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A few weeks ago I was ready to start the Michelle Bridges 12 week body transformation challenge.  I had completed all my preseason tasks, however the day it started was the day after my mum become really sick.  I did not have time to start the challenge and commit to the exercise routine, I wanted to […]

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  • Nelevi

    Oh mine! I will have to try just about all of these. They look scrumptious. Thanks, and good to have you back :-).ReplyCancel

    • They do don’t they, my favourite would have to be the Honey Chicken!!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Cullen

    I’ve been meaning to make the fried stuffed mushrooms form Le Petit Brioche for almost a year! I even bought a big bunch of mushrooms on the weekend and thought about it,,.. but thats as far as I got, hahaReplyCancel

    • I’m not a mushroom fan, but it actually sounds really nice, you will have to let me know how they taste!ReplyCancel

  • Oh my – the Potato & Bacon Casserole and Honey Chicken recipes look amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Janey M

    I’m going to give the potato casserole a go but I’ll use grated potato. I really love hash browns- so do my hips cause thats were they end up!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Bergfeld

    Katrina, thank you so much for including my recipe in your round-up. It is much appreciated. I’m about to begin exploring some of the other recipes you’ve featured. Everything looks delicious. Have a wonderful day. Blessings…MaryReplyCancel

    • They are all so delicious, thankyou for helping me come up with something to our to our meal plan!!ReplyCancel

  • Mel

    I’m planning to do the 12wbt next season!! See you there 😀ReplyCancel

  • Heidi @foodiecrush

    Thank you for including my Chinese Chicken Salad in your roundup! I’ll be trying the twice cooked potatoes for sure! ReplyCancel

  • Love this idea, will be getting started on it this weekend. My husband will love the fact that I am getting rid of all those food magazines he claims I never use :-)ReplyCancel

  • Some great ideas there. Those twice cooked potatoes look yummy.ReplyCancel

  • I am salivating – thank you for the inspiration!! I just hope Michelle Bridges doesn’t see this post :)). Look after yourself. xxReplyCancel

Being that the Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation Challenge started last week I will be following her meal plans.  I won’t be able to post my exact meal plan as these details are for her members only.  However today I will share with you a meal plan from the winner of our Lenard’s giveaway, […]

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  • Sam

    Fantastic meal planning. Big fan of this, especially for working mums. If you want ot be healthy you need to have the food in the fridge  – this means pre-planning. Loving your blog Sam. ReplyCancel

  • Good luck with the 12wbt! I did it the year before last and it was fantastic. She’s a very inspirational woman! ReplyCancel

I enjoy making dinner for my family, but there are nights that I don’t have the time to cook something really delicious from scratch myself.  There are ways around this by buying ready-made items from the deli, supermarket, butcher or other speciality stores like Lenard’s, where you can just pop it in the oven for […]

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  • Erin

    Mon: salmon mornay
    Tues: chicken cacciatore
    Wed: pumpkin soup
    Thursday: Asian meatballs and stir fry
    Friday: home made pizzas
    Sat: Turkey and veg mince rissoles with potato bake
    Sun: roast chicken with baked veg and greens
    Sun dessert: apple pie with home made ice cream
    Lunches: salad and deli meat sandwiches, avocado chicken and cheese jaffles, bagels with smoked salmon, cucumber and and cream cheeseReplyCancel

  • Erin

    Oh and baking – banana and mixed berry muffins.ReplyCancel

  • Samantha Savva

    Mon: Home made vegetarian pizza
    Tues: low fat fettuccine bosc
    Wed: beer battered fish and salad
    Thurs: slow cooked massaman curry and rice
    Fri: Taco’s
    Sat: left overs
    Sun: takeaway

    Snacks: cheesymite scrolls and blueberry muffinsReplyCancel

  • Monday: Honey lemon chicken wings and vegies
    Tuesday: Herb and garlic beef sausages and vegies
    Wednesday: Lasagne
    Thursday: Rissoles, gravy and mash
    Friday: Slow cooked chicken and vegetable soup
    Saturday: American style beef ribs
    Sunday: I hope hubby will cook something tasty!
    Lunches: Hopefully some leftovers from the night before.
    Snacks: FruitReplyCancel

  • Bebe21

    Sunday: Beef and pearl Barley Stew
    Monday: Meatfree minestrone and bread rolls
    Tuesday: Pork cutlets with pear and marmelade
    Wednesday: Spaghetti
    Thursday: Curried Sausages
    Friday: Moroccan meatballs with cous cous
    Baking: Polka dot biscuits (donna hay)ReplyCancel

  • christina

    I love the honey and macadamia roll, one of my favoritesReplyCancel

  • Paula Somerville

    Slow cooked creamy salsa chicken and rice and salad
    Pea and ham soup
    Spaghetti bolognaise and garlic bread
    Steak and veg
    Chicken and spinach rissoto in pressure cooker
    Pizza (takeaway)
    Chilli con carne and rice and saladReplyCancel

