Monday, 15 December 2014
Meal Planning Monday: A thrifty Advent
Hello there, we've had a few weeks hiatus on the meal planning front. Since we went dairy free to help Harry's reflux, I've stuck to the same few recipes as I realised quite quickly just how much I relied on dairy products in my cooking. Whilst I wouldn't change how I'm eating for all the world as Harry's just so much better, I've kind of lost much in the way of impetus for cooking.
This week the run up to Christmas has hit home - we've scaled back our Christmas plans this year as I'm on Mat leave still, but even so we're still watching the pennies. This has meant that once again, we're having a week of freezer surprises. Albeit planned freezer surprises.
Harry's now having two meals a day - his breakfast tends to be a little bit of porridge or toast, with some fruit. and his lunch is either steamed veggies, fruit, or most excitingly... plaice fish cakes.
Breakfasts - I'm having porridge with oat milk which is surprisingly neutral in taste.
Lunches - tend to be whatever's hanging around. Eggs feature quite heavily.
Monday: Baked potatoes with leftover ham in coca-cola, cheese, bacon, beans (fridge surprise basically)
Tuesday: Chicken and mushroom risotto (freezer)
Wednesday: Cottage pie/ lasagne (freezer)
Thursday: Parsnip and pancetta pasta
Friday: There are two unlabelled tupperwares of red mystery leftovers in the freezer. I'm tempted but not sure how brave I actually am.
Saturday: I've got a portion of brisket frozen to slow cook, and I think I'll put that on when we get back from swimming to have as a roast dinner that evening
Sunday: Leftover brisket with baked potatoes
That's our week - a thrifty run up to Christmas in a bid to spend a very little money and also make some space in the freezer for my much loved and looked forward to turkey soup!