This week’s easy meal plan

easy meal plan

Simply souper

As the weather remains rather windy and cold, I am still in soup making mode. It is so nice with some cheese on toast or crusty bread for lunches.  In the past few weeks I have made pea soup and celery soup. As there is a pack of parsnips in the bottom of the fridge begging to be eaten, this week I will be using this recipe to make spicy roast parsnip soup.

easy meal plan

We also seem to have a lot of apples. I go through phases of eating them constantly and then not fancying them. As I don’t want them to go wrinkly I will make an spiced apple cake to snack on during the week and for dessert with custard.

Here is what I have planned for dinners this week. I am going for easy stuff as I am still suffering with my poorly neck and shoulder.


Prawn paella. I will use onion, garlic, peppers, peas and some stock and basically make it up as I go along! We shall have salad with this and maybe a chunk of baguette.


easy meal plan

Pork chops, roast potatoes and vegetables for Mr S. I will have a Linda McCartney cheese and leek plait. My daughter bought me these when she was in Tesco and they are really nice. I will definitely buy them again. Tesco do seem to have the best selection of vegetarian items.


Macaroni cheese with broccoli. I love this – macaroni cheese is the ultimate comfort food.


Slow cooker vegetable stew and dumplings. I will make cheese dumplings from an old recipe from my Cranks recipe book. This was in the days when you couldn’t buy vegetable suet. You can now, but I prefer these!


Tuna plait with jacket potatoes and salad. I will publish the recipe for this next week. It is another one stolen from my mum. She is going to start charging me for these if I’m not careful. She is a great cook. My girls, even though they are now adults, still love going round there for what they call a ‘nanny dinner’!


We are going to the cinema! I have got tickets to the Joni Mitchell 75th birthday show, which is being shown on the same day all over the world. Mr S is not that excited about this, but is coming anyway. He isn’t a Joni fan. Imagine!! We will have tuna plait again – hopefully there will be enough for two meals.

The Joni film is showing at cinemas all over the country, but we are going to the Odeon.


Friday night is….fish and chips. Not from the chippy – just out of the freezer. I always make Friday an easy night. Glass of wine, film on the tele – fab!

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8 thoughts on “This week’s easy meal plan

  1. Your apple spice cake sounds yummy. Am going to try it but I don’t have any eggs so will substitute with a pot of yoghurt to bind together. Thx for the recipe!!

  2. Being Cornish (only half in my case!) my mum and I are off to see Fishermen’s Friend next week! Not quite in the same league as Joni Mitchell!!! 😀

    Saturday: Asda deli pizza

    Sunday: Quorn Enchiladas

    Monday: Vegetable Crockpot Tagine

    Tuesday: Spicy Root & Lentil Stew

    Wednesday: Iceland’s Breaded Fish and oven chips

    Thursday: Gnocchi & Tomato Bake

    Friday: Dunno!! It’s supposed to be Autumnal Stew, but it’s not really a favourite anymore!

  3. Even though it is just barely above zero C here (and falling below at night) I’m finding that I’ve gone off heavy winter meals – and cooking – already. I usually make it to the end of May and then spend the summer living on tuna, BBQ chicken (bought) and cold meat with salads so that by September I’m ready to start cooking again – but this year – I’m losing steam early.

    I have picked up some good deals on frozen cod, salmon & shrimp over the past week – and hope to pick up some frozen lobster meat tomorrow – also on at a good price so will switch to more vegetarian and seafood meals with veg or salad. I will probably only eat red meat as the occasional treat when I eat out – just don’t feel like anymore stews or chills at the moment.

    At work, I’m also organizing a number of breakfasts, lunches & dinners over the Lenten season so I grab something to eat then. I think that once I get into a better routine at work (trying to only go in Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays) that will help get me back on track. Enjoy the film.

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