I know I am always going on about meal planning. Truly, if I don’t do a meal plan for the week, it all goes to pot. We end up eating omelettes and things on toast rather than perfectly good food that is sitting in the fridge or freezer. But I can’t be bothered with cooking at the moment and it all seems a bit of a faff. Anyone else get that feeling?
However, my ‘can’t be bothered’ moments are exactly when meal planning is most helpful. If I spend 15 minutes making a meal plan and shopping list it actually saves me time. I can then spend more time doing the things that I can be bothered to do!
We have the bank holiday weekend coming up and the weather looks promising. We are likely to be out and about having fun, or working in the garden. I really don’t want to spend more time that I have to in the kitchen. Mr S is allergic to cooking so he can do the washing up!
This week’s ‘can’t be bothered’ meal plan
Garlic mushroom Quorn steaks with vegetables (these were on offer a while back).
Spaghetti Bolognese and salad. I will have home made ratatouille as the veggie option. Mr S won’t mind if I use a jar of sauce for the Bolognese. Remember, it is my ‘can’t be bothered’ plan!
Pork chops/nut cutlet with more ratatouille. I will make a big panful to spread over two meals and save time. I bought the nut cutlets from Asda – they are really nice!
Lamb chops (yellow stickered in Asda and frozen) and another nut cutlet for me, with roast potatoes and veg.
Omelettes and salad/veg plus baked sweet potatoes. Work is likely to be busy after the bank holiday so opting for a super easy dinner.
Chicken drumsticks with a Nando’s rub. I will have another garlic mushroom Quorn thingy. Whatever salad and veg needs using most.
We will be treating ourselves to a Toby carvery with my daughter to celebrate her new job. I hear they do a nice range of vegetarian and vegan options now.
So, there you have it. My ‘can’t be bothered’ meal plan. What are you cooking (or not) this week?
This week I am linking up with Katy Kicker and the Organised Life Project. If you want more ideas on meal planning and saving money, take a look at their blogs. For more of my tips on meal planning, try this post.