Meal Planning Monday 19th October 2015


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One week closer to half term here and we cannot wait. Hubby needs a rest and we have some exciting plans in half term so we’re very much looking forward to this week being over. It’s awful isn’t is, wishing away time but hey, I spend half the week doing it!

Here’s what we’ve got planned for dinner this week

Chicken curry with the new SW Tikka Massala sauce
Peri Peri chicken with wedges and over roasted vegetables
Campfire Stew with mashed potato
Mixed bean chilli

It’s getting to that time of year where it’s definitely the weather for warming comfort food and the campfire stew is definitely one of my favourites as it’s a throw it into the slow cooker job and leave it to do its thing. Little Mr loves it too so it’s a meal we can all eat together when we get in from work. I’d love to find a nice low fat beef stew recipe for the slow cooker but I haven’t found one yet. My stew’s are always too watery and very unappetising. I’d love to put dumplings in my stew too so I guess I’d have to syn those but they would be worth it. My Mom’s beef stew and dumplings was delicious so my own version would have a lot to live up to.

Breakfasts this week will be the usual. I’m still trying to shake up my breakfasts and lunches so I’m not getting bored of my meals.

If you’re a Slimming World fan, I’ve got a great giveaway running currently to win the latest book from Slimming World, Best Loved Extra Easy recipes and a £20 Iceland gift voucher to celebrate the launch of the new ready meals available in Iceland stores. It’s super easy to enter, just click here to read more.

I’m linking up with Mrs M’s Meal Planning Monday. For more foodie inspiration, head on over (click the image below) and see what everyone else is eating this week.

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  • Reply Nicola Bradbury 19/10/2015 at 2:08 pm

    Looks like a great week again Emma. I really need to shake up my meals. The soup maker has been a life saver for lunches but I’m struggling in the evenings. I think I’m going to have to spend some time on the SW website to get some new idea’s. Have a great week hun. xx

    • Reply Emma Shilton 19/10/2015 at 8:03 pm

      Thank you lovely, I really struggle if we don’t meal plan for the evenings. I would literally be at the chippy if we didn’t so I have to have the food in so we don’t waste it. How’s the soup maker? I’m tempted by them!

  • Reply Emma 19/10/2015 at 9:58 pm

    Fab Autumn dinners this week. I hope it goes fast for you x

  • Reply Cath 22/10/2015 at 2:01 pm

    Oh Yummy menu plan….I have a recipe for slow cooked lamb shanks that has barley added and it gets so lovely and thick…I am trying it with beef cheeks next week…I have a menu planning link up on my Blog Cath@Home on Wednesdays called What’s For Dinner – Wednesday…..would love to see you link there.

  • Reply Claire 23/10/2015 at 2:15 pm

    Sounds delicious! The best thing about autumn is stews and hearty meals :0)

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