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Category Archives: Meal Planning

{Meal Plan} Spinach Fettuccine with Bacon, Ricotta & Roma Tomato

This week I have been using some recipes from Sandra Reynolds ‘The $120 Food Challenge’ Cookbook.  Sandra is a wonderful blogger who started shortly after I did and it has been just amazing to watch her journey from blog to book, I am so pleased for her.  On Sandra’s blog The $120 Food Challenge, she […]

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{MEAL PLAN} Homemade Lamb Rissoles

My kids eat a lot of fruit, but there are times where I have over purchased.  Usually I make a nice fruit salad to try and use it all up.  But lately I have been loving our newest appliance as an alternative to using up the fruit. Philips sent me their QuickClean juicer to review.  I must admit I have had a juicer in […]

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  • Kirsty

    Yum, that Milo slice looks great. Think I’ll have to try it this week :) ReplyCancel

{MEAL PLAN} Chocolate Scones

What is on your meal plan this week, I would love for you to share your ideas and any recipes, or links to some you enjoy!   This weeks meal plan Monday – Shepherd’s Pie Tuesday – Chicken with gravy and vegetables Wednesday – night off, noodles in a cup Thursday – Fish and vegetables Friday […]

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  • I like the look of those chocolate scones! I reckon I could eat about 2 platefuls in one sitting!ReplyCancel

  • Stealing recipes. xxxxReplyCancel

  • Trish

    I love the idea of chocolate scones Katrina – and the spinach , lamb and cheese pieReplyCancel

  • Trish

    I might check out the coupon codes too to see if they have any for my area.ReplyCancel

  • That is such a bargain! I might have to check out what else Coupon Codes might have in store. ReplyCancel

  • Desire Empire

    Love your idea of meal planning. I don’t think about it until the morning but would sure love to be as organised as you.
    CarolynReplyCancel

{Meal Plan} Chicken Parmigiana with Avocado and vegetables

This weeks meal plan Monday – Fish and vegetables Tuesday –  BBQ steak & salads Wednesday –    Easy Dinner – Baked Beans on toast Thursday – Fettuccine Boscaiola Friday – Chicken Parmigiana with Avocado & veges Saturday – Leftovers Sunday – Mushroom & Tomato Frittata   Baking – Double Chocolate Chip Muffins Meal planning tips: How to […]

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{MEAL PLAN} Steak with classic BBQ seasoning and vegetables

This weeks meal plan Monday – Beef and vegetable stir fry Tuesday – Prawn sandwiches (thankyou to my Dad for bring something special around for Mr Organised and I wedding anniversary) Wednesday – Pizza by candlelight  Thursday – Rainbow Chicken Logs Friday – Bacon and pumpkin pesto pasta Saturday – night out Sunday – Steak with seasoning, […]

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  • flyingdrunkenmonkey

    We’re having an almost entirely vegetarian week this week – just for something different.

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  • Jacqui (CRAP Mamma)

    I love your meal plan this week. We tried the McCormacks BBQ mate seasoning while we were in Melbourne and it’s the absolute bomb! Yummo!
    Thanks for the recipe ideas and thanks for the link-up too xReplyCancel

{MEAL PLAN} Slow Cooker Chicken and Bacon Casserole

This weeks meal plan Monday – Slow cooker Chicken and Bacon casserole with spaghetti  Tuesday – Fish with salad Wednesday – Easy night – eggs on toast Thursday – Hubby takes over kitchen - Chicken Nuggets, vegetables and chips Friday – Dinner out celebrating twins karate belt grading achievements!   Saturday – Hubby takes over kitchen - Quick […]

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  • I have been doing particularly horridly in the meal planning stakes (and blogging, shh) – last week was the first week in absolutely ages I actually did a meal plan, and we ate to it twice. In seven days! This week – I have tried again. And I have worked out tonight and tomorrow night (one will be snags, one will be burgers. Or it will be both tonight and I’m stuck again for tomorrow!) Wednesday night, the kids are at their grandparents, so we may go out. Or not. And Thursday, we will possibly have the GPs over for dinner in thanks for looking after the kids for two days. I am planning to do a LOT of sorting, tidying and rearrangements over the long weekend, so I am thinking a lot of BBQ and things on sticks. Maybe some lamb kofta or something different?

