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This is the first week of February and as promised this month I am getting back into my regular blogging routine.  Typically on Monday’s I will share our family meal plan (from the week prior, so I can include recipes and photo’s of our food).  However, I was really overwhelmed by the excitement and busy-ness […]

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  • Grace

    I love the look of that Teriyaki chicken! I might have to add it to my meal plan for next week.ReplyCancel

  • Anne

    I don’t have photos – not that tech savvy yet to know how to get them from the camera and into the computer…but someone else can cook it and take a photo if they like!
    I have a super easy recipe for left over chicken – whether it be left over bbq chook or from a roast. It helps make a little chicken go a long way and of course you can use fresh vegetables if you prefer – I just tend to use frozen as this is my go-to meal when I don’t feel like putting in that much of an effort to feed myself…
    I usually serve it with rice so put the rice on to cook and then do the chicken.
    Shred the chicken into a saucepan, add in a crushed chicken stock cube or equivalent, a tin of apricot nectar(because it’s more apricot-y than just juice), some canned apricots (not the ones in syrup generally as they can make it too sweet) or a cup of dried diced apricots, or you can put in dried apricot halves if you like it chunkier. Add a packet of (salt reduced) dried French onion soup mix and some mixed frozen vegies – we like the celery, peas, corn, capsicum mix. Cook on medium heat, stirring it fairly regularly to stop it sticking to the bottom and cook till the soup mix thickens up the nectar and the vegies are cooked to your liking.ReplyCancel

  • Shruthi Jacob

    http://nonapie.wordpress.com
    Here are my meal plans. I’d be thrilled if you would like to try some of these.ReplyCancel

  • Lou

    we had chicken sliders tonight, although they are from a kiddies food website they are delicious and my son (21months) who is not fussed on meat at all, out eats us on these, they really are moist and very tasty, I didnt take pictures though sorry, http://www.annabelkarmel.com/recipes/chicken-sliders
    Enjoy who ever tries themReplyCancel

Meal planning tips:  How to meal plan, more meal plans & meal planning printables. This weeks meal plan Monday – Beef stroganoff with potato (Thermomix – ED Cookbook) Tuesday – Tomato and Salami Fettucini (Thermomix – ED Cookbook) Wednesday – Scrambled eggs on toast Thursday – Pie, chips and vegetables (hubby’s specialty while I am away) Friday –  Family […]

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  • Hi there, seeing as you’re no running the meal planning link up anymore, I thought that I would start one over at my blog ( http://www.goodfoodweek.blogspot.com ). I would love it if you would like to come over and participate :)ReplyCancel

    • awesome Shari, I’ll be starting back up in the new year, was just too much work to do as well as the Christmas series.ReplyCancel

Last week my Thermomix (I named her Trixie) arrived, I am having so much fun playing with my newest little toy.  I have been cooking recipes from their Everyday Cookbook (which for copyright I can’t share the recipes, sorry).  I still have so much to learn about it and I will share more details about […]

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  • Mascha

    I especially like your Saturday planning!! 😉 Happy date night…ReplyCancel

  • Victoria

    I would love to hear how your thermomix goes. For the price it is I am hoping its a magic wand!! I saw the difference in the fried rice, both normal fried rice and the thermo. I have to say the normal looks more like fried rice, the thermo looks like steamed rice mixed with steamed vegetables. That can easier be done without the cost of $2000. Would the taste be better?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Victoria, I’ll be very honest with you. I absolutely love my thermomix! I know they are expensive but i must say i do use mine a lot! And would be lost without it.ReplyCancel

Meal planning tips:  How to meal plan, more meal plans & meal planning printables. This weeks meal plan Monday – Fish and salad Tuesday – Poached chicken, vegetables and pasta Wednesday – Cheeseburger Pasta Bake with salad Thursday – Spinach Rice Pie with salad Friday –  Sausage sandwiches Saturday –  Chicken Korma Curry (from bottle) with rice Sunday – […]

