‘What’s for dinner?’ This is Mr S’s favourite question? I usually hope he won’t roll his eyes at whatever I have planned. If he did the cooking we would eat a lot of egg on toast!
Anyway, I am joining in with Katy Kicker’s meal planning link-up as usual and publishing my meal plan. I don’t always stick slavishly to it. Sometimes life gets in the way, or I am busy or tired. Occasionally I swap days around so as not to waste any ingredients, or turn them into something altogether different.
However, I do find it helpful to have a meal plan as it saves me both time and money. It also gives me an immediate answer to the ‘what’s for dinner’ question!
I don’t have to buy very much from the supermarket as I did quite a large shop in Aldi last week. I am using up a lot of what we have in already, as I don’t like to waste food.
What’s for dinner this week
I’m out at a yoga event all day, so don’t want to start cooking when I get home. So yesterday I made a large pot of thick minestrone soup, which I had for lunch. There is loads left so that’s dinner sorted, and it’s Slimming World friendly too.
Mr S is still away, but daughter no 3 is making a flying visit for her friend’s birthday. I expect she will eat some of this at some point as well.
We are off to my mum’s for Sunday lunch! I might text her in a minute to ask what’s for dinner….
It will be nice not to have to cook and hopefully there will be some minestrone for tea when we get back, so a no cooking day for me. I like to have a couple of those a week.
I found a Thai green curry kit that I had completely forgotten ever buying in the back of the cupboard. It’s actually quite tidy and organised but it had been pushed behind some tins.
There are chicken breasts in the freezer, so that’s a nice easy dinner for Monday night.
I am actually out again for dinner – twice in one week! So hopefully I will be eating something yummy with friends in the noodle bar in town. Going out on a school night!
Tonight we will be eating some of the Bolognese that I made as part of my batch cooking efforts last week with spaghetti and salad. Mr S will finally be in for dinner – hurrah! I might treat him to some garlic bread if he is very lucky.
Tonight we will eat the rest of the salad up with a large Spanish omelette and air fried chips. I love my air fryer, even if I am rather unadventurous in it. You can make healthy, low fat chips in about 8 minutes. I might use sweet potatoes actually, as we have some that need eating in the fridge.
Macaroni cheese. I haven’t eaten this for ages, mainly because I was doing Slimming World and it’s hard to make a creamy, stodgy mac cheese fit into a low fat eating plan. But I love it, so will treat myself.
What’s for dinner this week in your house?