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#1 Natahs_mum

Posted 07 January 2012 - 12:45 PM

Sat Chicken and salad with homemade wedges
Sun BBQ
Mon Lasagna with salad http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/7053/our+favourite+lasagne
Tue http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/3385/tuna+pilau
Wed take away
Thur
Fri

seeing its holidays l don't need to be so organised and will do some days to how l feel on the day....

#2 roses99

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.

#3 Sunny Day

Posted 07 January 2012 - 01:05 PM

Saturday- Roasted lamb shanks and vegetables (cook in bag)
Sunday- Creamy bacon pasta http://www.bestrecipes.com.au/recipe/Cream...asta-L1491.html
Monday- Lasagna and salad
Tuesday- Grilled fish, wedges and salad
Wednesday- Chicken, vegetable and egg noodle stirfry
Thursday- Spaghetti and meatballs
Friday- Tuna patties and salad

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#4 Feral timtam

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.

#5 Onyx

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.

#6 roses99

Posted 07 January 2012 - 01:22 PM

QUOTE (jannie77 @ 07/01/2012, 01:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I feel very limited with menu planning.
My oven broke yesterday  rant.gif

Bugger.

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.

#7 Banana Pancakes

Posted 07 January 2012 - 02:05 PM

Fried rice with extra veggies
Zucchini slice with salad
Homemade hamburgers
Pumpkin risotto with snow peas and broccoli
Beef stroganoff with mash and green veggies
Fish, wedges and salad
Pasta Carbonara with homemade herb bread

#8 Natahs_mum

Posted 14 January 2012 - 10:51 AM

BUMping us up..


l need more ideas


#9 Possum_gal

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.

#10 Klinkalink

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
Tuesday: Quiche
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!

#11 Missmarymack

Posted 14 January 2012 - 11:10 AM

Great ideas here ladies original.gif

This week we are having:
Tuna macaroni cheese
Spaghetti bolognese
Tuna salad
Moroccan vegie and chickpea stew with couscous
Kangaroo sausages with mashed potato and steamed vegies


#12 Natahs_mum

Posted 14 January 2012 - 11:14 AM

Sat Cottage pie http://food.ninemsn.com.au/recipes/ibeef/8337744/cottage-pie
Sun Homemade pizzas
Mon Chilli con carne for DH and l and cold meat and salad for kids
http://food.ninemsn.com.au/recipes/sunrice...hilli-con-carne
Tuesday http://food.ninemsn.com.au/recipes/ichicke...-chickpea-salad

Edited by Natahs_mum, 14 January 2012 - 11:49 AM.


#13 ~*Lou*~

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

#14 3littlegents

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 Bolognaise
1kg 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 + Vege
700g thick sausages - gravy - onion
Wednesday - Oven baked Fish + Chips +Salad
Thursday - Meatloaf + Mash Potato + Vegetables
500g beef mince - breadcrumbs - onion - bacon - egg

Friday
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Tacos + Wraps
500g beef mince - taco mix sachet - taco shells - soft wraps - diced tomato + cucumber - sour cream - cheese
Saturday - Chicken Schnitzel + MashPotato + Vege
chicken breast - breadcrumbs

Sunday - Chicken Kebabs + Rice + Vege
9 kebabs

Edited by 3littlegents, 14 January 2012 - 01:30 PM.


#15 AprilEthereal

Posted 14 January 2012 - 01:37 PM

Tonight- Out for dinner but I already know what I'm having wink.gif  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.

#16 alittlerayofsunshine

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.

#17 alittlerayofsunshine

Posted 15 January 2012 - 12:40 PM

Ok, here we go:

Slow cooked lamb roast & vegies (tonight, thanks to Jamie Oliver original.gif)
Cold chicken & salad
Spaghetti
Beef stirfry
Fish & Salad
Slow cooked Mild Chicken curry & rice
Home made pizzas

#18 Natahs_mum

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.html
http://www.exclusivelyfood.com.au/2009/07/...ese-recipe.html
http://www.exclusivelyfood.com.au/2009/02/...ake-recipe.html

http://www.exclusivelyfood.com.au/2009/02/...ake-recipe.html

Edited by Natahs_mum, 15 January 2012 - 02:41 PM.


#19 Maple Leaf

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?


#20 Molondy

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.

#21 ~~mumsie~~

Posted 15 January 2012 - 07:36 PM

Pad thai

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

#22 Loveyourwork

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


#23 LilMissSnuggles

Posted 17 January 2012 - 12:47 AM

Monday: Minestrone Soup with crusty Parmesan rolls

Tuesday: Curried Sausages with Cheesy Mashed Potato

Wednesday: Spaghetti Marinara - new recipe

Thursday: Vegetable Quiche with garden salad

Friday: Pea & Ham Soup

Saturday:
Homemade Steak Burgers with chips & salad

Sunday: 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 )

#24 Natahs_mum

Posted 22 January 2012 - 02:52 PM

Maple Leaf I never ended up making it... lol

#25 Natahs_mum

Posted 22 January 2012 - 03:34 PM

Mon http://www.exclusivelyfood.com.au/2009/02/...ake-recipe.html
Tue cold meat and salad with home amde wedges
Wed take away
Thu http://www.exclusivelyfood.com.au/2010/02/...gne-recipe.html
Fri
Sat
Sun






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