It’s been a while since I did a meal plan. In a way I’m lucky because being an ‘at risk’ customer, I’m getting my weekly shopping slot with barely any problems. Of course I’d rather not be an ‘at risk’ customer, but I feel really weird looking at photos of people visiting supermarkets, standing in queues to get in, keeping two trolleys apart from anyone else. I couldn’t imagine not interacting with the cashier, we always get someone chatty, it would be hard seeing them behind a screen. And everyone in masks. It’s a dystopian world that I would feel really uncomfortable in.
We usually do a big shop online weekly then I have someone pick up bits and pieces throughout the week. So, it’s been hard getting used to thinking about everything I would need so I didn’t need top ups. I admit that I went a little crazy and stocked up on the things that I know my family would definitely eat if there was nothing else, but now I have a cupboard and freezer full of stuff. So this week I’ve shopped a lot more carefully. I have to think of things for the kids lunches too with them home every day. Some days we go over the top with a cooked meal, and other days it’s just sandwiches. I’ve bought treats and then hid them so they can be handed out during the week, otherwise they’d be gone on the same day!
This weeks Meal Plan
- Monday – pizza and garlic bread
- Tuesday – salmon twirls and potatoes (chicken for the non fish eater)
- Wednesday – lasagna or bolognese
- Thursday – battered vegetables and noodles
- Friday – fish/chicken and chips
- Saturday- curry (I have a choice of Indian or Thai)
- Sunday – roast chicken dinner
Here’s my Salmon Twirl recipe from an old post
I love to make my own batter with plain flour and sparkling water. We do a range of battered vegetables, carrots, courgettes, aubergine, mushrooms etc. I also do some battered chicken slices for those that want them. Once you make the batter, everything needs to be dipped in flour, then dipped in egg before being coated in batter and deep fried. I like to deep fry in the wok, but my new deep fat fryer has a really good filter on it so I may do them in there this time. I generally serve with egg noodles and offer a range of sauces for example, soy, plum or oyster.
It’s been a while since my last meal plan.