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With hubby & I’s different working days/hours; our weeks don’t start and end like most and certainly aren’t a standard Monday to Friday working week… so we kind of meal plan around the kids activities and school to at least get some structure to it because mentally it’s really difficult not being able to plan for the week like normal people do Monday through Sunday!
I’ve decided this weekend though, whilst trying to cut down and avoid the big supermarkets, to get back into meal planning… we have a magnetic wipeboard we got from Ikea when we renovated the kitchen and it has been used don’t get me wrong, it’s used every week, but not always for what it was intended for let’s say!?
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#Repost @themoneysavingmum_ with @repostapp ・・・ I am loving this #mealplanning at the moment…. it's taking me a while to get my head around each week but I am starting to get into a routine and now I'm making sure I take a picture of every week so I can just go back and have a week of meals sorted by just looking at a photo! This wipeboard is from @ikeauk and it's one of the best additions to our new kitchen! #thrifty #meals #food #family #mblogger #moneysaving
You will also notice there’ll be a couple of meals on one day… that’s because we tend to cook two different meals every night.. it’s very rare we have the same all around (and yes it’s a pain we are trying really hard to avoid this …. I’m trying super hard at the moment to taste EVERYTHING that is put on the table… I even tried enchiladas last night!).
The problem is that me and my daughter like the same things and hubby and my son like the same things… but I just don’t like the things they eat and they don’t like the things WE eat ??♀️
So this week….
Sunday: homemade burgers & homemade wedges or waffles // enchiladas & home made wedges or waffles
Monday: chicken wraps and homemade wedges or waffles
Tuesday: spaghetti bolognese // lasagne & garlic bread
Wednesday: sausage casserole (make extra to freeze!) // enchiladas (left over mix from Sunday)
Thursday: Chicken nuggets, chips, beans & cheese
Friday: Chicken curry, rice & naan bread // toad in the hole, carrots, potatoes & swede.
Saturday: Takeaway (if we’ve been good and eaten as planned this whole week!
Lunches during the week are chicken, corned beef or cheese sandwiches, eldest has school dinners and weekend lunches tend to be Beans on Toast or hot dogs.
We have rugby, dance class and puppy class to fit in during most weeks too so there are certain nights we have certain things such as pasta before sport and quick left over/frozen meals when we know we won’t have much time to cook and need a quick dinner.
I’d love to hear what meals you have planned for this week or you too meal plan how do you get on?
Thanks for reading!