  • Nic

    Monday: Chicken, bacon & Cherry tomato pasta
    Tuesday: Pork chops with baked apple
    Wednesday: Italian beef casserole
    Thursday: Tacos
    Friday: Leftovers
    Saturday: Roast Lamb & Veg
    Sunday: Pumpkin soup (from home grown pumpkins)
    Baking: PikeletsReplyCancel

  • Kathryn Neal

    Mon: lemon Chicken Strips, Roast Potatoes & Steamed Veges
    Tues: macaroni & Cauliflower Cheese Pots
    Wed: Chicken Pad Thai
    Thur: Sausages, Eggs & Chips
    Fri: Hot Dog Wraps
    Sat: French Onion Chicken, Madh & Veges
    Sun: Luigi’s Meatballs
    No time for baking this week – working full-time & busy all weekend
    Lunches: leftovers!!ReplyCancel

  • C Jäger

    I have 2 small girls so our meals are basic:)
    Monday – Spaghetti (with hidden veg) and garlic bread
    Tuesday – Slow cooker country beef casserole
    Wednesday – Bangers and mash with veg
    Thursday – lemon crumbed fish, rice and steamed broccoli, carrots, peas, corn
    Friday – Potato lasagna bake (with hidden veg)
    Saturday – (adults) Baked potatoes stuffed with Chilli con carne (girls) Baked potatoes stuffed with Savoury mince and veg
    Sunday – Chicken Parmigiarna (plain chicken for girls), mash and steamed veg
    Lunches – leftovers for us, sandwiches and yoghurt for girls
    Snacks – Fruit, sultanas and smoothies
    Baking – trying your Cheesymite scrollsReplyCancel

  • Natasha

    Monday – Spaghetti Cabonara
    Tuesday – Roast Pork with all the trimmings
    Wednesday – Roast Pumpkin and creamy chicken baked gnocci
    Thursday – Slow Cooked Beef Casserole
    Friday – BBQ – Hubbys turn to cook!!
    Saturday – Dinner with Family
    Sunday – Roast Chicken & Salad
    Baking – Savory Muffins
    Snacks – Fruit PlatterReplyCancel

  • Nina Downes

    Monday: Chicken schnitzels (Lenards’s!) with steamed veg and potato
    Tuesday: Lamb and sweet potato curry
    Wednesday: Lenards Italian pinwheels with salad
    Thursday: Pasta with sausage ragu
    Friday: Asian minced chicken with rice
    Saturday: TBC – I want to try out some new special recipes but haven’t decided!
    Sunday: Pea and ham soup
    Baking: Cheese and Vegemite scrolls
    As you can see I already use Lenards for when I need quick easy meals – my two babies are starting child care this week and I will be spending several days at the centre helping them both settle in and so there is less time for me to do dinner prep during the day as I’m used to!ReplyCancel

  • Katrina Foot

    Monday- roast chicken and veg
    Tuesday- spaghetti
    Wednesday- sausage hot pot
    Thursday- steak and chips
    Friday- fish and jacket potatoes
    Saturday- takeaway or freezer
    Sunday- family meat pie and mashed veggies
    Baking- cupcakes with lemon icing
    Saturday lunch- mini quichesReplyCancel

  • Rachneeka

    i made that pumpkin soup yesterday but didnt use the 2 kg pumpkin and less stock but same amount of cream and didnt like itReplyCancel

  • Skavney

    Monday: fettucini carbonara
    Tuesday: chicken wraps with chilli, corn & avocado salsa
    Wednesday: rissoles in tomato soup with veg
    Thursday: chow mein mince
    Friday: take away night
    Saturday: spaghetti bol or slow cooked curry chicken (hubby’s choice and depends on take away choice from night before)
    Sunday: BBQ Served with spinach, pumpkin & pine Nut salad & corn & chips
    Lunches: fresh fruit, yoghurt, crackers, cheese & assorted Salad sandwiches
    Baking: vanilla bar cake with raspberry drizzle icing & mixed berry muffinsReplyCancel

  • Sunday: Rice Cooker Risotto 
    Monday: Chicken Sausages and Spinach Potato Bake
    Tuesday: Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast
    Wednesday: Pork Chops and Vegetables
    Thursday: Slow Cooker Devilled Sausages
    Friday: Chicken Massaman Curry
    Saturday: Crumbed Fish and home made potato wedgesReplyCancel

  • Leanne brown-fraser

    Monday: homemade- chicken skewers with peanut satay sauce and fried rice
    Tuesday: mince and vege noodle stir fry
    Wednesday: slow cooker chicken casserole with mashed sweet potato
    Thursday: baked fish fillets with lemon butter and steamed veges abd homemade oven baked wedges
    Friday: slow cooker butter chicken and rice
    Saturday: tuna patties and salad
    Sunday: roast dayReplyCancel

  • Sonja

    I shop on Friday’s so my meal week starts on Friday…
    Fri- home made pizza
    Sat- Dinner at in-laws
    Sun- Left over lasagne from freezer
    Mon- chicken and mushroom risotto
    Tues- Taco’s
    Wed- Fish and chips
    Thurs- Prawn, zuchini and capsicum pasta (tomato based sauce)ReplyCancel

