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Weekly Meal Plan – Another Birthday

We have started the week with another birthday. It is Boo’s 13th and I made her a lovely lunch of pizza, sausage rolls, mini poppadoms, french fries, cheesy biscuits, chicken pops and cake to follow. They had a lovely time. For tonight’s dinner I’m just making them hot dogs and the grown ups are having Thai tofu and noodles.

another birthday, party food.
party food

Last weeks menu went well. We enjoyed the meals from Mindful Chef, the Dukkah pork was really yummy and it was the first time I have cooked lettuce and I loved it. The Salmon with with bubble and squeek was really nice too, but it was way too much cabbage. If you would like to try Mindful Chef you can get £20 off your first box and I can get £20 off too. All you have to do is put my e-mail in the referral box..my email is okesanne@gmail.com, click banner for website.

This Weeks Menu – Another Birthday

Weekly meal plan banner with a healthy colourful bowl of food.
  • Monday – hot dogs for the kids, Thai Tofu and noodles for grown ups
  • Tuesday – spaghetti bolognese
  • Wednesday – Nandos chicken with wedges
  • Thursday – Quiche or pizza
  • Friday – Fish and chips
  • Saturday – curry
  • Sunday – pie and mash.

Lunches for the kids, they can choose what they want on each day

  • chicken nuggets and fries
  • cheese or ham (or even cucumber) sandwiches
  • salad bar with soft tortillas
  • sausage rolls and cheese and crackers
  • toasted cheese sandwiches
  • fish cakes/ turkey dinosaurs and waffles
  • eggy bread cheese sandwiches
  • sausage sandwiches
  • sausage and beans and waffles

I’m still hoping that one day we will be able to have a BBQ soon. Come on British Summer, when will you come back?

Last week I moved the lamb pasta bake to Sunday because it took hours to cook. It was really yummy though, I was pleasantly surprised. I didn’t think it sounded as good as it tasted. I’ll do it again sometime.

If you have kids and would like to get them interested in cooking, I’ve just become an affiliate for a fabulous kids monthly recipe box called Little Cooks. You can read my post about it here.

Have a lovely tasty week, I’d pass you some birthday cake if I could. Don’t worry, I have two weeks until the next one.

Anne x

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Weekly Meal Plan and a Party

Last weeks meal plan went fairly well, just a few changes and one take out! This week started with a party meal for my daughter’s 12th birthday.

I was supposed have been in hospital on Monday but I had to delay my treatment until Thursday. The pizzas we had planned because of the appointment were still eaten though. And because my treatment was at a later time and I didn’t get home until after 6pm we decided to get a chip shop meal. At least it was a little cheaper than our usual Chinese meal or Dominoes. (Why are Dominoes so expensive, our local pizza shop does lovely pizzas but the family insist on Dominoes, generally I get them to pay for it though so I can’t complain.)

This weeks shopping came to less than £200 including lunches.

This weeks Meal Plan

  • Saturday – Boo’s Party meal
  • Sunday – pie and mash
  • Monday – lasagna
  • Tuesday – fish/chicken and chips
  • Wednesday – pasta bake
  • Thursday – Paella
  • Friday – curry, rice and poppadoms

The Peri Peri Chicken meal we had in the degustabox was very tasty. The Chicken was coated with a little pot of glaze which went all sticky when cooked in the oven and it was just the right amount of spiciness. The wedges were delicious, so tasty, but also a little spicy. I think that’s why the sweetcorn aioli was the part which would have added the coolness but as I’m the only person who likes sweetcorn I didn’t bother making it. I wish I had just for me though.

The kit costs £1.50 and it just contains the spice mix, you need to add the main ingredients like chicken and potatoes (and sweetcorn and mayonnaise if you make the aioli.) It’s probably worth it for the convenience, but I’m sure I’d be able to make it from scratch anyway, especially as I already have a huge spice cupboard. Anyway, they don’t sell it in my supermarket.

The Party!

I’ll leave you with a little photo of the kids enjoying the party food on Saturday.

party food