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Meal planning tips:  How to meal plan, more meal plans & meal planning printables. This weeks meal plan Monday – Chicken Pot Pies Tuesday – Prawn Pad Thai from local takeaway (kids out for the night) Wednesday – Satay Chicken skewers with vegetables Thursday – Sweet Potato and spinach frittata Friday –  Grilled fish with chips & vegetables […]

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  • Jo

    The vegetable pickets would be so good with feta cheese included.ReplyCancel

  • Sunshine Mands

    That is what I ended up putting in my frittata last week with pinenuts and fetta insteadReplyCancel

This is a guest post by Jo, from Country Life Experiment Eighteen months ago we picked up our family and moved from Sydney, back to the family farm where my husband grew up. Since our move, our whole approach to eating and shopping has changed. Today I want to share with you how I manage […]

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  • Claire

    Jo – I just loved reading this! The variety of fresh fruit and vegetables you have year round sounds amazing. One day I would love to live this way, even if not on a farm. Right now I’m in an apartment in Bangalore and it’s a struggle just to think up meals for a couple of days let alone a month. You have sent me off into a lovely daydream….ReplyCancel

  • Erin aussiebookthreads

    Jo
    Awesome post!! And I so relate, we have been shopping once a month for 10 years now. Great tips, and pretty much our experience.
    Couple more tips for you, not sure if your Country Boy is handy at woodwork, but after having the smallest pantry ever when we first moved to our property my husband built a new pantry to the ceiling, same floor space but much much bigger.

    Something else I’ve only implemented in the last couple of years too, a master pantry list, it mirrors my master shopping list but is taped to the inside of the pantry and contains the numbers I should always maintain of items. Saves me each month standing there thinking, “now how much tomato sauce do we need each month” I hate making the same old decisions.
    With a family of 11 we sure get lots of stares with 2-3 trolleys which is why I far prefer to shop at 7am or 8pm, but saves lots of time and money as you say.ReplyCancel

  • Bec A

    Great post! I live 3 hrs from my closest supermarket so I know all about the 2 and 3 trolley shop. I buy long life milk and have a breadmaker which solves my bread and milk issues.ReplyCancel

  • Audrey Greenwood

    Oh tell me about how different it is to stay in the city where convenience stores are just a short walk away! Doing grocery shopping is like you have to bring moving boxes with you in the car boot to make sure you can carry back all the “stock” for the next few weeks!ReplyCancel

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  • […] What a crazy week for my little blog. When I wrote this article for The Organised Housewife I thought I might be lucky and pick up a dozen or so extra readers. So […]ReplyCancel

Meal planning tips:  How to meal plan, more meal plans & meal planning printables. This weeks meal plan Monday – Fast and Easy Chicken Lasange Tuesday – Malaysian Fish Curry with Brown Rice Wednesday – Cherry Tomato and Baby Spinach Frittata Thursday – Lamb cutlets, sweet potato mash and vegetables Friday –  Easy eggs on toast Saturday – Sausages, potato […]

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  • Sunshine Mands

    I have done my plan for the week too :-), but I will definitely have a look at the frittata recipe as I have one penciled in for the end of the week but wasn’t sure what I was going to put in it, though I have a glut of sweet potato so that will go inReplyCancel

  • Bake Play Smile

    Yum! You always have such great ideas! I like looking at your menu plans and then incorporating a few of your ideas into our following weeks meals. I just love that you take the thinking out of meal planning for me!ReplyCancel

  • Lee Saxon

    I absolutely love this idea… You’re really my saviour, thank you :-)ReplyCancel

  • Lee

    Fantastic idea, just love it… Thank you :-)ReplyCancel

Meal planning tips:  How to meal plan, more meal plans & meal planning printables. This weeks meal plan Monday – Peppercorn Italian Style Sausages, potato and vegetables Tuesday – Beef stirfry with rice Wednesday – Chicken and Vegetable Pasta Bake Thursday – Fish and salad Friday –  Dad’s specialty, pie and chips Saturday – Easy homemade fried rice Sunday […]

