Meal Planning Monday – 19th January 2015


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Last week was a very good week on the meal planning front, apart from on Thursday when I forgot to read the recipe correctly for the Beef Bourgignon and didn’t realise it would take over 2 and a half hours to prepare and cook the dinner. Time we didn’t have before hubby had to go out, so I prepared the meal anyway and left it cooking in the oven whilst I put Little Mr to bed. It was well worth waiting for the following evening as it was really tasty and something we’ll definitely eat again.

This week we’ve got another busy week ahead so we’re looking for quick and easy meals to cook after work. We’re going to use the slow cooker again this week. Campfire Stew was a real winner last week so much so it’s appearing on the menu again this week. We’ve got a lot of chicken to use up this week which is fine by us as we do like chicken but it’s nice to see other meats on the menu too.

This week we’ve got the following meals planned;

Campfire Stew
Chicken and Mushroom Stir Fry with SW chow mein sauce
Chicken Jambalaya
Burger in a bowl
Sweet and sour chicken with rice

I’ve been trying to make some small changes with the carbs that we’ve been eating. I’ve been following the Extra Easy SP plan of late to try and boost my weightloss and I’ve actually enjoyed swapping potatoes for swede and filling my plate with vegetables rather than rice or pasta.

We’re celebrating my Grandad’s 80th birthday at the weekend and we’ll be eating out so I hope to make wise choices at the pub but it’s not every day your Grandad celebrates such a milestone so I’m looking forward to spending some time with my Grandparents and the rest of my family.

I’m linking up with Mrs M’s Meal Planning Monday where you’ll find lots of meal planning inspiration and ideas for your family meals. Click on the image below to take you straight there.. x


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  • Reply Kim Carberry 19/01/2015 at 10:12 am

    Everything sounds great!
    Happy birthday to your Grandad! What a fantastic age! x

  • Reply Mama OWL Blog | Jooleroo 19/01/2015 at 11:41 am

    I too have swapped out overly ‘carby’ things for veg (mashed cauliflower is lovely!) and feel so much better for it. Sounds like a lovely week, I’ll check out that campfire stew!

  • Reply Emma 19/01/2015 at 12:33 pm

    Everyone seems to rave about campfire stew, but for some reason i’ve never made it despite loving my slow cooker! Have a great week, I hope your grandad has a fab birthday x

  • Reply Donna 19/01/2015 at 5:13 pm

    Your meals for the week always sound lovely and I wish Hubby ate baked beans – we’d be cooking that campfire stew! x

  • Reply Kirsty Hijacked By Twins 19/01/2015 at 5:59 pm

    It all sounds lovely especially the campfire stew. Hope you have a great time at the weekend celebrating your grandads birthday x #mealplanningmonday

  • Reply Sam 19/01/2015 at 7:31 pm

    I want to eat everything on your meal plan! I love sound of Campfire Stew! Have a great week xx

  • Reply Penelope 19/01/2015 at 8:13 pm

    That’s a lovely plan – is it a SW recipe for the sweet and sour? Have a good week

  • Reply Christina 19/01/2015 at 9:17 pm

    Lovely sound food, especially the burger in a bowl, this is one I want to try. Enjoy your party, precious times x

  • Reply Mental Parentals 19/01/2015 at 9:39 pm

    The jambalaya sounds awesome – something I’ve never tried to make! Great plan x

  • Reply ms g (@goriami) 20/01/2015 at 11:32 am

    Yum! the campfire stew sounds tasty!!

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