Monday, 20 January 2014

Weekly meal planner - 20/1/2014

I've decided to try and get back into the routine of planning our meals for the week because hopefully this will make things easier for when I go back to work. I'm going to be investing in a slow cooker and unsure whether to buy one that allows searing on the hob or go for a timer. The plan is to pop some ingredients in the cooker and then 9+ hours later when I get back, tuck in. Any recommendations about which one to buy?

I'm also trying to eat more fruit and vegetables so you can see that from the plan. I'm going to start slow by blogging about dinners before organising lunch and breakfast too.

Meal planner for this week: 20/1 - 26/1

Monday - Roast Chicken with Vegetable (swede, carrot and parsnip) Mash
Tuesday - Our Ramadan Soup (Carrot, sweet potato, parsnip and red lentil) with Fattoush Bread
Wednesday - Moroccan Meatball Tagine with Lemon and Chickpea Couscous
Thursday - Tomato and Roasted Pepper Pasta Bake
Friday - Chicken Curry with Cucumber Raita and Cumin Rice
Saturday - Spaghetti Bolognese   
Sunday - Sausage and Mash with Onion Gravy and Steamed Vegetables

Will try and pop some recipes up at some point :) What will you be eating this week?

I'm teaming up with Meal Planning Monday's on At Home with Mrs M

The Egyptian Mummy


  1. I will be coming round to yours for dinner :)

    What a fabulous menu, sounds absolutely divine! Such a good idea planning meals for the week. Shamefully I don't know what we're eating as my husband does the cooking in the evening while I feed and bath our toddler!

  2. I usually have loads of frozen meat which I pull out during the week and cook as my fancy would have it. generally, I go for Thai, Italian, Romanian and Greek and then start all over again :-)

  3. I added a slow cooker to my amazon wishlist knowing the husband will be checking it soon for birthday present ideas! :)

  4. I always have a stack of frozen stuff in the frizzer so I can just get what I fancy at the moment. I really am very bad at planning ahead these things, but I do think it's important and makes it easier when you are a working mum. Good luck!

  5. Well done you. This is something I want to begin doing for so many reasons, and am working towards it. Your dishes sound scrummy too :-)

  6. I really need to get better at meal planning at the moment I'm such an eat what I see person which is far from good for me :/x

  7. Sounds like a delicious week! Can I come round for sausage and mash please, it's my favourite!

  8. That tagine you're having tomorrow sounds yummy. I've always wanted to try those but we don't have the time.

  9. Sounds yummy! I'm (hopefully!) doing a fish pie tonight...

  10. we need to do a weekly meal planner! x

  11. yum, sounds nice! I would like to try the moroccan meatballs, will be interested in that recipe if you put it up.
    we really need to meal plan, i always mean to and never do!

  12. Sounds like a lovely, warming, flavour-filled, satisfying week of meals. Moroccan meatballs sound particularly appealing.