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  • Lucy @ Bake Play Smile

    Yummy! What a great idea for a mid-week meal. Perfect! :-)ReplyCancel

Meal planning tips:  How to meal plan, more meal plans & meal planning printables. This weeks meal plan Monday – Vege packed Quiche Tuesday – Homemade Rissoles with potato and vegetables Wednesday – fish, pasta and vegetables Thursday – Healthy Spinach & Chicken Roll with vegetables Friday –  Beef stirfry and vegetables Saturday – simple eggs on toast Sunday – […]

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  • Pippa Smith Waddell

    Wow, love the look of the chicken roll. And you can have so many options with the fillings. Thanks for sharing KAt. Are you still doing your link up with the Meal plans?ReplyCancel

  • Lucy @ Bake Play Smile

    Oh how good do those jam drops look! I’m trying to go a little lighter than usual on the sugar this week… but they are super tempting!!!ReplyCancel

Meal planning tips:  How to meal plan, more meal plans & meal planning printables. This weeks meal plan Monday – Vegie packed rissoles with vegetables Tuesday – Lenards Maple Pecan Rack of Chicken with roast vegetables Wednesday – Grilled fish and vegetables Thursday – Teriyaki and Sesame Chicken with rice Friday –  dinner out! Saturday – Mushroom Risotto […]

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  • Shari

    Are you not providing a link-up anymore?ReplyCancel

    • No Shari sadly not, the blog has just got so busy for me it was fiddly adding in the link and there also wasn’t much involvement from other bloggers, sorry.ReplyCancel

Meal planning tips:  How to meal plan, more meal plans & meal planning printables. This weeks meal plan Monday – Sweet Chilli, Ginger And Lemongrass Chicken Burritos Tuesday – Veal schnitzels with vegetables Wednesday – Grilled fish with vegetables Thursday – Creamy Chicken and Pumpkin Pasta Friday –  Thai chicken salad Saturday – Date night!! Sunday – Taco feista […]

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  • Amanda White

    Ohh enjoy your date night!! <3ReplyCancel

    • It was lots of fun thanks Amanda :) My meal plans are from my previous week so I can show you photographs of the meals :)ReplyCancel

    • always Amanda, it’s so nice to go out and not cook!!ReplyCancel

  • Dannie Wallace

    Loving your meal plan (oh i’m making your lamb rissoles Wednesday too) this week sound so good.ReplyCancel

    • those rissoles are really delicious Dannie, hopefully you and your family will love them tooReplyCancel

My apologies that the meal planning posts have been absent lately.  I decided to stop the meal plans for a little while because I am making a big change to my health and that includes my diet.  I had a reality check when I went to the doctor a few months ago to talk about […]

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  • Head House Fairy

    Corn fritters are a great healthy go-to recipe and stupidly cheap! We have them with a yogurt dressing and salad probably once a fortnightReplyCancel

    • usually I make chicken and corn fritters, I might try a batch of just corn, and love the idea of a yoghurt dressing. Thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • Tess Thomson

    I just wanted to wish you all the best and good luck with your new goals for your diet, exercise and a better life! Keep it up :)ReplyCancel

    • Thank you so much Tess, I really appreciate it, I look forward to keeping you updated with my progress xReplyCancel

  • Hi Kat,

    You may not remember me, but I have met you at a few Problogger conferences. I was actually embarrassed to talk to you because I could write a blog called “The Disorganized Housewife”. However, you might like to check out my healthy living blog – lost 35kg and kept it off – under the recipe tabs – meals the entire family should enjoy!

