Monday, 10 October 2016

This Week's Meal Plan

I read a post this week that I thought might be of interest. 10 Tips For Better Weekly Meal Planning contains some tips that are so obvious, but sometimes you just need them spelled out for you!
Like number 3 - ask what other members of the household would like to eat. The number of times I have made frittata as I like it and I had lots of eggs to use, only to 'remember' that no one else actually likes it! I'm the only one in our house who likes pumpkin as well - it is a sad, sad thing!

I also need to remember that we are one family member less this week, as Legoman heads to Canberra for camp. For the whole week! And being twelve and taller than me, he eats a lot - hope they can keep up with him at camp.

I'm a bit jealous as they are going to Floriade, Australia's biggest celebration of spring. I have never been, and of course, Mr 12 thinks it is the most boring thing ever to go and look at flowers!

Avocado eggs with feta and dukkah - I quite enjoy a little breakfast for dinner, and we all love poached eggs.
Berries and yoghurt

Chicken wraps
Steamed lemon yoghurt pudding - before the cold weather leaves us!

Baked maple pork chops, potato wedges and steamed greens
Apple pie

Sweet potato and quinoa patties - our supermarket had quinoa on super sale for $1 a packet, so I probably stocked up a teeny bit too much!
Warm broccoli salad
Roasted rhubarb, yoghurt and muesli crumble

Roast chicken, roast root veggies, steamed beans
Baked apples

Homemade pizzas
Fruit salad

Corned beef, mashed potatoes, honey carrots, mint peas
Peach crumble

Choc chip cookies
Jam drops
Blueberry and lemon curd muffins

Lemon curd
Pizza bases
Condensed milk biscuits

And a special treat, just because! Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate!

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Linking this week with I'm An Organising Junkie for Menu Plan Monday.


  1. I so admire your planning. I used to do it back when I had kids at home. But I have become awfully lazy since they left.

    1. I think I would too! Kids make it hard to just coast along - they keep wanting to be fed at regular intervals!

  2. I don't make meal plans as much unless the family are home, we now tend to eat what we fancy. I love the sound of peanut butter hot chocolate.

  3. Oh I would love to see Floriade! Fortunately my other half is quite easy to drag along to these sort of things :) Meal planning in our house has taken on a new level as my eldest son is now at uni and has to cook for himself - so I am having to make sure not only does he know what to cook and how to cook it but that he has the ingredients to make it too! One ingredient missing and he is lost! Talk about a massive learning curve :)

    1. My daughter goes off to uni next year - luckily she has been cooking for herself for the last year. First child to go away to uni - it'll be sad!