  • Jenny

    Monday: roast lamb and veggies
    Tuesday: fish (barramundi), leftover fried rice and salad
    Wednesday: pies and raw veggies in a bowl to munch for state of origin footy!
    Thursday: leftover roast lamb with roast pumpkin salad
    Friday: hamburgers
    Saturday: Marion’s Kitchen box red curry and rice
    Sunday: probably BBQ chickenReplyCancel

  • Kazzie

    Monday:  Steak & Veggies
    Tuesday:  Whatever, – possibly Bread with ham, pineapple & cheese, grilled
    Wednesday:  Potato Bake/veggies
    Thursday:  Chicken with Honey Mustard Sauce & Rice plus veggies
    Friday:  Tuna Bake/veggies
    Saturday:  Spaghetti with tomato & cheese
    Sunday:  Fish & Chips


  • MrsMooMA

    I meal plan for 2 weeks, but only plan 4 breakfasts, 4 snacks of baked goods, 6 or so lunches and 12 dinners. Because something will always come up, or there are too many left overs.

    1. Beef enchiladas
    2. Chicken Wings
    3. Sheppards Pie
    4. Thai Green Curry
    5. Lasagna mexican
    6. Thai Beef Salad
    7. Pork Roast and Veg
    8. Risoni
    9. Hamburgers and wedges
    10. Rogan Josh
    11. Stir Fry
    12. Pad Thai

    I also try and plan to have enough “baby safe” food so i dont have to cook seperate meals. So when i cook Rogan josh which is too spicy i would of cooked Risoni the night before.

    We only get to eat breakfast together about 6 times a fortnight, otherwise its just cereal, toast and mufins. but ill cook at least 4 big breakys:

    1. Choc hazelnut crossiants
    2. Cream scrambled eggs
    3. Big breaky fry up
    4. Pancakes with the works
    5. French toast

    And Lunches consist of:

    Cheesy chips and bacon
    salads (ill prep a big salad at lunch so it can be a side at dinner, ill also do theis for soup and pasta)


  • Mary Preston

    SUNDAY: Roast Lamb &
    MONDAY: Shepherd’s Pie using the leftover Lamb

    TUESDAY:  Bangers & Mash

    WEDNESDAY: Chicken Stir Fry

    THURSDAY: Scrambled eggs & Toast

    FRIDAY: Home-made Fish &Chips /Potato Wedges.

    SATURDAY: Individual pizzas

    BAKING: Iced Chocolate  cup cakes


  • Bec M

    I menu plan on a Monday and shop on a Tuesday, so it always depends a little on what meat I find on clearance on Tues!  But the plan so far is…

    Mon – Leftover lamb casserole and mashTues – Beef marsala and penne
    Wed – Char Sui marinated chicken with baby corn, asian greens and rice noodles
    Thurs – possibly leftovers or a quick quiche, depending on whether we have leftovers to eat.
    Fri – chicken, and leek pie
    Sat – home made pizzas
    Sun – Probably leftover pizza, because we always end up making a lot!

    Baking – choc chip biscuitsReplyCancel

  • Kathryn

    Mon: Roast Chicken with potatoes and pumpkin
    Tues: Dinner at in-laws
    Wed: Soup with lentils & Veges
    Thurs: Dinner at Mum’s
    Fri: Steak, chips and salad
    Sat: Shepards pie
    Sun: Some kind of casserole cooked in the slow cooker. ReplyCancel

  • Becci Sundberg

    Mon – Lamb chops in French Onion Soup and veg

    Tues – Curried Pumpkin and veg soup and homemade bread
    Wed – Savoury mince and rice
    Thurs – Spaghetti Bolognaise Bake and Garlic Bread
    Fri – Sausage and veg
    Sat – Chicken, veg and noodle soup and homemade bread
    Sun – Corned Beef and veg with onion sauceReplyCancel

    • Becci Sundberg

      Baking etc

      ~ Homemade Devon~ Choc Poke Cake~ Choc Syrup~ Jelly cups~ Pumpkin scones (a few different ways)~ Making up my own cookie packet mixes~ Milo biscuitsReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Waugh

    Mon – garlic and herb lamb shanks
    Tues – chili chicken stirfry
    Wed – roast and veg
    Thurs – pasta bake
    Fri – tacos
    Sat – lasagna
    Sun – curried sausagesReplyCancel

  • Kahlea Wilson

    Beef stirfy with prawn crackers

    Tuesday- Chops, bacon and Eggs
    Wednesday- Mince vegie pie
    Thursday- toasties
    Friday- Mustard chicken pasta
    Saturday- food that we will bake (below)
    Sunday- takeaway, roast with veges,spuds

    Baking- Cheese vegemite scrolls.egg bacon scrolls. Sausage rolls, meat pies ( saturday)
     Egg,curry pasta ReplyCancel

