Last week I decided that I’d be taking my meal planning a little more seriously. I’m guilty of planning meals, not bothering to cook them and then binning the ingredients when they subsequently go off. I’m spending way too much on my food shop each week and we never seem to have just a quick and easy meal. That is all going to change starting this week. So here’s what we’ll be eating:
Cheese and onion pie – I’m going to give meat free Monday’s a go in an effort to cut down on our food bill. We need to eat more fruit and veg and this will hopefully help too. I’ve never had cheese and onion pie before so this Slimming World recipe is just what I’m after to help me not only save money but stick to my diet too.
Sausage and mash
Soup and cheesy toast – it’s Scouts night and I always end up cooking while the tween is at Scouts. This way I can cook it while she’s at school, she can eat before she goes and by making cheesy toasted baguettes with the soup it’ll be filling enough to stop the man moaning he’s not had a ‘proper dinner’ too.
Meatball pasta bake – I found this one on a calendar that came free with the latest issue of Slimming World Magazine, but it looks like it’s already an old favourite with Emma from A Matter of Choice.
Loaded jacket potatoes – another one my other half will no doubt class as ‘not a proper meal’, but I used to love them as a kid, when you scoop the insides of the jacket potato out and mash them with cheese, ham, veg etc.
Home made pizzas – the kids love making and topping their own pizzas together, so it means I get the day off cooking and they can have fun in the kitchen. I’ll get them to make me a diet friendly pizza using a wrap though.