tacos + Wraps500g beef mince - taco mix sachet - taco shells - soft wraps - diced tomato + cucumber - sour cream - cheeseSaturday - Chicken Schnitzel + MashPotato + Vege
chicken breast - breadcrumbsSunday - Chicken Kebabs + Rice + Vege
Edited by 3littlegents, 14 January 2012 - 01:30 PM.
Posted 14 January 2012 - 01:37 PM
Tonight- Out for dinner but I already know what I'm having
I'm having double baked cheese souffle with salad. I love it so much I never order anything else.
Tomorrow night roast organic turkey on the weber with roast potato, pumpkin,peas,beans and carrots with turkey gravy.
Monday night- smoked chicken salad.
Tuesday- veg stir fry on brown rice.
Wednesday- kale and silverbeet pie
Thurday- BBQ rump steak with home made garlic butter and veg.
Friday- marinated pork fillets with potato & sweet potato bake and steamed veg.
Posted 14 January 2012 - 04:00 PM
I have just read everyone's post and I'm feeling inspired to get back into my meal planning!! I went shopping today, so I'll draw one up for the week starting tomorrow and be back to post it.
Posted 15 January 2012 - 12:40 PM
Ok, here we go:
Slow cooked lamb roast & vegies (tonight, thanks to Jamie Oliver
Cold chicken & salad
Fish & Salad
Slow cooked Mild Chicken curry & rice
Home made pizzas
Posted 15 January 2012 - 02:32 PM
Gosh... l know l should have not started a post about the websites people use to get recipes... all l can say is YUM.
I ahe been reading blogs and have no added some yummy recipes to try in the near future (next month or so)http://www.exclusivelyfood.com.au/2006/07/...pes-recipe.htmlhttp://www.exclusivelyfood.com.au/2009/07/...ese-recipe.htmlhttp://www.exclusivelyfood.com.au/2009/02/...ake-recipe.htmlhttp://www.exclusivelyfood.com.au/2009/02/...ake-recipe.html
Edited by Natahs_mum, 15 January 2012 - 02:41 PM.
Posted 15 January 2012 - 04:32 PM
Natahs_mum -how did your cottage pie turn out? Recipe looks good, did it go down well with your family? Kids eat it?
Posted 15 January 2012 - 07:19 PM
Sunday lamb loin chops with herb sauce & potato and egg salad
MOnday chicken taco salad
Tuesday tuna & borlotti bean pasta
WEdnesday grilled swordfish with zucchini
Thursday steak & salad or some sort of beef stir fry
Friday frittata to use up as many left over bits & bobs as possible
Saturday either grilled herbed t-bone steaks & salad OR Roast chicken roast potatoes & salad.
Posted 15 January 2012 - 07:36 PM
roast turkey roll (marinated), baked potatoes and carrots and steamed veggies
Gourmet sausages, mash, steamed veggies
chicken and veg pasties, baked chips, veggies
satay beef on rice
Posted 15 January 2012 - 07:39 PM
Mon/Tues: Chicken and Sundried Tomato Risotto
Wed: Marinated pork steaks with a crunchy carrot and walnut salad
Thurs: Lamb leg steaks with a wheat berry and cous cous salad
Fri: Pulse and pumpkin curry
Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:47 AM
Monday: Minestrone Soup with crusty Parmesan rolls Tuesday:
Curried Sausages with Cheesy Mashed PotatoWednesday:
Spaghetti Marinara - new recipeThursday:
Vegetable Quiche with garden saladFriday:
Pea & Ham Soup
Homemade Steak Burgers with chips & saladSunday:
Chicken Enchiladas - new recipe
(I'm trialling at least one new recipe per week as part of my New Years Resolutions so the links to the new recipes are on my Monday Menu Plan
post on the blog )
Posted 22 January 2012 - 02:52 PM
Maple Leaf I never ended up making it... lol
Posted 22 January 2012 - 03:34 PM
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