  • Kahlea Wilson

    Beef stirfy with prawn crackers

    Tuesday- Chops, bacon and Eggs
    Wednesday- Mince vegie pie
    Thursday- toasties
    Friday- Mustard chicken pasta
    Saturday- food that we will bake (below)
    Sunday- takeaway, roast with veges,spuds

    Baking- Cheese vegemite scrolls.egg bacon scrolls. Sausage rolls, meat pies ( saturday)
     Egg,curry pasta ReplyCancel

  • Deanna Buckley

    Monday: slow cooked Beef, Red Wine & Mushroom with mash and beans
    Tuesday: Cantonese Chicken Stir Fry
    Wednesday: home cooked fish, chips and salad
    Thursday: Pea and Ham Soup
    Friday: Homemade Nachos
    Saturday: 40th Birthday party to attend
    Sunday: Omlettes

    Baking: Banana Bread and Date SconesReplyCancel

  • Kylah

    Monday: Beef and vegetable stir fry with noodles
    Tuesday: Slow cooker beef goulash with sweet potato mash
    Wednesday: Spaghetti Marinara
    Thursday: impossible pie (Thursday is my crazy day with all kids having after school activities!)
    Friday: Take-away (usually Chinese or burgers)
    Saturday: BBQ (steak, sausages, chicken skewers, potato bake and salad)
    Sunday: Roast lamb and vegetablesReplyCancel

  • Gemma

    I’ve done my planning for the week :)
    Monday – Beef teriyaki stir fry and riceTuesday – Shepherds PieWednesday – Roast Pork and Veges (having friends for dinner)Thursday – Chicken CarbonaraFriday  – Sausages and vegtablesSaturday – BurritosSunday – Roast chicken drumsticks and veges
    Will also make banana bread, pikelets and cupcakes for snacks.ReplyCancel

  • Brooke

    Sun – beer battered fish and baked veges (4 ingredients apple crumble and custard for dessert)
    Mon – mediterannean frittata
    Tues – dinner at father in laws for his birthday
    Wed – slow cooker savoury mince
    Thurs – chicken fried rice
    Fri – home made hamburgers
    Sat – low fat pasta carbonara

    Bake – cornflake and choc chip cookiesReplyCancel

  • KellyBelly

    Meal plan for the Mains this week
    Mond – Steak and mushrooms with microwave steam vegies (thanks Donna Hay!)
    Tues – Curried beef and rice
    Wed – Working day for me so frozen lasagne (made on the weekend)
    Thurs- Another working day – rissoles and veg
    Friday – Home made pizzas…daddy’s meat lovers..women’s weekly pizza pizzazz!

    Snacks…pumpkin scones (from frozen pumpkin made on the weekend), pikelets and a quick zucchini frittata. Then kitchen’s closed, chefs knocked off until the weekend! Free for all yoghurt and fruit! ReplyCancel

  • Mon: Slow cooker Leg of lamb (karate night)
    Tues: Warm chicken salad
    Wed: Homemade sushi (made at lunchtime because karate AND footy training)
    Thurs: Roast macadamia and honey chicken roll from local butchers with salad and potato
    Fri: Toasted sandwiches (footy training)
    Sat: Take away and family movie night
    Sun: BBQReplyCancel

  • Rachelkapsalakis

    Sun – Chicken Kiev
    Mon – BBQ Lamb Chops
    Tues – Pizza
    Wed –  Chicken Parma’s
    Thurs – Roast Lamb
    Fri – Chicken Stir fry
    Sat –  Roast Chicken

    Variety is the key in our household!!!

  • Sarah

    Sunday – Chicken Enchiladas with salad

    Monday – Chicken and Leek pies with chips and veg
    Tuesday – Chicken and Pumpkin Casserole
    Wednesday – Instant Soup (a quick soup which is tomato based with bacon, onion and pasta)
    Thursday – Slow Cooked Chunky Beef Stroganoff with either rice or mashed potato
    Friday – Take-out night (everyone works Friday and Dad and Brother have CFS on a friday night so it’s quick take-out for us)
    Saturday – Cheesy Chicken Macaroni Bake

    I’ve just recently (literally last few months), managed to get my family to buy weekly instead of every couple of days. I haven’t reached the stage of getting them to do snacks etc. in the same way.ReplyCancel

  • Cherylgadsby

    Sun – Chicken Noodle Soup  and Cheese and Herb Scones
    Mon – T-Bone Steak and veges
    Tues –  Thai Fishcakes and Salad
    Wed – Shepherds Pie and veges
    Thur –  Slowcooker Corned Silverside, vege and white sauce
    Fri –     Pita Pizzas
    Sat – Roast Chicken and vegReplyCancel

  • Linc devos

    Sunday – tomato vegetable soup with freshly made dinner rolls
    Monday – apricot chicken with basamati rice
    Tuesday – Beef and vegetable pie served with green beans and applesauce
    Wednesday – Curried Sausages with mashed potato and carrots
    Thursdday – Chicken thigh fillets stuffed with mozzarella cheese, chives, & bacon served with mash potatoes and broccoli
    Friday – Homemade pizza with fruit salad
    Saturday – Hamburgers with salad on homemade rolls
    Sunday – Roast chicken with vegies


