Monday, April 22, 2013

Meal Plan Monday

Meal Planning Monday

Last week we sort of kept to the meal plan I had set .  We ate all the dishes I had planned however, due to me forgetting I had an appointment at the hospital on Wednesday the meal were switched up a bit and eaten on different days.  Some how I still managed to over buy things and have a fridge full of things we need to eat up.  The veg mountain will be eaten today and tomorrow and then I will make a batch of soup for lunch and freeze some of it in individual portions for the rest of the week.  I am saving a little money on the food shopping bill this week as my Father is coming to visit Wednesday and I have arranged for an on-line shop to be delivered to him which he will drive up to me.

Weather wise here on Saturday was glorious but then Sunday it rained all day.  So typical of UK weather, the sun teases us and makes us think Sprig is finally here and then runs far far away.  Lets hope it comes back soon.

The plan for this week is to have:

Monday - Sunday roast left overs and lots of veg

Tuesday - Cottage pie with lots and lots of veg

Wednesday - Bolognese

Thursday - BBQ Ribs

Friday - looks like we are going out, so a night off for me!

Saturday - Paprika Chicken

Sunday - Roast Pork, all the trimmings and rice pudding.

I did manage to sneak a batch of yummy cinnamon & chop chip pancakes for Sunday lunch:


You need:

225g of self raising flour
2 tbsp oft light brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp All Spice
Pinch salt
1/4 lemon, zest finely grated
1/2 vanilla pod or couple of drops of vanilla extract
300ml milk
1 egg

Mix the dry ingredients together.

Add lemon zest

Beat egg and mix with milk & vanilla, then add to dry ingredients.

Stir well.  This will give you a very thick batter.

Place one tablespoon in a hot non stick pan with a little oil or butter. Cook for about 1-2 minutes, turn and cook for a further 1 minute.

Serve with creme fraiche, sprinkle of sugar and chocolate powder.  

What are you cooking this week? Don't forget to pop over to Mrs M's Blog to see other meal plans for this week.


Emma@christmascupboard said...

Yum! Those pancakes look delicious! Will give them a try x

Kim Carberry said...

Drooling here a the pancakes...hehehe Yum!

The Mini Mes and Me said...

Pancakes often pop up here for weekend breakfasts, delicious!

Ffi said...

Mealplan looks great. Its raining here now too (what happens when you get to be by the sea!)


April said...

I love planning our meals in advance! I keep a monthly menu posted. One day of planning, 30 days of not hearing "what's for dinner?" :)

Anonymous said...

Mmmmm pancakes!
We love ribs, all sounds good