I am finally coming out the other side of having a ridiculously painful trapped nerve in my neck. After 8 weeks, I can keep it under control and have been back at work full time. Meal planning is even more important when you are unwell. I have organised meals that don’t take long to prepare with easy ingredients. I will carry on in this way until I am completely better.
Meal planning is something I do because it saves us time and money. I don’t know about you, but as we approach Christmas there seems to be little of either. Meal planning may very well help save your sanity too!
Basa fillets with crispy potatoes, vegetables and parsley sauce. I would love to say I am making the sauce from scratch, but I’m going for speed and convenience on this one with a 30p sauce mix.
I have to get the cat to the vets and clean the house today so need to save time where I can.
We have guests for lunch today. They are pescatarians like myself, but I am planning on a proper veggie dinner. We are having red dragon pie with vegetables and onion gravy. For pudding we will have fruit crumble and custard. I love this recipe from Jack Monroe, but will add some apples since we have some needing using.
Something from the freezer as it’s just me. If there happens to be leftovers from Sunday that will be good….
We have lots of stuff in the freezer. My daughter purchased quite a few packs of vegetarian sausages, fritters, etc but never got round to eating them so left them with me. I will give them a go! Mr S will have pork chops and we will both have mashed potatoes and broccoli.
Tuna pasta bake. Something warm and comforting. I think I will go for this recipe, or might just make it up as I go along.
Leftover tuna pasta bake.
I bought some lovely sweet potatoes the other day so we will have one baked with an omelette and maybe salad if we have some kicking around.
Lunches at this time of year are generally home made soups, salads or sandwiches. We still have plenty of the curried pumpkin I made last weekend in the freezer. If I have time I will make a fruit cake. This recipe is an all in one super easy one.
So that’s our meal planning done for the week. What will you be eating?
This week I am linking up with Katy Kicker. If you want more ideas on meal planning and saving money, take a look at her blog.