  • Kerry

    Mon – Beef Stroganoff with brown rice and vegies
    Tues – Pumpkin Soup
    Wed – Chicken Noodle Stirfry
    Thurs – Sausages with Mashed potato and vegies
    Fri – Tuna Mornay with brown rice and vegies
    Sat – Spaghetti Bolognaise with Garlic bread and Salad
    Sun – Roast chicken and vegiesReplyCancel

  • Monday ~ Roast chicken baked potato and pumpkin with veggie 
    Tuesday ~ Rissoles and Veggies
    Wednesday ~ Homemade hamburgers with oven fries
    Thursday ~ Sausages and Veggie
    Friday ~ Pita bread pizza’s 
    Saturday ~ Takeaway
    Sunday ~ Silverside cooked in slow cooker with white sauce and veggieReplyCancel

  • cate

    mon – thai sweet chilli chicken rissoles from march SFI
    tues – roast pork
    wed – chicken schnitzel and mash
    thur – tacos
    fri – salmon and pea quiche from march SFI
    sat – chicken spinach feta filo
    sun – roast, maybe lamb  ReplyCancel

  • Tanya Ellis

    Mon: lamb and veg
    Tues: spinach and ricotta cannelloni
    Wed: roast veg pasta
    Thurs: beef stroganoff
    Fri: fish wraps
    Sat: chicken tikka masala
    Sun: Thai beef salad
    I have a 2yo and a newborn and my husband works away 4 nights a week, so I organize all his meals (cut up veg, make salad, portion everything) and have to make sure ours are either really fast or slow-cook able! Oh, and ensure the 2yo will eat it :)ReplyCancel

  • Judii

    Monday: Creamy Chicken Pesto pasta
    Tuesday: Honey Soy and Ginger glazed Chicken
    Wednesday: Thai green chicken curry
    Thursday: red curry beef
    Friday: creamy mustard chicken
    Saturday: chicken stirfry
    Sunday: Pork Roast
    All devised to use at least 1 item per night from my overflowing pantry. And I almost always do a Roast on Sunday so we have leftover meat for Monday work lunch :)ReplyCancel

  • jackie

    Mon – Stuffed Zucchini
    Tues –  San Choy bau
    Wed – Slow cooked honey ginger chicken drumsticks
    Thurs – Thursday night dinner with friends at  P’s
          M – Wed night leftovers
    Fri – J&O Scrambled eggs (quick and easy before camp)
         – A,C – Dinner at  Nanna and grandads
        – M  – Chicken & vegies
    Sat – M – Sausages and salad at Jello’s
        a & C  – Dinner at   Little Grandads
    Sun – Spaghetti bolognese

    Snacks 4 school – Chocolate slice, blueberry muffins, ReplyCancel

  • Amy c

    Tue- creamy bacon pasta bake
    Wed – red onion and feta tart
    Thur- cheesy meatballs and spaghetti
    Fri- pumpkin soup with garlic bread
    Sat- lamb ragu
    Sun- beef stroganoff
    Mon- chicken stirfryReplyCancel

  • MelindaD

    Mon – Cottage pie
    Tues – Freezer meal (left overs)
    Wed – Lamb chops and vegies
    Thurs – Spag bog
    Fri – depending on mood, freezer meal or hamburgers
    Sat – chicken and vegies
    Sun – baked lunch (so left overs for dinner)
    school lunches – left overs or frozen portions of spag bog or cottage pie)
    baking/school snacks – cupcakes and pancakesReplyCancel

  • PK

    Monday: Gluten free spaghetti & Meatballs in Roasted Tomato & Garlic sauce (fat free, homemade)
    Tuesday: Grilled chicken breast & steamed veggies
    Wednesday: Sweet chilli prawns, steamed veg & steamed jasmine rice
    Thursday: Steak with sauteed mushrooms & steamed veg
    Friday: Pizza night for hubby, I’m going out so I will have a meal replacement shake
    Saturday: FFY (fend for yourself) I’ll raid the freezer for heatNeat leftovers, hubby will likely have nachos
    Sunday: Chicken Kievs & steamed vegReplyCancel

  • Mozzie77

    Mon- Zucchini, cauliflower and broccoli soup with homemade cheese muffins
    Tues- Slow cooker beef and vegie stew with mustard dumplings
    Wed- Spaghetti and meatballs 
    Thurs- Bacon and asparagus quiche
    Fri- Spicy chicken drumsticks, rice and greens
    Sat- Salt and Pepper tofu with chilli lime dressing
    Sun-Sausages and vegies. ReplyCancel

  • Amanda W

    I’d love to say I am organised enough to have a meal plan, but I am not :(  See we make at least 3 different meals for our family each meal and it’s made up as we go.  My husband and my son will only eat plain things like meat and 3 vege.  My daughter can’t tolerate dairy so her meal is always made dairy free and myself I am vegan so my meal can’t contain anything that contains animal products.  So, it’s very hard to plan ahead too much.  But this is what I have so far……

    Tonight – Tacos (meat for the boys), without cheese and sour cream for my daughter and stuffed with lentils for me.

