…3 meals a day, 7 days a week…and a variety of ages to accommodate…it stresses me no end and I just can’t seem to get a handle on it. I go to the supermarket with a very limited list of things I can actually remember that we’ve run out of…most I don’t remember and the rest of the things I buy are because I like them or they are on offer…rarely because I have thought of what I am cooking and they are part of the ingredients list! No wonder our grocery budget is out the window and through the roof!
I must spend hours opening & closing the larder & fridge doors in the hope that inspiration will jump out at me…more usually I realise that there is not much you can make with microwave popcorn, a jar of hollandaise sauce & a pack of mini batternberg cakes!
So how glad was I to see this linky re: meal planning…clearly this was a sign..I must sign up and start to get a little organised when it comes to meals in our house!
OK, deep breath and jump in…off the top of my head (…and desperately trying to think of what is in the larder, fridge & freezer) I will cook the following this week:
Monday: Penne Bolognaise (slight cheat as have just done this meal & had home-cooked sauce in the freezer!)
Tuesday: Moroccan Chicken with couscous
Thursday: Pasta Bake (no idea what this is just yet but will probably be whatever I can find in the fridge/larder)
Friday: Katsu curry
Looks easy enough…apart from that it doesn’t include lunches or alternatives for Little Miss Red who, at 10mths, is probably not quite up for Katsu Curry yet. Oh well, it is only my first week so we’ll suck it and see, who knows, I may even take photos!
Cooking with love!
I’m linking this up to Meal Planning Monday over at At Home With Mrs. M.