although i have still been vaguely planning our weekly meals before shopping, i have found that i haven’t been really sticking to anything as i havent been posting about it! thus meals have been a bit all over the place and not the greatest things i have ever produced. so without further ado i am sending my meal plan for the next fortnight out into the world in an attempt to get back on track and become organised again…hopefully the cleaning routine follows suit
day 1: chow mein…packet recipe bases are sometimes the bestest things in the world, one pan, 3 or 4 ingredients, 30 mins & voila, dinner is served!
day 2: beef & spinach canneloni…this was super yum & hubby even loved it as cold leftovers at work the next day! i will say though, stuffing canneloni shells is quite time consuming & annoying…however a brilliant idea was passed on to me last night-use large pasta shells instead of canneloni tubes! still having a “filled” pasta but with far less hassle…was recommended to cook a little longer though. thanks nikki!!!
day 3: roast pork…nothing better than sharing a roast dinner with fab friends-until your child has a hissy fit about where is everyone is sitting which then filters one by one to the other 3 kiddies present, thanks ella!! was still pretty yum though if i do say so myself
day 4: spinach & potato soup with chorizo…followed this recipe to the letter this time though i have to say i preferred it last time when i added zucchini & broccoli to the mix, just gave it a little extra something! very quick and easy though, especially if prepared earlier and then just heated through
day 5: stuffed eggplants…love eggplant! as suggested by a few others, i will add the eggplant flesh to the bolognaise mix which will add to the taste and also leave me with plenty of bolognaise sauce for another meal!
day 6: tuna patties with tomato salad…yum!
day 7: crispy potato & beef pie…will leave out the mushrooms as hubby does not like & will replace with some other vegies but this sounds pretty simple & delish
day 8: tacos…ella’s number 1 fave meal & really there is not much bad to say about them!
day 9: the grownups are headed to the footy but will leave noodles & bologanise sauce for kiddies & their minder
day 10: tandoori salmon fillets…indian & seafood, what more could i want on mothers day?! better be as yum as it sounds anyways!!
day 11: vegie spaghetti bake…this is an old recipe that mum got from a gf and although not the most gourmet of dishes, it is full of memories and it is an old school fave of mine
day 12: greek slow roasted lamb shoulder…do love me some slow cooked lemony lamb!
day 13: cottage pie…kind of just roll with what meat & vegies i have on hand & then top with mash
day 14: lamb, vegetable & barley soup…using the leftover lamb from day 12′s roast!
hope these recipes inspire you some for the week ahead xx