Monday, 9 March 2015

Meal Planning Monday: using what we have



It's a bit of a quiet one in the Pantry this week. Between one thing and another I realised I needed a quieter week cooking wise, so have hauled much of this week's meals, or the makings of those meals out of the freezer - the bonus of this being, most of our shop was veggies which made it lovely and cheap!

Harry's eating is going from strength to strength. He got to grips (quite literally) with pasta last week, eating fusili bolognaise from his tray with aplomb. We had our dietician appointment and his cows milk and soya allergy seems to have extended to eggs now. I'm hoping nothing else will come up, and the dietician was great, really helpful in terms of my calcium and iron levels. We've got a couple of suppliers for dairy and soya free yoghurts, cheese and cream to try, so I'll be reporting back on Harry's feelings about those. And mine.

I also baked bread this week - our normal bread now has soya flour in it and so M kindly hauled the breadmaker (I know, it's just easy) down from the loft for me, and a 50/50 wholemeal has already been made and heavily sampled.

I'm going to try and do an SP week as my weightloss needs a bit of a boost. My stumbling block will be the fruit I think, but the rest should be straightforward enough.

Breakfasts: Unsurprisingly mainly porridge for Harry and I - he's off eggs in their natural state, so the frittatas aren't going to be remade for now, but as he's OK with them in things I'll do a new lot of pancakes this week. There's always the new bread aswell.

Lunches: I made a split pea soup at the weekend, so that's me sorted. Harry likes it so we'll have it together (his favourite seems to be my Sweet potato and ginger soup) and he can have bread to dunk. Alternatively I've got some more tomato pasta in the freezer.

Suppers:

Monday - Meatballs in tomato sauce with pasta for M, and with Kale for me

Tuesday: Leftover pasta

Wednesday: Butternut squash dhaal with rice

Thursday: Leftover dhaal with roti if I can manage to make them

Friday: M's parents are visiting so a Shepherd's pie (with a swede topping for me) with veggies

Saturday: Sausages, baked potatoes and veggies

Sunday: Roast gammon with lots of veggies, roasties and cauliflower cheese.

That's our week - a straightforward one, with lots of meals based on things I already have in. What are your go-to meals? That you always have ingredients for to hand and don't need to think about much. Let me know in the comments below

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8 comments:

Mrs Shilts said...

Sounds like a delicious meal plan, good luck with SP. I did quite well and lost 5lb when I did it. I think I need a kick up the bum this week so might do it again after weigh in tomorrow! Have a great week #mealplanningmonday

Smartie said...

Salivating at the cauliflower cheese! I love it, but as the OH doesn't like cauliflower it never gets made in our house!

Smartie said...

Salivating at the cauliflower cheese! I love it, but as the OH doesn't like cauliflower it never gets made in our house!

Amy said...

We've got broccoli cheese this week, gotta love a cheese ridden vegetable dish! ;-) Have a good week. x

Kirsty Hijacked By Twins said...

It all sounds lovely, especially the butternut squash dhaal x #mealplanningmonday

luckiest1 said...

Have you ever tried Daiya cheese (not sure if it's available in the UK)? That's my go to, and it's soy and dairy free. I particularly like the shredded mozzarella.

Your shepherd's pie recipe is almost identical to mine! I made it last night for the fussy kid. It's his favourite, along with a ground beef wellington that I got from Jamie's Ministry Of Food.

Alice said...

Sometimes the old favourites are the best :) our go-tos are bolognese, sausage pasta or pasta and pesto...too much pasta!! Hope you have a lovely week xx

Anne Szadorska said...

Sometimes having an 'easy week' is very welcome when you have so much else going on! I don't have many go to recipes but anything that involves pasta probably counts!

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