    Tomorrow – Spaghetti (bolognese for boys), without cheese for my daughter and just tomato flavour for me.ReplyCancel

  • Monday – spicy butter chicken
    Tuesday – pizza
    Wednesday – pumpkin soup
    Thursday – spag bol
    Friday – who knows, hubby’s cooking
    Sat – dinner at Mum’s
    Sun – roast something or other and heaps of vegies!  :)ReplyCancel

  • kattippett87

    Sat – Baked Fish Fillets with Rice and Steamed Greens
    Sun – Roast Pork, Garlic Chat Potatoes and Veg
    Mon – Homemade Lasange, Baked Potatoes and Veg
    Tue – Chicken Tonight with Rice and Steamed Greens
    Wed – Marinated Steak with Mashed Potato and Veg
    Thu – Mini Meatloaves, garlic Chat Potatoes and veg
    Fri – Bacon, Potato and cheese puff pastry pizzas

  • Manda-Kate

    Monday-Cheese Toasties.
    Tuesday-Roast Lamb & Vegies.
    Wednesday-Sweet & Sour Sausages, Potato Bake & Corn on the Cob.
    Thursdsay-Honey Beef Stir-Fry.
    Saturday-Pumpkin Soup & Garlic Bread.
    Sunday-Sweet Chilli Chicken Wraps & Fries.ReplyCancel

  • Susan B

    Monday – Burgers
    Tuesday – Homemade fish and chips with salad
    Wednesday – Kumara and pumpkin balls with satay suace on rice
    Thursday – Spag Bol (with vegetarian bean version for friend coming to visit)
    Friday – left over bean mix turned into lasgna
    Sat – Enchiladas
    Sunday – Chicken peices and veges.ReplyCancel

  • Danielle Muldoon

    Monday – mushroom rissotto ( Monday is meat feee at our house), Tuesday – Beef and pumpkin lasagne, Wednesday – Chicken Soup with wholemeals rolls, Thursday – Fish and steam veg, Friday – Honey soy chicken legs and steam veg, Saturday – lamb roast Sunday- Lamb Roast pie which uses leftvovers of saturdays lamb, roast veg and gravy !ReplyCancel

  • Hayley

    Monday – Chicken schnitzel parmigana with baked potatoes & garden salad

    Tuesday – Chilli con carne with cheesy polenta

    Wednesday – Prawn, chicken & chorizo pilaf

    Thursday – Ricotta & spinach tortellini bake with garden salad

    Friday – Pad thai

    Saturday – Lamb sharwarma with lebanede bread and tabouleh

    Sunday – Corned beef & veg

    Soups – Minestrone
    Pumpkom & lentilReplyCancel

  • Maree Moffat

    Sunday- Roast Chicken & vegetables
    Monday – Pasta Bake with left over chicken & vegetables (This recipe is so easy)
    Tuesday -Lasagna
    Wednesday – Sausages in puff pastry & vegetables
    Thursday – Beef Stroganoff
    Friday – Fish & Chips
    Saturday – Home made pizza (breadmaker pizzabase – yummo)
    Sunday – Roast Pork & vegetables
    Monday – Roast Pork in gravy with vegetables
    Tuesday – Dinner @ the in-lawsReplyCancel

  • KImmie

    The Murphy Family Meal Plan for the week is:
    Monday – Corned Silverside with Mash and CarrotsTuesday – Butter Chicken with Pappadums, Brown Rice and home-made flat breadsWednesday – Potato and Leek Soup with home-made bread rollsThursday – Five Spice Sweet and Sour Meatballs with fettucineFriday – Home-made Pizza Night!!Saturday (My son’s Italian Birthday Feast for 12!) Home-made Bruschetta and Garlic Bread, Lasagna, Fettucini Carbonara, Pesto Risotto finshing off with Vanilla Pannacotta and Tiramasu Ice Cream!!Sunday – (after all that ‘homemadeness!!) it will be eggs and bacon on toast!!

    Lunches – Cheese scrolls, Thai Pumpkin Soup, Homemade Sushi

    Baking – Choccie brownies and Honey Joys!!  Ooooh and a Rainbow Guitar Birthday Cake!!