    Man, I would like to get this meal planning business to work for me – because when it does, it’s awesome. It’s just that it rarely does!ReplyCancel

  • Chicken avo risotto, pesto, roast pumpkin and bacon pasta, mango chicken, spaghetti bolognaise, stirfry, penne boscaiola, slow cooked sausages, roast chicken :)

    I have to do two weeks in advance and we’re in the middle of the first week.
    I love autumn for slow cooker season!ReplyCancel

  • Amie McIlroy

    I have now added the Slow Cooked Chicken and Bacon to our weekly meal plan. It was a winner with the family! (And I love it because it is so easy to put together). Thank you!ReplyCancel

{Meal Plan} Beef & Tomato Mornay

I would love to hear what is on your meal plan this week, please share it in the comments section below! This weeks meal plan Monday – Fish with salad Tuesday – Beef & Tomato Mornay Wednesday – Bacon & Cheese Chicken Thursday – Leftovers Friday – Very simple Lamb & Spinach Curry Saturday – Spoilt the […]

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{MEAL PLAN} Easy Salmon Pasta Bake

This weeks meal plan Monday – Cup a noodles Tuesday – Roast chicken and salad Wednesday – Easy Salmon Pasta Bake Thursday – Soy-sesame Beef and Noodle Stirfry Friday – Fish and chips Saturday –   night out Sunday – Homemade Beef Hamburgers with salad Baking – 3 ingredient muffins Meal planning tips:  How to meal plan & more meal […]

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{MEAL PLAN} Homemade Rissoles with sweet potato mash

This weeks meal plan Monday – Salmon steaks with steamed vegetables Tuesday – Beef Ravioli with bolognese sauce Wednesday – Slow Cooker Country Chicken  Thursday – Crustless quiche, again because I LOVE this recipe. Friday – Rissoles with sweet potato mash and vegetables, I made double quantity of rissoles and place uncooked left overs in […]

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{MEAL PLAN} Chocolate Balls

Sorry today’s post is a little late, I have been working really hard the last week with upgrading a section of the website, all to be revealed later today.   I hope you have all enjoyed the guest posters from last week contributing their posts the ‘Organising You’ series:  Organising and celebrating you, A mothers […]

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  • I made this exact recipe on the weekend for a cake fundraiser stall, and then put them on the end of skewers & placed in a small vase. So effective & the kids loved them!ReplyCancel

  • Gayemurphy

    Wow! I didn’t realise Julie Goodwin had a website with her recipes on it!!! Thanks!!! (I was given “our family table” cookbook for Mother’s Day) I’ve started to meal plan – not quite getting to the full seven days – but from Monday to Friday the meals are planned out! I’ve been thinking about doing a shepherds pie for awhile… thanks for reminding me to ‘plan it in’…ReplyCancel

  • Can anyone suggest a substitute for cocoa?ReplyCancel

  • Glenn, that is such a good idea, I’m going to do that tooReplyCancel

  • Anoter cute idea was putting a spearmint leaf lolly onto a skewer, followed by a marshmallow, spread some butter icing on the end of marshmallow, dip into sprinkles. Cute edible marshmallow flowers in a vase :) ReplyCancel

  • Oopsiemumma

    I’ve only just discovered your meal plans and I LOVE them. They are what real people can cook for real kids. I always used to do meal plans with exotic dishes then would get stressed about cooking it and it would always turn out hideous. I’ve only just recently discovered the power of doing a meal plan with ‘normal’ foods. So nice to know you do too and I’ll be popping back to check each week, your schnitzel is one I keep forgetting to put on my plans. You never know but one day I might get organised and be able to link up with you!ReplyCancel

  • Use caramel out if a tin!!ReplyCancel

  • Liz

    http://lifelovesandliz.com/2012/02/20/menu-plan-812/
    this is our meal plan for the week ahead!
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{MEAL PLAN} Chocolate Banana Muffins

Very easy meals this week as I have been busy preparing for my twins, now 9, birthday parties.  Full blog post about their parties coming soon, however we had a wonderful day, filled with so much fun, smiles and excitement. This weeks meal plan Monday – Fish, pasta and vegetables Tuesday – Creamy Thai Chicken with brown […]

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{MEAL PLAN} Crustless Quiche

This weeks meal plan Monday – Salmon and Brocolli Pasta Bake Tuesday – Crustless Quiche Wednesday – leftovers from freezer, on toast Thursday – Fish fillets with pasta and vegetables Friday – Pie with potato and vegetables Saturday – Chicken and Bacon Risotto Sunday – Ham and Potato Cakes with salad Baking – White chocolate and raspberry […]

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