Meal Planning – Week 2

Meal Planning – Week 2

So… last week I meal planned and it was very much based on using up what we already had in. I did pretty well and only spent an extra £15 or so on food – mostly bread, milk and fruit and veg so I was pretty pleased.

My new slow cooker arrived and was promptly put to use with the curry – It was made using a packet mix I had found when clearing the cupboards. I don’t use packet mixes often, I just tend to have a couple in for when I’m lacking inspiration. Anyhow, it was really tasty and is one we will have in again I am sure.

meal planning has helped me to cut back on waste and save money. here is our week 2 plan

I stuck to the meal plan all week, with the exception of Friday. Damian went to his parents Friday evening and took them fish and chips so the children and I had a quick tea – we were all pretty tired after a hectic week- and swapped the cheese and onion pie to Saturday evening instead.

I also managed to use up some carrots I had left over by making a soup for Saturday – basically 450g carrots, 2 onions, stock cube, 1.75 pts of water and a tea spoon of ground cumin. Pop it all in the slow cooker for a few hours and then whizz with the blender when done. Perfect way to use up old veg.

This week I have the following planned:

Sunday – Roast Dinner – (Beef for Damian slow cooked)

Monday – Jacket potatoes – I’m going to try these in the slow cooker

Tuesday – Veg soup and warm crusty bread

Wednesday – Damian and I are out in the evening so not entirely sure what we will do food wise, either something quick like pasta or something with veg

Thursday – Jalapeno Quiche with potatoes and veg

Friday  – Fish & Chips / Egg & Chips / Cheese & Onion Pie and potatoes

Next week I’m hoping to try another curry of some sort in the slow cooker as well as maybe a veg casserole or similar.

What’s on your meal plan this week?




  1. Pat Burns
    9th January 2017 / 09:35

    That curry smelt amazing. I bought a packet and I’m doing it with chicken on Thursday when Andy comes x

  2. 9th January 2017 / 11:50

    Jalapeno quiche sounds interesting! Love a bit of spice. Hope you enjoy all the meals!

  3. hijackedbytwins
    9th January 2017 / 13:31

    I love slow cooked roast beef! Slow cooked jackets, I have never tried that before hope they go well x #mealplanningmonday

  4. 9th January 2017 / 15:08

    I will be interested to know how the jackets turn out. They always look nice but I am not sure if they will be any different to oven cooked ones have a fab week xx

  5. 10th January 2017 / 15:14

    Yes, please do let us know how the slow cooked jacket potatoes go! (no pressure 🙂 I need to do soup more often more during the week, especially during these cold months. So easy to do.

  6. 10th January 2017 / 21:10

    I’m not usually a fan of quiche but I do like the sound of the jalepeno one! Interested about slow cooked jacket potatoes – I always find them so difficult to get just right in the normal oven/microwave!

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