    Looking at this now – I have a flat out week – so I better pop on off and get cracking on this!! LOL!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Ash H

    Meat Monday – Marinated meat on bbq and vegie bake
    Tuesday – Pumpkin Soup as we have Joeys tonight as eat on the run
    Wednesday – Burritos
    Thursday – Slow cooker chicken casserole (as I work Thurs & Fri)
    Friday – Toasted sandwiches (as its ‘Fun Friday” for the kids)
    Saturday – Baked chicken & vegies in camp oven as we are camping with friends
    Sunday – Potatos stuffed with left over burrito mix (that has been frozen)
    Baking – Assorted flovoured pikelets for lunch box morning teas for school next week

    Aaaahhh I love being organised, it saves me a fortune on groceries and peace of mind that I don’t have to open the cupboard and ‘think’ each day!!ReplyCancel

  • Clairemaslin

    T. Vege soup and cheesies
    w. Lasagne -freezer
    t. Slow cooker chicken, bacon &potato
    f. Home made pizza & garlic bread
    s. Marinated Chicken drumsticks and potato gems sun. Tuna morney – hubby froz meal he wont eat tuna m. Egg and bacon pie and salad. T. Beef honey soy garlic stir fry w. Special Fried rice t. Lentil and bacon soup – freezer with toast f. Oven Fish and chips and salad s. Stew – slow cooker and dumplings s. Bakes beans and eggs on toastReplyCancel

  • Kerryn H

    Tonight: Chicken & Spinach Pasta with Tomato-Cream, Tues: Beef & Mushroom Stroganoff with Noodles & Salad, Wed: Green Chicken Curry with Rice & Brocollini, Thurs: Spangled Emporer Panfried with Salad & SweetPotato Wedges, Fri: Plum & Soy Chicken Wings with RIce, Sat: Tacos with Salad, Cheese & Natural Yoghurt, Sun: Take-Away or Dinner out :)ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn Doudle

    Monday, Crispy pork snitzels. Tuesday, Sticky Apricot & Orange Chicken with rice. Wednesday, Marinated Lamb chops with veg. Thursday, Steak with Mushroom Sauce and veg. Friday, Tuna & Pesto Pasta Bake. Saturday, leftovers. Sunday, out.

     I get alot of inspiration from Super Food Ideas magazines. I try to plan each week, some times it doesn’t get done and I feel I’m chasing my tail all week.

    Also I am really excited we are getting a Leonards Chickens opening in our town, next month. We had one where I used to live and used them alot. Very exciting. ReplyCancel

  • Claire Lenton-Cater

    Monday- nachos
    Tuesday- Spag Bol
    Wednesday- dinner at my parents
    Thursday- dinner at hubby’s mums
    Friday- green chicken curry
    Saturday- fried rice with chicken drumsticks
    Sunday- roast at my parents
    Monday- sausages in gravy with veggies  😀 ReplyCancel

  • Nikke Miller

    monday – Sheppards pie, hedgehog slice tuesday – stuffed herb chicken rolled roast roast potatoe & carrot and steamed peas, chocolate & coconut cake with a chocolate cream icing wednesday – lamb rissoles steamed vegetables, apple pie thursday – marinated beef wraps, chocolate scones friday – NO COOK NIGHT (as every mum need a night off) toasted ham and cheese sandwhiches saturday – lentil & tomatoe fettuccine, milo slice sunday – plum chicken winglets & salad, banana cake & ice creamReplyCancel

  • Leimay Cherry

    Monday was baked potatoes with chilli stuffing
    Tuesday is spaghetti Wednesday is Sausage Bake (thanks Daisy Roo and Two for the recipe!)Thursday is Shepherds PieFriday is Stir FrySaturday is Sticky Drumsticks with roast vegetablesSunday is an easy one after an adventure day (weather permitting) so toasted sandwiches, tinned spaghetti on toast something like thatBaking this week will be biscuits so the kids can create their own shapes and i’m hoping to try a cinnamon scroll recipe as well.ReplyCancel

  • Monday was porterhouse steaks (cooked a la Heston Blumenthal), mashed potato and pumpkin and steamed vegies.
    Tuesday – most likely sausages
    Wednesday – Eating out. We have our wedding menu tasting
    Thursday – Lamb chops
    Friday – roast pumpkin soup (which was made on Monday)
    Saturday – BBQ at sister-in-law’s place for father-in-law’s 60th
    Sunday – plan to make my own pasta, and of course, will have homemade pasta sauce as well.

  • A Strickland

    Monday – Leftover veggies with cous cous and goat’s cheese
    Tuesday – Provencal Lamb stew
    Wednesday – Cannellini Bean Soup
    Thursday – Leftovers
    Friday – Lamb Tagine from the freezer
    Saturday – Sweet potato and ricotta ravioli
    Sunday – Tamarind Lamb Koftas

    Baking – Banana Berry BreadReplyCancel

  •  Monday:  Pork Cutlets with Vegetables and Gravy
    Tuesday:   Ricotta and Spinach Ravioli with Cherry Tomato Sauce and Garlic Bread.
    Wednesday:  Hot Dogs for State of Origin! (Queenslander!!!)
    Thursday: Hoki with Salad and homemade potato salad.
    Friday:     Takeaway. 
    Saturday: Beef Stew with dumplings (hubby adds them in at the end.. )
    Sunday:   Quiche with Salad. 
    Baking this week:  Vanillas Cupcakes with Jam in their middles, Jam Drops (must have a thing for Jam this week) Pikelets.. ReplyCancel