    Best, Liz N (www.lastchancetraining.com.au)ReplyCancel

    • Hi Liz!! Wow that is extraordinary, congratulations on such a great loss. Are you coming to the next ProBlogger conference, I will be talking there!! I’m off to have a look for a few recipes and follow your blog!!ReplyCancel

      • Hey Kat, just realized that they’re all under “nutrition”, not recipes (told you I was organisationally challenged!). I sure am coming to the next PB conference as it’s in Qld and I’m from Brisbane. I really think that meal planning is half the battle – I know how much easier things were from a weight loss perspective when I was organised and knew ahead of time what was for dinner – so in my humble opinion, you’re on an excellent path!ReplyCancel

    • Liz I can’t find your recipes tab, can you share a link??ReplyCancel

  • Emma Mitchel

    Yes Corn fritters are delish, i have them with an avocado and tomato salsa and some mayo… now i want them, lolReplyCancel

    • my mouth is watering for the avocado and tomato salsa, yummo, great ideaReplyCancel

  • Amie McIlroy

    Well done Kat on starting your journey to a healthier you!ReplyCancel

  • Nicola

    My son was born 7 months ago and I have had the realisation that Ineed to loose the baby weight to fit into my work clothes! I’ve been using an app called MyFitnessPal (I’m in no way affiliated!) and its great to help track food and exercise. It has Aussie foods in its database and links in with a whole host of other fitness apps. I’ve lost 4kg so far :)

    Good luck with your efforts – you CAN do it!ReplyCancel

  • Nataasha Torzsa

    Hi Kat,

    Well done on starting your journey. At only 23 I am doing something similar. I come to your site for recipe inspiration sometimes. My favourite healthy meals are zucchini slice, fritters, stirfries, chicken & home made sweet potato fries. I love quinoa but it makes me sick in the stomache :-(ReplyCancel

  • Kat I think that it is wonderful you are taking steps to change your health and life. Well done to you.ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany Coles

    healthyfoodhealthyplanet.org they have some great recipes and meal plans/ideas! its run by the QLD gov and the dietician associationReplyCancel

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  • Jasmine

    Could you use rice paper to wrap the sausage rolls instead?ReplyCancel

  • Jenny Pachel

    I too am on a weightloss and fitness improvement journey. I have 6 children and am a daycare provider. I’ve got a busy life and was HORRIBLE at putting my own health first and sitting on my butt was way too easy. I’ve done plenty of diets and tried to change my eating habits to no avail. I didn’t start to see a turnaround until I began doing a nutritional cleansing system. My extremely high blood pressure is down in normal range now, I no longer deal with depression and anxiety, I’ve lost 25 pounds and haven’t been in this good of shape since high school! I’m even training for a half marathon and I’ve only been on this system for 5 months!! It truly has saved my life!ReplyCancel

    • Sandra Liddicoat

      What is the name of the system you are using?ReplyCancel

Meal planning tips:  How to meal plan, more meal plans & meal planning printables. This weeks meal plan Monday – Sausages, mashed potato and vegetables Tuesday – Chicken Pies Wednesday – Eggs on toast Thursday – Steamed fish with vegetables Friday –  Family Mince Pie Saturday – Spaghetti Carbonara Sunday – something easy from the freezer Baking – Milo […]

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  • SNAP! I’m doing chicken, leek & blue cheese pie tonight 😉 I think the cooler weather just gets me in a pie making mood. Love the mexican layered dip too, yum!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne

    During cooler weather, VERY early in the morning or after the sun has gone down is when I make meals the require oven cooking. I have become handy with the slow cooker and even hubby, who HATED it, has become a convert. It uses less energy (money), less effort and it’s so lovely to have a meal ready at the end of day surrounded by a clean kitchen.

    It’s only 26*c at the moment so I did Greek theme: Greek salad, Spanikopita, Dolmathes with Avgelemono Sauce. Salad is a jiff to make. Spanikopita were made ahead then baked out of the freezer. Dolmathes were made ahead already cooked so just needed warming in the micro. Avgelemono Sauce was fresh. From start to finish (freezer to finish for some items) in about 1 hour. Left overs? Sorry, none :)

    Suzanne in Kelowna, BC, CanadaReplyCancel

  • The Indignant Bunny

    Yum! Just watched the recipe for the cheat chicken pies, and I’m adding it to my own meal plan for the week. 😀ReplyCancel