Meal Planning Monday 18th May 2015

meal planning monday

Monday again. For the records, I hate Mondays. For me, it signifies a long week ahead at work, well it’s only four days but that’s long enough, countdown to the weekend has begun.

Hubby breaks up from work on Friday for half term so he cannot wait to have a week off work and to spend some time with Little Mr recharging his batteries. I haven’t got half term off but I will only be working two days that week so it’s not all bad!

We had a good food week last week and managed to use up pretty much all the fresh produce and also use up some of the freezer stocks.

mayflower currry

Slow cooker Mayflower Curry 

Hunters Chicken

Pollo Alla Cacciatora (Hunters Chicken)

My favourite quick meal is now chicken stir fry using frozen stir fry vegetables, it’s so tasty and only takes about 15 minutes, what a winner! I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the new recipes we tried last week as they were all delicious and we’ll definitely be trying them again soon.

Here’s what’s on the menu this week at the Shilton household;

* Sausage, mash and veg (I’ll have SW sausages and salad)
* Slow Cooker Mayflower Curry with basmati rice
* Grilled chicken skewers with peppers, mushrooms and onion, served with salad
* SW Burgers and sweet potato wedges (hopefully I’m going to try and incorporate a light Babybel into the burger which will ooze out the middle, fingers crossed it’ll work!)
* Slow Cooker Mushy Pea Curry

I’m desperately sticking to my diet this week in the hope to shift a few pounds. My weight loss has really suffered since I put on weight at Easter and although the Easter gain has now gone, the rest is not shifting quickly enough for my liking, especially as I have at least another five stone to lose!

Breakfasts will be Fruit and Fibre with fruit or Weetabix with Fruit. Lunches will be either chicken salad with pickles or chilli butternut squash soup which is so easy to make and really filling.

As usual, I’m linking up with Mrs M’s Meal Planning Monday, I’ll be sharing the post on twitter using the hashtag #mealplanningmonday and hope you can join in too! Have a great week everyone!

Emma Shilton

Emma Shilton, is a UK Family Lifestyle blogger from the West Midlands, UK, Emma is Mummy to two boys; Olly, (born February 2013) who loves Lego, cars and old cartoons and Freddie, (born January 2018) who loves noisy toys and making a mess. The blog follows their adventures as they capture everyday life, family travels and adventures.

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  1. 18/05/2015 / 10:15 am

    Everything sounds yummy! The Babybel into the burger sound like a great idea! Good luck x

  2. 18/05/2015 / 1:25 pm

    Oooh the slow cooker mayflower curry looks delicious and the slow cooker mushy pea curry sounds lovely! Have a good week x #mealplanningmonday

  3. 18/05/2015 / 1:53 pm

    Yum! Sounds ace!

    I’ve heard about this mushy pea curry before – what’s it like?

    Have a great week x

  4. 18/05/2015 / 2:16 pm

    Oooooo I like the sounds of an oozing Babybel! you must tell us how that goes next week! actually I doing burgers this week so I may try that myself!!! #mealplanningmonday

  5. 18/05/2015 / 2:50 pm

    That hunters chicken looks gorgeous, have a fab week xx

  6. 18/05/2015 / 7:31 pm

    Mayflower curry looks delicious (off to look for the recipe). I made the burgers with babybel on Saturday and they were amazing although mine were not slimming world friendly.

  7. 18/05/2015 / 9:23 pm

    Oooh, bangers & mash! Yummy! Even the SW sausages and salad sounds nice though.

    Happy #mealplanmonday! The worst part about Monday for me is the children going back to school after lovely weekends.

    Beth xx

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