  • Friday- Steak and chips with homemade mushroom sauce
    Saturday- Nachos
    Sunday- silverside with mash
    Monday- Chilli con carne
    Tuesday- Latina fresh meal
    Wednesday- meatball Curry
    thursday- Pork and wonton soup

    Baking- coconut mallow cruchiesReplyCancel

  • Rhianon Avis

    I never know what we’re cooking when, but this was our meal plan shopping list:

    Spiced Tandoori Chicken
    Tupperware Stack Cooker Stir Fry
    Chicken, Bacon and Mushroom Carbonara
    Curried Sausages
    Butter Chicken
    Chicken Enchiladas
    Zingy Chicken
    Morroccan Beef

  • Liannedgong

    Saturday: Apricot chicken and rice
    Sunday: Roast lamb and veg
    Monday: Fish (whatever is in the freezer)and chips
    Tuesday: Steak and Steamed veg with mash
    Wednesday: Creamy Satay chicken
    Thursday: Hoi Sin Pork and noodles
    Friday: Chicken burgersReplyCancel

  • Sarah B

    Saturday – Rissoles
    Sunday – Chicken Sausage Rolls
    Monday – Fish Cakes
    Tuesday – Chicken patties
    Wednesday – Rissoles
    Thursday – Fish Fingers
    Friday – Chicken Patties

    All meals have steamed veggies with themReplyCancel

  • KristyLee

    Saturday – BBQ with family
    Sunday – Lasagne (premade from a weekend of cooking and freezing meals)
    Monday – Apricot Chicken with mash and steamed greens
    Tuesday – Fish, chips and peas
    Wednesday – Rissoles with mash (extra mash cooked on Monday to use on this night) and steamed veg
    Thursday – Slow cooker casserole (premade from a weekend of cooking and freezing meals) with pasta
    Friday – Chicken Enchiladas ReplyCancel

  • Jess

    Monday – Chilli con carne – – Beef bourguinon with rice and red cabbage –
    Wednesday – Chicken cacciatore with mashed potatoes, & green beans – (the barilla sauce was yummo!)Thursday – Chicken schnitzel with mashed potatoes, corn, peas, carrots and roasted tomatoesFriday – Homemade pizza and salad –
    Saturday – Toasted ham and cheese sandwiches for the toddler, Indian takeaway for us!Sunday – Morrocan chicken with riceReplyCancel

  • Monday – (Joel’s away) Sausage Rolls for the Boys, Chicken and Cous Cous for me.
    Tuesday – Beef and Red Wine Casserole with vegetables
    Wednesday – Beef and Red Wine Casserole with Rice and Vegetables
    Thursday – Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry with Singapore Noodles
    Friday – Chicken and Mushroom Risotto
    Saturday – Roast Lamb & VegetablesReplyCancel

  • Monday: Roasted chicken pieces with spud bake and vegies
    Tuesday: pumpkin potato and bacon soup
    Wednesday: Toasties –  ive got to work late
    Thursday: Homemade chicken and prawn carbonara  – bf bday
    Friday:Homemade Rissoles with smashed spud, vegies and gravy
    Saturday: BBQ –  BF birthday party
    Sunday: chicken cordon bleu’s with steamed vegiesReplyCancel

  • Monday: Roasted chicken pieces with spud bake and vegies
    Tuesday: pumpkin potato and bacon soup
    Wednesday: Toasties –  ive got to work late
    Thursday: Homemade chicken and prawn carbonara  – bf bday
    Friday:Homemade Rissoles with smashed spud, vegies and gravy
    Saturday: BBQ –  BF birthday party
    Sunday: chicken cordon bleu’s with steamed vegiesReplyCancel

  • Mama Bear

    Monday – Spaghetti Bolognaise – home made
    Tuesday – Left over roast meat and veg from Sunday made into a pie (mixed with sour cream and cheese for a great flavour) – home made, pastry from shop

    Wednesday – Chicken curry and rice – home made

    Thursday – Fish  Cakes and salad – home made

    Friday – French onion soup – home made, made with my own stock from the chicken bones from Wednesday’s curry. Served with cheese on toast on top. 

    Saturday – Beef burgers – home made, bread rolls from shop

    Sunday – Chinese chicken with rice – home made – whole chicken in slow cooker with spices and home made stock and cooked for 8 hours – lush!ReplyCancel

  • julie mcdonald

    We had a roast chicken roll last night for dinner – really tender and quicker than a chicken I think.ReplyCancel

  • Wendy Spann

    Monday – Roast pork and vegetables
    Tuesday – Chicken Schnitzel and chips
    Wednesday – Spaghetti Bolognaise
    Thursday – Stir fry chicken and vegetables
    Friday – Home made pizzaReplyCancel

  • […] only.  However today I will share with you a meal plan from the winner of our Lenard’s giveaway, and through the weeks will share some great recipes I have found and would love to try.  If you […]ReplyCancel

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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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

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.

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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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.


  • 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

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

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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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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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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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
    this is our meal plan for the week ahead!